Thursday, March 26, 2015

Emerson + 2 Months

We have been in the middle of a baby boom!  And it's high time!  My dearest friends have been having babies!  Hip hip hooray!  Jenny (Jennifer to almost everyone else) and I have been friends since we were 8 years old.  For those who are counting, that is TWENTY EIGHT years!  We have seen each other through all of life.  We have had enough time at this relationship thing to be inseparable, grow apart, see other parts of the world and life, grow back together, and now have the luxury of being adults together.  There is a little circle of people that Robert and I have the joy to know that truly feel like family.  We laugh.  We cry.  We celebrate... anything!  We enjoy.  They fill up my cup.  Jenny and Jon are a critical part of that circle.  For years, I was suspicious of Jon.  He was quiet, aloof, distant... I was very cautious.  And boy was I wrong about him.  He is kind, gentle but not in a pansy sort of way, quick to laugh, smart, easy to be around.  The love they have for each other is easy to see.  You can see it in their eyes.  And now they have more to love - Emerson.  Emerson, you are a lucky girl.  You will have an AMAZING mother to love you and guide you.  Your daddy will be wrapped around your little finger and will build you some of the most amazing things to play on.  Your tree house might not be finished until you graduate from high school, but it will be done exquisitely without a detail to spare.  Emerson, we are all lucky to know you.  Cheers to two months!  XOXO - MT

Jon is single-handedly redoing their home... down to the studs and back.  It has been a long labor of love.  The photos were taken in what will one day be Emerson's room. 

Emerson has so many little expressions!

But mostly she was wondering what that big black thing in front of my face was!

Frank... holding his ground as best he can!

Jenny's mother is an AMAZING knitter!

I couldn't love this family any more.  

Friday, March 13, 2015

Teddy + 2 Months

In early January, Teddy was born to two of my dear friends.  His mom, Natalie, has been a friend of mine for over 20 years.  We have seen each other through high school, college, boyfriends, many ups and downs, marriage, and now parenthood!  I have waited for this to happen!  I am sooooo excited to get to share this part of our journies.  Just like the rest of them, they will look very different, but to share it, swap stories, ideas, moments of insight and humor...  I couldn't be more pleased.  Teddy, you have landed in some amazing arms.  Your parents have huge hearts, lots of love, are hard workers and will do everything in their power to give you the care you need.  It doesn't hurt that you are so stinkin' cute, too!  Natalie and Shane, I am proud of and grateful for both of you.  Your friendships are ever-so important to both Robert and me.  We are thrilled to have you join the parent club!  Welcome aboard!  He is one beautiful babe!