On March 11th, Daniel and I celebrated 15 years of marriage! We had a mini vacation at a local resort and had a couple days to ourselves while my mom and dad watched Everly for us. On our last day there my parents dropped off Everly so we could swim with her and spend a little time at the resort with her too. We had so much fun and got a lot of much needed rest! A few days before we left for our retreat we got to take some anniversary/ maternity portraits with my dad, Michael Kinney Photography. I’m so happy we got to capture us in this season of life right now. These pictures are such treasures to us! When Dan and I first got married we decided that we wanted to renew our vows and celebrate our 5th anniversary, our 15th, 25th, and 50th. So on our 5th anniversary we were able to have a big celebration with all our friends and family and renew our vows. We had such a blast and started talking about our next party and dreaming about where we would be in our lives at that time. So here we are, 15 years married with a beautiful baby girl that is now 21 months old, and a baby boy joining us in less than 2 months. Our hearts couldn’t be more full and we are so humbled and thankful that we get the opportunity to have this family together. We will still be renewing our vows and having another celebration with our friends and family, but it will be more towards the end of this year when we can have the celebration we’ve been wanting without any Covid restrictions. Something we’ve also been looking forward to is opening up our time capsule that we had at our 5th anniversary party. We had all our guests put a note inside and we sealed it up to save for our 15th anniversary. We can’t wait to open it up and see what treasured notes will be in there. When we took these photos I was 30 weeks pregnant, but as I’m writing this I’m quickly approaching the 32 week mark in just a couple days! We’re getting closer, I’m getting much bigger, and much more eager to meet this little man. Also, I just had to note on here that the beautiful flower crown, boutonnière, and bouquet were all made Daniel ☺️. He made them for us the day before the photo shoot and I just love how they turned out. And of course as I mentioned, all of our portraits were captured by my Daddy, Michael Kinney Photography.
We can’t wait to meet our baby boy! We’ve been spending a lot of our time on our house lately getting everything ready for him to arrive. Dan has been building an office in our backyard the last few months and we recently moved all of his things out of his current office and changed it into Everly’s new bedroom. We have a few small additions we’re going to add but it’s almost complete! We were so excited to give her her own bedroom and she’s been loving it. Her favorite is the new kitchen we gave her. She loves the one at her Nana and Papa’s house so we had to get her one. She loves pretending to cook meals (num nums) for us and her favorite stuffed animals. We have all her toys and clothes organized and a really great space for her to enjoy it all. I’ll be sharing some photos soon 🙂 We’re all so excited for the next upcoming months and we’ve been so happy and content. It’s going to be such a change having another little one in the house and I’m sure it will take some time to adjust, but I’m sure looking forward to all the baby snuggles and newborn delights with our boy. I can’t wait to see Everly hold him for the first time. I know my heart will just melt! This second trimester has been great and the nausea definitely let up. I do feel like I’m quite a bit bigger with this pregnancy and my mobility has been a little more limited. We had our second trimester ultrasound and they said he was a big boy. I think he may make his appearance earlier than expected. His due date as of now is May 16th but I’m predicting he’ll come between the 4th-12th. We’ll see! I can’t wait to hold our miniature Daniel and my heart is so happy.