It’s amazing to think that we’re already coming up on our second holiday season since moving to Nashville, TN last summer. I’ve thought a couple of times that it would be fun to make a photo book of our first year here in Nashville when we reached our one year anniversary, and since I happened to get pregnant right around that time, the photo book seemed like the perfect way to tell my husband, Todd, the good news. I told him I was working on a few photo books “for work” and also suggested we go out to dinner to celebrate our one year “Nash-a-versary” later that week as well. I made sure to finish the book in time for the dinner and casually suggested to him that he look through the first year photo book since we had a few minutes to spare before we left for our reservation. He took the bait and unsuspectingly looked through the whole book (which is categorized by month) until he got to the last page where August 2016 just had one photo of 4 positive pregnancy tests in a row—surprise!
I also used the book to tell my parents our big news when they came to visit, but I switched out the pregnancy tests with the sonogram photo we had just gotten that week. That little profile is waaay cuter than some sticks I peed on if you ask me… We’ve had so many big events and fun adventures this past year (fixing up our house, hosting New Year’s with old friends, visiting Todd on the road, celebrating our 6th anniversary on tour, my little brother’s wedding…) that it was really special to see them all together in one place and especially dear to have such a sweet “ending” to our first year as well. Looking forward to what this next year brings! xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.