Tag: maternity photo

A Morning at Home

We’ve had a few cozy mornings at home this past week, and I’ve just been trying to soak it up. We have so many projects around the house we’re trying to get done before baby, it’s easy to forget to take time to move a little slower.

Each day it seems like Hudson falls more in love with this little baby (he or she seems to be having this affect on all of us). But there isn’t a day that goes by that he doesn’t ask {demand} to “see this beautiful baby right now,” as he puts it. I cannot wait to raise these two precious lives together.

I am also getting to that point where just about everything is pretty uncomfortable. With less than two months to go, and baby getting bigger by the day, I’m struggling to find clothes that me and baby can both fit in to comfortably. These PreggoLeggings fit so well, and are on repeat lately!

Hope all of your weeks are going well!

xo, Jac

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leggings | sweater | shirt Leggings provided by PreggoLeggings, but all opinions are my own <3

Fiery Souls

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The other night I had a few moments to be still. Just me and God, these times are rare in my home. As I sat and pulled out this little journal that, for some reason, I resent lately, nonetheless, I began to write out my prayer. I was taught at a young age to always begin prayer in thanks, and I am eternally grateful for this. Taking time to thank God before I petition Him, realigns my heart, at least a little bit.

So I sat and thanked God for the most foundational aspects of who He is, because, honestly, at this point, it’s what I need to be reminded of: He is good, He is sovereign, He is God, He is with us… As I continued, I began to pray for myself as a mom, and mine and Jake’s children; I really felt compelled to pray this for every child He ever entrusts us with. And I had this beautiful realization. As Christians we are called to be lights in the darkness, a city on a hill. As moms we have the opportunity to be used by God to ignite that fiery light it tiny souls. So my prayer as a mom has been shaped to look something like this…

Lord, I want to be a light, but more than a light to anyone else, I want to light up my children. That you would use me to ignite a fire so deep within their beautiful souls that no darkness could ever squelch it; there is no greater privilege I have as a mama.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”

Here is a great, short sermon about being a parent – so so encouraging!

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Valentine’s Day

Finally getting some pictures from our Valentine’s day up, seriously days are just flying by lately! Jake loves being behind the camera so much, we forgot to get a picture together; but we got a selfie or two from our day date the day before on Instagram. We love celebrating just the two of us on the 13th and spending the 14th as a family, just a little tradition we started a few years ago. Anyways, here are some pictures from our day at the beach.

xo,
Jac

Christmas Time is Here

This weekend we went to visit some friends in the town where Jake and I met, and whimsically decided to try to do some Christmas photos before we left. We threw some clothes in a bag, and headed out; this was one of our best decisions! They turned out so much better than I expected! Jake decided to turn it in to a little bit of a maternity shoot, which is fun because I hardly took any maternity photos with Hudson.

Merry Christmas!
Jac

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