Baker Bea | 12 Months

Wow! I let this post completely get away from me but the past two months have been a little chaotic for our family. We’ve had vacations and birthday parties, and are in full-swing fundraiser mode for Rwanda, but also dealt with some really hard things like job loss and the death of my grandmother. But I made it 11 months, so I have to finish recapping Baker’s last month as a baby. (Cue tears) You’ll have to excuse me if this post isn’t as detailed as the rest, but the months have started to collide together in my brain .

Twelve.
Twelve months. One whole year. Excuse me, while I cry in the corner and beg for someone to hold me. My baby is officially a toddler. How can that be???

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Flamingo and Pineapple First Birthday Party

flamingo first birthday

Our sweet Baker Bea turned one on July 8th ( I don’t even know how it’s possible for me to by typing those words!) and we celebrated in style with a flamingo and pineapple first birthday party. It took me forever to decide on a theme for her party and I felt like I got a really late start to planning, but it all turned out so completely perfect. This party was a labor of love, y’all, but I loved the bright, vibrant colors that represent our girl so truly.

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My First Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day this year was extra special for two reasons. Not only, was it my first Mother’s Day with Baker Bea outside the womb but we also had the immense pleasure to dedicate Baker at church!

Being a mother has been the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. I’m still in awe over that fact that God chose me to carry and create our sweet girl. What better way to celebrate the gift of motherhood than to publicly pledge to our Creator to raise Baker in fear of the Lord? To teach her to love as Christ loved and live a life that glorifies His name? That’s such an incredible responsibility and one that Cory and I don’t take lightly. We are so blessed that our friends and family could join us this day and pledge along side us to mold and shape Baker into the person that God has designed her to be.

Reliving this day just gives me all the feels. All. the. feels. knowing that one day our girl will be passionate and on fire for the Lord and that Cory and I have the honor to instill that in her DNA. Truly is the biggest blessing as parent.

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