It’s that time of year.. the hustle and bustle of the holidays.. the time of year when we squeeze our loved ones a little bit tighter, and we’re reminded of all the wonderful things we’re thankful for. Before the holidays even began this year, things actually got a little bit chaotic for my little family. In a pretty amazing way. And in a complete photographers fashion (as you would expect), I thought that our amazing chaos would be best celebrated with a cheesy-cute photo shoot. My good friend Rob Siciliano, of Siciliano Photography, captured all the beautiful images below. We had to get a bit creative to find a photo shoot location anywhere near Anchorage that had decent looking snow. It’s completely beyond me that we live in Alaska, it’s mid-December, and I actually just said that we struggled to find decent looking snow! Luckily, both Rob and my husband were major troopers, and made my vision come to life.
I couldn’t be more thrilled to share these photos AND our exciting news with all of you!!
That’s right, our little family will be welcoming a precious little baby GIRL early next June! This has been such an incredibly HARD secret to keep over the last several months, but we couldn’t be more excited. It is very clear to us that we have SO much to be grateful for. Our lives are about to get turned upside down in such a fantastic way! The spontaneous trips and some of my random recent Instagram photos may potentially make a little more sense now… We were getting our airline miles and adventures in while we still could. ;-) With the help of faux cocktails and many trusty service industry folks, we were able to keep our exciting little secret much longer than we ever thought possible! Luckily, (from what I’ve been told) it’s been a pretty smooth pregnancy, because going to multiple weddings and events expecting without many folks knowing about it can get challenging!
Yesterday evening we had a balloon confetti gender reveal party with our close friends here in Anchorage, and with our family on video chat. I’m so grateful for technology (and my tech-savvy sister-in-law), so that our family could be a part of the fun on Google Hangout. WOW, I still can’t believe we are having a girl!! Now we can finally start discussing names, nursery colors, AND all the best safety rated baby products! (Have you met my husband?? ;-) Love you honey! I give you a hard time, but it really does make me extremely happy to know our baby girl is already a blessed little one) Pinterest and I have a major date tonight. For those that are curious, I assure you that this momma WILL NOT be jumping on the frilly, crazy pink, glittery, ruffled up bandwagon, just because we’re having a girl. Family, friends… Seriously, for the love of sugar and spice and all things nice, PLEASE pump the breaks if/when considering any of the over-the-top-cute little girl jazz! (wink, wink, nudge) ;-P
Speaking of great baby products, if any of my awesome mommas out there have any great pregnancy OR baby product recommendations, I would absolutely LOVE to hear all about those!