In August, baby Shaw and my niece, Finley, were baptized together at the church my brother and I grew up in and the church B and I were married in.

Below are some precious moments captured by the amazing Claire Caballero Photography.  We both grew up with Claire and think the WORLD of her.


Ben in custom suit, shirt and tie by Tom James and shoes by Johnston Murphy.  Shea in ASOS dress, Prada heels old, but similar here, Chanel necklace old, but pretty version here,  Hair accessory by H&M (old), Tiffany bracelet (Elsa Peretti), other jewelry by David Yurman and Rolex.

We were so lucky to have family and friends to celebrate with us and an amazing brunch to continue celebrating the two little angels at my parent’s house.  Seth and my great-uncle, Dr. Thomas Smith baptized our babies.  It was super special.

Details from the baptism and brunch below:

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Nine Months…

When I found out I was pregnant, I thought…wow, these nine months are going to creep by and I am never going to be a good mama, but I will have so much time to think about it.

Well, those nine months went by.  And now nine more months have flown right past me.  My baby boy is nine months old.  How did this happen?  I tried not to blink.  I tried to Ferris Bueller every moment.  I would just stare at Shaw, sing to him, nap with him, kiss his cheeks ’til they were chapped, but wow.

My huge bump is now a crawling, squealing, smiling angel with a mouthful of eight teeth that you can see every time he giggles.

Nine months of pregnancy and now nine months of pure bliss.  What a joy it is to be a mother…a joy and a LOT of work on zero sleep. Wouldn’t trade it for the world :)

Now for a walk down memory lane…

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Some preggie pics!


Mama and daddy stayed with us in DC until Shaw decided to come out!


Headed into Sibley to check in!

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My first time to see my little man.


Our first professional family shot!


I love this one!


Gut laughing after bath time a couple weeks ago!


Hanging on the Capitol lawn this past weekend.

It is hard to imagine my baby boy has been in this world as long as he was in my belly.  What an exciting 18 months it has been and I cannot wait to see what is in store for 2015 :)


Pumpkin Patch

Well, time is definitely not on my side these days.  No time to sleep.  No time to blow out my hair.  No time for manis….or pedis…..or reading Vogue…being a mama is ALL-consuming.  But WOW, I love it!!!!!

Finally, as Shaw’s new monogrammed Christmas stocking arrives, I am getting around to posting pictures from our time at the pumpkin patch at Butler’s Orchard in Maryland.  No captions needed, but get ready for a Shaw photo shoot and cute baby overload below :)

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