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Looking for the perfect gift for Dad this Christmas? JORD just sent me this beautiful wood watch made from olive and acacia wood for Trevor. Ephraim was able to give his dad an early Christmas gift ūüôā

This watch is from JORD’s Dover series. I loved this series because I got lost in the details as you can see the mechanical movements on the face. This makes the watch look modern but also with a simplicity of natural materials.

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Ephraim 7 Months

Seattle, WA

There have been a lot of changes around our house hold the past month. Ephraim has started to venture into eating solid foods, he has grown into a master crawler and as of last week has been pulling himself up onto everything! Which has unfortunately lead to a few bumps and bruises, hence the Harry Potter bruise below. We don’t photoshop the real life things around here.¬†ephraim7mo_1 ephraim7mo_2
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Ephraim’s 5 Month

Seattle, WA

We moved, we had weddings almost every weekend this month and in between that I almost forgot to do his 5 month photos. Since he is my main subject these days, I thought I’d delight you in a few of his many faces. Ephraim¬†is growing like a weed and each day I try my best to just soak in the moments to cuddle and take in every inch of his baby phase! I feel like next time I blink he will be walking.

Ephraim found his voice this month. Scream talking and letting us know every detail of his day has become the new routine. Giggles, screeches and jabber. He observes every little detail and I love watching him explore the world and people around him. He hams it up with all the ladies and likes to gently rough house with the boys. He is flipping and rolling all across the room and starting to scoot in his walker. Happy 5 Months little E!

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Ephraim’s 2 Month Photos

Seattle, WA

Little E is now TWO months old! He has the biggest toothless grin and loves to laugh at mommy & daddy. He is very alert, interatcive and loves listening to us read and talk to him. He’s not much of a crier unless he’s hungry or wants to fall asleep and needs an extra cuddle to get cozy. Ephraim has also has surprised us by already sleeping through the night! Trevor and I are¬†very thankful for this little man who brings us much joy!

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Ephraim is ONE Month!

Seattle, WA

My baby boy turned 1 month old today! I can’t believe the milestones are already happening. ¬†Ephraim¬†is a lot more social, locking eyes and starting to make fun noises accompanied by big¬†grins or stink faces. Big stretches and deep snuggles after a full tummy from nursing are some of my favorite moments with baby E. Happy 1¬†month little man!

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A New Wild Adventure

Monroe, WA

We have been a little MIA lately in the Compass Arrow world. The past few months have been packed with moving to a northern suburb of Seattle, my husband starting to pastor at a different church, launching a new blog, & did I mention baby baby baby things? Our little guy will be here in a few short months!

I am now almost 34 weeks, which makes my tummy gigantic,¬†short winded breathing to do even the simplest of tasks¬†and sweet, well lets be honest – sometimes painful kicks and jabs constantly from baby. I’m growing a part Japanese mini-ninja. I seem to be¬†waddling more than walking, and misjudging my¬†circumference as I¬†bump into counters and knock things over on tables. I have the bruises to prove it. Lets not forget that¬†unfortunate peeing-when-you-laugh-or-sneeze phenomenon or feeling like you can take a nap in just about any situation.

Pregnancy is a really unique experience, but life is a joy and I can’t imagine it any other way. Baby is super healthy and that is all this new mom can ever ask for. He is almost full term, weighing in at a little over 4lbs and 17inches long! What a champ.

Now that we are getting settled into our new home, a nursery area was undoubtedly in the works. We themed his space from the book, “Where the Wild Things Are” and anticipate a whole new adventure ahead for our family has he enters this world soon. Any guesses on his name? I’ll give you a hint, it starts with an “E”.

So with that, we will continue to be a little MIA¬†until baby “E’s” arrival as our family adjusts with this precious gift of life and new season in our life. Feel free to e-mail us for inquiries as we will continue to schedule photography sessions for the upcoming spring (starting in May) and into the summer/fall. You can still follow us for more constant posts¬†on our facebook page and be on the look out for updates with our growing family!

I am sure I will start to be THAT¬†mom who posts a scary amount of adorable newborn pictures, but I’ll try to keep it contained. Maybe. If he looks anything like his dad, you all just may want to unfollow me now if you can’t handle the abundance of cuteness about to be posted. Watch out for those cute almond asian eyes and sleepy funny faces.

Happy love month from ours to yours. May you take this time to celebrate the precious gifts around you.
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Horn Christmas Card

Tacoma, WA

One of my absolute favorite parts of Christmas is getting all of the Christmas cards and updates from friends and family! It is also one of my own favorite things to design for our own family. So here is a glimpse of our mailer we sent out this last year! We printed it on 80lb Cougar card stock, had it scored in the middle so the fold is on-point with no blemish and sealed with a small round clear sticker. Merry Christmas everyone!
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Jen

Tacoma, WA

“A joyful heart is good medicine” – Proverbs 17:22. ¬†This girl is one of my absolute favorite human beings. She is full of life and joy and can make me pee my pants laughing more than anyone I know. I haven’t done a portrait session since she visited me in Hawaii a few years ago and I was so excited to be able to do another one in Tacoma! Isn’t she one of the most gorgeous gals around? Inside and out. Love you Jen!
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Cider Tasting

Port Townsend, WA

Last weekend I went with some of my friends to go cider tasting! Port Townsend is one of my favorite little towns in the Olympic Peninsula and is an easy day trip from the Seattle area. We visited three¬†craft cider makers with¬†tasting rooms unique to the owners. All of them nestled up in the mountains and trees and rested¬†on farms. ¬†Finn River was my favorite with their various flavorful ciders. I’m also a sucker for anything lavender, so their lavender brew was an immediate winner. If you’re a gluten free junkie or just a cider connoisseur, you will definitely have to take a little weekend trip to visit. We also ventured to delightful farmers markets, adorable little shops in rustic buildings and enjoyed delicious food from restaurants over looking the water as you watch the ferries and boats cruise the water. Try and make¬†a summer adventure out to this little town!
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