Inspired by Life

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Keith & Katie

Every so often, you come across someone with whom you make a connection so immediately that you know you will be friends for life. One such someone is Katie. A dear friend, an amazing midwife, and an incredible first-time mommy, herself! Yes, you read that right - midwife. My midwife. And my friend. She was my rock (besides Aaron) throughout my pregnancy and the day I went into labor. She stayed with me the whole time she was on her shift, and then stayed past her shift when Gracie was trying hard to come into this world but needed a bit of extra help, and we finally had to have a c-section to put an end to a long, 29-hour labor, and to welcome the most beautiful baby (yes, I am biased) into this world! 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cecily & Ky

One of the sweetest friends I know decided she was going to spontaneously visit me and then proceeded to give me fair warning that she was going to visit me on Monday :) Cecily is one of those women who just glow. She is beautiful both inside and out, and it shines through like no other. I love spending time with her, listening to her comments in Relief Society (our women's group at church), and admiring her hairstyling skills! She thinks deep thoughts, expresses her emotions articulately, and is simply a beautiful person. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring is on its way!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

National Geographic Museum - Spinosaurus & A Happy Birthday

What better way to celebrate one's birthday than to visit the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC! It was by accident that I ended up there, actually. I know, how does one do something like that by accident, right? Well, my sweet visiting teachers had decided to make it a fun trip to DC for the morning, and check out Ford's Theater Museum and the Pedersen House where Abraham Lincoln had died. I have been to both but it had been a while, so I was excited to make it happen. Besides, Gracie had never been to these places before, so it was a first for her.  We drove around for what seemed like a lifetime to find a parking spot, and circled the block where the theater was only to see the growing line of patrons just to get into the place. So, of course, being the locals that we are, we ditched the idea, drove past the another museum instead (because we live in the coolest place on earth), and found a parking spot right in front of the National Geographic. Providence? Sure. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Frozen Morning.

I walked out this morning (a rare thing for me to do in the winter) to check the mail and I came across these beauties right on my front porch. I don't remember Virginia ever getting so cold in the last five years that it would warrant front porch icicles! Of course, I forgot that I was on my way to the mailbox and ran inside to grab my camera and snap a few quick shots. Thank goodness I did, because no sooner had I taken these pictures, than the sun popped out in all its glory, and everything started to melt. 

You are welcome :) Enjoy a few more of these FROZEN beauties!