I get it. It’s July. But the arrival of a friend’s also-late “Christmas card” reminded me that with the birth of our daughter, I never got around to doing a year end post! Better late than never, right? Well, let’s just dive on in:
We spent the second winter in our home, which was much warmer thanks to insulation in the walls!
We found out we were expecting!
And we announced it to the world. Photos by my dear friend Amy.
We celebrated the Fourth of July with good friends.
Took a ferry ride in Chicago, not realizing how obnoxious the name Trump would become…
The Mister assisted me at a wedding for the first time. He was actually really helpful! ;)
I contemplated switching camera brands and Dixie the Doxie was kind enough to model for me.
We went floating down the Iowa River.
And had a crazy yummy cookout with friends who’ve become like family.
My baby bump kept growing larger.
I pretended for half a second that I was a landscape photographer.
The Mister was not as nice as the dog when I actually DID switch camera brands (Go Nikon!) and needed a model for fine tuning settings.
We drove 2000 miles exploring western Nebraska and the Black Hills of South Dakota. This was at Lake McConaughy.
I had a lovely baby shower back home in Nebraska.
My girl Cassie created some incredible maternity photos of me and my bump.
Halloween! Clever, right? :)
More maternity photos exactly 10 days before baby made her arrival, by none other than Amy.
GIRLFRIEND MADE HER ARRIVAL! After 20 hours of labor she was finally in our arms! Amy joined us to photograph the birth and it was the best decision ever to have her there.
And she was basically the most beautiful baby ever. More amazingness from Amy.
Then came Christmas in Nebraska.
And I realized how extremely hard it is to photograph a baby!