March 24, 2013

lauren + kiddos | lifestyle

Lauren was my history teacher for 9th + 10th grade and honestly, she's the best. Both years, we had a class full of girls. Talking, eating, laughing, and duh, learning, happened every class. We went on amazing field trips, and grew as a TEAM and not just as a class. Good times.

I watched as Lauren and her husband Paul wanted to have children, and the heartache of not being able to was so grieving to see. Finally, in December of 2011, they adopted their beautiful girl Esme. Over. Joyed. does not describe what I felt the day I heard. I began to cry and praise Jesus for His sweet mercies. Then, a few months later, they found out that Lauren was pregnant with twins. And more joyfulness + tears ensued. 

I had the chance to photograph Lauren + her three precious kiddos Esme, Jace + Emerie in their home last month. So so love these pictures and this family. 

























14 comments:

Elisha said...

What a PRECIOUS family.. beautifully done miss Ellie! x

Kiley Marissa said...

these are so so cute! I love the older little girl. she's precious, seriously love.

Mariah Nichole said...

I. Love. These. 5th to last is my favorite though!

Catherine Marsh said...

There are so cute! I am loving all your lifestyle posts!

Kristyn said...

so sweet!! :)

Madison said...

Overflowing amounts of preciousness. I LOVE these Ellie. And what a story. No children. The blessing of adoption. And then TWINS! God is so so wonderful! Praising Him!!

Blessings!

-Madi

Lara Anastasia said...

I almost died. Precious!

Eliza Berry said...

These are so sweet! Those babes are the cutest. :)

Hannah Nicole said...

aw man. these are pretty special. and those littles are such cuties. :)

Emily said...

SO much cuteness!!! Love these!

Kendra Lynne said...

ohmygosh. So precious. Love these, Ellie!

Morgan said...

gorgeous photos ellie. love these!

Mia said...

These transcend cute....they're wonderful. Those kiddos are drenched in dearness!

abby said...

Awwww! So cute! Love their names too.