I believe that this Christmas, we can light the world with small, individual acts of kindness…acts of service, acts of love. Each of us has a critically important role to play in the lives of those around us. Jesus Christ was the perfect example. We may be one small person, but we can make a big impact in the lives of those around us. Visit mormon.org for service ideas for each day of this month leading up to Christmas and change your world and others around you as you light the world.
I am eternally grateful for those who serve around me. My neighbor who decorated my driveway when the babies were born, my mom who drives an hour to come be with me when I need her help me when my babies are sick, my friend who dropped off a goodie basket of encouragement the night before the embryo transfer during IVF last year. These people are lighting my world and I know that the service and love you give to others has brightened those lives around you, too.
I hope you have a beautiful Christmas season as we remember the real reason!
When my gorgeous sister-in-law Rachel called me from Italy last year on her business trip and showed me the positive pregnancy test through Facetime, I had to step into an office at work since I couldn’t keep my voice down because I was so excited! We were due within a week of each other! Tyler and I had just found out that we were pregnant with our babies a week prior. What could be better than 3 new babies in the family?! It has been so much fun being pregnant with her. She has given me the greatest tips on pregnancy and the hospital stay that have saved me. I had my babies 8 weeks early due to preeclampsia, but I am still going to refer to our 3 babies as “the triplets” when Rachel’s baby boy is born. Our husbands are going to love having boys so close in age too and I’m sure they will take them dirt biking while we take our girls to get manicures when they’re older 🙂
My in-laws threw us a combined baby shower and it turned out absolutely stunning. I was completely blown away! Rachel designed it (we need to clone her so she can have enough time to be a party planner too!) and everyone helped to execute an unbelievably gorgeous evening. The food, the company, the setting…I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect evening to celebrate the blessing that these 3 new babies are going to be in our lives.
Our baby shower is featured on Style Me Pretty Living with more photos, and all of the details on vendors are below!
- Floral Design: Ashley Nackos
- Signage Calligraphy: Chalk a Fine Line
- Invitations: Minted
- Florals: Esprit Raw Flowers
- Vintage Sofa and Cake Table: Refined Vintage Events
- Food: Kneaders Bakery
- Cake and Desserts: Sweet Tooth Fairy
- Placemat Calligraphy: Sarah Rose Ward
- Photographer: Mariko Kay Photography