Saturday, July 11, 2009

Maternity Pictures

Maternity can never have enough. I love taking pics of my growing belly and I think it will be so wonderful to have them to look back on in future years. At the end of the pregnancy I will post all of my belly pictures so you can see the difference from start to finish. (well, the start is at 17 weeks...when I first got a bump) But for now I would like to share a photo session that Austin and I did recently. I was 32 weeks pregnant. We went to the beach for a sunrise backdrop. We would have liked to get more pictures that day but the camera batteries died. Ha. O'well. I think the few we got are pretty cute. So, here they are. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

And baby makes 3! .......or is it 7??

The discussion of children wasn't a hard one, we both wanted them and the sooner the better! We were ready to expand our family almost as soon the wedding was over. I think our pets were kind of our "starter" children! 2 dogs, a cat, and a very social turtle....yup, those are my babies! But, cute as they may be, we wanted a real baby. So there it began, our bumpy road to parenthood. They spend so much time in health class teaching us how easy it is to become pregnant, and not one bit of advice for when things are not so easy.
As I type this today I am nearly 34 weeks pregnant. There was a time that I could not imagine being where I am today. Just getting pregnant was a struggle all its own, and having suffered through two losses makes it a heart breaking journey. Austin and I found a way to pick ourselves back up and try again. In December of 2008, we found out that we were pregnant again! After many sonograms and tests we learned we had a healthy baby girl on the way! There just isn't any words to describe how happy and blessed we felt, and still feel. Our darling daughter is due in late August, her name is Zoe Elise. Every night since finding out we were pregnant I have said the same prayer. "Lord, thank you for today, please continue to watch over all of us and help to keep us safe, strong, healthy and growing. Thank you, Amen".

The Story of Us

I've often heard that when you meet "the one" that you will just know it, without a doubt. That saying never really made much sense to me until I met Austin. I just knew he was my "one" and that life with him was going to be something special. We met in late Febuary of 2002 at a mutual friends house. Shortly after meeting we started dating and getting to know each other. It didn't take very long for us to develop a serious relationship. I think we both just knew that we were meant to be together. After five years of dating, on July 22 2007, We were married. What a wonderful, beautiful, and happy day that was. That day we officially started our family as Mr. & Mrs. Keck. The first of our many "happiest days of our lives"!

Hello and Welcome!

We would like to welcome you to the Keck Family Chronicles! We have created this blog to keep our dear family and friends updated on our growing family. We will be sharing with you our adventures and milestones, and I'm sure lots of pictures along the way! Everyday holds new memories as we make our own history in this journey called life. Please follow along with us as we chronicle our family!! With Love, Mr. & Mrs. Keck