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Gender Reveal Baby Shower

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Holy baby shower! It was such a beautiful and surreal day for Alex and I… It was especially exciting because we had a combined gender reveal/baby shower. The anticipation was killer! And truly, I would say the guests were split pretty evenly between “team boy” and “team girl.” I was convinced it was a girl! How could it be that my motherly instincts were already so wrong, sweet baby is a….drumroll please…BOY! Definitely not a girl.. The sonogram photos are pretty definitive. Really though, we are so very happy. Alex was destined to be a father and I’m so excited to see him with a little buddy. And I am ready to embrace being a #boymom all the way!

Turns out I haven’t whipped out a blog post since our pregnancy announcement, but I assure you a few are bound to make their way here. I have shifted my work schedule to allow for more time at home to prepare for the arrival of our sweet boy. Hopefully we will nail down a name for the little guy too! Ha. Yes, its true, we don’t have a name yet! And despite the remarks I receive from those who do not understand why not yet- I love having something else exciting to look forward to!

Pregnancy has been so good to me throughout this second trimester and I’m currently working on putting together the nursery! Stay tuned for more updates! By the way, I apologize for the quality of some of the photos- some are from iphones!

x.o. Josie


We’re Expecting!!

Announcement1 We are overjoyed to announce that we are expecting baby Rangeo in October 2016 !
Announcement2 Announcement3 Announcement4 Announcement5 Announcement6 Announcement7 Announcement8 It still feels so surreal for both of us that we are going to be parents soon! But I cannot deny that this has been something I’ve dreamed of since I was a little girl. Being a mom is a role I consider an honor, and I feel so blessed God has entrusted me with this new little life inside me. We don’t know if baby is a girl or boy, but we do plan to find out! Alex is keeping his fingers crossed for a boy and I have an inkling this could be a girl! We cannot wait to know!

If you’re wondering where I’ve been for the past few months, you’re not alone, I’ve been wondering the same thing myself! In a nutshell, Alex and I moved into our first home in late December of last year. We love our new (old) home in Northern Va.. we even got to experience our first blizzard shortly after moving in! We’ve both been adjusting to our new work schedules due to our further commute.. on the bright side to DC metro traffic, Alex and I commute to work together! Before we knew it we found out we were expecting and there went my free time- it quickly became devoted to any rest I could get. If you’ve had a child you know what I’m talking about- that beyond exhausted feeling you can’t shake. Sleep is all you can think about. Well sleep and this new little life!

Pregnancy overall has been good to me, although Alex stands witness to a few mood swings and some difficult mornings. Without his care I don’t know if I would’ve made it out of the first trimester! He has been the BEST and our baby will be so lucky to have him as their father.

These photos were shot in our backyard by Alex and our trusty tripod! We’ve been having so much fun doing our baby research and following along on our baby apps, Ovia for me and Who’s Your Daddy for Alex. So far I have the infamous pregnancy craving of pickles, and I also cannot get enough fruit (I use to not ever want fruit)!

Life is about to get a whole lot sweeter and we’re thrilled to celebrate this news with all of you!

x.o. Josie + Alex


Casual in Spring

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I am diggin this easy breezy casual Spring look- perfect for all those errands we go on, or brunch with your gal pals. White jeans are all over the place this season and you’re bound to find your perfect pair with a few of these tips in mind:

  1. Splurge a bit if you can for a quality pair- you’ll want a perfect fit made with superior material

  2. White can sometimes make you feel like you look larger than you really are so getting a slightly distressed pair will help break up all that white

  3. Favorite pairings with white jeans: cream tops for a fresh clean summer look & colorful tops for a fun eclectic feel!

x.o. Josie