hello baby

hello baby. || week 24

9:02 AM

lil' raspberry,

you went on your first road trip this week!  me and you and your daddy drove all the way to virginia for your uncle Ben's graduation from college.  you were such a good little traveler, and didn't even make me have to stop and go to the bathroom every 30 minutes ;)

it was so much fun to be with some of your aunts and uncles + grandparents + great grandparents all weekend long, because they had multiple opportunities to feel and watch you bounce around in my belly.  you are quite the little celebrity in our family, and we all can't wait to meet you!

after your uncles graduation we stayed a few extra days to do some sightseeing, and as we walked around DC your daddy and i talked about how much we would love to bring you and whatever other littles God blesses us with back to DC to see all the sights someday.  i already refer to the three of us as a "family"  and love to talk about all the things your daddy and i do together as "family activities" (like, we had a family game night the other night!) it will be so much more fun when you're able to participate in those activities :)  your daddy and i already have a list of all kinds of things we want to do with you, and only 3 more months until we can start doing them!  i really can't believe how fast time is moving, i'll be kissing your cheeks and holding your sweet smelling squishy little self in no time!

love,
mommy


family

golden hours.

11:50 AM

"You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by;
but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by."
//j.a. barrie

Ice-cream dates, carnivals, exploring little downtown Keller and happening upon the "keller crawfish crawl", farmers market, batting cages, evening serenades, fun packages in the mail addressed to our little man, picnics by the river playing catch and our latest board game obsession "ticket to ride", library dates, saturday morning waffles, our six month anniversary, and reminders of love scribbled in the dust, are a few of my favorite moments and memories from the past few weeks.

So blessed and happy to be the Mrs. to my Mister, and mommy to the little raspberry.




hello baby

hello baby. || week 23

8:09 AM

lil raspberry,

this week was a busy week for you!  on top of growing and gaining weight faster than you ever have before, you "helped" shoot 3 portrait sessions + a wedding!  needless to say we were both a little tired by the end of the week, but your sweet daddy took good care of us and rubbed my swollen feet and tired back for as long as i needed him to.

i love having you always with me, little buddy.  throughout this entire pregnancy i've loved seeing all the different aspects of Gods character and truths from His word that are so much easier for me to grasp now that you're a part of my life.  our wise God has woven all kinds of analogies into every day life experiences so that we can better understand how He loves us and wants to relate to us.  never before have i understood so clearly what it means for God to "never leave us or forsake us."  until you.  now i understand so much better because for 6 months we have been inseparable   not just because we have chosen to be, but because it is physically impossible to separate you from me if you are to continue to live.  so we are never apart.  not even for a split second.  not while I'm sleeping, or going to the bathroom, or running an errand real quick, or working.  you are always there with me.  and i love it!  i'm going to miss having you with me constantly after you're born (though that will be a whole different kind of sweetness!) so for now i'm loving getting to carry you with me everywhere i go, and the sweet daily reminder it is to me of the faithfulness and love of God from which i cannot and will not ever be separated!

"For I'm persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor hight nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
// romans 8:38-39

love,
mommy


currently your favorite snacks are: popsicles! water! pineapple!  strawberries!  (basically anything thirst quenching ;)