So, as many of you know, life has been a little bit of a wild ride these last few years. I reconnected with my high school love (and his stepson, who was 5 at the time), fell in love, opted to do things a bit backwards to insure he had siblings before he became an angsty teenager (he had been begging us for siblings). We had my daughter, Haven, then got pregnant with a second girl, all while planning a wedding for after. Then my mom suddenly passed away, and I was the unlucky one to find her. All plans came to a screeching halt.
Eventually, my second daughter was born, and she was named after my mother, Nola. Baby Nola just turned 1, and has her grandmother’s lovely dark curls combined with her very own bright blue eyes. Sister Haven is nearly 3 and full of spirit, sass, and kindness. Big brother, Damian, is now 12, and is so incredibly sweet to his sisters.
This spring, the venue we had originally been considering (prior to my mother’s death) announced that they had a last minute cancellation for a Saturday in May. I contacted them to find out more details and we ended up booking it. I only found out later that it was also Mother’s Day weekend, a date in which my mother always got all of our relatives together to celebrate at her house. I don’t think this was a coincidence.
And so, after only 2.5 months of planning, we had the most incredible, perfect day. Everything was amazing - weather, location, food, guests…just everything. I am over the moon. I just wanted to share an update with my FF family. Thank you for putting up with my crazy inactivity over these last couple of years.
We just got our video back from our photographer for anyone who wants to see: