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  • WELCOME!

    Hi & welcome to our little corner of the web! My name is Brantley and this is the place where I share about life, adoption, ministry and being a mom! I am a wife to an incredibly patient man and a mother to a beautiful little girl who was brought into our family through adoption! I love to document life through my lens and share them with you here! My husband and I started a non-profit ministry called Voices 4 the Voiceless back in 2011... and we are currently working to build a babies home in Uganda, Africa!

    Most recently, I said goodbye to my job as a full-time photographer to focus on my family & ministry. And in June of 2014, we will be expecting a baby girl! God has used us in BIG ways already, and we look forward to seeing the path He continues to reveal for us. Follow us as we venture out on this amazing journey the Lord called us on!

Wide Eyed Beauty

I’ll never forget the day Annalise was born.  It was a whirlwind of a day full of emotions of being scared and full of joy all at once!  I was in love instantly, but it wasn’t until the first night that the nurse brought her into our room for our first middle of night feeding.  The lights were off, but there was a glimmer of light coming from the window outside.  I suppose a street light or something.  I remember the nurse pulling her out of her “bassinet” and her eyes were wide opened gleaming at me. I smiled.  I said, “hey there my wide eyed beauty”.  It was perfect.  So each night, it never failed, every thing the nurse brought her to me, she would become alert and open her eyes and look right at me in the night.  It was precious and something I still treasure!

Even now, her eyes captivate me and I melt!  Love my little wide eyed beauty!

Until then… Brantley

August 21, 2014 - 6:05 PM

April Wainwright - I love your blue pillows. Annalise is so sweet..heck, both your girls are. How can you stand it? Hope your week is going well.

My little sunshines!

In case you haven’t heard me say it before, my girls bring so much joy to my life!  They really do. By no means do we live perfect lives, in fact, far from it.  My girls are not perfect, and they mess up… we all do.  But these two really do make each day a little brighter! More so… I LOVE how much these two love one another!  Pray they always love one another this much!

Love them!

Until then… Brantley

All Smiles!

Annalise has been ALL smiles today!  Its now 4:30pm and she is just now taking a nap for the day!  She normally sleeps quite a bit and has some fussy moments in between.  But not today… this girl is full of sunshine and all smiles today!  :) Enjoy!

She’s starting to drool alot too… which tells me she’s definitely teething!

Fun times with Annalise!

Until then… Brantley

Annalise – 3 Months

Where oh where is this time going?  I swear its flying by even faster than when Katherine Grace was a baby.  I am going to miss these days soooo much!

Annalise was 13 weeks on Monday, and 3 months old Tuesday!  (same deal, right?)  ;)

This little girl brings so much joy into our house!  She can also give me  a run for my money most days!  But I prayed so hard for a momma’s girl, and I think I may have gotten one!;) She loves for her momma to hold her, she giggles when I talk to her, she’s full of personality!  She loves smiling, eating, sleeping and sometimes crying! lol  We love her to pieces and so does her big sister!  We’re beyond blessed!

While at the beach this past weekend, we got the scare of a lifetime!  While out on the water, my mom stayed back at the beach house with Annalise.  She was asleep.  My mom walked by her at one point and noticed she was completely white and washed out.  She realized she wasn’t breathing.  After 3-40 seconds, they managed to get her breathing started back.  It scared us so much!  So yesterday, we saw our pediatrician and for precaution, has set her up on a sleep apnea monitor. It detects lung function and heart beat.  Should she stop breathing again while sleeping – it sounds an alarm to not only wake us up… but to hopefully startle her (in hopes she would start breathing again).  We’re not 100% the cause of her not breathing, but we’re thankful to our doctor for helping us feel at ease.  We’re praying that never happens again!

We love you Annalise!  We thank God for you everyday!

{here is one quick teaser from the beach…}

Until then… Brantley

Annalise 12 Weeks

Growing up WAY too fast over here!  Annalise is 12 weeks old today!  She is a bundle of joy and I am loving each sweet day!  We still have our hard days dealing with some colic… but bless… this sweet child is becoming happier by the minute!  We’re LOVING this stage soooo much!

Big thanks to my friend, Becky for the onesie! We love it and I’m so glad she can wear it now!

Fun times for sure!

Until then… Brantley

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