Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Our Baby Shower!

It's no surprise at this point that my sister is an expert party planner and I have pictures here to prove it! When we started talking about the shower a few months ago I knew I wanted Aaron to be a part (it's his baby too, after all!) so a co-ed fiesta was the direction she headed. After all sorts of planning and purchasing, my sister and Sam opened their home to around 50 people who came to celebrate baby Wishart. We joked that it was like having another wedding! The afternoon was so much fun, with delicious food, amazing decoration and detail, and so many people we love in one place. Our baby girl was showered with SO many wonderful gifts and we left feeling overwhelmed with love and support as we head into this next phase of life. Thank you so much, Sees! It was the best day.
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Iceland. Part 2.

On our second day we decided to drive the famous Golden Circle, and somehow lucked out with the prettiest weather! We always seem to have bad luck with weather while traveling (does anyone remember our Grand Canyon trip?) and I think it was even raining at home, so we felt super grateful for the sunshine. Because of that, we wanted to pack as much into this day as possible. The Golden Circle is a loop in the western part of the country comprised of some of the most popular sights. The entire route is ridiculously scenic and we found ourselves stopping off to take pictures every few miles. Gulfoss (the waterfall) was the absolute highlight, although we were surprised by how much we enjoyed Stokkur which erupts every 5-10 minutes. Neither of us had seen a geyser before and the anticipation before each eruption was such a thrill. Every time it made the crowd squeal!
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Iceland. Part 1.

It's about time I blog about our amazing trip to Iceland! I had to take some time to digest all of the beautiful things we saw, not to mention go through the thousands of pictures I took along the way. Iceland came on our radar a few years ago after a trip Christine took when I first started at ONA. Ever since then it seems like every photographer and famous Instagrammer has been, and it quickly became a top destination we wanted to visit. We talked about it several times over the years, but the best opportunity arose after we found out we were pregnant and moved back to Maryland. While usually the cheapest flights to places like this are out of JFK, WOW Air flies to Iceland with ridiculously inexpensive fares from Baltimore. It was finally our chance to go! We also figured a trip like this would be perfect for a babymoon since it'll likely be more difficult to go on this kind of adventure once a baby is added to the mix.

We were there for five days, and completely cherished the uninterrupted time together in such a beautiful country. I feel like there is still so much left to see, but here is a small glimpse into our first two days in Reykjavik and our visit to the Blue Lagoon. Some highlights from this part of the trip include the coffee (and atmosphere!) at Reykjavik Roasters, the unexpected sunshine and blue skies, and the hot dogs from Bæjarins and the Beer Garden in our hotel. Stay tuned for pictures from our drive around the Golden Circle next...
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Iceland on video.

27 Weeks.

Last night Aaron and I drove out to the more rural parts of Montgomery County to get a few pictures of my growing belly in that golden hour light. I bought this dress early in pregnancy with these images in mind and I realized yesterday we needed to do them now or never if I wanted to wear this dress. It turns out, you quickly grow out of your non-maternity clothes once the second trimester hits!
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