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spring trip | part one

As I look back through these photos that were taken a little over a month ago, the memory is still so fresh in my mind. I remember this evening so, so well. We visited this tiny little island (well, sort of like an island)…it was beautiful, peaceful, and we mostly had this spot to ourselves. I watched the boys pick up driftwood and Reagan look through the sand. I saw my husband showing them the sunset, and my tiny four month old sleeping away in her carseat. We took some pictures, of course, and left this spot as the sun was setting. It was such a beautiful evening. I remember afterwards getting in the car to run down the street by myself and listening to Hillsong’s “So Will I” with tears streaming by my face. A year ago during this time when we were on vacation in this same spot, things were uncertain for our family. We were a little (ok, a lot) stressed and were trying to make some really big, scary decisions. So that night, when these pictures were taken, things had come full circle for us as a family. Such different feelings than those that were felt a year ago. I couldn’t help but feel such peace and such gratitude.

 

“If creation sings Your praises so will I…”


….gosh, I love this little man (because he’s 7 going on 17..) so, so much.

…a kind of out of focus picture but I don’t care….I love him!!…I was only able to get Audra with me holding her because it was kind of chilly and she just wanted to be held :) (and I’m sure she didn’t want to lay in that sand! ha!)…We asked Leland to take a picture of us with my camera… he didn’t do too bad ;)

 

….going to post more from our trip soon. xo.

  

sisters & books.

One of Reagan’s favorite things to do is bring a pile of books right next to Audra and start “reading” them to her. It is the sweetest thing. A lot of times Audra will be laying on her play mat, and Reagan immediately comes to lay next to her. When Audra was born, I was honestly afraid that Reagan may get a little jealous (she is only three) but so far I haven’t seen that.

I hope that as these two grow up, they will be close and friends :) Leland and Beau always play together and are constantly around each other so I’m excited for (hopefully) the same with these two girls. Here’s a few photos we took the other day in their dress and romper from She Loves Her Mama – from her new vintage inspired spring line which releases soon.

…those little ruffles! so sweet. And we love the small Beatrix Potter books so much <3


  

Aw, this is so cute, I did this for my kid since their in my tummy, reading a book and play music for them, now they’re in 10 and 12 years they love to read and also, an avid reader in their class. Your girls are so adorable, love their clothes too and the ruffle tent behind them is so unique. Great post! XO

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2017 video!

2017 was a beautiful year. I wanted to put all of my imperfect and shaky iphone videos together to remember this past year. We traveled a lot this year, we found out we were pregnant with baby #4, we traveled some more, Jay had a career change, and we welcomed Audra into our family! We are so, so thankful for this past year.

  
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Arielle!

audra’s newborn photos.

The name Audra means “noble strength” which is the same meaning of Reagan Brielle. I thought that having my girls’ names mean the same meaning- strength- was a beautiful thing. I want to raise strong girls…where they find their strength in Christ. We used the name Jamison because my grandpa and Jay’s grandpa’s name is James (it’s also the middle name of our brothers) so it seemed fitting :) We love you little one!

 

 

 

  

Oh friend, she is pure perfection! x

apple orchard.

It’s November, so it’s technically still fall right? I’ve had these photos saved but never hit publish with this post! Definitely wanted to post these before I start posting Christmasy photos :) We took these in the early Fall, when we went to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch. We picked sooo many apples and pumpkins, we couldn’t bring them all home- ha ha. The kids are all at such a fun age, and it is so much fun taking them to do things like this!

…the sweetest!!

….until next year ;)

  

audra jamison.

The newest member of our family, Audra Jamison, was born November 16th. 8lbs 9oz . Ever since I have had a blog- each baby we’ve brought home has had their own little post on here….so Audra is no exception :) Audra’s birth was the easiest and quickest of the four and I’m so thankful for that! The nurses and my doctor were wonderful, and everything seemed more peaceful than my previous labors.

So far, Audra has been pretty laid back (she is a newborn who sleeps all of the time of course!) and she has been given lots of love. All three of the kids are constantly checking on her to make sure she is doing ok. If one sibling is not next to her, another one will be within five minutes….I’m not exaggerating :) Beau is always giving her kisses, Leland helps with diapers, and Reagan always want to give her the “pinky” (binky) ha!

I’m going to post a few newborn photos that I took of her and the meaning of her name soon. We love you so much already miss Audra!

 

  
Great Grandma at the lake

She is beautiful and I can see all the other children loving her to pieces. What a precious gift to all of you. Love Great Grandma❤️