Merry Christmas! I am so happy to be home from a wonderful ski trip to Mt. Hood, Oregon with my in-laws and celebrating Jesus' birthday with just Andrew and our Otto. No gifts, no fuss, just jammies, yummy food and Christmas movies. To be honest, we love cozy mornings, afternoons and nights. So this is our favorite way to celebrate a special holiday. When I realized I wanted to take some family pics, I wanted them to represent just that! I am so lucky to know so many talented photographers in the area, and Joelle Grace has become such a good friend of mine. I was so happy she was able to come take these photos for us! Our home is a cookie cutter home in a cookie cutter neighborhood, not even fully decorated (we've lived here for 3 years, one empty room still, still need to frame photos, etc) but boy do we love it! It's perfect for us and feels like home. I was a little hesitant to let a photographer come shoot here, knowing the secret corners of this home that Instagram is able to hide, but Joelle Grace made us feel so comfortable and she did an amazing job! We had a lovely morning making pancakes, drinking coffee and cuddling with Otto. Below are some of my favorites!
Sorry for the amount of photos, PDA and seemingly self-absorbtion (lol). I just love these two boys so much and they make me happy every single day. My biggest blessing in life is meeting Andrew Austin and I am thankful for all he has brought to my life (including our destroykin, Otto).
Ephesians 5:25, 28... Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
Special Thank you to Joelle Grace Photography for capturing these for me and I am so excited for our upcoming Spring weddings together!