our weekend

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend!! Ours was quite the whirlwind. After a busy {and exhausting week}, on Friday night I got a much-needed pedicure and then we just relaxed at home as a family. My day on Saturday started at 2:30am when I woke up to a phone call from my best friend saying she was in labor. She had asked me to be at the birth and photograph her delivery so I jumped in the shower and headed out the door around 3am. What a gift to be invited to take part in something so special.

I got home later that morning and our new fridge was being delivered; between the chaos and excitement of that and the lack of sleep I'd had, Dustin took Olivia to the park for a bit so I could relax and get ready for our maternity photos that night. That little girl would live outdoors & sleep in the backyard if she could.

After a week of forecasted storms, we were blessed with the most beautiful summer weather for our photos. We have been so privileged to work with the same photographer since we got engaged in 2011 and this was our 10th shoot with her over the past 4 years!! Above are just two pictures I snapped with my phone while Ashley was working her magic, but gosh I am already so in love with the whole feel of the shoot and am so excited to see them all.

Sunday was Father's Day so after church we enjoyed a big pancake brunch at my parents' house per Dustin's request and then relaxed while Olivia napped. The evening was spent building Olivia's new dresser for her big girl room. Olivia loves helping Dad with projects and can seriously spot a hammer a mile away. Her twin bed arrives on Wednesday and I'll be revamping her walls and decor all week + weekend long. I'm so excited to transform her nursery into a room fit for my two year old sweetheart.

Hope everyone's week is off to a great start! XO


  1. Oh gosh I just LOVE that yellow dress on Olivia! I looked it up thought and oh my gosh the price!! If I wasn't Canadian, maybe but with the exchange rate i'd be paying close to $100 for it! I can't wait to see your maternity/family photos :) Hope you're doing well! XO

  2. How special to be able to photograph your friends birth! Too bad you had to wake up so early, but baby's come on their own schedule :) I bet she was so glad to have you there!


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