I feel like everyone knows by now, but our life has been absolutely crazy the last few months, and thus, I have a HUGE backlog of sessions to blog! We started building a new house this past April, and that house was supposed to be completed by the end of September. The move was mostly in preparation for the future, as the current house was going to only keep becoming much too small for our growing needs. However, I NEVER in a million years would've imagined that we absolutely would've NEEDED that house at that exact time. Our old house, shockingly, flooded during #HurricaneHarvey. Like SO many in and around the city, we didn't have flood insurance. Our area of Katy wasn't supposed to flood. We didn't flood in the Tax Day flood of 2016! We were supposed to be good. And then we weren't. And our street's drainage just couldn't keep up with the torrential rainfall. And then the water started coming in. And then it was EVERYWHERE. Unless you experience it, there is just no adequate way to describe the feeling that overcomes you as you watch your house fill with water, and the dread of not knowing when, or even IF, it will stop. I mean, we had a four month old, and an almost 3 year old, and my mind continued to go to the worst of places, envisioning the rain never stopping, our house filling with water, swimming to our roof with my BABY.
Luckily, none of that happened. The water stopped at 3 inches, and as soon as the rain let up, it began receding and was completely gone by morning, but the damage was already done. Almost infuriatingly, we now had the same amount of work to do on our house as the people who had gotten FEET of water in theirs, because once it's in, that's IT. And so we lived without floors and walls for three weeks as they finished up our new house. And, by the grace of God, our builder was actually able to help us close a week EARLIER than previously expected.
We're in our new house now, and mostly settled. But now as busy season hits for photography, it will be a long while before the house gets fully unpacked. But that's ok. At least we finally have floors again. We have WALLS. WE HAVE A FRIDGE AGAIN. Small things I never even realized I was taking for granted daily until we did not have them anymore...
And THAT is why I am sitting here, only just now blogging this session from back in JUNE.
This is Minerva. She turned 3, and we did a beautiful, girly take on the Where The Wild Things Are aesthetic. Minerva's mom is a huge photo taker herself, and so she was no stranger to the camera! She was a true natural at posing. We have a special shoot planned in a few weeks as well for Dia De Los Muertos, which is still a bit hush-hush at the moment, but just know - I ALREADY CAN'T WAIT TO POST THOSE PICTURES (and I haven't even taken them yet)!!!