We found such a great place to go for fall things! Oakes Farm had a pumpkin patch, hayride, kids activities, petting zoo, zinnia and sunflower fields and corn maze. We had a great time and will definitely come again next year!
This little babe won’t be getting his or her own room, so we decided to convert our little loft/ hallway area upstairs into a tiny nursery space. It’s definitely nothing extravagant but it was a fun project and I am happy with how it turned out! The crib and changing table were passed down from Noelle. I made the mobile from supplies from Hobby Lobby. The leaf wall art and leaf blanket is from Little Unicorn and the crib sheet and changing pad cover is Kyte Baby. Baby dresser is from Ikea.
38 weeks with baby #2. Just a little bit longer until we get to meet our second little babe and see who the new addition to our family will be!
Apple picking and pumpkin patch with Grandma during our visit to Ohio!
We ventured on down to beautiful Mexico this August! This was actually “plan C” for our summer trip due to travel restrictions from COVID-19. We had originally hoped to go to Italy with some family members but travel to there was quickly shut down before we had a chance to purchase tickets. Then, we had then hoped to go to Belize instead but the country continued to delay its opening to tourism so we settled on Mexico, and it did not disappoint! It was fairly easy to travel there and did not require any testing or quarantine. We rented a car and spent time in the Quintana Roo and Yucatan states of Mexico, and visited the following cities: Cancun, Akumal, Tulum, Valladolid, Izamal and Merida. I feel like we got a really good taste of this area of Mexico and a mix of town and beach time. Noelle did pretty well despite missing her nap most days–She mostly loved the hotel pools and wanted to spend most of her time there. It was fun to brush up on my Spanish which I haven’t used in quite some time. Overall, Mexico is a great place to vacation–We found it to be really inexpensive and easy to communicate as most individuals know some English. We are thankful we got to go despite all of the craziness of this year!
Fun facts about this trip:
I was 30-31 weeks pregnant during it.
Sadly the camera lens I usually use broke on day 2 of the trip and it forced me to use a really wide angle lens the rest of the time which was an interesting challenge.
The most expensive hotel we stayed at was $40 US dollars per night!
All of the roads in Mexico seem to be one way, so it is impossible to back track, you just have to find another route.
I was honestly more scared about getting sick from food poisoning (being pregnant) so we were super careful about what we ate. Thankfully no sickness of any kind!
This was the first trip we’ve gone on where I didn’t make an itinerary or book all of our lodging ahead of time. We totally winged it and I have to say it was really fun travelling this way (:
Memorial Day weekend, we made the cross country drive from Colorado to Tennessee. Because we had two vehicles and a U-haul truck, Nathan and I had to drive separately which made the trip challenging. We loved our time in Colorado and will always cherish those four years. We are excited to be starting a new chapter in Tennessee and couldn’t have asked for a more perfect home or area to live in.
Noelle’s birthday this year wasn’t everything we had originally planned to do the stay-at-home order for the Corona Virus. Even so, we had a nice day at home, opening presents, eating peach pie and talking to family. Noelle is such a joy and is turning into such a sweet little talker. We love you, Noelle!
One of my very favorite families to photograph. See some favorites from this session below…
This year we stayed home for Christmas and Nathan’s parents came out to visit and spend the holiday with us. The day after Christmas we took them on a roadtrip to Utah and Arizona, sort of a redo of the trip we took before Noelle was born because we loved it so much. This time, everything looked completely different though, because of the snow. It was below freezing for the majority of our trip which limited the amount of hiking we were able to do, but we still had a great time. We went to the Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park in Moab, Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park in Southern Utah, Horseshoe Bend in Page, AZ and Mesa Verde National Park near Durango Colorado on our way home. See some pictures below…