Our December has been so magical! We found out that we are having a sweet baby boy and we’re over the moon. We got to do gender reveals for both of our families and it was so exciting to be able to share the news with everyone. We always talked about how fun it would be to have both a little girl and little boy in our family. I’ve always told Dan how much I wanted to have a little miniature Daniel running around the house with his Daddy’s dimples. We feel so honored and blessed! In the first week of December we went out and got a Christmas tree as a family and brought it home to decorate together. It was so precious watching Everly experience it all! From bringing in the tree, to watching all the lights glow, to hanging candy canes and ornaments, all while listening to Christmas music in the background. It’s definitely been a highlight for us so far. On December 8th Everly turned 18 months old! We took her out in a princess dress and did a little photo shoot for her. The sunset that evening was incredible. It was a moment that totally caught me off guard. I wasn’t being the best version of myself that day. I was easily irritated, tired, and letting the little things get to me. Dan decided to drive us to the bay and the sunset was breathtaking. The air was warm and the water was still with a calmness on the horizon. It felt like a dream. I watched the wonder and excitement in Everly’s eyes as she ran back and forth on the sand. My heart began to soften and my perspective shifted. I love God’s ways of reminding us that He’s here. Beyond what we deserve, He always makes himself known to us each day. A couple days ago we got to do a birthday/ Christmas celebration with the whole family. We celebrated my sister and Dads birthday and did a mini gift exchange as well. Everly got to play with all her cousins and we all got some great quality time together and enjoyed a delicious ham dinner made by my Daddy. Yesterday we went out and took our Holiday portraits shot by my Daddy, Michael Kinney Photography. My sister came along too and helped with Everly and little Rusty Roo dog. We’re so happy with how they turned out! It perfectly captures all the joy we feel each day with our precious girl. I can’t wait to see her be a big sister! There’s so much to look forward to next year and our hearts couldn’t be happier. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I can’t believe we get to meet our baby girl in less than 2 months! We’ve been having fun lately at our prepared child birth classes, all our doctor visits, and ultrasound appointments. We got to see our precious girl a few days ago and we learned she is healthy, has my nose and her Daddy’s lips (from what we can see), and is weighing in at a healthy 4 pounds and 13 ounces. Both Dan and I were 9 pound babies so we wouldn’t be surprised if our baby girl turns out to be the same! We’re getting really excited for our baby shower next weekend. Our family has been planning it for us and we are so eager to see all of our friends, family, and loved ones that have been there for us throughout our journey. Our hearts are so overjoyed and we can’t wait to share our excitement with everyone and celebrate our miracle. Daniel is getting ready to complete our baby corner renovation in our bedroom next week. He already installed a new light fixture and I can’t wait till we get to put the finishing touches on the space. I plan on heading over to my moms house soon to go through all of my old baby clothes. I was one of five girls growing up and my Momma always had us dressed so cute all the time. She has boxes full of clothes that I wore when I was baby, including some special dresses my grandma made for us. It’s going to be so fun going through it all. June 17th will be here before we know it and we can hardly wait! We had so much fun on this maternity shoot with my Daddy –Michael Kinney Photography. We are so thrilled that he could capture this special time in our lives and we absolutely love how they turned out! My mom came out too to assist. I love my family so much 😄❤️ We’re so blessed to be surrounded with so much love and support.