Thursday, February 9, 2012


This is a post for all of those folks that haven't seen Jon or I in a while. It has been a long time coming. See for yourselves...

Now, as many of you know, this has been Jon's look of choice for quite some time:
Jon's longish, floppy hair, has been more or less this length for ages.

He's been rockin' this style for a looong time--

Okay, so there was a small spell somewhere between the above photo and when Jon and I met where he had a mullet and another time where he had a mustache, but we don't like to talk about those days.

This is one of the last photos of us together with his hair that long:
Thank you Chrissy for taking this photo!

About a week later I finally convinced him to go in and see my friend Emilee for a new do. I mean, the man needed a haircut either way...
He got a BUNCH of hair chopped off.

And he wasn't too happy about it--

It was kind of traumatic for him. But after a few weeks of telling people that he lost a bet or that he'd been bad and this was his punishment, he finally settled into his new look. Although when I told him I wanted a photo of his new cut for the blog, he refused to smile. He's difficult like that sometimes.

Drinking a delicious green smoothie.
One of these days I'll get a smiling happy photo of him with his new shorter hair. I love it and I've heard him getting complemented on his hair cut without any prompting on my part, so I'm convinced it is a good thing. Change is good sometimes.

And me? Yes, I've been going through some changes too, hair and otherwise--

Back in August:
(Natural hair color, untouched for years.)

(New hair color provided by my pal Emilee.)

And then these days:

Celebration, FL in November

Barefoot and . . .
Early December

I LOVE this photo Jon took of me at Galveston during our Christmas visit.
January, Polaroid

At Zion

BIG changes, am I right? And bigger changes to come. We're so very excited to be welcoming a new addition to our family. I can also think of some grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews that are super excited, too. This has been such a magical, wondrous, happy time for Jon and I. The past few months have just flown by. I can hardly believe that we'll be holding our little one by the end of next month. (I know, it looks like I could pop any day now, but I've still got a little while.)

I'll be sharing ultrasound photos and video soon-- just as soon as we can figure out how to get the video that our doctor provided into a format that will cooperate with us. And soon you'll be tired of hearing about how excited I am, what pregnancy has been like for me, and our preparations, etc... But then you'll get to start seeing baby photos, and who doesn't love those? So hang tight, people, loads and loads of adorable baby shots to come soon. I promise.


  1. Congrats!!! You look absolutely beautiful! I'm very excited for you. You are adorable pregnant!

    1. Thanks so much!!! For all of the compliments! :) You're too sweet!

  2. Big changes indeed:) I'm loving these pix. Janel- Youre so beautiful (belly, hair,& soul) & jon's haircut is nice too;) congrats! Cant wait 2meet the baby:D

  3. Congratulations! I can't wait for more info and cute photos of the little one!

    1. Thanks, more information to come really, really soon. Like maybe tonight if I can get myself to finish my post... :)

  4. Wonderful blog. Beautiful pix. You both look gorgeous! That baby is so lucky :-) xoxo

  5. I love seeing pictures of you finally! And if you were here and I missed you...I'm so sorry. Can you believe Dixie turned 2 last Sunday?! Crazy! So happy for you and Jon!

    1. We were up for a super super quick trip. I'm sorry we missed you, too. It would have been great to compare bumps. :) It is completely crazy that Dixie is already two. I remember baby sitting her when she was just a tiny little thing.

  6. yay!!! i'm excited for the baby. we need to get together soon and go to lunch. we don't have much time left. cute pregnant pics. and i like jon's hair too. :)

    1. Hey, I'm glad I got to see you recently, but next time we for sure need to make it a girl's lunch out or something. I'm always up for eating these days. :)

  7. Wow! I'm so happy for you guys! Your life looks dreamy and perfect.
    I absolutely LOVE Jon's haircut!! And yours really dark is so gorgeous!! I can't believe how much I like it!! You look more beautiful every year since I met you!

    I hope you're having a good third trimester. I can't believe how close you are to having your baby!

    1. Ariana, thanks so much! And no, my life isn't perfect, but it is perfectly suited to me. I'm very lucky and I know it. :)I think YOU have gotten more and more beautiful as the years have gone by.
      And trust me, I can't believe how close I am to having my little one, either. Crazy!

  8. What the what!!?!?! Nothing about being pregnant until you are about to pop?! I have had my suspicions but never in a million years thought you had been pregnant for 8MONTHS! Congrats friend! I want more details... What are you having?

    1. Haha, I'm a jerk, I know. But can you believe how long I was able to keep a lid on this? I hardly can. And as far as more details go, I'm just about to post some more... :)