On December 31, 2012, when I kissed my hubby at the stroke of midnight, I had no idea what would be in store for 2013. Although 2013 is only a few short months in, this year has already proved to be one of the most uncertain, and exciting years of my life. I have been MIA on the blog for quite some time because in January we found out…..
Although I don’t normally post many personal events of my blog, I wanted you to know why I have been absent on the blog for a while. I have been working (check out my last wedding a few weeks ago with my fabulous business-partner-to-be Rebecca Cerasani here), but blogging got put on the back burner when first trimester sickness hit. For about 7 weeks I felt completely debilitated and honestly wondered why all of my new mother friends didn’t tell me just how bad it could be. I spent many, many nights in the recliner like this…..
praying and praying it would be over soon. I was counting down the days until first trimester ended like a child counts down to Christmas with an advent calendar. Only I scribbled bloody red X’s on each day to dramatize to the hubs exactly how I felt. (Then again, looking back at the self portrait iPhone photo I took during that time, I obviously looked as awful as I felt!)
But just like all the books say, around 13 weeks I began feeling better and better each day. Today I am happy to say that I am 18 weeks pregnant and feeling 100%. So watch out world, this girl is getting back to work! And because I cannot end this post without a better picture of myself than the first trimester sick days, here are a few of my progress:
Baby Wolfe: 6 weeks
Baby Wolfe: 12 weeks
Baby Wolfe on Easter: 16 weeks
I probably won’t blog many more personal photos of baby Wolfe on the way. If you want to see more of that, check me out on facebook.
Here is a little something I was working on through the throngs of first trimester pregnancy:) Ember and Philip were such troopers through the uncertain weather and at the end of the day it totally paid off. We beat the storms to catch some great light. Congratulations you two. You are a testament that good things do come to those who wait!
I have known Laura since moving to Statesboro for college in 2009. She is a beautiful girl with a big, but quiet heart for the Lord. She has always known exactly what she wanted in a husband and would not settle for less just to date have a date on Friday nights. When she graduated and moved away we kept in touch and had a few friend dates to keep up with each others lives. I would always ask her about her love life and she would simply say “nothing to report, yet”. I could tell that her heart longed for a companion.
In 2011 I had a very busy year with my own wedding *shout out to the best husband ever, Chris Wolfe* and we were both so busy that we didn’t get to see each other until the fall. I talked about my new job and what it was like to be married, and I could see her expressions were different than I had ever seen. I asked her who had her all starry eyed. She simply said, “his name is Peter:)”. In her quiet, modest way she began to tell me about this new love that was unfolding. He was a quiet, God loving, supportive, military man. She told me how they met and about the dates they had been on. I had honestly never seen her smile so much. I prayed that this would work out well for her and judging by her expression I was pretty sure that it would. We said our goodbyes and went back to our lives, and not 6 months later I got the update from Facebook that Peter and Laura were engaged! I was elated when she asked me to photograph her wedding day:)
Below are a few of my favorite photos from their wedding. From their beautiful church ceremony to their low key, country club reception, this day was everything I would expect from Laura-beautiful, low key, and filled with family. Be sure to catch the double rainbow in the sky:) Peter and Laura, I hope you enjoy reliving your day!
ceremony: Vineville Baptist Church
reception and catering: Healy Point Country Club
wedding cake: Amanda’s Cakery
bouquet’s and reception flowers: KSR Designs
bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal