Well, Graham is almost FOUR months old… and I’m doing his three month blog post. But you know what? I’m doing it! It’s done! It’s happening! I’m so proud of myself. We’re in a crazy season of business. We have two monthly commitments to over 4,000 photographers on the education side of our business. Content has to be created and done well. Spending time with our kids outside of our work days is a huge priority, and so that comes before sitting down and writing blog posts. It’s kind of a miracle that this is even happening at all! So what has Baby Graham’s third month been like? So much has changed!!! I think we’re getting ready to enter one of my favorite seasons of “baby-hood”!
I loved Evy’s 3rd month and Graham’s has been no different. He smiles at us more, he talks, he even giggles and laughs when we catch him at the right moment. This month of his life was full! Lots of lake trips and even a trip across the big pond to Scotland for 10 days!! We’re brave! I think what I love the most about our season with him is that I’m still constantly in awe that he’s here and that he’s healthy. I never had this perspective with Evy because we hadn’t had our experience with James. I guess I’m still in shock of all that we’ve endured the last two years. This time last year I was just days away from when we found out that baby Graham even existed and just three months removed from giving birth to Baby James. Having such a beautiful, sweet baby boy to hold in my arms is such a miracle to me. I’ll never get over it.
Here are some things that I would love to remember from Month three with baby Graham!:
Ps. I also don’t want to forget that this is the season where Evy has started talking about James so often. She’ll just be babbling by herself and will say “Evy was in momma’s belly… and baby James and then baby Graham”. She knows she has another brother in heaven and it’s so incredibly sweet!
Those that have beautifully curated “family lake day” photos with wide brimmed hats and cute baby outfits and perfectly neutral tones… I had to give that up a long time ago! lol! This is our lake-day reality in its’ truest form!
I feel like I always look at series like this with a voice in my head of what Harper is saying… “Hey little guy… you just calm down! I’ve got it under control”
“Oh no! What’s wrong with him?!”
Graham: “I’m fine Harp, get off me!”
Harper: “Now you listen here!” (see finger point)
Haha JK We love each other!
These are the little moments I don’t want to forget a decade from now when we almost have a teenager…. Mimi fixing Evy girl’s ponytail early in the morning at the lake house. We’re going to miss these days.
My serious child! ha! He’s SO different from Evy!
For those who feel like internet-family-portraits are always so perfect for everyone except them…. you’re wrong. Bahahahaha! Our kids hated us in these!
Aw that’s better….
Graham…. always terrified of Evy-Hugs.
So many lakehouse memories… our family bought this place back in 2015 I believe… and we were so worried that it was a bad financial investment because it was such a BIG investment…. but oh my gosh… what a blessing it has been to our family and so many others. It’s nothing fancy…. not even close… but it’s all we need and it’s perfect!
Insert our Scotland trip here! You can see more pictures from this part of Graham’s third month HERE!
These pictures… oh my gosh. I had no idea why they would turn out to be so special to me. Just a few days later, I read a potty-training book and just knew we were long overdue and needed to train them instantly. These pictures were the last “baby in diapers” pictures that we will ever have of these two together and I’m SO GLAD I TOOK THEM! They are so precious and joyful!!!!!
What a sweet boy! His hair looks red but it’s really not!!! I don’t know why it’s so red in pictures!
Here it is! Post one of twelve! I’m committing, once again, to blogging my favorite images each month of Everett’s first year and I’m excited about it because I know from past experience that this is truly the BEST motivation and accountability to stay on top of family editing!!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!
Whether you’re brand new to business or have been in business for quite a while, this brand new Youtube video is for you! Michael and I, early on in our business, struggled to relinquish tasks to other professionals outside of our business. Really…. It was more of MY STRUGGLE than his.
Welcome to December’s Student Spotlight!! It’s a new month and we have new photographers to celebrate!! I’m so thankful for them and for their willingness to give of their time and share their stories!!!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.
When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!