Hi! I’m Gingi. I’m a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two precious baby girls.
I am on an ever expanding journey into the domestic realm. I am what some call a crunchy mom – I use all natural homemade products when possible, I avoid GMOs and go organic, I don’t vaccinate, I use holistic remedies and I homeschool my kiddos. This blog is the record of my discoveries and projects as I strive to balance my apron-clad Martha Stewart-esque family life with my nerdy indulgences.
A little back story on the Freeman Family: In the summer of 2008 my life changed when I attended a wedding where I saw a really, really, REALLY cute guy. I was too shy to introduce myself and ended up spending the next few months regretting not being the outgoing flirt that I usually am and missing the chance to learn this guys name. A couple months later, at the midnight release of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King in Anaheim, California, I ran into the cute guy again. After learning his name and weeks of stalking him on Facebook (What?! He’s a nerdy Christian conservative geek like me?!), and a generous amount of bullying for a sushi and coffee date, Jonathan Freeman and I fell madly in love and have been inseparable ever since.
Our relationship is unique in that we are equally passionate about our nerdy pursuits, the finer things in life and our Christ-centered domestic domicile. We like to think of ourselves as cultured geeks. It’s not unusual for us to pair a nice wine and cheese and then settle down for an evening of anime and crafting EVA foam armor for cosplay projects.
In October of 2012 we got married in a beautiful small ceremony among the lampposts and Spanish moss in Jackson Square Park in New Orleans, Louisiana. In January of 2013 we discovered that we were expecting our precious daughter Tessa. And on June 4, 2013 my husband left for Great Lakes, Illinois to attend basic training for the Navy (this was when I started my blog!). He graduated August 2nd, and after nine months in Pensacola, Florida for his A School, we are now at his first duty station in Lemoore, California… all ready to start our new life as a Navy family!
While in Pensacola, on September 10, 2013, Tessa – my precious baby girl – was born. She is the most amazing creature to ever grace the planet. I will never know what I did to deserve such an amazing little blessing. Shortly after settling into our first duty station, on March 11, 2015, Thyme – my second precious baby girl – was born. She is the most fascinatingly irreplaceable tiny human you will ever meet.
So! My handsome husband and I are embarking on married life, parenthood, and my full time work doing Visalia wedding photography all at once!