Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Our new little love joined us three weeks ago, and our world is now completely different, in the best way possible.  We took him out for a walk around our neighborhood, the fall air still hot and all the leaves in so many shades of red and gold crunching underfoot, and it hit me that we're a family now.  I love that feeling.

After waiting for more than a week past my due date for him to decide it was time to come along, an induction involving 30 hours of labor and ultimately ending a C-Section, then four nights in the hospital, I've never been more ready for anything than I was to leave the hospital and bring Phoenix home.

This new schedule of interrupted sleep, round-the-clock feedings and diaper changes was difficult to adjust to - much more so than I anticipated.  But when he looks so sweet sleeping, or makes those cute little baby sounds, or opens his dark blue eyes and stares at my face with so much adoration, I feel an overwhelming wave of love for him, and all these new challenges and worries fade into the back of my mind for a while.

And if I didn't know it was possible to love my husband even more, watching him take care of our son, and me, I fall more in love with him every day that passes.

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All of the photos above were taken by our friend Katie of Kathleen Rose Photography.
The three photos below were taken by me.


  1. Congratulations. He is a very pretty baby!

  2. Oh my! Sweetest sweet baby! Congratulations!

  3. Well he is beautiful..and you will always treasure all these beautiful the years go on photography changes..the photos of our girls who are 41 and soon 40..pale so much in comparison..back then a phtographer would ring you ..I guee they read the births..he would come to your home..ask you to put the baby on it's tmmy and a bla
    nket on their head..peeking out..not genius styling;)

    You did great..not an easy delivery..well worth the gif we all say..and it is..
    and yes seeing our husbands with their babies..grandchildren..children..being loving and kind..makes us love them more:)
    Congratulations all look happy and beautiful..and not tired:)

  4. Congratulations to you & your husband! Phoenix is adorable and the photos are stunning.
    Best Wishes....Sandy

  5. I just found your blog earlier via Pinterest. I just went to your home page and there are the three of you.
    How beautiful and congratulations.

  6. Congratulations! Those are some amazing photos and your baby is beautiful. What a blessing :)

  7. I've been following your blog for a while now and I think you have so many beautiful recipes.congrats on your beautiful baby boy.he is a cutie.I'm so happy for you


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