Neighbors turned Family

Long story, short (or shorter).....

We moved into our neighborhood May 2013 (almost 3 years ago!).....and slowly but surely we met neighbors and got to know people around the place.....I don't know when it happened but this crazy lady with a ton of dogs soon became someone I looked forward to talking to and seeing.....I wasnt 100% sure we were friends just yet....but I still liked her....bonus - Lauren had lots of cute doggies! And was a dog trainer, and so when we got Layla - I knew she could help! I also got to take some pictures of her with all her doggies! :)

Time went on, and a friendship did grow as we saw each other more in the neighborhood.....then one night when Patrick, myself and Lauren went to grab dinner - and Lauren told us about an old flame (from like elementary school!) that she thinks she was seeing and she thought he was it....well....at this point I liked Lauren a lot! I was hesitant.....but figured - what the hey...we will go with it....

Fast forward about a year.....This GUY and his THREE boys moved in with Lauren, and changed everything......but there was something about them, these boys...and the fact that we almost instantly fell in love with them......they are every bit of crazy, country, BOY....but respectful, and sweet all at the same time....and their dad...well he grew on us too....and we decided he could stay as long as he didn't hurt Lauren. 

So one evening, we were sharing a beer with Hunter...(that GUY).....and they told us they were going to start trying for a baby! Now...Patrick and I had been trying for about a year at this point...and we were so happy for them.....but it kind of sucked when 3 weeks later they told us they were pregnant! I mean that was fast!! haha....regardless - they were family. We loved all of them, and the boys - well we looked forward to each time we would get to see them....so in the end - we were ecstatic for them.....

When they found out they were having a little girl.....we KNEW this was going to be the princess. I mean 3 OLDER BROTHERS?!?!...And a dad who I imagine being the dad from "Cleaning this gun" by Rodney Adkins....but I loved this little one before I knew it was a girl. We all HOPED for Lauren's sanity it was a girl....

So this blog is special to me.....Harper was born March 4th 2016. Here is a little look at Lauren's Maternity and then Harper's Newborns. <3

MATERNITY:

HOSPITAL AND NEWBORN! <3