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Through My Lens {April 2014}

This a series where I share snapshots from my daily life as captured through my iPhone. If you’re new to the series and would like to catch up (or just missed a few along the way), click here for past posts, and follow me on Instagram to keep up with my daily adventures.

It’s been a month of mixed emotions. There has been a birth and a death, moments of joy and moments of sorrow. All kinds of fears, and all kinds of excitement.

We found out on our 3-year anniversary (April 16th!) that we’re having a baby boy, who we’re naming Jack, and that has probably been the most exciting of all. I can’t believe it’s already May, and I’m one month closer to meeting my little guy. Pregnancy has been filled with all kinds of fear, but I also know that it’s an immense privilege and gift to carry a child, and I don’t want to take it for granted.

Overall, I’d say April was a busy month and a mostly good month filled with good food, friends, family and (finally) coffee…

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Coffee + scones.

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A homemade veggie burger and fries. Delicious.

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After a pretty pedicure with my friend Karen, the day before she had her baby boy Charlie!

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Where I’ve been most of the month: reading on the couch!

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Quinoa and black bean tacos with Sriracha-lime Mexican street corn. (Recipe coming, I promise.)

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My moisturizer (and stretch-mark-preventer) of choice.

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Got to visit my favorite spot in Malibu for a birthday party. Sadly, no vino for me. I guess I’ll have to go back again soon!

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Morning reading.

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Made the delicious “Rice Cream Sundae” recipe from It’s All Good. So fun!

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A bump shot at 16 weeks.

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Shauna Niequist’s blueberry crisp. Always a good idea.

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A spring pea risotto, also from It’s All Good. Clearly I can’t stop cooking from that cookbook!

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Bits of a tasty dinner outside.

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Beach essentials.

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My sweet, snuggly girl.

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Brian and I at dinner with friends. Typical.

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My girl Annie and me on our first double date with the husbands. Many more to come!

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Avocado toast for life. Can’t stop eating it.

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Maggie in her happy place.

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Another bump selfie—18 weeks!

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Hanging with my friend Ashton’s daughter Blakely in Austin. She is so expressive these days! Can’t get enough of her.

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Karen’s baby Charlie!! 9 lbs, 12 oz. Love this big guy!!

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Candid moment with Ashton and Blakely in Austin.

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And then for real.

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A mini-reunion of college girlfriends at our friend Rachel’s wedding in Austin, TX.

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Brian and I holding baby Charlie for the first time.

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19 week baby bump, snapped right before we found out that we were having a baby boy!

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A new “J” mug in honor of Jack, plus a cute onesie from Auntie Ashton.

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Wyoming sunset on our drive out to Uncle Randy’s funeral.

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Games and giggles with cousins.

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A beautiful and heartbreaking moment during the graveside service.

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Our selfie Easter photo. Never remembered to take a real one!

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My new favorite pouch, with one of my favorite quotes.

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The moment I realized Jack hit a growth spurt! Whoa baby!

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My first pregnancy jog!!

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Breakfast and reading out in the backyard.

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The contents of my tote (shared in hopes of winning the Madewell #totewell contest).

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Coffee + scones.

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20 week bump, in my favorite maternity shorts my friend Ashton lent me.

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An afternoon (decaf) iced mocha during the heat wave we’ve been having. Toasty!

What have you been up to this month? Do share! (And include a link to your blog if you share photos, too!)…

2 Comments

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    Alexandria
    May 4, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Natalie,

    I love this post for so many reasons. A friend pointed me to a blog saying she thought you and I had a lot of similarities in how we write and our outlooks on life. Though it’s late in the game, congratulations on your pregnancy!

    Even though some people think I am crazy for taking photos all of the time, I think it will be a good and important thing for down the road. Little things that made us happy will be captured forever. And the little things are my favorite.

    I hope you get the chance to check out my blog http://www.lovealexandria.com and that you know you have a new, faithful reader :) I can’t wait to read more!
    Love,
    Alexandria

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