Stephanie + Chris | Colonial Williamsburg Engagements

When I got Stephanie’s email not TOO long ago about her wedding, my heart literally almost burst because she remembered me from ODU and I felt SO honored!!!! Stephanie has the sweetest heart, she’s a free spirit and I’m so thankful she found Chris to love her and start this new journey with come next…

Teal Heels & Gold Sweater Project | 4, 5 + 6 Months | Autumn Jean

Autumn….did I already say sorry for this in a previous post? Oh to be the third child and have little projects like this accidentally fall short on priority. We have been so busy this summer (thank you Lord we are GRATEFUL!) — but we are figuring out how to make the best of balancing business…

All The Last Firsts | New Mom Series

I have to admit although we are doing great lately, feeling really well adjusted (except the usual colds, allergies, etc going on) — I am slightly having a hard time with something. Every time a milestone is reached with Autumn, I’m so so so proud, and then I just burst into tears. She’s grabbing things and…

Teal Heels & Gold Sweater Project | 2 Months | Autumn Jean

She’s perfect. I don’t know what else to say…this incredible little soul is as SWEET as they come!!! Have you seen our Instagram? Oh please, click on the hashtag #autumnseastar or #autumnisalwayshappy …she really is! She cries for a second normally when she needs something but she’s so laid back! When she’s crying more than…

Paychecks + Valentines | Salt & Sunshine Series

I used to think that a successful holiday meant BIG presents, flashy, WOW-I-can’t-believe-you-bought-me-a-car/diamonds/etc … in order to be a good holiday. I thought if I could nail the holidays and do things that looked like perfection on the outside, the inside of me would feel better..but it’s NOT how it goes. I know this now…

Signs A New Baby Was Here | New Mom Series

They’re back! The bruises, the quick nods that feel like hours. What am I talking about right now?! Is this new baby exhausted delirium? Maybe..but at least I was able to crank out this blog post! Can I get an Amen!? New babies make their presence known even when they’re not in your arms by…

Teal Heels & Gold Sweater Project | 1 Month | Autumn Jean

There are two things to note this month about Autumn Jean … the girl smiles ALL the time, and the girl gets NO personal space..ever..hahaha! It’s adorable how much her older sisters love her, but sometimes, it gets REALLY crazy! One time the girls were fawning over her and Cammy made one wrong move to…

Stars Wars Day Baby…And Mike’s Dream | Life By The Sea

Okay, so in case some of you didn’t know…Mike’s a NERD! A huge nerd who is adorable, but totally and utterly nerdy to the core. When we found out we were having Autumn on December 17…we both knew, that was Star Wars Day and Daddy was gonna be missin’ the premiere. Of course he didn’t…

Two Weeks with Three, Four and Under | New Mom Series

Was that title confusing!? Well, so is life right now! And routine, and problem solving, and not having enough hands to handle all situations occurring in this household all at once! Or occurring in public places like grocery stores, ohhhh what have we gotten ourselves into!? I have to say first of all I am…

Third Baby Final Thoughts, Worries + Hopes | New Mom Series

This isn’t my first rodeo, we all know that by now if you’ve seen my blog, Instagram, “about me” on my website. My life revolves around these girls and always has…and when we just had Cammy, it was like the entire world revolved around her and her needs exclusively for us. We were SO worried…

Your New Life | New Mom Series

In a sea of “get sleep while you cans” and “goodbye to your freedoms!” — I’m gonna be your sunshine today, new mamas 🙂 Almost without a doubt, on every pregnancy announcement, pregnant status, etc on social media..there’s “that guy” — the one who has to write something other than congrats, they have to write…

Amanda + Chris | Fair Winds Farm Fall Southern Wedding

How far do we go back, Amanda?! We’ve been talking FOREVER! And that means the world to me. I have such a special attachment to this girl because she has been a part of my support system for a while and she has been following my work for a while and she knew she was going…