a beach portrait sneak peak…

Momma NEVER makes it in the pictures–’cause momma is always behind the camera. So I wised up and found a photographer (a recommendation from a friend on Facebook as I crazily looked for one just a week before going…wishing I had spent some time earlier planning ahead!) But oh am I glad I waited and happened upon Nicole Daniels! She is just darlin’–and on top of that…she has a huge heart–and loves kids…and loves capturing MOMENTS over poses. I contacted her–and she squeezed us in (thank you Nicole!) If you are going to be in Hilton Head any time this summer, I highly recommend parking it at home one night and having a session you will forever treasure with her!

Thank you Nicole for this sneak peak and for capturing our family in a way I will forever cherish! You can read her blog HERE…and contact her for a session or session info HERE.


That’s our sneak peak from Nicole! THANK you Nicole for that early evening fun!!! If you contact Nicole–tell her I sent you her way and to pretty please with ice cream on top try to squeeze you in…those words worked for me;)…or maybe she was just that nice to squeeze us in at the last minute!!!

…I think these pictures truly capture our sweet family and our love for one another. I also have gotten some pretty great questions in the last 24 hours from my post from yesterday. TWO really great ones that I want to answer after I mull on them a bit this weekend are: 1. What would I say to moms who are where I was BEFORE we started the adoption process who are in the “I’ve just wanted to adopt” first feelings and steps AND 2. It makes sense my new one might not connect to me at first, but what do you do when you are struggling to connect during the process of bonding too? These are REALLY, REALLY, REALLY great questions–and ones I think are both SO important to really take some time sharing about. Thank you sweet mommy readers for being vulnerable and real with your questions–I want to take some time to really process these great questions!!!

I hope you all have a blessed weekend!!! We are spending ALL DAY tomorrow from 11am to 6:30pm at a training for New Horizons for Tetyana. I didn’t read the email about the training until last minute (today!) and realized today BOTH parents are required to attend the all day training AND we couldn’t bring kids…sooooooo thankful for Richard’s mom being willing to watch all 4 of our littles ALL DAY TOMORROW so we can go and prepare to host our 15 year old princess this summer. Pray for us as we prepare our hearts and home–and pray for our kiddos who will have many changes this summer too. On Sunday we are meeting with another family to see how we can put our heads and hearts together to rock something out in November in our church for Orphan Sunday! A full weekend already!!! Thank you all for being on this journey with us!! SO THANKFUL we are not alone and have so many amazing friends and family supporting us in all of our crazy. So many of you are in your own crazy…and what an honor it is to know you (even if it’s through blogs, Facebook or your emails)…hope you all have a great weekend!

XOXO!

Andrea

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