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leland: four years!

Leland turned four years old last week! Beau and him were also sick so I know that this is a little late :) I can’t believe that he is four years old now. So bittersweet, that’s for sure. I love the age that he is and the stage that he is in, but he is definitely getting so much older. Not much of a toddler anymore. It has been great having him help out with Beau and Reagan and lets me know anytime the “babies” are crying! ;) Little does he know that in my heart, he is still my baby. My first. And it seems like yesterday he was just as little and small as they are. I love his funny and outgoing personality, he always has us laughing. Here’s to Leland’s fourth year being the best yet!

 

  

reagan brielle’s newborn photos.

Well, I’m not a newborn photographer but I wanted to try and take Reagan’s newborn photos so I did just that :) She has been so much fun (well she mostly sleeps…always) but we are so glad she’s a part of our family. Now that we are finally all better and not sick around here, the boys have been spending more time with her and love her! These are a few of my favorites that I took and I can’t wait to frame a couple and put them in her room!

  

they are so sweet! : )

the first days at home.

These few pictures are from Reagan’s first few home days from the hospital. I am so glad that Jay took these because I always want to remember those first days home. They were so sweet. (And not too long after, everyone in our house got sick…) I’m pretty sure I was walking around in a sort of fog due to lack of sleep from labor and all, but I was also so thankful to be home with my three little ones and Jay. I was glad to be out of the hospital, and to have Reagan here with us. Jay goes back to work tomorrow and it is sort of bittersweet. Well, definitely more bitter and not really so sweet. I am so thankful that he was able to be off the past couple of weeks- what a blessing!! Having his help has been made adjusting to three much easier. We will miss him! :)

  

She is beautiful!

Lari Michelle

Arielle,

Love these pictures! so beautiful. How exciting for you and your family :)

Lari Michelle

Anonymous

Such Precious Moments! <3

Beautifulll!!!

Love your robe due soon where is it from

reagan brielle.

Reagan Brielle made her entrance into the world Tuesday, September 23rd.

7 pounds 3 oz. 20  1/4  long.

We are so thrilled to have her added to our family!! There is no way to describe the feelings I felt in the hospital other than being in a state of euphoria. Completely overwhelmed by God’s goodness and this tiny precious gift. Leland is loving having a little sister and always wants to check on her…Beau still doesn’t really fully understand but thats ok, one day he will ;) The past few days I’ve been soaking it up and taking it in all in….so with that being said, I’m off to go get some more newborn snuggles now :) Much love!

 

  
Alexia

Congratulations, Arielle and family!

For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
Psalm 139:13-16

Welcome, Reagan!

He looks so much like your little boys here! Congrats on the new little bundle! Your photos are so absolutely perfect, I can’t wait to see more lovely Reagan pictures!

She is beautiful! And what a cute name. : ) Enjoy all of those newborn cuddles! They grow so fast! my little girl is already two months, wants to sit up and doesn’t want very many cuddles. lol

Sarah : )

Lari Michelle

Love! She is beautiful!

Oh, I was waiting for this news! Congratulations to you all. Savor this joyful time and we’ll be in touch later.

xo

Georgianna

I can’t believe she already happened — I know I am not speaking from your end of things, but that seemed so fast!

Soak it up and congrats!

She’s just gorgeous!

Whew. I had baby fever there for a minute! Need to rein that in for at least another year!

Nicole

Congratulations Arielle. She’s absolutely beautiful!!
I had my third baby (first boy!) at the beginning of September.
xo

39/40 weeks!

Well here we are! Thought I would update one last time since it’s been a while since the last one :) We will be meeting our little one this week and I am so excited. This pregnancy has been so good, really. Despite the multiple doctors visits a week, it really has been the easiest of the three pregnancies. I’ve had more energy than I expected- even with chasing around Leland and Beau. Not to mention, the boys and summer have kept me busy so it has really flown by! I’m looking forward to seeing how they will do with a little sister and I am a tiny bit nervous (ok, maybe a lot) as to what life will look like with three little ones. Busy, I’m sure! Maybe a little bit overwhelming at times but I’m excited. Not too much longer now…

 

  

You are just the cutest pregnant person I may have ever seen!! Congrats on a baby girl to add to the boy clan! I must know where your shoes are from….they are the greatest looking boots!!

Thanks!
Kel

Lari Michelle

I want to know where the shoes are from TOO! Those are awesome! How excited you must be! I can’t want to see your next post! Weird question… what kind of camera do you use Arielle? I would love to know! :)

Lari

Yolanda Fields

Busy/overwhelming with 3, yes… and no. It’s great how God works out a child’s development because the older kids are more independent and newborn babies can sleep… a lot! And from what it looks like, Leland is even gone to preschool for part of the day, so you’ll just have 2 during that time. God will give you the strength/help you need. It’s amazing what even a little prayer for God’s help before starting the day with the kids can do in making a positive difference in whether the day ends up being overwhelming or not. So happy for your growing family! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see pictures of your new little girl. =)

house tour: master bedroom

So I’ve been trying to finish up all of my sessions and weddings before the little one gets here. Hence my absence on this little space! :) I wanted to do a house tour since we have lived in our new home for a little over a year now. When we moved, we painted (well..we hired some pros!) every single room. Every single baseboard. Every single door- everything! We added crown molding, did renovations, changed fixtures, tore down ugly wallpaper and kept painting ;) All in all, we put a lot of work into our home to make it our own. I’ve redone certain rooms since we’ve moved and Beau has switched rooms with the new nursery. I know there is probably more to do but we sure did work a lot over the past year. For now, I think we’re going to take a break with renovations…..and paint!

First up is our room! The master bath alone was painted a dark grey, green, and tan. We used the same furniture we had at our old house, all craigslist finds. I’ll post a couple more sources for where things are from at the bottom of this post! We did our best with being on a budget and tried to stay creative with what we already had :)

I love finding picture frames (for cheap) at discount stores. Sometimes you have to search, but it’s worth it!

So thankful for all of the natural light in our bedroom!

The print above is just a printable from Etsy- there are tons of etsy and you print them on your own! :)

Bed & Bedding- Ikea
Old Door, Trunk, Wood crate, Peace & Love Sign- Antique market finds
Small White Rug- Homegoods
Large White Rug- Etsy
White Bookcase- At Home (Garden Ridge)

 

 

  

Ooo sigh. You have the best taste!! What a beautiful room!

- Melanie (www.athistage.blogspot.com)