We are going to have a BABY!

I am so excited to announce that Justin and I are expecting! We made the announcement to the world on Saturday and I am so excited to finally scream it from the rooftops! It has been my DREAM for to be a mom one day and I am so excited to start this journey.


I have received a ton of awesome questions since announcing so I though I would share some that have been frequently asked:

How far along are you?  I am currently 12 weeks and finally on my way out of the first trimester!

Will you find out the gender? YES! Justin and I both agree that we would never be able to wait that long to find out and we want to prepare!

How have you been feeling? Mostly exhausted- I will be making a separate post focused on my entire first trimester soon.

Are you showing yet? Sort of.. it’s hard to explain! It kind of comes and goes? But the bump is on it’s way- thats for sure!

Has it been hard with Justin away? It definitely is, but our separation will end soon! I am really grateful that my Mom has attended a few appointments with me. I am really excited to go to the next ones with Justin!

Do you want to know anything else? Let me know! I am excited to document and share this journey.

xoxo- Susan



My Husband Almost Didn’t Make It To Our Wedding

On June 16, 2017, Justin and I officially got married/eloped in a small private ceremony in my grandparents back yard. It was absolutely magical and a day I will never forget. We also planned from the beginning to have a larger wedding with our family and friends later in the year after Justin was finished with training. I wanted to make planning our wedding a big focus for me while he was away.


On July 3, Justin shipped off to Air Force basic training in Texas. We spent the next 8 weeks with VERY minimal communication (I am talking like 3 phone calls and a whole bunch of letters.)  So as a way to distract myself, I started researching local wedding venues and began the whole planning process. As I mentioned in my last post, when he joined we were told that his training after BMT was going to be a month long (this is where the stress comes in) so we figured that a wedding in October or November would be perfect. After visiting a few local venues, I found the perfect one- WITH A LATE OCTOBER DATE OPEN! So we put down a deposit and I continued to plan.

When I went down to see Justin graduate from basic training, I shared all of the fun news. While he was excited, he was nervous. He had been given the dates of his training schedule and it was going to be awfully close to the wedding. If there were any delays at all, he might not make it home in time. But we decided not to worry and relax until we knew more.

Well, fast forward to Justin at tech school.. were we ran into another bump in the road.. orders. Basically, you can’t do anything without them in hand. Justin had them, but they weren’t right.. twice. So more waiting (story of my life.) It was up until the week before our wedding that I still didn’t know if Justin would even be in the same time zone as me. I was SWEATING. Then he called me with the AMAZING news that he would be coming home with two days to spare before the big day!


We had the most magical day and were blessed to be surrounded by so much love! Even though the stress prior to the wedding was a bit extreme at times, I wouldn’t change a thing because it resulted in a day that we will never forget.

Until next time,

XOXO- Susan