All this RAIN! 🌧 It makes me want to cuddle on the couch with my pups & baby! He hasn’t napped well today, so I’m taking the long way to the doctors for him to sleep because he is about to get shots at the doctors! 😬 I feel bad but I also feel like that’ll make him want to cuddle afterwards! Is that terrible of me? Just trying to keep it real with you!
Happy Birthday Cory! We got dressed up & had Nana come over to watch Lucas so we could go out to celebrate. We took this quick photo on our new front porch! We moved! And this local VB girl (who moved to a small town, that she originally didn’t know where it was on the map, for love a few years ago is now a little bit closer to her hometown.) Reading that back, if this was set during Christmas time we could have been a plot for a Hallmark Christmas movie! Cory moved around his birthday 5 years ago to the first house we made a home & 5 years later we moved together to a new house that we are excited to make our home. But this one, in 5 years, I’m sure we will be just as happy if not happier here than we already are. Happy birthday to my Husband! I love you & our life together.
Happy 6 Months to our amazing & sweet little boy! I’m a day late & I took his 6 month photos a week early because we have a lot going on! 🤷🏻♀️ Lucas is such a light & joy! He loves sticking his tongue out when the cold breeze kicks up & he tucks his bottom lip in to feel his new teeth! This Momma is also excited that it’s beanie season, because what’s cuter than a baby in a snowboard beanie? Happy 6 months sweet boy, we love you, we love you, we love you!
I talked a little about joy in my last post, so I want to know: What are you celebrating this weekend?
I see your signs Richard... I hear you loud & clear. Today... how strange is it that if I don’t acknowledge this day on social media I feel like I’m lying or forgetting to tell the world, “hey today I miss my brother!”? Because a part of me misses him everyday & there is a big push to share more & more. We don’t want to share only our highlight reels. Don’t get me wrong, on one hand its great & on the other I wonder where is the line? I know what today is regardless if I share. Because truth is this day, in this current year it has layers upon layers. I am trying to navigate the stigma that I need to feel sad today, which a part of me always does but I also believe that Richard & quite frankly God, are forcing joy into my life on the days that we lost Richard, eight years ago. In fact, I think that he has been doing this for years but this year... it is so forceful I cannot deny it. So while I am sad & I will always miss him I can’t ignore or deny the joy that they are putting right in front of my face. I’m sure he wouldn’t want that anyways. We can have joy amidst the darker days & it’s okay to want to navigate that. My son, who is named after you Richard, will learn that. That we can have a multitude of feelings, we can grieve & celebrate, we can be grateful & have questions. We can have faith that we’re facing forward toward our future fully while not forgetting where we came from. And if Lucas isn’t enough of a reason, which spoiler: he is, to express joy even on the harder days. The universe, God, Richard have made certain things happen on these particular days on purpose this year. There is so much joy happening this week for my family! Last year I wrote about his unoccupied space in my heart & that will always be true, but the good thing about souls & hearts is that they have no limits, no capacity. I know that I am being vague & not listing out the joys he’s shown us but these words are always for my brother because I have no other place to put them. I can’t call him or see him & so if they happen to effect you, I ask that you see your joys today too & somehow celebrate them even if it’s a harder day. (More in the comment below) ⬇️
This first photo of Matt & Sarah pretty much sums up their entire wedding day. Emotional, laughter, stopping to wipe away happy tears in the middle of it all. Sarah & Matt were so eager to see each other, that both separately were often jumping in place as they waited for their first look! ⠀ ⠀ The excitement was overflowing they had to shake it out & anticipate the time they could finally see each other as his Bride & her Groom. Congratulations Sarah & Matt!
The Richard Scott Fee Foundation's Annual Golf Tournament was this past Friday. For those of you that don't know, this golf tournament is in honor of my brother, Richard. ⠀ ⠀ The Richard Scott Fee Foundation was created in honor of him as well. This foundation is where we can raise money for two scholarships (at Greensboro College and First Colonial High School), send kids to ODU Baseball Camp every summer, donate baseball supplies to the Boys & Girls Club in Norfolk & soon much much more! ⠀ ⠀ This year each person who bought a baseball, helped sponsor a child to go to Baseball Camp this summer, some of them it will be their very first time learning the game. Each person was instructed to write a message to the kid that would pick up this ball. ⠀ ⠀ Maybe they'd catch their first pop fly, hit their first time at bat, catch a toss from their teammate; but as they look in their glove or step onto the field for the first time they'll be able to have a message from a stranger to give them the extra confidence that they might need. ⠀ ⠀ We all know how an act of kindness, or a simple gesture to show someone that they are cared for, that they are thought of... can have a lasting impact. ⠀ ⠀ Thank you everyone who came out to the tournament, who volunteered & donated. The proceeds will go to so many different things for the youth & we can't wait to widen our reach with all of your efforts. ⠀ ⠀ I think Richard would be proud, & he would have been someone to write a message on a baseball to encourage a player.
🎃 I debated on bringing my “real” camera out tonight or not but I am so glad that I did!! Happy Halloween from our Spooky Lukey! (He’s a bat 🦇, if it’s hard to tell!) 😂
Now this is a grand bridal entrance! ⠀ ⠀ Darrow walked down the gardens at the Berkeley Plantation with her Dad. As they elegantly walked down the longest aisle I have photographed, they were able to soak in the moment that they were in together. A moment that a Father and Daughter dream about for years.⠀ ⠀ What do you think the few sentences were that were spoken in-between all of their smiles?