Sunday, December 29, 2019

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and An Announcement!

Someone is gonna be a BIG BROTHER!!
This Christmas season is extra special for us, because once again, we have a special little gift on the way! We are SO excited and cannot wait to add another little one to our family in June 2020! 

I can't wait to share more with you all, but for now just wanted to pop on and share the news, and also post a few of the pictures from the photo shoot my sis in love Sarah did for us earlier this month. I am in love with how the pictures came out. Axton really wasn't that thrilled to be posing for photos but he adores his Auntie Sarah and somehow she managed to get some killer grins out of him! Enjoy!
This has been an incredible year for our little family. God has been so so gracious to us and our lives are so full with new opportunities and adventures!

Thank-you each for following along and joining with me here on this space. So grateful for each of you.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from our little tribe of FOUR!
-Chels

34 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Chelsy! Such great news to end the year and start 2020! Isn't your wedding anniversary coming up as well? So many things to celebrate and be thankful for. :-) Looking forward to your updates, I always enjoy the many photos and reading about your adventures. Love, Anna.

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  2. Congratulations Chelsy! This is wonderful news!!!. Can I ask you about your decision to wear pants? I know it’s not typical in both of your families so I wonder how you ended up making the choice.

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    1. Thankyou; we are very excited!
      Yes, you can! It could be a two hour long discussion in person. =)
      But in short, our goal is to take biblical principles and apply them to every area in life. We are now our own family and are responsible before the Lord to do that for ourselves.

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    2. To the anonymous reader who left a comment last evening-would you be so kind as to send your comment via email? Please send to chelsyrenee91@gmail.com and include your name.
      I prefer to address your specific questions through a direct discussion rather than here on a public platform.
      Looking forward to dialoguing more with you!

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  3. Congratulations! So happy for you! Axton will enjoy being a big brother.

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  4. Congratulations!! Such an exciting time in life. :-) Loved seeing pictures of your beautiful little family!

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  5. Congratulations! And I love your outfit.

    Fargo, ND!

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  6. Cutest little family!! Congrats Chels!! We were SO excited for you guys when we heard the special news!!

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  7. Congratulations, John & Chelsy! Axton is so adorable! Can't wait to see the new little one! God bless.

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  8. These photos are so precious! So excited for another little one and praying you have a smooth pregnancy and an easier delivery than last time!
    God bless,
    Claudine

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  9. Beautiful family congratulations 😀

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  10. Congratulations, guys! Beautiful pictures of your sweet little family. Will definitely be praying. Axton is so cute. You doing something different with your hair? It's pretty! Oh, yes. And Happy Anniversary!

    Love, Rebecca

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    1. Yes, I went lighter (blondish balayage) this summer! I love trying different things and balayage works better for me than traditional highlights because it doesn't require the same amount of upkeep to keep it looking good. (I only like to go in to the salon every now and then)

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  11. Congratulations! Axton is adorable! Those eyes!

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  12. Victoria and Matthew JorgensonDecember 30, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Congratulations you three!

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  13. Fun news! Is you baby due before or after Josh + Cassidy's?

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  14. Congratulations Chelsy,John and Axton on the newest member of your beautiful family. You will be in our prayers. God Bless
    HAPPY,BLESSED 2020.
    Joan,Marilyn and Marion

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  15. Did I dream it, or just had it pop into my mind that you would be the first one in the Bontrager clan to announce Baby #2?! So happy for you!

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  16. Sorry...maybe you're actually the SECOND one! ;)

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  17. So happy for you!

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  18. Congratulations! Our fourth is due May 1 a week after his brother's first birthday. Our other boys will be 3 1/2 and 2 1/3 years old. We celebrated our fourth anniversary 3 days after you.

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    1. Congratulations back-what fun to have little ones so close in age! You are so blessed!

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  19. Congratulations Chelsy! That's so exciting :)

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  20. Congratulations, Chelsy to you and John!!!!! This is such exciting news! And congratulations to the new big brother!!!! What precious pictures! Axton is one adorable little man!!!! ;) I love his smiles!♥ May God continue to richly bless your sweet, growing little family as you live for Him.
    With love in Christ,
    ~Martha Joy

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  21. Congratulations on a new little one being on the way! Axton is just precious!

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  22. Congratulations on your growing family!
    Love your top and bracelet! Would you mind sharing where you got them from? Thank you :)

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    1. Of course! The bracelet was from Charming Charlies and the tunic from either Ross or TJMaxx, I don't remember which!

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  23. These pictures are absolutely adorable! Congratulations on number 2! I’ve loved watching my firstborn become a big brother! Hope you’ve been feeling ok!

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  24. Congratulations!!! These are absolutely precious pics!! I must admit I was shocked to see you with jeans on. I hope you don’t mind me saying so. I just thought both your families were skirts/dresses only. I think it’s great that you can be your own person within your new family. Just curious how all that works....if you’d ever want to share?

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    1. Thanks for the request! I am choosing not to share in depth on that topic because I don't want to distract from what is most important, and I don't want to offer a "recipe". No matter how hard I would try to do otherwise, people would end up taking what I say as "it works for them, so I'll do it", and that is so not my heart. I really don't want to give "recipes" here; there are plenty of those elsewhere. =)
      Thanks for asking though! Blessings!

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  25. So excited for you guys! Allison was so excited when she told me ya'lls news! Miss you so much and can't wait to see you again! You need to come up in April when Cass has her baby.....😉 our newest little one is due mid April. ❤❤

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