December 3, 2013

a boy.

You guys, it is December. Are you as excited as I am? 
I haven't been this psyched about Christmas since I was a kid.
Having my own kids definitely makes it the closest thing to magical that I've ever experienced.

How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was low key, and wonderful. 
We definitely had a lot to be grateful for going into this year, but the main one being is that we found out that we are indeed having....a boy.

I feel like I have known all along. Call it mother's intuition or whatever you'd like. I just knew.
We so badly wanted to add a son to our mix of crazy in this family.

I've had a list of first names that I would randomly rattle off to Ryan, none of which seemed to interest him. At all. The middle name had been decided from the beginning, Ryan's middle name that has been carried down from his own dad and grandpa.
A couple months ago I flat out asked him, "What do you want to name him?"
"Bridger", he said.
"Where did that come from?"
"It's the name of a mountain range. I've never thought of it before right now, but I feel like God just gave it to me."
And that's all it took.

His name will be Bridger Wesley which means "Mountain in the West field".
It couldn't be more fitting and we couldn't be more grateful.


  1. I love the name. very fitting. can't wait to celebrate. any plans for coming to the 'west' field for Christmas?

  2. That is a great name!!! Very cool!

  3. So excited for you guys. And I LOVE THE NAME. :)

  4. LOVE the name! Original, but adorable! Love it! Congrats!!

  5. I love the name! It's so unique and something I've never heard before. perfect! Love your blog :)

  6. i know those mountains well:) my grandma had a house on them and we owned land. my favorite mountains ever! love the name!!!!

  7. oh. my. goodness. THAT NAME. i love. i love. congrats on your new little boy. <3