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And Then There Were Four

Chad, Archie and I are so, so excited to let the cat out of the bag and let everyone know that our family of three will become four this September!


I’m well into my second trimester and we found out a while back we’re having another boy! Besides the usual first trimester nausea, tiredness, and weird tastes in my mouth, I feel pretty normal. I’m continuing to stay as active as I can and will see how far I can keep running this time around. I made it until about 34 weeks with Archie so here’s to hoping I can keep it up.

We know Archie has no clue what is really about to happen in September but we know that he’ll be a great big brother as he is such a very affectionate and loving kid already. He loves giving hugs and kisses and he seems to have no shortage.


It’s crazy to think we are going to have another newborn in our house. Those days with Archie seem so long ago and just went by way too quickly. I sort of can’t wait to feel the heavy breaths of a small, snuggly newborn on my chest and buried into my neck with his sweet milk breath.

The next few months I’m sure I’ll pop in with pregnancy updates, random pictures and stories of how we are preparing to transition to adding another boy to our nest. We’ll be shuffling Archie to his own big boy room and keeping the nursery the same for the new little guy. We have some projects up our sleeves for Archie’s new room that we hope turn out as great as we picture them in our mind so I’m sure I’ll be documenting along the way.

We feel very blessed and are thankful for your kind thoughts and prayers throughout the remainder of this pregnancy and on through after he is born as we adjust to a life with two.


Ready or not… here we go!!!

The Village

You see, I just had to write this post because you know what? I’m thankful. So over the moon, gushy with emotions, thankful.


These people you are about to all see? All of them have loved us so well this past year. All of them have watched our babe at some time or another, usually even multiple times, because we don’t have physical family near us.


So on this fall, crisp, Friday morning I thought it was about time I give public kudos to our “village”. 


They continue to knock mine and Chad’s socks off in how they love us. First it was being great friends before Archie bear was even in the picture.


Then it was helping us prep for Archie’s arrival, providing things we needed, and bringing us home cooked meals and tasty treats after we got home from the hospital.


Thirdly, it was helping us all throughout the last year by coming over to “babysit” while we had meetings, date nights and job commitments.

They’ve asked us repeatedly when they can watch our babe again, they’ve showered him with so many kisses he won’t know what to do with himself when he’s older because he’s already so rotten, they’ve allowed my husband and I to pursue our marriage, and most importantly, they’ve prayed for Archie bear.


Internet world, these people you see peppered on this post are our family. Hands down, they are the best. They’ve bridged the gap that I feared would be lacking living in a city no where close to Archie’s grandparents.


So thank you, dear friends. This public shout out is long overdue and I know is not at all expected, but I had to try and shout it from the rooftops someway, somehow. Thank you’s in words, hugs, meals and sweet treats will never be enough.


The Lord has been so kind and Chad and I are forever grateful.

What are you thankful for this glorious Friday?