Wow, it’s been nearly a year since I’ve given a proper post to my page. I’m back and promise to be more active! Personally, a lot has happened over the last 12 months. Between a miscarriage, followed by a healthy long pregnancy with our FOURTH son (he was 8 days overdue), to having our sweet babe over the summer…I’ve been a little occupied. Now with my oldest two in school (1st and preK), I’m hoping to find a little time to update photos, activities we’ve been up to and other topics that touch my heart.
For my first post back, I think I’ll share my amazing maternity pictures taken from my bestie Diana Elizabeth. These were taken back in March, I was about 32 weeks pregnant and had all the mommy feels knowing this would probably be my last pregnancy. Diana did an incredible job capturing that moment in my family’s life. The setting, my handsome men, even our dog Ranger, were just perfect.
We had such a great time at the family home in Flagstaff where Andrew spent his summers growing up. It’s such a special, beautiful place. And that vintage Bronco was Andrew’s grandfather’s! We will treasure these pictures forever.
Now let’s fast forward to late June when Markson arrived (finally!). I had to be induced since he was so overdue, which I wasn’t excited about. I was induced with my first son, Anderson, and it was a very, extremely difficult delivery (like 32 hours of labor then two hours of pushing kind of difficult delivery). I was a bit anxious, but I sure felt the prayers, love and support of our wonderful family and friends that day. He was born Friday, June 23rd after 12 hours of labor and a few pushes. Markson debuted at 9lbs 11oz, 22.5 inches long…perfection! I took one look at him and thought to myself, yep, that’s one of mine. He fits into our family just perfect and resembles each of his brothers in some special way. He is so sweet spirited, easy to console and an overall happy baby. We are so thankful and blessed beyond measure. He is a miracle, just like his brothers. Our hearts are so full of joy! These pictures depict our family dynamic pretty well, and everyone’s adoration of baby brother. Thank you to my friend Jennifer Markle for documenting him at one week young.
I just love looking back through these pictures. He is so darn cute!!!!
We had a nice summer, mostly spent indoors if we weren’t at my parent’s cabin in Lakeside. We did squeeze in one quick trip to Flagstaff and Heber before school started, but mostly we were home keeping cool…turns out it’s not too easy to travel with a newborn and three youngsters in tow. All the boys have adjusted so well and just when I felt like we had a good routine figured out, school started..ha!
Thankful for a good start to school and boys enjoying their teachers and classmates. Let’s get this school year started!