Real Life: September

I can hardly believe it's the middle of September. I love this month because it holds the last beautiful days of summer and the first beautiful days of fall. I always wish it would last a little longer!

I've also found myself wishing lately that the days would last just a little longer. My son is 2, and we're starting to have little conversations about how we're feeling and what we experience in the world. I want to just soak it all in, and at the end of the day, I find myself wishing I had taken more time to sit with him and color Thomas the Tank Engine with crayons than worry about getting all the laundry done. Do you ever feel that way? Actually, I'm not sure I've ever met another parent who doesn't feel that way.

Since I've been having these moments of feeling like my son is growing up right before my very eyes, I've been making it a point to photograph details of his little life right now, and even forcing myself to get in the photo with him. These moments are written on my heart.

This post is part of a blog circle I'm honored to be a part of this year. We're a group of photographers who are chronicling the story of our real life, and I really encourage you to follow the circle beginning with Laurie Schultz's beautiful images.