It's our 5 year anniversary today, I can hardly believe it! What an amazing 5 years it's been...we've lived in 3 different states, traveled the globe, moved several times, started a business, adopted another puppy and now we have a sweet baby boy. Cheers to my wonderful hubby who encouraged me to follow my dreams, I love you. There is nothing sweeter than watching you hold our sweet son...what a lucky baby he is to have you as a Dad. Can't wait for our Boone Hall rendez-vous...we can show Grahamie where we were married.
Photos taken by the talented Karyn Iserman
. Seriously, I love this woman..she is kind and caring and a wonderful artist. Thank you for our amazing wedding photos, Karyn!
The next shower was a couples shower hosted by our adorable neighbors in Charleston, Jen and Paul and their two children. It was in the evening and it was so nice that Steph could partake in the fun of it all. It was so casual and relaxed and it was so great to see everyone. I didn't get a lot of pics of everyone that night. I forgot how important it is to let someone else take the photos! But here are a few pics from the evening.
Here are Jen and her daughter...I love this photo, it's so sweet!
Jen got the cupcakes from one of my favorite places, Sugar Bakeshop
, on Cannon Street.
How cute are these little favors? Jen used a vintage stamp for the "Z" for these little boxes of chocolate. I have a few of the tags hanging in the baby's nursery.
Jen's son and Steph, these two are buds.
Me and Jen's daughter.
Jen and her best friend Michele.
Me and my friend Ryan.
Just some dudes enjoying a baby shower.
friend Erin and her sweet baby.
Me and our gracious host, Jen. Thank you so much Jen and Paul!!!! We are so honored and touched and feel so lucky to have you as neighbors! xo!
I'm in baby overdrive waiting for this little peanut so I'm going to try and keep this little blog on a roll by posting some pics from the past nine months. Our family and friends have been so wonderful in helping us prepare for this next chapter. They showered us in Baltimore and in Charleston and we've been overwhelmed by their love and support. My first shower was in Baltimore and was hosted by none other than my middle school french teacher, Madame Brecht! It was so lovely and beautifully done and I had the best time catching up with my high school friends, family and Wilmington, Delaware ladies who made the trek to Baltimore for the event. Here are some pics from the shower. Merci beaucoup, Madame!!!
The flowers, food and decor were so beautiful!
How fabulous is this? Madame hung this umbrella in her foyer with little origamis attached. And of course, I love the painting in the background...it's a self portrait of her daughter, Courtney
, with whom I went to high school. Her artwork is absolutely amazing and I have one of her paintings hanging in my dining room.
Quiche! Mais, bien sur!
Here's Madame with my Mom, they are the best of friends!!! Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful shower, I'll never forget it!
My high school girls, Rach and Stephanie. Heart you both!
And here are my Delaware friends! Steph and I lived in Wilmington for a year after we were married. These women made my first year in Delaware so amazing and made me feel like family! I am so grateful for their friendship!
And my Grannie cakes.
I'm 3 days away from our due date and patiently waiting for this sweet little baby to arrive! Steph and I are so excited and ready!!! I'll surely be taking a long walk on the beach and eating some spicy foods today! I feel so lucky to have had the one and only Liz Banfield
document this special time in our lives. I originally wasn't planning on doing a maternity session but I am so glad now that I did. I only have one image of my Mom pregnant and I love it to bits. Liz, thank you so much, you are so incredibly talented! We will cherish these images forever.
How cute are my Mom and Dad? They are always this happy together and they are ALWAYS together...they have two cars but they only ever drive one...together. They work together, they travel together, they laugh at who knows what together. I feel so lucky to call them my parents, they are amazing and will be the most incredible grandparents to our child who should be here any day now!!! I know I take it for granted often but to have these two people as my role models and mentors, so in love and so dedicated to one another is an amazing thing for which I am so grateful. Love you, Mom and Dad! Hope you have something fun planned for this weekend! See you soon!