The Summer We Became 3

It is amazing how quickly life can change forever. I woke up on an early December morn and it was the very first day we could find out if we were pregnant or not. I completely expected this day to be like every other day, but it wasn't. That morning I peed on a stick and though the line was very faint it was clear as day we were welcoming a little one into our lives starting that very morning! Will and I began talking about kids when we were 16. So, it was no surprise to all of our friends and family to find out we were expecting a little one. We told our families on Christmas day. Opening presents we gave each couple in each of our families a package. Upon opening they fist saw a jar with a bean in it and then digging deeper found onesies.  The bean symbolized the size of our babe at that very moment and thus baby Hefferilt got his or her very fist nickname- baby Beanie! We are the first grandchild in both of our families and there was not a dry eye in the room. From the moment I found out Beanie was growing inside of me I have been overwhelmed with how loved this babe already is and the love and joy Beanie brings Will and I. As we go through this journey and watch my belly grow Will and I dream of the things we will experience with and teach Beanie. We are so thankful for all of our community and family and the ways they are already lavishing us and our baby with love and support. This journey has already been filled with excitement, anxiety, fun, and stress. But most of all it has been filled with more love than I ever knew was possible and our hearts just continue to grow and overflow. Baby Bean will be joining the Hefferilt family August 2015!

Summer Days

After a long and cold winder in Wisconsin, summer is finally here!! Will and I are blessed to be surrounded by beautiful people with amazing hearts filled with love and adventure. Thus far our summer has been filled with bon fires, lake walks, ice cream galore, and amazing friends. Many of our friends have made crazy, awesome, beautiful children. We are so blessed by the parents in our life that teach us about parenthood and loving well. And the cherry on top was Austin and Claire, our good friends from KCMO, adventured up to see us last weekend and we had a lovely time! Will and I are just bursting at the seams with love and joy because of these people and we are excited to share some of these adventures with you guys!