I believe in cheering you on throughout life's journey.
Standing up & cheering as you walk across that stage to receive your diploma. Drawing closer to your chest as we sway in our kitchen after a long day of work. And putting aside our computer screens for an evening stroll while we dream about growing old together.
These two are some of my favorites & I am truly blessed to call them dear friends. I've known them since we were all freshmen starting at the University of Mobile in the fall of 2008. Kris was head-over-heels in love with Paige since day 1, but it took a little convincing before she was on the same page. Kris knew he wanted Paige as his bride & he wasn't going to take 'no'. I love his persistence in their story. And I'm so glad she gave him a chance because their marriage is one I look up to. They laugh & cry together all while accomplishing their dreams hand-in-hand.
This spring the McAuley's graduated with their Masters' Degrees - Business for Kris & Nursing for Paige. And Kris' youngest sibling, Abbie, also graduated from the University of Mobile with her Bachelor's degree in Communication, so we just had to get a few photos in of the 3 McAuley graduates. *There's a fun surprise at the end of this blog post, so keep reading. Promise it's worth it!
"Babe, you look good in graduation attire." Paige commented & I completely agree.
I believe in squeezing your hand so tightly as we hear our baby's heartbeat for the first time.
*That's right - Baby McAuley is on the way!!! YAY YAY YAY!
Paige is one of my friends who lift-tone-burns with me at Pure Barre Mobile. And I will never forget the day I questioned her, "Are you pregnant?" *Elliot head tilt included.* She blushed & said "yes." Which resulted in a few excited screams. Ah! We had already discussed this senior portrait session prior to this news, so when she approached me with a pregnancy announcement I was all in!
Baby McAuley - you are already so loved. And have the funniest, kindest & Christ-like parents. I cannot wait to meet you.