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.