Category Archives: Motherhood

This past summer we visited one of my favorite spots to go hangout in Colorado Springs – Ivywild School. It’s an old schoolhouse-turned-district that includes a coffeeshop, brewing company, and whiskey bar (among other adorable shops) inside. At this point, however, you may be wondering what the title of this post is all about. Well. I did something super dumb. I took a bunch of awesome photos of Ivywild School, and I thought I had uploaded them all to Lightroom (a photo editing software I like to use). Turns out, I only uploaded one. That would have been fine, but I deleted the rest off my memory card, thinking they were safe and sound on my computer. D.U.M.B. Dumb. I’m still so pissed about this, actually, and the more I blog about it, the worse I feel because I never got the chance to go back before taking off for North Carolina!!!

Good thing is that we will be returning to the Springs in January, so we will be able to go back – but it won’t be nearly as pretty as it was in the summer (PS there’s a 50% chance we’ll be moving in May, so we might not be able to visit Ivywild again during the warm season). Oh well, lesson learned.

I’ll close this post on a more positive tone: I just found out that my graduation application from Liberty University was accepted! I will officially be graduating in December with my B.S. in Psychology, minoring in Counseling. AND!!!! I will be starting my Master’s in Professional Counseling in the new year! Things are about to change drastically, and even though I know I will be even busier than I am now, I am very excited (understatement, actually)! πŸ˜€

You guys. I seriously didn’t even tell Fletcher to pose for these pictures. She. Just. Did. It. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

To say that Fletcher is the world’s biggest ham when it comes to pictures is a major understatement. She’s very aware of the camera andΒ  – when she’s in a good mood and well rested – she immediately poses when she sees it. Yeah, she’s definitely a (prior) photographer’s daughter. Anyway, I’m very proud of my middle child. She has the most happy and sanguine personality that rubs off on everyone she comes into contact with. I look forward to seeing her bring joy to others as she grows older!

And as for Myles – I am absolutely loving seeing his personality come forward as he continues to grow. He is very reactive – he will smile at anyone who smiles at him. He’s only four-months-old and he’s already the chattiest kid I know. Even more than Marlowe! I’ll end with this: although this is the busiest I’ve ever been, I am really enjoying this season of life. Psalms 127 sums it up perfectly: “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him” – and I agree! I can’t believe God gave me these three amazing kids!Β 

Although Myles is four-months-old now, I had yet to post these newborn pictures I took of him and his sister, Marlowe. I figured it was time. πŸ˜‰

Marlowe has always been so gentle and sweet with Myles. She loved him from the moment she found out she was going to get a little brother. She would constantly rub my belly and “talk” to Myles. When he was born, all Marlowe wanted to do was hold him. To this day, she is just the most patient and loving big sister! I can’t wait to see these two grow up together!

PS Keep your eyes peeled for pictures of Fletcher and Myles – I’m posting next week!