Introducing our littlest addition!

Our Baby Girl is here!!  Annabelle Elizabeth was born on Monday, August 21st at 2:19 pm (during the solar eclipse).  She was born by cesarean section and weighed 6 lbs 5 ozs and was 19.5 inches long!  She is a happy healthy little girl and we are over the moon excited she is here!

Annabelle Elizabeth birth photo
Annabelle Elizabeth’s first photo
Baby Girl!
Baby Girl!
First Family Photo
First Family Photo
She will definitely be a daddy's girl...
She will definitely be a daddy’s girl…
Annabelle's first car ride
Annabelle’s first car ride

The first couple days home were tiring as we all got adjusted as a family of three!  But we are all now settling in nicely and loving this time with our little girl.

Happy at Home
Happy at Home

I can’t wait to share as we navigate this new adventure in life!

Baby Girl Bows

…and can we talk about how much I can’t wait to dress her in all the bows and tutus!!

find these bows here: Grey* | Grey Striped | Pink & White
*thank you to for this adorable bow – check out their super soft bows here {}


Baby Girl’s Nursery Design

We have reached the third trimester!  I can’t believe how close we are to bringing our little one home (and then again, it feels so far away!).  As our due date looms near we figured it was time to start on baby girl’s room.

I scoured pinterest for a little inspiration and then began the online shopping spree.  I put together the big pieces we picked to show the design we are going with.  There are many more little pieces to come, but I love how far we have come.


Nursery Inspiration

Rug: I knew we wanted to stick with a neutral scheme for the wall and furniture so we can change things around as we want, so I thought a rug may be a great piece to add a pop of color to the room.  The bedroom is already carpeted, so the thin 6′ x 4′ rug was just enough!  I stumbled upon Society 6 and loved how you can search an idea, like floral watercolors, and search endless designs by various artists.

Crib: I had another crib in mind that was white with natural wood colored legs, but after talking with my sister and measuring out what the actual dimensions were (a crucial thing to do when online shopping) Brandon and I decided the crib would sit very low to the ground.  So I went back on the hunt and hit pottery barn during a great sale!

Rocker: Now this was one of the harder pieces to decide on.  In my mind I was dead set on a rocker but after searching (and searching… and searching) we came back to this glider Brandon and I had sat in at Babies r’ Us.  It was just so comfortable and I love the chairs with the high back.

Ottoman: A storage ottoman will fit perfectly in front of the glider.  Knowing I wouldn’t be able to match the linen color, I went with this great gray color.

Dresser: I have been in love with this Ikea dresser for awhile now and am hoping that Brandon will agree we need one of these for our room once he sees how great it is :).

Paint Color: The hardest decision!  There are so many “gray” options and knowing just how the shade will look in our house is near impossible.  I wanted to stick with a gray hue that leaned more blue than beige and now that the walls are painted, and we can see it in person, it is exactly what I was going for!!

Now the walls are painted and it’s time to start building the furniture!  And on to the search for curtains, shelves and some simple wall pieces begins!!

Big News about a Little Thing!

We have some big things over here!!

Baby Makes Three
Baby Makes Three

We were so excited to announce that we are expecting this August!!  I had to share the cute photos my youngest brother took to help make our announcement to our friends and family.

Baby Makes 3 couple picture

Brandon was excited to add the fireman theme in to the announcement so we used the trucks at Station 3 to tell our news!

Our due date is August 15 and everything so far has been amazing (*knock on wood).  I can’t wait to share all about this new adventure!!