16 Weeks Bumpdate

My bump started to round out a little this week.  It's still low, but my growing belly is finally starting to make me believe I'm pregnant.  It's so crazy to watch your body change without having any control over it!  

I've been in Tulsa all weekend for a couple of photoshoots, so I haven't had the chance to drive Daniel crazy with the fact that we've been married for SIX MONTHS as of yesterday! So I suppose I'll annoy him on here by saying what a dream it is to be his wife.  He has worked so hard the past six months to balance his new job, his new marriage, his new house, and the news of his unexpected quick jump into fatherhood.  Daniel really is the best person I know, and I'm so happy to be standing beside him for all the crazy months and years to come.


Baby Size: Beefsteak tomato! Babe can see light now.

Gender: Three weeks until we find out!

Weight Gain: One pound. Movin' on up.

Symptoms: Sweet cravings. Feeling great!

Exercise: I can see my belly when I look down at my feet while running, which is new and weird. But I'm still doing the same stuff!

Cravings: All the sweet things.  Ice cream all day every day.

Have the best week, friends!


Quick and Easy Chicken Stir Fry

On Monday's I leave work around 5:20, run home and get Roxy puppy and then head to training classes at 6. I get home around 7 and need to whip something up fast---hence the quick and easy chicken stir fry. *Tonight I set out the chicken beforehand so it would be thawed and ready.

Not many of my meals pass the healthy, quick, easy, and husband approved criteria but this one does!!
So basically I just want to pass this recipe along to all those gals like myself that don't particularly love cooking, don't hate it, but can't quite come up on stuff on my own just yet. 

I followed this recipe exactly and it was really good although I might try and boost the flavors a little next time.

So when Monday's come to soon try this one out :)


Courtney & Mason tied the knot!

 I love seeing my friends so happy. One of my best friends Courtney married her love, Mason a couple weekends ago and I was honored to be a part of the wedding party. The wedding was perfect and Courtney had planned every last beautiful detail. 

I was happy to capture a few photos throughout the day so I could look back on all the love shared between friends, family, and the new husband and wife. 

Congratulations to Courtney and Mason!! I know you will love being married and I can't wait to see you two grow in your love for one another everyday, I love you both!


Welcome to the World, Baby Harlow!

Monday was seriously one of the coolest days of my life.  Oh man. Somehow I got the crazy wonderful privilege of photographing my sweet friends Kaitlyn and Jacob in their last moments of waiting for their first little one and then their first moments of knowing her.  Being there all afternoon with their families was so special, and the delivery was absolutely incredible.  

Watching Kaitlyn calmly bring her baby into the world with determination and grace as her husband held her hand, touched her face, and cheered her on was perhaps the most pure example of marital love and teamwork I've ever seen.  And their faces when they saw their girl for the first time...I mean, come on. Life is a MIRACLE, you guys--nothing short of it.

Jacob fell in love as soon as he saw Harlow. He followed her around the room as doctors cleaned and weighed and measured until she was placed in his arms for the first time. He carried baby girl over to his wife and they marveled at her together for a few moments before feeding her and introducing her to the rest of her new family.

She is so teeny and so perfect!

I went back to the hospital for a little visit yesterday and got to see Miss Harlow all cleaned up and dressed.  Kaitlyn and Jacob are just swooning over her, as they should be, and I couldn't be happier for these sweet friends of mine!

Thank you thank you thank you, Kaitlyn, for asking me to capture these moments.  I'm so excited to be sharing a few of them with you, Jacob, your families and friends (I have more I'm not posting! :) ). Harlow is so blessed to have you two as her mommy and daddy.