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29 week update

(This is a little sneak peek from my maternity session! I’m so excited to get the film back!) Whoa! It’s hard to believe 30 weeks have come and gone! Things are starting to sink in a little more…and yet the fact that this is happening doesn’t quite seem real yet. We had our first two baby […]

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Gail Shirley - May 23, 2014 - 8:31 pm

I’m so thankful and excited for you and Jonathan

Emily Wright - June 3, 2014 - 5:48 pm


My response to this all is praise the Lord! What a great God!

In addition to a verse, I saw once where a couple also picked out a hymn for their child. I thought it was a pretty great idea and since you guys are so musical, it seems appropriate!

Our little girl’s name is…

  After months and months of deliberating over our little girl’s name, we have finally chosen one. We definitely were not quick about this process. We wanted to find the perfect name for our baby. After all, she’ll have it for the rest of her life! Now that we settled on this for sure, we couldn’t […]

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Rissi - May 9, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Beautiful. Love it, Jennifer – and it even looks pretty together. Congrats! - May 9, 2014 - 3:37 pm

I always loved Penelope too Mackenzie! The hubs didn’t love it though! It’s such a gorgeous name! 🙂 And thanks! - May 9, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Thanks Rissi! We love it! 🙂

marcia - May 9, 2014 - 5:07 pm

aww, that is such a gorgeous and perfect name. I can’t wait to see pictures when little eleanora rose comes into the world! 🙂

Evannah - May 9, 2014 - 5:22 pm

I LOVE this name!!!!!!!! I love unique, classic sounding names with a beautiful and feminine meaning. Good job! And Elle is the perfect nickname. I have had my future little girl’s name picked out since I was a little girl and fortunately, my man loves it too. Just need to get the ring on the finger and the bun in the oven 😉 I have been wanting to call my girl Felicity Faye for years and years and have not once ever changed my mind 🙂 Felicity means happiness/joy (my middle name) and Faye means pixie/fairy (Faye is my mom’s middle name).

Mckenzie Jean Lund - May 9, 2014 - 7:30 pm

What a sweet name! I love it 🙂 We were planning on keeping the name private until she was born as well, but we couldn’t handle it! We’re so glad we told everyone though, so so sweet hearing friends and family talk about Penelope Darling! Plus, they’re able to get sweet monogrammed or personalized gifts now 😉 Congratulations again!!

Amber Lee Abbott - May 9, 2014 - 7:38 pm

Aww how sweet! Our daughter is Audrey Rose! Love your name that you picked! - May 9, 2014 - 8:33 pm

Thank you Evannah! Aw, so sweet. Felicity is a beautiful name too! I wish I had one picked out! It was really hard to find one we both loved! - May 9, 2014 - 8:34 pm

Thank you so much Marcia!

Ruth Susanna Ueland - July 11, 2014 - 7:10 pm

I love her name!! It’s so, so gorgeous! And I love how you want her to live out her meaning for the Lord. <3

Growing up in an insta-world

It frightens me sometimes when I think about the kind of world our little girl will grow up in. Simplicity is scarce. Busy is everywhere. We have sacrificed quality for quick. There is a lot of social and not a lot of personal. I can hardly navigate my own heart through all that is meaningless on the path of purpose, but […]

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marcia - May 8, 2014 - 12:12 am

i seriously love this so much. and it’s so so true.
God’s been showing me so much about social media and how self centered it all it. this just hit the nail on the head!

Emily grapes - May 8, 2014 - 3:37 am

I couldn’t agree more with you. I think of the same thing for any future babies. This world (myself included) is all so self-involved and obsessed. Here’s hoping we can become less so He can become more.

Holli - May 9, 2014 - 8:30 am

So true. This blessed me this morning. How nice to follow such beautiful imagery and feel spoken to by Him through you. Thank you for being such a beautiful light (in this crazy photography world, too!). 🙂

Laura - May 9, 2014 - 6:46 pm

Wow! I need to read this everyday. 🙂 Love you, Jen!

27 week update

A lot has changed in the past 3 weeks! I can’t believe the final trimester is here! I’m so happy to reach this point. I want to high-five our baby and say, “Yay, good job! We got this little girl!” That will have to wait until she comes out though. As for updates, I had […]

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Hello 3rd Trimester!

Woohoo! We made it to the final stretch…and I mean that quite literally! Of course, we took these photos on the most ridiculously icky, windy day. Still, I wanted to document this milestone. Since this is our first, I’ve either been enthralled or repulsed by all the nuances of pregnancy. But right now I feel pretty […]

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Amber Lee Abbott - May 2, 2014 - 2:49 pm

You just wait Jen! That last trimester goes by quick and that’s when the baby grows the most that quickly! You will wake up and think… Why do my clothes not fit like they did last week! People didn’t realize I was pergo until about my 6 month and month 7 and 8,& 9 go by in a flash due to you getting ready! You will wake up and think,” man! I just thought my belly was big before!” 🙂 I’m excited for you and your hubs because there is nothing like parenthood! It changes everything about your wants. And your priorities.

Laura Broome - May 2, 2014 - 6:48 pm

Love that John Piper quote. You are such a beautiful mommy to be!!

Autumn Clement Curry - May 3, 2014 - 4:05 am

I’m so glad you decided to do a personal blog again, I’ve followed for so long, and it is nice to see the personal touches again! - May 6, 2014 - 1:50 pm

Thank you so much Stacy! 🙂 - May 6, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Thanks Laura! 🙂

Stacy Hill - May 6, 2014 - 4:54 pm

This is precious! So excited for you!

Maillot psg pas cher - June 12, 2014 - 2:09 am

Greetings! I’ve been reading your weblog for a while now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Dallas Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the good work!|

Willis Casgrove - October 23, 2014 - 2:17 am

Enjoyed every bit of your blog.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.