Category archives: The Rays

Exciting News: Baby Ray #2 is on the way!

Exciting News: Baby Ray #2 is on the way!
Yes, it's true! Baby Ray #2 will be here in July! I can hardly believe these words as I type them. We are incredibly thankful for this gift, and while my first pregnancy was full of uncertainty, I can confidently say this pregnancy I am 100% excited. The first time, I had no idea what to expect. I didn't know the kind of love I would experience as a new mama. I had[...]

10 Hopes for my 30’sHappy Birthday to me!

10 Hopes for my 30's
Today I turn 30! I'm one of those weird people who love milestones, and I am honestly so happy to be turning 30. My 20's have been amazing, no doubt. Here's a quick recap: Got engaged Attended AppState Got married Worked part time at a 5 star restaurant Started Nancy Ray Photography Lived in Boone for 4 years Was a student + wife at the same time Graduated w[...]

Camping Trip 2016

Camping Trip 2016
Every year, we go camping with our dear friends Emily and John. (See our first and second and third years camping.) This is year four, and we added two other little campers to our mix! Milly and June were first timers, but goodness they did great. Well, if you count the fact that I only got 3 hours of sleep the first night. (Milly apparently thought it was SO fun to s[...]

Milly’s Birthday Party

Milly's Birthday Party
Milly's birthday party was just so sweet! Watching her grow into a vibrant one year old baby girl has been my greatest joy. One thing really stood out to me at her party: this sweet girl is really, really loved. Also, she hates cake! Which was quite hilarious as her crowd of admirers all looked on. She didn't even touch it, and cried because she was "all done" before [...]

Guest Post: Will’s Dad Favorites

Guest Post: Will's Dad Favorites
I’ve so, so enjoyed becoming a father. As I mentioned before, I didn’t expect to have a little girl, but wow, what a treasure Milly is. As those of you with kids can attest, it’s been one of the most trying and challenging seasons this last year, but by far the most fulfilling and exciting. And we’re barely getting started! Milly’s birthday lands about halfway b[...]

Happy Birthday Milly!

Happy Birthday Milly!
And here I sit, crying myself silly, because my girl is ONE. This whole motherhood thing is just the craziest little adventure. I used to laugh at moms who would cry at birthdays. And now, I am that mom. Last night as I rocked Milly to sleep, I prayed over her little life and cried tears of deep gratitude, thanking her and the Lord for the very best year of my life[...]