Lily

12/52. twenty nineteen

“a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2019”

Lily

when she turned seven years old, and we were then living in this brick house, we gifted her a trampoline for her birthday

sadly she had to part with it when we moved to the castle house because there was no room for it in that yard

this past saturday she and William put together a brand new trampoline (a sixteen footer)

let’s just say that the trampoline is our asheville swimming pool

it’s where Lily spends most of her time when it is nice out and it is where all the kids in the neighborhood also like to gather

a much needed outdoor toy

happy monday friends!

10/52. twenty nineteen

“a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2019”

Lily

on sundays she takes a nice long bath at the end of the day and washes her hair

she then asks me to braid it into small braids

on monday, before going off to school, she undoes all the braids and is left with a crimped out mane for the rest of the week

happy monday friends

8/52. twenty nineteen

“a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2019”

Lily

she got to spend the whole weekend at her bestie’s house while William and i had ourselves a weekend in nashville

something we have not done since Lily was less than one year old

happy monday friends!

hope you all had a great weekend

6/52. twenty nineteen

“a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2019”

Lily

living her best life outside in seventy degree february weather

we had a heat wave last week

we realize that it is due to climate change but we are not complaining

not about the break from the cold anyway

happy monday friends

christmas. twenty eighteen

for some reason christmas feels like forever ago already

to tell you the truth, i had forgotten all about these pictures and the fact that i hadn’t written about it yet

Lily began her christmas break from school on wednesday the 19th and she and William drove straight to west virginia to go spend some days with family

because i was still working full time, i was originally supposed to be working during the holidays so they were to return on the 23rd and we were going to have a quiet family christmas at home here in asheville

however, my work schedule changed (i am no longer working full time) and because they were having such an amazing time with family in west virginia, i ended up driving there myself on the day they were supposed to leave

it must have been around november when Lily told us that she no longer believed in santa because all of her good girlfriends in school had told her he was not real

that she knew it was William and i who were the real santa

fair enough. she found us out

we told her that although papa and i help santa, his magic and the magic of christmas is indeed real

on christmas eve, surrounded by family, snow falling and with her smaller cousins believing and excited for santa, her views changed

out of the blue she felt excited about the magic of santa and just like all the previous years she could not wait to get home to her grandparents house, write santa a note and leave milk and cookies for him and carrots for the reindeer

i am not going to lie, it felt good to have her believe once again

it made me feel like she is still the child i see in her despite how big she seems these days

although i was less invested in celebrating the holidays this year, we had ourselves a magical white christmas in west virginia surrounded by family

the way we always have


4/52. twenty nineteen

“a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2019”

“Lily”

i found my dries van noten tapestry that i had been looking for for years so it was only suiting to take a picture of her in it during golden hour

especially since his documentary on netflix is one of her favorites

happy monday friends

hope you all had a good weekend