I can’t tell you exactly when I met Andrew in school growing up, all I know is that he is funny. We had a lot of laughs with other friends, and I even let him copy a paper once. In an appropriate demonstration of karma, his was picked as one of the worst. But that’s what friends are for, we help each other out. The one and only time I went to visit Andrew at college was when I briefly met Joanne, his future wife. She was a lot of fun like Andrew. After college we all moved home, and I invited Joanne to girl’s night every Thursday evening to watch Grey’s Anatomy, cook dinner and enjoy a few adult beverages. Those were the good old days.
Fast forward at least 6 years and here we are. My best friends are expecting their first child together! Andrew and Joanne have decided not to find out the baby’s sex, which I love. It’s a personal choice to be sure but I feel like it’s one of the last true surprises in life. A couple of weekends ago we met up to photograph the parents to be at one of my favorite areas in Southborough, MA. Joanne I cannot stop saying this, you are STUNNING! You look amazing. The nicer weather in the New England area provided a great surprise as well: the ice cream trucks are back out! Mommy to be wanted a treat for Baby Mackay, and we had a great time and plenty of laughs.
Andrew and Joanne, I cannot express enough how much I love you both. You come from amazing families that I love truly and I know how incredibly excited they are for you guys. Of course everyone wants to meet Baby Mackay and the baby will be adored and spoiled by all your loved ones. I know you both will be amazing but cool parents to Baby Mackay. Congratulations to you both!
xoxo Jen Araya
Great job Jen!!! We can’t thank you enough! Thanks for the kind words! Baby Mackay can’t wait to meet you! ❤️