10.10 s e p t e m b e r 20.16

10.10 s e p t e m b e r 20.16

September 9, 2016
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I have been so excited to share with this talented group of ladies this photography project that takes place in a monthly basis. On the 10th of every month, we will document our lives with 10 images recently taken. We will link each other’s blogs to share a little bit of our lives with all of you. So after checking my post out, do not forget to go through the round to see the amazing work of my talented friends =)

The third month arrived even faster that the second. It scares me how fast time passes. The last weeks were very emotional to me. We found out that my son had a tumor right above one of his knees. We were blessed to know that it was benign so the surgery was done two weeks ago and his recovery has been great.  So great that now I have the stress to calm him down because his bone is so fragile after surgery that can fracture very easily. Six weeks of no physical activity for a nine year old boy sounds almost impossible. But thank God, all is good * huge smile *

During these three chaotic weeks, I realized that my focus was on Lucas and I left my daughter “on the side”. I have always spent a lot of quality time with my children since the moment I left the corporate world. I enjoy every little thing they do and I am those moms that sits and waits for them to finish each of their trainings, their sports, their piano classes, etc. I felt many times the fact of “wanting to be there” and I was not able to while working full time, so I give so much value to the fact that I can do it now. Anyways, I realized I needed to focus more time with Julia and for her I prepare my September’s ten.

We went to the mountains a few days ago to see the sun setting. Just Julia and I. We talked, laughed and enjoyed each others company with tons of “te amo’s” and smiles. We decided to come home pretty quick though because the sun went down and it was getting cold. September in Colorado is definitely different than in Texas and we are loving it very much.  She is growing up very fast. She is not my little girl anymore. She grew into this beautiful young woman. She is getting more independent by the minute. Way too fast I often think. I can see how her wings are getting ready to fly and my heart just dies a little.


Please do not stop here. Go through the round clicking on Sarah’s link. I can not wait to see her fabulous ten!

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  1. Breanna September 9, 2016 20:51

    beautiful, Cris. So happy to hear everything went well with your son, what a relief! & I love the documentation of your daughter, your words & images fit together perfectly.

  2. Anonymous September 10, 2016 10:39

    Great moments with Julia and beautiful pictures!!! Good job Cris

  3. Maryanne September 10, 2016 11:10

    I love the black and white one with her hair so much!

  4. Anonymous September 10, 2016 12:20

    My oldest is also Julia. These are stunning images. Glad your son is healing!

  5. Sarah Rypma September 10, 2016 12:21

    My oldest is also Julia. These images are stunning and capture the age so perfectly. I am glad your son is healthy and healing!

  6. Cris Stephens September 10, 2016 16:11

    Thank you for the love hon. Thank you for taking the time to write so many sweet things. XO

  7. min September 11, 2016 09:14

    Glad to know that everything went well with your son…really stunning images here, and your daughter is beautiful!

  8. Evelyne September 11, 2016 10:18

    These are so incredible Cris. Such drama! <3 You are so talented. I love them both in B&W and color.

  9. Charlotte September 12, 2016 05:13

    So happy your son is on the mend Cris. What an incredible set of images – your girl is indeed growing into a beautiful young lady and your photographs of her here are so emotive. Just stunning.

  10. Mary September 12, 2016 08:02

    These are simply stunning! <3 I am so glad your son's tumor was benign. I can totally relate to feeling like you left a child out – when my youngest son was in the hospital I felt like our oldest son was always left behind. It's definitely a hard thing to deal with! Nothing like some one-on-one time and a photo shoot to make them feel special :)

  11. Kristi Burton September 12, 2016 17:39

    Cris these are gorgeous and i love that they document a special time spent with your lovely daughter. SO happy that your son is okay too

  12. Bethany September 29, 2016 14:17

    What a special set of photos. i love how they capture her childhood but you can see that she’s on the cusp of leaving girlhood and growing into a young woman. Beautiful Cris!

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