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well, it’s not really bump day anymore. . .

emmett richard lyon arrived on september 29, 7:03 pm, weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and 19.5 inches long.

more details on his arrival (and obviously more photos) to come soon, but for now, meet our little lyonsimple smile bump day   week 39  |  colorado wedding photographer

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we’re in heaven.

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  • Debbie Chandler - Congratulations!! He is absolutely adorable!! I know a lifetime of fun, joy and happiness awaits you!!

the other day, i saw a photo of myself mid-pregnancy. i remember feeling so big, and now i look back and think i look so itty-bitty. little lyon could be coming any day now. any day could be my last day with him in my belly, which means any day could be the biggest i get. phew! i’m soooo excited to meet our little man, and i’m soooo excited to not have a big ‘ol santa belly! it’s been fun, but it’s getting a little out of hand! this belly is just huge!

during the pregnancy, nate and i have tried to take as many belly shots as we can. they weren’t meant to be super artistic – that wasn’t the point. we just wanted to have fun with it (and we did!). lots of them were done just before i’d make a bump day post when nate came home from work – you can tell how tired we both are in our mid-week faces! perfect or not, i love them, and it’s already fun to look back at them and see myself grow! the next long-term series like this will definitely be our little lyon growing – just outside of my belly 😉  here are a few of my favorites from the past 9 months – some of them making their second turn on the blog, and some newsimple smile bump day   week 38  |  colorado wedding photographer

11 weeks and announcing the pregnancy! we were both incredibly excited to spill the beans. i remember my jeans already starting to get tight at this stage, but now i think i look so small!

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16 weeks – let the “ate too many cupcakes” belly begin!!

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20 weeks and finally finding out it’s a boy – and finally starting to show….kind of.

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21 weeks – some days i looked more pregnant than other days.

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25 and 27 weeks – i officially have a bump!

and i’m officially wearing yoga pants most days…as proven by the pics, hehe.

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29 weeks!

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33 weeks. grow, little lyon, grow!!

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30 weeks, then 38 weeks.

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38!

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how far along? 38 weeks.
maternity clothes? of course!
sleep? not so great. the pregnancy insomnia has returned! let’s just say grey’s anatomy has proved very entertaining at 1am.
best moment of the week? shooting my last wedding before baby. i was nervous that i’d pop before the wedding day (or at the wedding!) but everything went great!
movement? rolling around, and hiccups every day.
symptoms: back pain, and huge-ness, but it will all be worth it!
milestones: the car seat is officially installed. we’re ready for him!
miss anything? wine, or better yet, pumpkin beer. with this fall weather, it would be pretty awesome to have one.
food cravings: nothing in particular!
belly button in or out? it’s pretty much just flat now, stretched out to the max!
wedding rings on or off? still on – it’s a miracle i tell ya.
looking forward to: cuddling the little guysimple smile bump day   week 38  |  colorado wedding photographer

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  • Kathleen - We are so excited for you. You are going to be more exhausted then you can ever imagine more worried about every little thing and believe it or not even more in love with little lyon then you ever thought possible! Looking forward to the first pics of him.

i met mallory just about a year ago at what we thought was going to be a normal starbucks. instead, it was a starbucks inside of an old, run-down grocery store. here we were, huddled around a tiny little table next to the produce department, discussing her wedding day. odd, right? but it didn’t throw her off one bit. as soon as she started talking about the day she’d marry her fiance, it’s like she forgot she was next to a big stack of bananas, and her eyes just lit up. i knew at that very first meeting that their day would be something different.

you see, mallory is incredibly sweet. like not a teaspoon-of-sugar-sweet, but a five-pound-bag-of-sugar-sweet. but then when she gets around adam, she somehow gets even sweeter. it’s something pretty amazing to watch. they literally just light up around each other. enjoy some of my favorites from their day in estes park (and see for yourself what i’m talking about)!

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the spunky boots added the perfect touch of personality in mal’s outfit.

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mallory – you are so stunning. sooo. stunning.

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mal’s dad seeing his little girl in her dress.

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so sweet, right?

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i love me some adorable first lookssimple smile mallory & adam's estes park resort wedding

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first prayer together as a married couple

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favoritessimple smile mallory & adam's estes park resort wedding

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the way the light caught mal’s veil…melted me a little bit.

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details at the reception were everywhere. and all so cute with just enough mountain-country style mixed in.

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i only ate one, i swear 😉

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the mr. & mrs. sign on the cupcakes – i mean, really? cutest idea ever!

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let the party beginsimple smile mallory & adam's estes park resort wedding

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mallory and adam – congratulations on your marriage and all the wonderful things that are to come for you both!

reception – estes park resort
Cupcakes – friend of bride and groom – Jetson Swayze
Suits – Men’s Warehouse
Dress – Bridal Collection
DJ – DJ Maestro
Flowers – Kim & Company (Kim Morrison)
Flowers in centerpieces – Mal’s Aunt’s grew the flowers in Kansas and Nebraska in their gardens!
Bride’s Boots- Fort Worth Stockyards
Boys Boots- Sheplers
Invitations- friend of bride and groom – Laura Taylor Finer

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  • Sarah Walter - I love how bright and colorful everything was! How lovely!

37 weeks – full term! he’s ready, and so is the nursery! he can officially arrive at any time and have somewhere to sleep, get changed, and even cry his little lyon heart out (but our baby will never cry, right? 😉 )

our third bedroom had been untouched since we moved into our house last year, and now was the time to take it over and decorate for the little lyon! here it is from the start: blank. builder-beige walls. boring light fixture. the pile of wainscotting on the carpet – just a sign of what was to come! we knew we wanted to do wainscotting from the very beginning!2012 09 19 0011 bump day   week 37  |  colorado wedding photographerP I N I T

then came my crazy mock-up in week 22. from there, we went crazy with ideas to make the nursery everything we imagined. we decided to have the room be a bit retro, a bit travel inspired, and still a bit baby. cutesy, but not too cutesy. travel themed, but not too travel themed. ya know, just not too much of anything.

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here it is! the final product! putting the nursery together was such a fun project to do together. and i love it.2012 09 19 0031 bump day   week 37  |  colorado wedding photographerP I N I T

 nate had an idea for a painted mural above little lyon’s changing table/dresser to tie in the travel theme, and some whimsy. he hunted for just the right model airplane, and even incorporated an antique camera to tie in my photography. the little polaroid frames have photos we’ve taken from our travels in them. ya, my hubs, he’s pretty talented 😉

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i’ve said it before, and i’ll say it again – i’m a dork. and nate and i are both super detail-oriented. so, when we found the lamp with the teddy bear flying an old airplane, i was hooked. and we made a coaster for the side table made from coins that we’ve collected from our travels.

and the “table”…isn’t a table. it’s a trunk on its side. you don’t really notice it at first, but it ties it all together so wellsimple smile bump day   week 37  |  colorado wedding photographer(if i do say so myself…hehehe)

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the changing table/dresser that my brother made arrived this week! it’s all kinds of awesome.

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little touches – antique movie poster, canvases above the crib that nate designed, and a comfy ottoman as extra seating!

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perhaps the most important part of the nursery –

the door guard.

beware.

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we made the mobile to go over little lyon’s cribsimple smile bump day   week 37  |  colorado wedding photographer

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here it is! the final pano shot!

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how far along? 37 weeks.
maternity clothes? of course. and more of nate’s basketball shorts.
sleep? still hit or miss, but not too bad!
best moment of the week? last night, i could feel his heel, and i nudged it one way, and he kicked it back! it was so sweet to have him actually respond!
movement? yes, but not as much. more feet movement than anything else.
symptoms: nothing new, but i’m still hugesimple smile bump day   week 37  |  colorado wedding photographer
milestones: reaching full term!
miss anything? advil. tylenol just isn’t the same.
food cravings: pumpkin!!!! i made some pumpkin-zucchini bread, and it’s pretty much amazing.
belly button in or out? out, way out.
wedding rings on or off? still on. not quite sure how, but still on!
looking forward to: him being here. the countdown is on, and it’s all a waiting game now.

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  • Katie Lyon - Thanks Vanessa! :) You’re the master of design 😉

  • Jennifer Lyon - It’s beautiful! And of course Charli is the cutest!

  • Katie Lyon - Thanks Margo :)

  • Beth Marie - Such a unique nursery! Looks beautiful!

  • Margo Sweany - Love it! Great job Katie!

  • Vanessa Van Vark - Love, love, LOVE your nursery! :)

  • Kay Beaton - Beautiful Katie!

  • Cathy Marie - Love it all!

  • Alan Lyon - Awesome!

becca and jeff’s day didn’t come without its fair share of surprises. in typical colorado fashion, the weather shifted from bright and sunny to dark, cold, windy, and pouring rain – in less than an hour. that was not supposed to happen. not according to the weather channel, or according to the app on my iphone that showed a happy sun icon for the whole day.

things were totally flipped upside down. but it didn’t matter. becca and jeff were used to fighting for what they want. they’ve lived in different cities – even different states – while planning their wedding. they’ve battled through grad school, and becca even traveled to ecuador to do research. fighting for what they want is nothing new. so, that’s what we did. we made it work. and everything worked out just perfectly. the colorado storm just added some excitement to the day 😉

here are just some of my favorites from their big day!

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becca – this dress was made for you!

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such a cute look jeff gave becca during the ceremony

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i just love the detail in old churches.

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since becca is a geophysicist, and jeff is also a scientist, they had hints of geology and organic elements weaved into their decor. the river stones on the table, the tree trunk discs, and even rock candy!

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favorite.

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becca – your smile just radiates when you look at jeff. so stinkin’ cute.

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love. that. dress!

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each colorado school of mines graduate gets a hardhat with the color of their graduating class. since the two lovebirds met while attending school there, we had to get a couple shots with their hardhats!

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jeff’s request for the wedding: his groom’s cake.simple smile becca + jeff  |  married!  |  red lion wedding

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jeff designed becca’s ring, and becca had jeff’s ring made with – you guessed it – rocks. you can’t tell me that’s not adorable 😉

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becca and jeff – i’m so happy i got to be a part of your day. i can’t wait to see what’s next for you both!!simple smile becca + jeff  |  married!  |  red lion weddingcongratulations!!

 

getting ready: hotel boulderado

ceremony: sacred heart of jesus catholic church

reception: red lion restaurant

flowers & small cake: whole foods (becca loved that they used all organic ingredients and fair trade flowers)

grooms cake: anything but vanilla

signs & table numbers: carter creations

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