'Celebrate Emmett' Day

Have you ever had something given to you that you had no idea you needed so desperately?!  We have.  And we couldn't be more grateful.

One year ago today, those eight life-changing letters lit up on a little plastic screen.


Our whole world changed that early Thursday morning on June 14, 2012, as we suddenly realized.  Holy crap, we made a baby.

The twelve months that followed have been the most amazing, most challenging and most blessed time of our lives.  Our little dude has brought a deeper level of love and joy to our home than we have ever experienced.  

When he chuckles that almost belly-laugh and I hear Adam say "That just lights up my whole day!" I realize that in fact you can fall in love with your husband all over again.

When we tag-team the nights together; he had the diaper changes, she had the feedings, I realize what a beautiful partnership in marriage looks like.

When we see myself in his round, baby face and his daddy in his laid back spirit; I realize again that God is crazy amazing in His design.

When we watch him sleeping like a little baby burrito, all cozy and sweet; I realize that my heart will forever walk around outside my body.

So today we are celebrating Emmett.  Our surprise, treasure boy.  
Then again, maybe we are really celebrating God.  Celebrating the way that He takes our well laid plans and turns them upside down.  And the hole in your family is filled that you didn't even know existed.

We love you, our little surprise boy!! 
We are so crazy about you!
You are the best thing that ever happened to us.
Love your Mum and Dad


  1. Love! I always celebrate “the day I found out you were in my belly" too :-) What a blessing he is, love you guys!

  2. Cute! What a wonderful surprise. :) Can't wait to see my husband as a dad, one day!

  3. he is such a cutie. u are so blessed to have him.

  4. hi girl! i just came back to say hello after a looong time and i didn't realized you'd had a baby! i guess it's been a while. congrats!! he's adorable!

  5. What a sweet little one! I am doing a giveaway today and would love if you would stop by and check it out! http://www.thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com/