Introducing… Brielle Kaelyn McCloud


She’s arrived! On Monday January 12, at 13:12, Brielle Kaelyn McCloud officially joined our family. She weighed in at 7lbs 11oz, and 52 cm long. Isaiah’s an excited older brother who almost without fail points and proclaims, “Baby!” each time she makes one of her little newborn sounds. We’re all adjusting, sleeping when we can, and are falling deeper in love with her with each new day. We are beyond thankful that God has entrusted this little one into our care. Here are just a few photos to capture the essence of her arrival. DSC_5844





DSC_0055  DSC_0053-2 DSC_0038  DSC_0065-2        DSC_0056 DSC_0081 DSC_0126DSC_0941–photo credit: Krista Joy Wilson


Maternity photo shoot

DSC_6042 It’s that time in pregnancy already when we get to take pictures to remember this season. I love looking at the photos and relishing in the good and fun parts of this season. The anticipation that grows every day as we wonder and dream of what this baby might be like, what our lives might be like once this little one enters our world. Having done this once already we know what an incredible blessing they are! Isaiah’s personality has unfolded over his first year of life and it’s amazing to be a part of watching that take place. Of course having done this already we are also aware of the steep learning curve and adjustment period once the little one arrives. It all comes in one package. Taking pictures together at this time is just a fun way to celebrate what is and what is coming.   DSC_6053DSC_6156  DSC_6147 DSC_6128 DSC_6127 DSC_6125 DSC_6071 DSC_6065 DSC_6251-2So it is with excited anticipation that we await the arrival of our second little one. The daily kicks and hiccups are just the little reminders that you are really there and we are awaiting your arrival!

Isaiah now points to my belly often and says “baby”; he’ll even sometimes lean in to give the baby a kiss.

We can’t wait to meet you little one! Our hearts and home is ready for your arrival!