It’s so weird to share these photos now that everything is different. These were taken in June by our wonderful friend Kelly Sutton. I had planned it in advance to get some cute photos for our holiday cards and really, just, to attempt to love and cherish the season we were in.
Our adoption timeline was not looking great. There were a LOT of families ahead of us (meaning they had been waiting for longer) and each month the list was moving very slowly. I was coming to grips with the reality that we weren’t going to be matched as soon as I would have liked. I don’t want to over dramatize it, but I wasn’t in a great place for few months there. It was just really, really tough.
So I went ahead and scheduled this shoot when Kelly would be in town. I really loved the photos when we got them back and was so happy we had done it.
Then, less than a month later, we found out about our Nova girl… and now these photos are going in our family album, but not on our holiday cards (!!!!!!) because we’re crossing our fingers we’ll be celebrating the holidays this year as a family of three.
It’s just crazy. I still can’t believe it’s finally happening. I bought diapers and baby wipes and a little toddler toothbrush this week. LIFE IS GOOD.
I know it may sound strange, but these photos mean a LOT more to me now than they did when we took them.
(I picked this photo specifically for Jeremy’s mom… Jeremy thinks it’s embarrassing haha)
Really, really thankful for our little family. Past, present and future.