Joy Is Two

This past week, I wrote out Joy’s birth story. It had been long overdue. I’ve let two years go by with the majority of my memory floating around in my mind, with a few notes scattered here and there on my phone and scrap pieces of paper. Caught up in my baby turning TWO and […]

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Joy Elise – 18 months old

Motherhood reflections of a toddler

“The days are long but the years are short.” It’s a cliche I’ve grown up hearing, and now that I’m a mother I actually relate to it. It didn’t even make sense to me until another mom mentioned how she’s just now getting what that means- and in that moment it clicked with me too.

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My Baby Girl is One

Joy Elise, captured by Kristen Pace Photography

I have spent days trying to think of a appropriate blog post to write. I wanted to celebrate her on this little corner of the internet, but I didn’t know how. Should I write a public letter? Should I share my birth story? I have no idea, because even though this is happening and time moves without my say I still feel as though this isn’t quite real and she’s still only a few months old.

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I Love Her So Much, It Hurts

My morning shower is sacred ground. It’s the only time in my day free of baby tears and puppy smell, so I embrace it. I take my sweet time, separate from my family but not so far that I can’t hear Joy cooing or Jeffrey firmly telling her ‘no.’ She’s at that age now where […]

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A Letter

Dear Joy, Today, mommy and daddy celebrate two years of marriage. We aren’t experts by any means, but by now we have a (tiny tiny) clue about this whole marriage thing. Right now, we are at the beach celebrating without you, but we haven’t forgotten about you. You are a crucial part of who we […]

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Joy Elise | Five Months Old

I seriously cannot believe how fast our sweet baby has grown! Every month I’ve been taking ‘monthly photos’, just for memories sake, but this month hit me with a ton of nostalgia for my baby girl. She’s starting to fill out (finally!), and her baby face is looking more and more like a little girl […]

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Joy Elise- Newborn

It overwhelms me that our baby girl is over a month old. Already. They say “the days are long but the years are short”, and I’m sort of already feeling it. I’ve been planning for the longest time to write down Joy’s birth story. Of course, I loved the idea of sharing it publicly to […]

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