October 18, 2019
For the past 3+ months, Jay and I have been tasked with keeping the biggest secret of our lives. We feel so blessed and incredibly happy to share that our little family of 3 (Morgan, Jay and Diesel) will be becoming 4 in April with our newest addition, Baby Parlett!
What a crazy year this has been for our family and looking back I have never felt more blessed. Jay and I have spent the past 11 years together and have dreamed of the day that we would be able to expand our family! Diesel is the light of our life and nothing about that will ever change. The only thing that is changing is that he officially has seniority over this little one coming in April! I can’t wait to watch them grow and play together.
If you have followed us throughout the years you been with us through so many major life moments. The college years , Jay’s career as a firefighter, and other transitions. You came with us when we got engaged and married. We built our first home together and it took some time to settle in. We have had the highest highs and some of the lowest lows. At the end of the day, with God at the center we will conquer anything hand in hand.
The beginning of 2019 had a bit of a scary start for us. You can read about that here. But, the second half of this year has been sweeter than we could have ever imagined. February left us wondering if having a family would be possible for us. We faced several frightening realities and I could not be more thankful for God’s healing and my husbands health. Jay is the center of my world and I’m so grateful God reminded me what is most important in life.
Fast forward several months, my cheeks are streaming with tears of joy as I can finally share why I haven’t been posting as frequently. Growing a human is not as easy as I thought and this pregnancy has really given me a run for my money thus far. Thankfully, I am feeling better each day and the second trimester has already been totally different than the first. I can’t wait for the “Three Amigos” to become “The Quad Squad” in April. In case you are wondering, those are our little nicknames for our family.
I already know that Jay is going to be the best Father because I am in such an awe of his love and compassion for Diesel every day. Their bond brings me to tears all the time because their love is so inspiring. I can’t wait to watch Diesel become the best Big Brother around. He loves children and really anyone who loves him back. Most importantly I am so grateful to God for trusting us to be this little ones parents. For blessing us with this baby’s life and the opportunity for us to be “The Quad Squad.”
I know there will be challenges in life and I am so grateful for these great moments. My little family is everything to me and I’m just so happy that its expanding into an even bigger collection of people I love.
Thank you so much for your continued love and support over the years, and most importantly, the past few months. Keeping this secret has not been easy but I’m grateful for the respect and privacy we have received!
Be sure to stay tuned to my YouTube channel for another announcement video in the next few days!
Photography by Tiffany Sigmon
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