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Nova’s Cake Smash!

7 Jun

Nova’s first birthday is a little over a week away and to get a jump on things Tamara came by and we had a Cake Smash session! Basically, we put a cake in front of Nova, hoping that she would make a big, sloppy mess of herself. We were surprised and amused to find that she pretty much wanted nothing to do with it! Haha. She poked at it a little, flapped her arms, and generally seemed like she wanted to be anywhere else. Sadly for her, she has very mean parents, and we threw her into it anyway with some pretty hilarious results. Here are just a few of my favorites!

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Nova’s Baptism!!

12 May

Somehow in the hubbub of moving and unpacking and enjoying our new surroundings I totally missed posting about Miss Nova’s Baptism!!! 


The decision to baptise her was a bit of an agonizing one but eventually we decided that WAS the route we wanted to go. As usual, Nova’s talented Auntie Tamara was gracious enough to get some beautiful photos of the day and they are breath-taking. 


She was baptised at the church I’ve been attending since I was six years old and it was so great to see all of the people I love and who love me there in the pews supporting us and showering Nova will all of that love as well. It was a really, really wonderful experience and I was so proud to give my little lady a chance to share something with me that I’m quite proud of. Faith is a unique and deeply personal thing and not something I’m generally open to discussing since I feel like it’s a whole can of worms no one really wants to get too far into, but I do express my faith in my own way and I hope that Nova will feel comfortable as she grows up exploring hers with Cale and I, who will be open to all of her questions and queries. 


I was also really excited that my baptism dress fit her!!! 



We were and are so thankful to all of our family and friends who continue to support us and love our family in so many ways, even if we can’t always repay you with gifts or grand gestures we hope that you realize how appreciated and loved you are. 

Thanks for always being there for us. We really love you guys. ❤

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

29 Dec