RED, WHITE, and (Almost) DUE!

Happy Independence Day everyone! First I want to thank all the men and women who serve our country! Your sacrifice is immense and greatly appreciate. Thank you for all that you do, today and everyday!

July 4th is a special day for me and Kevin. Of course because we are celebrating our country’s independence! But also for one very personal reason. Last year on July 4th Kevin and I decided that we wanted to have a baby. We were lounging in our pool (we had just bought our first home together the month before) and talking about life. I remember bringing it up to him. I can’t remember exactly what I said but it was something along the lines of “I’m so happy. I love our life together and I think I’m ready to have a baby with you.” I remember being totally shocked when Kevin said “I’m ready too. Let’s makes a baby!” I don’t know why I was so shocked. Maybe it was because we had never talked about it before. But I was over the moon happy when he told me he was on the same page. So on that day, one year ago today, we decided we would create a life. We did however agree that we both wanted to have one last “hurrah” and wait a couple months before trying to get pregnant by really living it up over the summer. I think we lasted about 30 days for our “last hurrah” and were in bed at 8pm every single night that month. Ha! We didn’t need a couple months, we were ready and we started trying.

Earlier in the day on July 4th 2015, we actually tried to invite some friends over last minute but everyone had something going on either with family or with their own little babies at home. We thought “This stinks. We have this great new house with a pool and no one can come over for a pool party/BBQ?!” So Kevin and I realized that day that our lives had changed. We were growing up and so were our friends. Our priorities were changing and that was a really good thing. Not that we wont have plenty of pool parties as adults with children, we plan to have many!  But that’s not really what this day is about – not even close. As a young adult you don’t really realize this. At least I didn’t. My July 4th was a bust if I didn’t have some huge party to go to. Well now I’m happy to say that I celebrate the REAL meaning behind the holiday. The sacrifices men and women make to keep us safe in this great country of ours. Sacrifices that are going to allow my daughter to grow up in place where she is free to make her own choices and create her own life. For that, I am truly grateful.

I can’t believe that one year after Kevin and I made the choice to bring a life into this world, we are only days away from meeting our little girl. Life is good. We are truly grateful.

Dress details below (I’m wearing a medium FYI). It comes in pink too!


10 Thoughts

10 thoughts on “RED, WHITE, and (Almost) DUE!

  1. This is so precious! I love that this day is extra special for you and Kevin, and always will be now! 🙂 have a wonderful holiday, Ali!

  2. Congratulations Ali! I love following your blog, and watching your snaps. Good luck in these coming days with your special delivery! Thank you for being such a great role model for girls (and us women) everywhere! Xo Happy 4th

  3. Ali that’s so cool!!! You are so cute!! I’ve always been a fan of yours!! Good luck having that baby girl today!!

  4. Two days is my birthday too! 🙂 I bet you are so excited and ready to meet your baby girl! I can’t wait to see pictures of her! You look beautiful Ali!

  5. Congratulations!! I’ve been a fan since the Bachelor, then the Bachelorette. Wonderful you have found such happiness!!

  6. Ali, I don’t know if you’ll ever read this…I’ve been a fan of yours since you were the Bachelorette. I am so happy for you and Kevin to be having a baby! You are going to make an amazing mother, and I can’t wait to follow your journey as your next chapter in life starts! Congrats to the both of you 🙂

    Can you post a tutorial on your hair in this photo? It is adorable.

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