My amazingly talented and sweet friend Amanda met us at the park in early February to take a few family pictures. I am so happy we got to capture this special stage of family life. Aubrey and Thatcher are so full of personality and excitement, and we have so much fun together. I am also treasuring the pictures of just me and Dan. In most photos these days, one of us is usually behind the camera, so it was really special to have a few shots of us– not as parents, but as husband and wife. One of the main reasons we wanted to take family photos was to commemorate our journey (of adoption) toward our little one. We have cherished ultrasound images, pictures of my belly expanding with love and life, and the hopeful smiles of waiting parents from my pregnancies with Aubrey and Thatcher. We wanted to celebrate the growing love that is happening in our lives now, and have some special images to tuck into our little one’s baby book too. I am tearing up just thinking of the moment we can show our child how we were waiting, and anticipating, and already loving him/her. I know that moment won’t be just once, but time and time again: “See? This is us before you came home. We couldn’t wait to meet you! We were so excited. See that sign? See that extra chair? See those boots? Those are for you! Little one, you were wanted, you were cherished, you were loved. And you always will be. Forever and ever.”
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