Suspenders and Pigtails

A little bit of honesty here! So secretly I'm jealous of all the moms that have their lives together and take monthly photos of their kids their whole life. Our life goes something like this. "Is today the 21st?" "Yep." "Oh crap. Imogen turned 9 months two days ago." So don't worry -  we're pretty good at keeping track of the months, but it's the other things, the sitting up, the crawling, the first tooth - those kinds of things, I think we're really good at celebrating. Or even celebrating just things that are happening that feel special, like playing outside with our gal after work. At one point I got up to run and get my phone to take photos, and mid-sprint, I went for the big camera, and I'm so glad I did (I always say this. I'm always glad I did. What a dope for not using it more!).


When Summer meets Fall

Lately it's started to feel almost like fall, even though it's only August! We have a few trees that have started dropping yellow leaves, and the light outside almost feels a little different also. I haven't seen fireflies in awhile. We've loved the summer here, I think there was only a week or so that got higher than 90 degrees, which is crazy, but it's been plenty humid, too.

Yesterday after work I had to take some photos of Imogen. I say "had to" because, well, I have something in me that has to keep photographing our daughter. She's my favorite person in the world to take photos of. She's nearly 9 months old now! She sits up on her own and she's started trying to crawl / scoot around. She's a determined little punk and she isn't a big fan of "sitting still." Anyway. Here are some photos. (Her sweet outfit is from Willaby).



Progress!

These days, my off time is divided between editing weddings and working on this house so we can move in this month!! Not to mention family time :) So here's some photos of our house progress! I'm really excited about it. 

First, we got rid of wallpaper.  

 

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Then we began painting Imogen's room... We haven't finished. 

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The previous owners left a box of things that they found in the walls of this house and it's amazing! Christmas cards and ornaments from the late 1800s, a woman's shoe, and a school girls homework from 1909 that is surprisingly not bug-eaten or moldy! It is so fun to read. 

 

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As we were removing wallpaper, one plaster wall behind it began crumbling down. We are having to replace the whole wall, so while we're at it, we are having the doorway widened to make it feel a lot more open! We aren't DIYing this part! ;) 

 

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We are having to replace another wall too, but this brings us up to where we are in the process! We also have to have the whole place painted and we are hopefully moving in in the next 2-3 weeks!! 

And a photo of Imogen just because.  

 

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happy weekend!