Happy Easter!

Here’s a little blurb I wrote on my family blog about Easter:

At the church service yesterday, Pastor Harry had a great sermon about “living it like you mean it.” Very cool. Then during the sharing of joys and concerns, there were so many prayer requests that were baby related – one for premature twins (one wasn’t doing well after a necessary surgery), another for an early delivery because the mother had pre-eclampsia, and yet another for someone’s daughter and her husband who have been struggling to get pregnant and just had their first failed IVF last week. The requests just brought me to tears, especially when I approached the IVF girl’s parents afterwards to tell them I’d be praying for her. I shared just a snippet of our story, and they said, “so you get it then.” Yeah, we do. šŸ™

Easter fell on April 24th last year, and we had just found out on the 14th that I was finally pregnant. I remember being so excited that we were hopefully going to be given the gift of a child from God, yet I was so desperately scared that something could go wrong. It makes me ever so grateful that we have Stella here with us this year.

My eyes are blue/green and Charlie’s are very green, so we aren’t sure where she gets those baby blues from, but I sure hope they stick around. Love them! 

She fell asleep during the closing hymn of the service. Love you so much, Stells…


  1. I LOVELOVELOVE that family picture of you guys. You all look fantastic.Also, so glad we got to skype the other day. I MISS YOU!!!!

  2. Happy Easter, great pictures! I can't believe someone else had to experience preclampsia, I hope their baby is doing ok.HS

  3. Sweet pictures!

  4. I think she is just getting cuter and cuter. And cuter.

  5. Gorgeous girl!!!

  6. That Easter outfit is just too cute! I love yellow! Oh and you and Charlie aren't too shabby looking either. Adore Stella!

  7. I see she's still blowing bubbles! šŸ™‚ Super cute picture of the fam!Happy Easter/Spring Josey!

  8. i LOVE her blue eyes! such a cutie! and her easter outfit is so precious. y'all are just such a beautiful family! i wish you lived close to me, so i could do a photo shoot of y'all, because y'all would make my portfolio look good. šŸ˜‰

  9. What a pretty Easter outfit on her! And C looks so tan!!!!!

  10. cuttttttttttttttte!

  11. What a difference an year can make!Look at that lovely girl in your lives now!I am very sorry for all the heartache that was there, transmitted through the prayer requests. My heart breaks a little for all of them. Wishing them much healing.

  12. She is just so stinkin' cute. Happy 1st easter, stella!

  13. What a great family pic! A good time to reflect on just how fortunate we are to be holding our sweet babies right now! She is a beauty!

  14. She is just precious!

  15. I love her outfit! And u r looking good mama! Happy Easter

  16. I love the idea of living it like you mean it. What a beautiful family shot!

  17. She is so cute! Glad you had a nice holiday with her!

  18. Hi Josey! I have been following your blog for over a year now and finally wanted to say Hello!! šŸ™‚ I am such a huge fan. Your blog is one of my favourite things to read while nursing my daughter. I always look forward to seeing a new post up. It has made me laugh and smile so many times throughout my TTC journey, pregnancy and now life with my daughter (who is 3 months old). I just started my own blog so I hope you'll take a moment to check it out. Also, I was wondering if I could join in on the Wednesday Weigh In next week? Keep up the great work! PS – Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous!! šŸ™‚

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