Back to Blogging: A Year Long Update!

It's been almost a year since I've last blogged.  It's crazy how fast those 365 days go by! A lot has changed in the last year and I feel guilty for abandoning blogging for that long.  But, at the same time I felt like I had other priorities.  I'm ready to get back to blogging.  I'm planning to blog at least once a week sharing wedding planning tips and tricks.  Then, twice a month I'll share small business tips and experiences with my fellow creatives.  Then, wedding weeks I'll share a little about my couples and blog weddings as I get the pictures back from the amazing photographers. 

So, now you know what to expect going forward!  But, since it's been a year, let me recap what I haven't shared!

 

 

April 1st: We officially closed on our new house!  It was a crazy busy couple weeks filled with painting and cleaning before we officially moved in. We couldn't have done it without my family!

April 2nd: My mom threw me a baby shower and we took our maternity pictures! 

April 15th: We officially started sleeping and staying at our new house.  The master, living room, and nursery was painted and all our belonging were moved in.

My last pregnant selfie on my due date!  Brooks was born the next day!

My last pregnant selfie on my due date!  Brooks was born the next day!

April 26th: We welcomed baby Brooks Thomas Johnson at 4:53 weighing in at 6 pounds 15 oz and 20 inches long.  We were officially in love.  

Having a birth photographer come in was the best decision we made!  If you want birth photos, you have to contact Sam!  Photos by Samantha June Photography

Having a birth photographer come in was the best decision we made!  If you want birth photos, you have to contact Sam!  Photos by Samantha June Photography

Having an in home newborn session was amazing.  I will always cherish these pictures of the first few days of us being a family.  Photos by Leslie Leavitt Photography

Having an in home newborn session was amazing.  I will always cherish these pictures of the first few days of us being a family.  Photos by Leslie Leavitt Photography

May 7th: My family (mom, dad, husband, me, and baby Brooks at a whole 10 days old) traveled back to Davenport, Iowa to coordinate my first wedding as a new mom.  I couldn't have done it without my family!

A busy first 6 weeks! 

A busy first 6 weeks! 

June 11th: I coordinated my first wedding in Omaha!  Balancing a business and baby was hard work!

June 16th: Brooks met my husband's family during his baby shower in Minnesota.  He was quite the traveler at 6 weeks old!

July 4th: We continued the tradition of spending the 4th of July at the lake in Minnesota with Reid's family.  Brooks took his first boat ride!

September 17th: I traveled back to Davenport for my 3rd wedding of the year.  It was absolutely beautiful and definitely makes my favorite weddings list.  You can see all the pretty details here!

 

October 1st: I traveled back to Davenport for my 4th and final wedding of the year.  We put together 7 bouquets, 26 centerpieces, and countless corsages and boutonnieres in a hotel room.  Every single detail was gorgeous and it was also added to my list of favorites.  Find all the pictures here! 

 

October 26th: Brooks turned 6 months!  He was crawling like crazy, pulling himself up, and standing all by himself.  

Photos by Samantha June Photography

Photos by Samantha June Photography

October 31st: Brooks Celebrated his first Halloween.  We dressed him up as Charlie Brown and a duck.  He loved the pumpkin patch and playing with the seeds in the pumpkin!

November 24th: Brooks celebrated his first Thanksgiving.  He was full on crawling and eating everything in site.  He napped through dinner but enjoyed some potatoes later! 

We also started getting ready for Christmas!

Getting ready for the holidays with Brooks was so much fun!

Getting ready for the holidays with Brooks was so much fun!

December 25th: Brooks celebrated his first Christmas in Minnesota with Reid's family.  We later celebrated at home with my family.  To say he was spoiled was an understatement...

Lots of fun over Christmas break!  A trip to the zoo, eating lots of baby food, and playing in the snow!

Lots of fun over Christmas break!  A trip to the zoo, eating lots of baby food, and playing in the snow!

January 7th: I celebrated my 29th birthday.  I can't beleive it's my last year in my 20's!  Here's to hoping it's extra special!

Brooks is now 10 months old and walking. And climbing. Everything.  He's keeping me so busy but I love every minute of it!  We're getting ready for wedding season to take off here. I'm so excited for my 9 weddings that I have coming up this year.  It's going to be busy, but each one of them is so special.  

In the past year I've learned how to prioritize. It's been amazing to have my family so close to take Brooks if I have a client meeting or a consultation.  Reid of course has been super supportive. He loves his job, working on our house, and is making tons of friends. I can't explain how blessed I feel and I'm so happy my business has been taking off in Omaha!

I'm excited to have some great blog posts scheduled for you coming up in the next few months!  I plan to do better at blogging and share my knowledge with brides and the creative community!  

XO Lindsay