Saturday, August 27, 2011


Another busy summer has come, and is nearly gone, and because I've been a little behind on the ol' blog, I wanted to get a post up here before another month has gone by. {Leslie- This one's for you...}


Years ago I saw the idea in Creating Keepsakes Magazine to have a "Back to School Fashion Show". So every year, for the past seven years, we've kept the tradition alive at our house. I'm pretty sure the girls have grown several inches since school got out in June, which meant all new clothes for those longer legs and arms. I guess the who part of the gig I'm having a bit of trouble with is just the fact that this is year seven... which means I have a Middle Schooler this year. You try your best to savor every moment along the way, however it still seems like the whole of life slips by entirely too fast. So here's to another year of savoring life's little moments before they're gone.

{Emma's favorite outfit}




Another mile-marker this year hit when the girls grew out of Gymboree {sigh} and into the beginnings of the junior's section. It's a bigger transition for me I think, and definitely a little tougher to find cute yet modest clothes for girls. Any store or brand recommendations for modest junior/big kid clothes would definitely be welcome! I think we did pretty well just picking through the selection at a variety of stores. Ahhh, the new and exciting adventures that come with each new age bracket!


{Torrey's favorite outfit}















I watched the fog roll into the valley this morning carrying it's reminder that the end of summer is nigh. The last few days of season to soak up the sun and relax with a good book and a cool drink will be exchanged for cozy sweaters and reading by the fire. But life is full of drawing the line between things, seasons and stages and eras... and I'll leave with a quote by Chesterton:

“Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.” 
-G. K. Chesterton


alicia said...

Gorgeous girls and what a great idea for a shoot before school.

Anonymous said...

where did you find the clothes for the girls? it really is a hard age group to shop for!

Luv2talk said...

Hey, thanks for the nod; you know how I LOVE a good SHOUT OUT!

Love Torrey's hair. (And her braceless smile ROCKS. Those pearly whites look FABULOUS!)

I can't believe how they both look so grown up. Crazy. (I have a senior in HS and a senior in college this year. Try wrapping your mind around that!)

I wish you were closer, I'd have you do Steven's senior pics. LOL. You need more opportunities to shoot boys anyway. LOL.

Take care & happy scrap'n!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. Love their new outfits. Hard to believe how grown up your babies are!

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Web Visible said...

Wow what a outfit..I just love all of them..All colors sits her specially sky blue and black..


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