It is the quiet, still moments that often command my attention and my camera. This
journal is just a reflection of those moments. A way to keep track. A way to look back.

Friday, January 9, 2015

22 and 23 weeks and boy or girl?



These past few weeks have been a ton of fun as we have been planning for a gender reveal party to find out if this little one is a boy or girl. We are so very blessed to have so many friends and family hosting this little party for us and we can't wait because it is tomorrow!

These last couple weeks have also been exciting because on 12.30.2014 I felt baby's kicks for the 1st time. It was like, the first time I wasn't sure what it was and with that next kick I just knew. It happened all at once and hasn't stopped. This baby is very active! The ultrasound tech had such a hard time getting a photo for all the squirming and turning going on. But she got the magic shot and we've been keeping the secret from ourselves until the party tomorrow.

So we sent out invites and got RSVPs. We've been preparing a fun little photobooth for all of our friends to make their guess. Lips or Mustaches! And special little cupcakes, one for each person with pink or blue on the inside. It's been so much fun preparing and we are SO READY to know! Can NOT WAIT! :)

thoughts for the holiday and year's end...

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We had a really great holiday. So many family members to celebrate and enjoy this season with. Something about this year was really special.

With all of that being said, these last few months have been a little rough too. This last semester was my toughest yet and I'm so grateful to be taking this next one off to focus on our little one and all the changes coming in 2015. With better planning, these months might have gone smoother, but God surprised us with this little one and so things needed to change. All of these life changes are stacking up and we will be moving yet again. I was hoping to be more settled by now, but I'm trying to take it one day at a time.

I am just so thankful for the special bits and pieces of 2014 and excited to see what else 2015 will bring. 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

snow day

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Just a few fun shots in the snow. A great excuse to use my new Christmas gift. Love this neoclassic mini instax. My husband just gets me. Best gift ever!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

21 weeks


I can't believe that I'm already halfway through this pregnancy. Munchkin is doing great and in a few weeks we will find out the gender at a big party with all our friends and family. Also very excited for our first big sonogram. Steven is excited to go with me. I know these next months are going to just fly by and I'm praying all will come together well and that we will be settled in our new place ready to welcome our little one.