Bumps in the Road

“Into each life some rain must fall.” -Henry Longfellow

Our family of three, will soon become a family of four. We wanted to share the news with you all and to continue to ask for your prayers as we learn how to adjust our lives to our future member. Baby Yu will make his or her debut this December.

Here is the double shoot I did with Juju, since he had a meltdown the first day when one of the two balloons popped within 5 minutes of being outside. The poor child has the worst luck with balloons! He was a great sport and came back out a second time with Ken’s help.

While I was away this weekend in San Diego and Palm Springs, my brother and I got stuck when his truck broke down. We were actually going to stop to take a quick picture for my announcement photos, but as soon as we slipped out of the truck we both heard his car gushing out green liquid. We knew immediately that the likelihood of me making my flight was slim, but even as my brother dealt with figuring out what to do next he told me to go check out the view and to bring my camera.

Sitting there on the cement wall and taking in the view, it struck me that my brother was right to tell me to just enjoy it. In a moment where we had to face the chance I wouldn’t get back in time for my flight, he wanted me to take advantage of what was still good and beautiful. And my brother was right, the view was breathtaking. I felt free, I felt warm in the sun, and I felt good in my soul. That moment of silence for me has stuck with me these during these last few days. It got me thinking and as I drove to work yesterday morning, that bumps in the road are meant to slow us down. When things get hard, when life throws you difficult situations, slowing down can be such a beautiful thing. It’s when we slow down that we stop to assess our lives. I was talking with someone I love yesterday and as we shared about our lives, I realized I have never been more grateful for having experienced bumps in my life. These bumps, the hardships that come with life, teach us how to listen closely, to talk deeply, and to just be more present in life. We remember to not take things for granted and to love harder. So if you’re having a difficult time right now, embrace the slow down and look around. Today, I am reminded to be grateful for all the little bumps in the road that have gotten us to where we are. Let’s also hope Juju will embrace the bump in the road that’s coming in December. 😉

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Tiny Dillon’s Baby Bash

“Straight from heaven up above, here is a baby for you to love.” -Dumbo

Last week we celebrated my sister-in-law’s 30th birthday on the day of her B-I-G baby bash. We had a ton of people over, a ton of food, and a ton of kids. It turned out a success and there were lots of great catch up sessions, baby bump photos, and time spent with family and friends. We hope Auntie Val gets plenty of rest, lots of quiet time in these last few weeks, as she prepares for the newest change in her life.

Praying for your family as you guys make time to spend with one another, before you become a family of three. We certainly look forward to meeting Baby Dillon and we can’t wait for Juju to get his very first cousin. This Christmas is going to be a lot of fun and this auntie is already excited to buy little outfits for her baby niece.