On Aaron: Suit: Banana Republic | on Nola: Dress: Carters (Similar) | Bow: Little Poppy Co | On Meg: Dress: Adrianna Papell
Photos: Leah Fry – Sentimental Soul Photography
In honor of Nola’s birthday, we had family photos taken by my long-time friend and extremely talented photographer, Leah Fry of Sentimental Soul Photography. I’ve raved before about Leah’s skills in capturing our family, and these photos are nothing short of breathtaking. No words I could write could do them justice, so I will let the photos speak for themselves. We are so thankful to Leah for these sweet pictures of our tiny toddler! Continue reading
Nola turned one this past Sunday, and we had such a blast celebrating her first year with family! We had a small brunch party with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, and it was so fun connecting with the people we love and who have shared in the joy of Nola’s first year with us!
“When I first felt her stirring inside of me, I was consumed with a terror that felt as old as life itself. Only the joy of holding her in my arms could tame it.” – Suzanne Collins | Mockingjay
In case I haven’t mentioned it, Nola’s birthday is this coming week, and I’m all kinds of nostalgic about it. I’m still having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that it’s been an entire year, yet at the same time, it feels like so much longer. It’s hard to imagine a time when she wasn’t here; our lives sharply divided into before and after. So much of that day is a blur, and I know it will only get worse as the years go on. So in honor of her last days as a baby, I’m revisiting that terrifying, chaotic, magical day when our little firecracker made her debut.
We arrived back home on Monday from our first Mommy & Me trip to Dallas, and it’s been a whirlwind this week getting back into the work/home routine! We had a wonderful time seeing my friend Chitra, and getting some much-needed relaxation and one on one time with this little peanut!
Today is September 1st. To many people this date signifies a lot of things: the unofficial start of Fall; football; Pumpkin Spice; boot weather. This year, September 1st means that in a little more than 2 weeks, my first born baby girl will be a baby no longer. The first birthday looms just around the corner.