Hello from my kitchen table on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon! I’m sitting here with a full heart as I watch Hadley and my mom make a cake together a few feet away. Grandparents are just amazing! Watching Hadley love on her four grandparents and watching them love on her in their own unique and special ways puts me in my happy place.
Today I want to share with you a few of my favorite pictures from our family pre-deployment picture session that we did back in September. Some of my friends from high school are talented photographers, and we worked out with them to squeeze in this session during our few days in Alabama before our cruise. At this point we knew I was nine weeks pregnant, so taking these pictures was even more special knowing that our next family photos would include another little DeSpain. I already cannot wait for Jamie’s homecoming ceremony next summer!
The picture below is my absolute favorite from the session. Hadley is really into finding sticks on our family walks, so this picture captures the true her! I also just adore Teddy in this picture. He is so loyal to us, and I just think the way he’s looking up at Jamie is to die for! He’s the best little guy.
I love her sweet little smile in this one below!
This is my second favorite picture (below). I want to blow it up on a canvas ASAP! It’s just a beautiful shot.
Thank you so much to our dear friends for such a beautiful and priceless gift! We will treasure these forever.
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo