Welcome, Baby Caris

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I couldn’t remember what Andrea told me so I Googled the name Caris for its meaning.  “Grace, charm or favor” came up, Greek in origin, the one who is hoped for.

I met her family this past fall, shortly before her early appearance.  I thought about sharing those photos first but I’ve never put too much stock into chronological sequence.  With the New Year comes resolutions and goals with hope playing a vital role.  This story feels more relevant right now.

And Caleb.  I haven’t met a boy with so much love to give a new sibling in quite some time, maybe ever.  He couldn’t get enough snuggles and kisses with Caris and I couldn’t stop clicking.  Sometimes he looks to me as though he is protecting her, he’s already an incredible big brother.

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Andrea’s mom was visiting while I was there, I love this generation shot:

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While trying to recreate photos from Caleb’s newborn shoot I found a nook in his room with chalkboard paint.  The photos we took there really became their own unique thing with one very sleepy baby receiving a whole lot of love.

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There isn’t much more to say that the pictures can’t say better for themselves.  May this year be abundant in health, love, growth and hope.

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