Friday, November 20, 2015

Happy ♥

A few weeks ago, my dad asked my mom what she wanted for their 45th wedding anniversary. Her answer: to go see Jillian & Zach. ♥ I was so excited to hear this news and I could not wait for the weekend to get here!

They decided to drive from NC to Iowa, which left me a little skeptical that the trip would actually happen... but it did! This past weekend my mom and dad made the 1000-mile journey to spend time on the farm with me, Zach, and Buddy!

It was such a wonderful weekend filled with lots of hugs, yummy food, piano playing, Scrabble, shopping, and quality time. Not only did we celebrate a very special 45th wedding anniversary, we celebrated my belated birthday, an early Thanksgiving, Mom's early birthday, our new doggy (their new grand-dog), and Baby H!

Yep, that's right... Zach and I are thrilled to be expecting Baby H this May, 2016!

So if you're wondering where I've been the past few months, the computer has had to take a backseat to all-day morning sickness. I'm finally starting to feel better and ready to get caught back up to the blog and art. Please keep our little family in your thoughts and prayers as we navigate this exciting new adventure.

Mom and Dad, thank you so much for coming all the way to visit us for your anniversary, but most of all, thank you for the beautiful example of love that you show daily. We are grateful. (And we miss you already!)

I will say that I hesitated to share our special news online because I know how hard it is to read if you are hoping and praying for a baby of your own. Please know that you have been, and will continue to be, in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you to those who've prayed for us. 

God is Love and Love is Good.



  1. Congrats! I had a feeling we were going to be hearing that news soon. I'm so excited for you, Zach and Buddy. Jillian, your parents must be as excited as you are. Blessings to all. <3

    1. :) I wanted to tell in person but just couldn't wait any longer. We are super thrilled and can't wait for MAY!!:)

  2. Ahhhhhh so exciting! Get ready for your hearts to EXPLODE with love and selflessness--even more so than today. I love you and am so happy for you and your families!

    1. Love you!! Thanks so much ... we just are over the moon!