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see ya soon

see ya soon

Today, we said good-bye see ya soon to my sister, Bethany. Her and her husband are traveling to South Korea today and will be stationed there for the next two years. Meaning that we won’t be seeing Aunt Bethany, Uncle Michael, or Pippa…

beautiful feet

beautiful feet

As Joy Belle undergoes treatments, I plan to document her clubfoot journey. (Notice the new link at the top of the page!) In part for me, I want to see her progress – but also, I hope to encourage other…

a prayer request + a giveaway

a prayer request + a giveaway

Today I would like to ask each of you to say a prayer for our baby girl. We are in Atlanta for Joy Belle’s 4th casting. It’s so hard to believe that she’s here, not to mention that she’s already…

joy belle’s birthday

joy belle’s birthday

June 23rd began like any other day for us. As Justin and I headed off to work, neither of us thought we’d be meeting our girl in just a few short hours. Little did we know, but God had big plans…

our Joy Belle

our Joy Belle

As I laid in bed snuggling with my girl one week after meeting her and the anxiety of her first casting looming over my head, I decided I had to have some newborn photos taken of Joy Belle. A dear…

introducing our Heape of Joy…

introducing our Heape of Joy…

Justin and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our sweet, healthy, and beautiful baby girl – Joy Belle. She made her debut on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm. She came into this world weighing 6 pounds 6…

things I’ve learned from my parents

things I’ve learned from my parents

This Father’s Day, I want to take a moment to reflect on all my parents have taught me about parenting – especially since Father’s Day marks full term of this pregnancy. (Cue the eggplant parmesan, afternoon walks, and anything else that…

thirty six weeks

thirty six weeks

In the beginning, I vowed no weekly photos… So forgive me as I revoke that promise and document the last few weeks of my pregnancy. With the end being so near, I want to make sure I document this growing…

last shower for baby

last shower for baby

Knowing this was our last shower for baby was honestly bittersweet. It’s been such a blessing to be able to celebrate our girl with so many family members and friends over the last month or so. However, as the showers…