I am so excited and honored that 100 Layer Cakelet is featuring my sweet baby's nursery and newborn photos today!  The feature got me all sentimental--I blame those crazy hormones again--and inspired me to share our journey of becoming parents for the first time with you.  We chose our friends and amazing photographers Brett & Jessica Donar (who also photographed our wedding) to share this experience with us, and they captured all of the beautiful images in this post.  

Our journey to parenthood, like many others, did not start off as easily as I thought it would....


If you know anything about North Carolina, you know that the weather here is weird.  Like, 45 degrees and rainy one day, and 79 and sunny the next--in January.  As if deciding what to wear to a wedding or wedding-related event in the winter isn't hard enough, add inconsistent weather to the mix, and planning a nice outfit this time of year can be so frustrating!  


So, I decided to put together some transitional outfits for inspiration!  I wanted to use pieces that were not only fun but afordable, so most of the pieces I used were $50 or less, a...


I love symbolism.  It is the reason one of my passions and my first career has been teaching English.  And I have recently realized it is also probably one of the reasons I love weddings so much.  Weddings are full of symbolism--from the white dress, to the rings, to the tradition of feeding each other wedding cake.  In fact, the ceremony itself is a symbol.  It is the ultimate symbol of a couple's love for and commitment to each other.  You stand in front of one another, you look into the person you love's eyes, and you vow to choose to love him or her every day for the rest of your...

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