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OK so I know I’m like a month late…but hey HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2016 over here has gotten off to a pretty good start. I guess I took a little break from the blog/ photo snapping when back at home for Christmas. It wasn’t intentional. Let me tell ya…jet lag with a toddler is NOT FUN. But once again I am drawn back to this this little space of mine. What started as a newlywed diary and has since documented many adventures, a baby, anniversaries, family traditions and huge life changes. To me it’s been such a demonstration of God’s continual faithfulness to this little family. 2015 was the year we were challenged to follow God into new territory and start a new chapter here in Chicago and it’d been filled with such sweet discoveries about Him and ourselves. So we’re looking ahead to 2016 with full hearts (and bigger bellies!!).

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Back at home, we took Summer to visit her Great Nana down in Cork and stopped in Dublin for a day along the way. It’s always such a special thing to share our favorite places in Ireland with S. Here we are in St. Stephens Green feeding the ducks and drinking good, good coffee. Man I love that kid.




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Well we’ve been keeping a secret for a little while… for about 17 weeks to be exact! Yep, I’m expecting baby number two and we’re super excited! Baby boy or girl will be arriving (or should be…we all know how that goes!) at the end of May! We couldn’t be happier to grow our little family. To become a family of 4.

Summer baby you are going to be one awesome BIG sister!x




It’s a Girl!


A week ago we welcomed a beautiful baby girl into our family.

She was born in the Royal Maternity Hospital on 25, February 2014 at 2.12pm;

She weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces;

Her name is Summer Faith Adams…

and she is absolutely perfect!

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord… Psalm 127:3

Thank-you so much for all your kind words, gifts and cards sent our way.

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