AUGUST IS OUR MONTH.

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holden and i had a mini photoshoot this evening.  i seriously think i may be in love with every single photo from today's session, but these are a few of my favorites.

mama wore: brandy melville flag heart tank, random dress (from my college days), vintage boots

little man wore: grovia cloth diaper, random gumboots a few sizes too big

our family began in august. the entire formation of my little tribe of four happened throughout the month of august, each member assimilating into my life at different years all in the same month and the weight of the gifts that i've been given in this life are making my heart heavy and full.

first up is the pup's 8th birthday on august 3rd.  he came into my life when i was a junior in college and he has been with me through everything.  i know that the sudden lack of attention in the past 11 months haven't been easy on him and he has been such a trooper with all of the changes that have been going on in the past year that i think we're going to make this birthday a special one for him.  he deserves to be king for a day.

then, on august 7th, i married the love of my life and we celebrate our two year anniversary this month.  the past two years have been nothing short of amazing and it's hard to believe that two years have already gone by.  our wedding day was romantic, ethereal, and magical, and our life together has continued to be all of these things.  our wedding day was one of the best days of my life and we watch our wedding video on a regular basis to bring back the emotions of that day (it's one of the best wedding videos ever...watch here).  while we make a continuous effort to show appreciation for each other on a daily basis, we have a few special celebrations and getaways planned.

lastly, on august 22nd, we will celebrate our golden child's first birthday.  this past year has been a whirlwind and i am still coming to grips that a year has already gone by.  since the day holden was born, the only thing that i have wanted to do is be with him every second of every day, and i have pretty much done that.  being at home with him is the best job i have ever had and i have honestly never been happier.  holden came into my life and shaped it in ways i never could have imagined.  there is no way to put into words what he means to me and the love that i feel for him.  i have started planning his birthday party for the end of this month, a simple, fun event filled with family, friends, and a lot of love.

these three own my heart and make me who i am today, so there is a lot to celebrate this month.  who knew that love could be this overwhelmingly wonderful.