my favorite moments from 2016

2016 is coming to an end and as I look back over this year, I’m amazed at all that God did for me. But naturally, there are a few things that stand out – here are my favorite moments from my life this past year.

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January was my busiest month with my photography business

is this my big break?

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I turned 22

> feelin’ 22

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We found out we were expecting 😀

> baby on board

> the early signs

> finding out & sharing the news

The Baby Is Coming!!

We took a trip down to Mobile / Fairhope, Alabama

> mobile vacation

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I started doing bump updates (5 weeks – 39 weeks)

 I went to Church of the Highland’s Freedom Conference

> freedom conference 2016

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We visited Seattle

> our seattle trip

> washington baby shower

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I [finally] felt like Alabama was home

> sweet home alabama

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We celebrated 2 years of marriage

> 2 year anniversary

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We found out we were having a baby GIRL! 😀

> it’s a…

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We started Highlands College

> officially accepted

> highlands college orientation

> first day of school

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I celebrated 1 full year of blogging

> 1 year blog-iversay

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I started writing letters to Rylie

> letters to rylie || 28 weeks in my tummy

> letters to rylie || 34 weeks in my tummy

> letters to rylie || 38 weeks in my tummy

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We celebrated Aaron turning 23

> birthday / babymoon weekend

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I met my mom & grandma in DC

> flying in the 3rd timester

> my dc + ocean city trip

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We took our maternity photos

> our maternity session – behind the scenes

> our maternity session – rylie

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We had Rylie’s baby showers

> rylie’s baby shower

> rylie’s baby shower #2 – inside out

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We welcomed Rylie into the world

> welcome rylie

> rylie’s birth story

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I got to take Rylie’s newborn pictures

> rylie’s newborn session – behind the scenes

> rylie’s newborn session

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Rylie had her 1st Thanksgiving

> week 3 with rylie

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Rylie turned 1 month old

> 1 month old

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Rylie was dedicated at church

> rylie’s dedication

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We got a 7 month old puppy – Roxie

> meet roxie

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Rylie had her 1st Christmas

> our little christmas

> christmas in illinois

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2016 has been a great year to us! Of course there were trails and days that weren’t the best, but that’s every year and just apart of life. At the beginning of 2016, I asked God for a baby (in His timing), and not even 2 months later, I found out that the dream I’d had since I was in High School was going to come true. Everyday Aaron & I look at each other and say, “I  love our family!”

This year was full of joy, laughter, tears and pain, but I wouldn’t trade a day. If 2016 was this blessed, I can only imagine what 2017 will bring.

 

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