by Bethany McDonnell | South Georgia / North Florida Portrait Photographer
Well, our sweet little boy turned one-month old this past Saturday. We haven't introduced him yet on the blog, but if you follow us on facebook, you have already seen many pictures of him. Meet Ronan Timothy McDonnell, born on October 15th at 12:46 p.m. weighing 10 lbs. 7 oz. Yes, he was a big baby!
Be prepared to see lots of cuteness on this blog from now on. Birth story coming soon!
Happy One-Month Birthday, Ronan! We love you!
We are looking forward to meeting our little boy very soon! Only a few weeks til his due date (October 11). We decided to get a few maternity shots before our little boy made his entrance. Enjoy!
Yes, we are having a baby!--due to arrive in September.
We are excited for God's provision and entering this next step of our lives.
We love taking our vacation time to visit family. The first week of June, we decided to visit Rick's family in Illinois and make our way back down through north Georgia for a wedding for Rick to be the best man.
First Stop: Illinois
A highlight of our Illinois visit was enjoying the cool Illinois weather and flying kites with Rick's siblings. On Tuesday, we celebrated Rick's upcoming birthday by eating tacos and cheesecake and playing games with the family.
Second Stop: Chattanooga
On our way back down to Georgia, we stayed overnight at the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel. We just love history and great architecture.
Thursday was Rick's birthday. Since we knew the evening would be filled with wedding activities (picking up tuxes, dress rehearsal, etc.), we decided to celebrate with a nice birthday breakfast. We found a recommended restaurant called "Bluegrass Grill" about a block away from our hotel. We enjoyed our southern style breakfast of omelets, fruit, bacon, and of course, lots of coffee! Rick found a new favorite--jalapeno bacon! Yum, who knew bacon could get better?!
Thanks to my friend Kristin's post about Capturing Life as it is, I (Bethany) am learning to use my phone to take pictures to capture the moments when I am not carrying my big DSLR.
Third Stop: Union Point, north Georgia
We had a great time seeing our college friends, Josh and Laura, get married! We didn't take many pictures...only a quick one of us with a friend's iphone.
When we first moved into our cute little house a year and a half ago, we didn't have much furniture. I suppose many newly married couples start out this way. Knowing my love for classy antiques, a family friend brought Rick and I a 1960's French Provincial sofa and chair for our living room. I love them! It has taken me a while, but I have finally managed to buy/make accent pieces for this adorable sofa and chair. Enjoy the details.
Have a great weekend!
I was inspired by the "Behind the Scenes" post by my photographer friends, Jeremy & Kristin (*also my amazing wedding photographers) to make a post of our own showing the "Behind the Scenes" shots of our recent wedding. These photos happen when you are supposed to be taking pictures of the wedding or the details but instead take pictures of each other :)
Fun moment here...right before these next two pictures, Rick and I were taking pictures of details when I turn around and we (at the same time) start taking pictures of each other.
Rick and Bethany McDonnell, Thomasville, Georgia Photographers
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.
Springtime is here and our Lord is alive!
A few weeks ago, I (Bethany) gather together some up-cycled Greek yogurt containers, some purple pots, potting soil, and lots of seeds...to start my garden. I don't really know that much about gardening...all I did was read the seed directions and water as needed. I now have some tiny little plants that I hope will bring me some delicious herbs indoors as well as some starter plants for Rick to plant outside. We'll see if I have a green thumb or not.
Isn't Oliver Bingley (*the orange kitty*) a cutie? He belongs to my parents...
Last Sunday was a very special day...a day that we celebrated our Savior's resurrection. We enjoyed fellowship with our church family Sunday morning and singing in an Easter cantata called "Where Love and Mercy Meet." After church, we spent time with our family eating yummy food and being thankful for God's grace and goodness in our lives. We were grateful to have my sis and cousin visiting from college/grad school.