This morning I hung out with my dear friends that I have known since high school. We all grew up thousands of miles away in the Midwest, but live only an hour away from each other here in Oregon. When we visit one another, our houses become each other's homes, but ultimately, our shared company is the "home" we feel. I have been photographing their kids since they were babies! Ania has a paralyzing way of staring straight into my lens. Now that she is older, she has become more self-aware, so this time I really had to challenge her shyness. I was originally going to post one photo of her, but when I sat down to edit these, I found that impossible. I love the playfulness of her older brother Jude in the periphery. I caught a few of him too.