Elliott’s Baby Dedication

Elliott’s Baby Dedication

This morning we celebrated Baby Dedication at church in a commitment to raise our sweet Elliott as a child of faith.  Baby Dedication is a church service in which parents make a public statement of faith to raise their child under God’s grace and wisdom.  Dedicating your child to God shows that you recognize your [...]

Joanna Gaines Childrens Clothing Memory Box Concept

Joanna Gaines Childrens Clothing Memory Box Concept

Several months ago while Joanna Gaines and I were both still pregnant 🙂 she posted on her Instagram account that she was going through boxes of her children's old clothing.  She mentioned the idea of only saving one box per child of their old clothes.  Wow, one box!  That seems crazy, considering I have MANY [...]

Emerson’s Adjustment to Becoming Big Brother

Emerson’s Adjustment to Becoming Big Brother

(photos by j&a photography) Everyone asks me what Emerson's reaction has been to Elliott since we came home from the hospital six weeks ago.  Honestly, he really shocked us!  We went into it with really low expectations, as he didn't seem to understand what a baby or sister was prior to her being born.  We [...]

Emerson Gets Glasses

Emerson Gets Glasses

I wanted to share the story behind Emerson and his new glasses with you all.  Back at a routine well-baby exam around the first of the year, our amazing pediatrician - Dr. Leslie Smith with Cornerstone Pediatric Associates of Kernersville - noticed a slight weakness of some sort when she shined the flashlight in one [...]

Elliott’s Nursery Reveal

Elliott’s Nursery Reveal

Elliott's nursery is pretty much finished!  I have been working on pieces here or there over the past months and I'm happy with how it's come together.  I wrote about my inspiration for her nursery here. I did have a pretty good foundation to work with because this room was previously up-fitted as Emerson's nursery.  [...]

Emerson 1 1/2 Year Old Toddler Update: Likes, Dislikes, Ups & Downs

Emerson 1 1/2 Year Old Toddler Update: Likes, Dislikes, Ups & Downs

The last time that I gave a full Emerson update was when he turned one back in November, so I thought I'd share a little bit of life with 1 1/2 year old Emerson! LIKES: totally obsessed anything with wheels or that spins wrestling with daddy.  They do this "rawrrrr!" thing that he is crazy [...]