Rilo | 9 Months

This month is Rilo's 9 month as a member of our household. (Well, kind of, she was living in our house while she was in my belly, too.) I had wanted to do a beautiful, outdoor session this month, in the snow! But I couldn't wait for the snow. Even though we did finally get a wonderfully, large amount of snowfall, just yesterday, it would have been way to cold and maybe even a disaster, had I tried to attempt it.

I bet you guys thought I forgot this month, didn't you? :)

I didn't forget!! But as the holiday months go, I tend to fall behind on certain tasks that I normally have the time to complete. All of our family-christmas-get-togethers are now complete, and I'm actually a little saddened by that fact. December always seems to fly by. Lots and lots of preparation for the short periods of time that we spend with family. I have a big family with members in several different states, so I really do look forward to this time of year. (One sibling, I didn't get to see this year, is serving in the U.S. Navy, and though we were sad, we are also very proud of him.) But typically, the sadness begins with the goodbyes. I know I've heard people older than myself say, "The older you get, the faster the years fly by." I always just kind of grinned and acknowledged it without actually thinking about it. It's so true, though. At least for me, now it is becoming true. I think it is partially because the time spent with my family is further in between than it used to be. Most of us have families of our own now and there just isn't the time throughout the year to have regular get-togethers. I know that this is a natural part of life in the dynamic of growing families, so I make the best of it. That is why I always have my camera with me. (Barring the occasional mommy-brain forgetfulness.) There are just too many memories that need captured so that I may cherish them forever.  

Enough sentiment! Here are the images from our little Christmas themed shoot. I have been waiting almost 6 months to take her photos in this dress. I love it so much!

I hope you enjoy/ed all of the time you spend/spent with your loved ones this season!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all! 

Enjoy. <3

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