We Are Having A Baby!

 We are over the moon to announce that we will become a family of 3 (plus Z) in June! This news has been the greatest gift to us. It’s been so hard not to share! Life has been a bit of a whirlwind. We found out about the baby 3 days after finding out about my new job. Talk about a lot of life changes all at once but it’s all great changes so we are so happy. We found a really great place to have the baby too. It’s a birth center at a hospital so we will be delivering with a midwife.  I have been feeling pretty good other than the constant hung over feeling that comes with the first trimester (ha). I have been getting some pretty severe migraines but the surge of hormones is likely contributing to that. I have been craving mostly salty things with the exception of grapes. I think it’s the most random thing but I’ve made Teddy go to the store on multiple occasions just for grapes! I started showing very early. My jeans don’t fit and I’m down to one pair that I can squeeze into. If anyone has any (cute,…
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home is wherever i’m with you

    Reasons I’m obsessed with you: every single one of these pictures. The way you love me is beyond words. It is gentle and patient, beautiful and so kind. I feel so strong when I am around you. You lift me up, you are the biggest support system and the most genuine soul. You are my favorite person. The person I tell all of my secrets to, the person that has watched me grow through all of the seasons of life. I am your spontaneous adventurer, that sparks a sense of wonder in you. Together, we can do anything. A few comments about our place: Teddy built our desk himself! We got our old school lockers from a thrift store in Texas and they are such a pain to move but so so so worth it. Our blanket ladder Teddy found by our dumpster (LOL) Our desk chairs are also from a thrift store and were super cheap. All of our bedding is Urban Outfitters. Our apartment was this beautiful when we moved in. The people we rent from are the most creative + talented humans!  The exposed brick, hardwood floors, trim and pocket door is all original. We…
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family days

10 random thoughts on this fine Wednesday: 1.) Z is so snuggly lately and we love it so much. 2.) I start my new job next week! So excited for some change and a new challenge. 3.) Should we do a fun Halloween costume this year? Comment below some cool ideas. 4.) I am so grateful for my husband. He is the greatest man and I literally could not even imagine a better man to have by my side through life. He is the kindest soul and the most patient human. I love him, a lot. 5.) I finish yoga teacher training next weekend! Officially a yoga teacher! 6.) Life is really, really good right now. 7.) We are going to start budgeting according to Financial Peace University again! We used to do it in Texas and it made saving and spending less stress. It essentially is where you allocate where all of your money goes to (even fun money) so that you know what you will be able to save at the end of each month! 8.) It is finally chilly in STL. Thank you Jesus. 9.) We did a really fun + cute photoshoot with really talented new…
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Relationship Q & A

What’s your biggest piece of relationship advice? Respect each other fully and whole heartedly. Before anyone else comes him, he is the person I love and respect the most and from that place, all else grows. We allow ourselves to change + evolve and our relationship evolves along with it. We never pull each other down or hold each other in the past, we are so fully present in who we are today and love the people we have grown to be more than we knew we could. We prioritize each other because what we have is what we value most. We genuinely enjoy + cherish time together, it doesn’t have to be scheduled or a chore, we really just love being with one another. Even after 11 years, he is the one I choose to love with every piece of my soul and I cannot get enough of him. When did you know he was the one? Our first date. He took me to my freshman year homecoming dance and halfway through I walked off the dance floor and remember putting my hand behind my back and he grabbed it, we walked away from everyone else and everything felt…
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Colorado Day Three

    On the last full day we spent in Colorado, we woke up to rain. We had planned to use the rain as an excuse to stay inside and just relax from the whole week spent outside but we just couldn’t resist going for another hike. We looked up the weather for Colorado Springs and decided that a drive was worth it to see a new city. We set out to go on a long hike with some waterfalls along the way- or so we thought. We ended up not making it to that trail head. After driving on the scariest switchback dirt road on the side of the mountain for an hour, we decided our little car would just not make it all the way. I have never been so afraid driving before, and I am usually pretty brave over these things! So instead we found a nice place that had a lookout area and hiked just 2 miles to this spot that we took some pictures at. It was a beautiful compromise so we didn’t mind. We had such a great trip; as you have seen in all my posts. We decided that as soon as Teddy…
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