We flew down to visit Peter’s family in Colorado earlier this fall. It was our first time in southwest CO – and Peter and I were completely awed by the epic scale of the mountains.
Our kids were awed by riding in the airplane (first that they remember), and digging for dinosaur bones with Papa Paul and their dad.
It was such a special visit… one we’ll remember for a long time!
I’ve known Olivia since she was 3 years old. Her sister, Mary, is one of my oldest friends, and I used to hang out at their house a lot while growing up. I even lived with them for a while after high school, so Olivia seems very much like a honorary little sister of mine. I love her to pieces and I’m thrilled that she’s engaged to such a great guy!
Casey and Olivia fell in love in high school – another story so similar to Peter’s and mine. I loved having the chance to shoot their engagement photos earlier this fall. It’s obvious how well they fit together and how deeply Casey adores her. They’re both so laid back and fun – we had a great time hiking around Mirabeau, and lucked out with fantastic weather for photos!
I’m already looking forward to their wedding next June… it’s going to be beautiful.
Somehow nine years have passed since my girl was born. Crazy! Everyone tried to tell me how quickly the time would fly by once we had kids. Truth be told, I didn’t believe them… and I was so, so wrong. I’m feeling a bit torn on this ninth birthday of hers – so proud of her, in awe of the person she’s becoming, but also starting to miss the little girl that is quickly fading. I wish I could stop the clock, or at least slow it down some.
With this in mind I’m trying to be more intentional with my kids, working to slow down and savor the little everyday moments. It’s funny how hard this is to do. You’d think slowing down would be easier, but I guess I’m fighting the inertia of a fast-paced world and our fast-paced lives. It seems like we’ve been in a survival mode of sorts trying to get Peter through school the last few years. I’ve done a lot of shooting, and while I’ve loved fulfilling this dream, it has been a constant struggle to balance work & family. I want to lift my eyes from the road right in front of me so that I can watch my kids explore life!
Jo turned nine on Monday, and since the boys were heading out to Chicago early (Henry is being evaluated by several specialists at Shriners this week) we did a little birthday breakfast. Nothing fancy, just us, but these are the moments I want to remember…
Cyrus Dale Hol
7 lbs 10 oz
There’s nothing quite so sweet as a fresh baby…
My sister’s due date came and went last week – but still no baby. I get funny little texts from her daily. She’s understandably very uncomfortable and would really, really like this season to be over, like TODAY.
At least she’s the most beautiful pregnant woman I’ve ever seen, I tell her… but apparently it doesn’t help much.
Since she’s so close to the end of this pregnancy, I figured it was high time to post some of the maternity photos that I took for her last month. We pulled this session together last minute, and in the true spirit of sisterhood we raided both of our closets and mom’s house for accessories. Sarah was a little further along than we had originally planned for photos… but I love these images so much. It’s still surreal to see my little sis in her role as a mother; she’s truly amazing at it. I don’t think I’ve ever known a more patient, kind momma than she is to my niece – and my soon-to-be-born nephew.
So come on, baby! Your beautiful, patient momma would really like to meet you…