• What’s One More?!

    Hi! I’ve been dying to share this news and it’s getting very challenging hiding it, so here we are – Bryan and I are expecting a baby boy late-September! We’re over-the-moon about this news and can’t wait to see Emmett as a big sister, which is crazy to think about because she’s still my little baby. That’s how it’ll be forever in my eyes but I’m excited to see her teach and care for him. YOU’RE WHAT?! We were trying for about 2 months so I was tracking all the good stuff through my Apple Health app. After 2 negative tests in January, I was ready to accept that it…

  • Big ONE Photos!

    Hi! As you know, Emmett is officially ONE! I still can’t believe that a year has come and gone but here we are. I can’t begin to tell you how many times people told us “time will fly” when they saw us with our little baby and they certainly weren’t wrong. Another year of aging for me seems… insignificant in comparison to the year Emmett just grew through. She went from needing my hands for head support to sitting up to crawling to speaking jibberish and, finally, to walking. The leaps and bounds that she took are amazing to me and I’m pretty sure that watching it all unfold is…

  • Santa Photos by Mandi Thompson Photography

    Santa Photos by Mandi Thompson Photography

    Hi there! It’s my birthday (hey 27, how you doin?!) today and Mandi gave me the best gift over the weekend – EMMETT’S SANTA PICS! Emmett wasn’t in love with Santa but I still think these pictures are the sweetest. If you’re ready for your heart strings to be tugged, scroll on down! You can view Mandi’s photography website here. EMMETT’S OUTFIT: Mistletoe Onesie || Baby Bow As you can see, Mandi is fantastic at what she does. I seriously don’t understand how she makes the magic happen but somehow she does! She makes everyone comfortable during the shoot, snaps pictures quick and edits them in a way that makes…

  • Family Photo Sesh… in August?!

    Hi y’all! A couple weeks ago Bryan, Emmett and I did a photoshoot with Mandi Thompson Photography in the thick of August (it was so. dang. hot! We had towels on standby to dab and dry ourselves the entire time) and you know what?! We have zero regrets because the pictures are phenomenal! HAIR AND MAKEUP Jeanette and Jackie with Katy Mobile Studio did my hair and makeup before the shoot. I went in with zero inspiration and told Jeanette to do something with a braid (That actually wasn’t even my idea –┬áMandi actually suggested that with my long hair). She managed to whip up the prettiest hairstyle that held…