Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Maternity Pictures!!!!

Hello everyone!
We got some really sweet pictures together before our sweet baby boy arrives!  We took these on April 2, 2016 at the Hesston Dyck Arboretum in Kansas.  The trees and flowers were just starting to bloom and the red trees in the background turned out beautiful! 

A special thanks to my brother and sister-in-law for taking these pictures!  
They sure are a great team!

Photo credit:  Danielle & Bryan Stucky

This first one is our favorite!  We just love the colors and hope to get this framed!

Aaron gets to feel our baby boy move all the time!  I just love that he is going to be a daddy.  He's going to be the absolute BEST!

See those cute, tiny shoes??  Can't get enough of them!

- 31 weeks -

And here is my favorite tummy shot!  Love, love, love everything about it!

Love, Maria

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Kansas Baby Shower!

I am so excited to share pictures from our Kansas Baby shower!!  
Aaron and I feel blessed to be celebrated by both of our families (who unfortunately live very far apart).  On Saturday, April 2, at 2:00pm we celebrated our baby boy with Aaron's family and lots of friends!  We had the baby shower at the church Aaron and I are attending, Whitestone Mennonite.  Below you'll find pictures that were taken by Danielle Stucky (pictured far right below) and some that were taken not so professional with our iphone.  Enjoy!!!

I just love my sister-in-laws!!

Every detail that was planned for the shower was perfect and so well thought through!  

Here's the handsome daddy-to-be!!  He's going to be the BEST daddy :)

This blue punch rocked my socks!  So yummy!  Did you notice how the colors of the cups and the balloons all coordinated?!!  That's how awesome the shower planners are!

We had the sweetest present opener to help us with the gifts!!  Makenah is our 6!!! year old niece.  We love her to pieces!

Baby's first (of many) chiefs hats!!

Madelyn was the cutest shower attendee.  Love this little girl!  She is crawling all over the place now!  She is being held my her Mimi (Bryan's mom).

Logan showed up at the end for some treats!!  He was so cute and was calling it the girl party!

Here are the fearless party planners!  Both of these ladies are so dear to me.  They are also very similar because they like to be organized and like making things look cute and festive!!  Thanks so much Rachel and Danielle!!

We played this fun game where we had to write down the titles to the children's book story/character.  My preschool teacher friends won, of course.

This is my Hesston group of friends!  
Left to right:  Megan, Chelsea & Grady, Maggie, and Billye.  

Maggie and I are due 3 days apart!  How fun!

We were so blessed to have Debbie Stucky attend the baby shower!  I just can't begin to tell you how amazing she is!  Debbie is my brother-in-laws mother, who we see and connect with whenever we are in Garden City visiting family.  We love the whole Stucky clan!

These are my Cooper Preschool teacher friends!!
Left to Right:  Diana, Vi, Kiley, Katie, Patty, Deb

I am so very thankful for each of these friendships! :)

Maternity Pictures to come!!

Hello from the windiest state around....Kansas!
The past few weeks have been crazy windy.  We have also had an awesome couple of weeks being at home and enjoying our time together!

Easter weekend we spent here in Hesston.  We went to church in the morning, and then came home to ham, potatoes, and green beans in the crock pot!  We both did school work all afternoon and tried to gear up for the next week/weekend when Aaron's family was planning on visiting!

Saturday, April 2nd, Aaron's family came to visit us!  His sister Jenna, from Colorado Springs, drove the 7 hours to stay with us two nights!  Aaron's oldest sister, Danielle, and her family came for one night and Aaron's parents spent the day partying with us!  I just love sharing our home.  

So we had a baby shower planned for Saturday the 2nd and we also planned to have our maternity pictures taken that evening.  I just HAD to post this one picture that I have been staring at and obsessing over for the last week!!!  (Yes, that sentence deserves 3 exclamation marks!)  Danielle and Bryan Stucky so kindly agreed to take our maternity pictures at the Hesston Arboretum.  We went around 5:00pm and caught some great moments while walking around and finding spring flowers.  I will devote another post to maternity pictures, but just thought I'd share this one since it's so amazing!

Photo credit:  Danielle & Bryan Stucky 

Love, Maria