We served Costco sheet cake at our own wedding. Our invitations were from the clearance section at Target and we printed them *in Papyrus font* on our home printer. (Wish I was kidding!) So you can imagine why I’m like how the heck is this is my baby shower (!!) Jordan’s little sister was the most graceful host and kept every little detail a secret from me, so when she finally walked me outside and uncovered my eyes, they immediately welled up with tears! We *meant* to blog these photos of the shower *before* Beckett was born, and now he’s already a month old 😂 But better late than never right?! The link is finally in my profile! A huge thank you to my sweet sister in law @caelennoelle and the talented team who put together this dream day!!
I can’t believe this little nugget will be one month old tomorrow. SLOW DOWN, TIME!! I’m still getting used to the feeling that my heart might explode right out of my chest at any moment 💛 ( 📷 by @melissajill)
It’s official. I have a new favorite room in the house 💛 We had so much fun in the months leading up to Beckett’s arrival putting his nursery together (lots of late night date nights to Home Goods and outlet stores — so much better than dinner and a movie if you ask me!) but nothing compares to seeing him IN his room in real life :) It’s still surreal!! We’re so so thankful one of our dearest friends @melissajill came over to capture our first photos together as a family! We FaceTimed her as we looked at her blog together so she could see just how sappy and emotional our faces were looking through them😂Let’s just say we love them so much I’m going to have to use a lot of self control not to over-share!!
That stay in bed all day kind of feeling :)
Both times we found out these two were pregnant, we were standing in parking lots. Not a fancy restaurant or a picture-perfect photo spot. Parking lots. We live on opposite ends of the country, so parking lots just seem to be the first place we reconnect. The first time, we were all jet-lagged and scraggly in an airport parking lot in Paris. The second time in a hotel parking lot in our hometown. Both times we screamed and hugged and cried... and started dreaming out loud about the future. Right there in the parking lot. Watching them become parents and fall in love with their first little girl has been such a joy. The second time they told us they were pregnant was especially sweet for us because we were pregnant too. We talked about the first time our babies would meet (maybe we would both have boys!) and just reveled in what an amazing gift it all was. A month ago, their world was rocked, and so was ours. In the same season we were welcoming our precious baby boy home, they received the devastating news at their 20 week appointment that they won’t able to do the same with theirs. What has unfolded since has been one of the most inspiring displays of faith and courage we’ve ever seen. In a time that is devastatingly scary and gut-wrenchingly painful, when they should feel nothing but helpless and hopeless, they are choosing to trust in the Lord’s big beautiful purpose for sweet little James’s life and proclaiming God’s goodness every step of the way. They shared their whole story on their blog, and if you only read one thing from start to finish on the Internet this week, this should be it (link in my profile) We can’t remember ever being prouder to call two people friends. We’re asking those who know them, and those who don’t, to please join us in lifting them up in prayer. For now, James’s precious heart is still beating. His legs are still kicking. And we’re praying every day for a miracle. But even if they never get to meet him on this side of Heaven, the hope in His story is that one day, they will. And whether our prayers are answered the way we hope or not, He is still good 💛
I still can’t believe I get to be his mama :) I just love him so much that I’ve never felt more thankful for the ability to freeze a moment in time! He changes so much every day. I’m so grateful that one of our cherished friends was able to capture his first week on earth for us so we’ll always be able to remember the time he was this small and snuggly! Thank you @alisamccormick for coming out of newborn retirement for us and @kara.knapp for being the best assistant!! (P.S. Can you believe Alisa HAND MADE this entire outfit?! I can’t even handle it!!) I know I’m completely biased, but to me, Beckett makes a pretty cute little bear cub :)
How do we already have a one week old?! SLOW DOWN, TIME!! 😭💛 I didn’t know that when we quickly snapped a photo right here it would be the last “bump pic” we’d have before Baby Beckett arrived! (Swipe!) After carrying him for nine months and wondering what it would feel like to finally get to hold him in my arms, I can tell you, it’s just so much better than I could’ve ever imagined :) 👇🏻 Bonus note: I actually lived in the same top and leggings ALL week and only got dressed so we could have this side-by-side photo. You can see real life version on my story 😂
My view half the day #prouddad
File under: best. feeling. ever.