Watching our family grow. (a collection of family photos)

Maybe it's the pregnancy hormones, or maybe it's just me trying to organize my life right now, but I've been on a huge nostalgia kick lately. I can't get enough of old photos and old journal entries, and the time hop thing on Facebook is basically my favorite thing ever. Seeing old photos of my babies pretty much turns me into a blubbering mess (again, PREGNANT),  but I love it.

After going through some of our old Santa photos from past Christmases for this post, I thought it would be fun to compile a bunch of the family photos we've had taken through the years. And oh man, talk about nostalgia.

It's so fun to see how much we've changed, where we've lived, how our babies have been added into the mix, and just see how our family has grown.

For the times that we didn't take professional family photos (or I just couldn't find them), I stuck in a few of my favorite pictures from that season of our life. You know, just because I'm OCD like that.


Spring 2010: Provo, UT
  • We were engaged! And then married.
  • Both of us were attending BYU in Provo
  • Engagements by Andee McDonald (of Crave Photography), Wedding by Alayna (of The Darkroom Photography)

Fall 2010: Moscow, Russia (and thereabouts)
  • We were teaching English together in the heart of Moscow
  • We traveled to seven other countries during our time in Russia, and it was awesome
  • Newlyweds, and living it up abroad!
  • (Photos by us. Obviously. Haha)
^Red Square, Moscow^
^Red Square, Moscow^
^Stockholm, Sweden^
^Tallin, Estonia^
^Vilnius, Lithuania^

 Fall 2011: Rexburg, ID
  • We were both attending BYU-Idaho
  • Our first little one, Boston, was about three months old in these photos
  • Photos by Vivian Mathias Photography

We had some extra photos taken this same Fall with my family in St. George, UT, when Boston was about five months old. (Photos by Andi Watkins)

Spring 2012: Rexburg, ID
  • We were still attending BYU-Idaho
  • Boston was about 8.5 months old in these photos
  • My sister Sydney was visiting us for Easter, and she snapped a couple family photos for us!

 Fall 2012: Brussels, Belgium (and thereabouts)
  • Jordan got an internship with a human rights company in Brussels, Belgium, so we moved our little family there for the semster!
  • Boston was just over one year old when we flew across the ocean
  • I was secretly expecting baby #2
  • We were able to travel to five countries while we lived in Belgium, and it was incredible
^Grand Place, Brussels Belgium^

^Brugge, Belgium^
^Brugge, Belgium^
^London, England^
^Paris, France^
^Paris, France^
 Spring 2013: Rexburg, ID
  • We had both just graduated from BYU-Idaho when these photos were taken
  • Our second little guy, Camden, was only about a month old 
  • Boston was 22 months old
  • Photos taken by Janelle Anderson Photography
^Kissing baby brother with a chip in hand. Haha!^

 Fall 2013: Lexington, KY
  • We were now living in Lexington, KY, while Jordan attended a dual masters degree program at The University of Kentucky
  • We didn't get any professional photos done this Fall, but we took a bunch of our boys for the grandparents' Christmas gifts that year.
  • Boston was two and a half in these pictures, and Cam was just over seven months old
^Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, KY^
 Spring 2014: Lexington, KY
  • We were loving our life in Lexington with our two little boys
  • Camden was almost one, and Boston was a few months shy of three
  • Photos taken by my sister, Syd, as she was visiting us for Easter again! (at the UK Arboretum)

Fall 2014: Lexington, KY
  • I was secretly expecting baby #3
  • Boston was just over three, and Cam was one and a half
  • Photos taken at Waveland Park in Lexington, by Hannah Walker Photography

Spring 2015: Lexington, KY
  • We were preparing for Jordan's graduation from UK, and for the birth of baby #3
  • Boston was three and half, and Cam was almost two 
  • The first photos of the boys are from an Easter photoshoot by Jenny Lane of (Jenfolio Photography)
  • The second batch of photos by Kate Dooley Photography were taken just days before Holland was born (hence my large belly!)

 Fall 2015: Louisville, KY
  • We were now living in Louisville for Jordan's job 
  • Boston was four, Camden was two and a half, and Holland was six months 
  • Photos taken again by Jenny Lane of (Jenfolio Photography)

Fall 2016: Elizabethtown, KY
  • And here we are now! 
  • Jordan still works in Louisville, but commutes from our home in Elizabethtown, KY
  •  In these photos, Boston is five, Camden is three and a half, and Holland is 18 months
  • I was 19 weeks pregnant with baby boy #4 when we took these! (...currently, I'm 33 weeks)
  • Photos taken by Jes (of Jes Childress Photography)

And there you have it!!

Kudos to you if you read the whole post, because oh man. It was a long one! Haha. 
But it was seriously SO fun to look back and reminisce at the different phases of our life so far. 
I can't help but feel like the luckiest girl ever.

We have had our ups and downs, as everyone does, but man. We really have such a good life. 
I can't wait to add another little man to this family of ours, and soon!!


  1. I couldn't love this more. Life passes too quickly. Such a beautiful life you have had together. Miss you.

  2. This made me so happy! I loved, loved, loved every second of it :) Your family is just too precious for words, my friend.

  3. Great summary post! :) Super cute family! I enjoy your outlook/optimism and appreciation for life.