These photos were taken just five days after Everett was born. We wanted to be sure and capture the wrinkly newborn moments. It also gave the three of us a wonderful opportunity to simply be together in the moment – a beautiful excuse to stare in amazement.
In the middle of the night, the day after finishing a big project at work, and three days before the “due” date, Lindsay started to feel something happening. After waiting a few hours to ensure this was the real thing, she woke Ross and let him know the little one was on its way. The rest of the day was the most amazing, incredible, and beautiful day. We welcomed the most perfect little boy at 11:45pm.
Even though we’d been taking our own belly photos each week, we knew we wanted to have some official photos done to make sure we captured the pregnancy in the beautiful form it had taken. About a month before we were due to meet our baby, we went out with a great local photographer, Emily Adamson, to record this most incredible moment in our lives.
Each week, throughout the pregnancy, we took a photo of the belly growing. We figured it’d be a fun way to capture where we were and the growth of the baby. While we missed a couple of weeks in the beginning, we actually ended up with a pretty great collection. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
After a quick month in the north island, we headed south to Queenstown – where we’d be spending the rest of our time leading up to the birth of the baby. We took those months to explore, enjoy, and simply soak in the magic of the place and that time in our lives. We couldn’t have hoped for a place or time as perfect as it ended up being for us.
After spending the summer of 2012 touring, we headed south to New Zealand. We spent the first couple of weeks in the south island, a month in Auckland, and weekends exploring the north island. It was our first glimpse of the beautiful landscapes, incredible people, and amazing encounters that have made New Zealand such a magical place for so many – including ourselves!
P.S. We realize this post is severely delayed. We’re doing our best to get caught up. :-)
After wrapping up our European tour, we headed back to the U.S. for a long overdue visit. While there, we found ourselves wandering through Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Washington, Idaho and California. It was a fantastic time where we caught up with family, spent time with dear friends and even explored new frontiers.
After wrapping up our time in Barcelona, we ventured out on another European road trip (much like our adventure back in 2010). This time around, we decided to spend five weeks and head up through eastern France, wander through southern Germany and then pop over to Prague before catching a flight out of Frankfurt in mid-July. What an adventure it turned out to be!
We had a wonderful, fun-filled time in Barcelona this past year. Since it was our second longer-term visit, we really had a chance to simply be settled – which was just what we needed. Catching up with old friends and enjoying the local side of Barcelona has helped to transform this place from just a stopover to a place much more like home.
Late in the evening (about 11pm) on May 17th, we were sitting around the dinner table with Pablo, Rosa and Willy. Pablo and Willy were getting ready for a flight to Munich very early the next morning – to see the 2012 UEFA Champions League Futbol match. As we were all visiting, the conversation turned to the question of why Ross hadn’t decided to join them on their weekend away. After (not too much) prodding and convincing, Ross bought himself a ticket for the same flight – leaving just 6 hours later! And they were on their way!
The photos and videos in the slideshow below offer us just a glimpse into the fun they had that weekend.