September 5, 2012

Julia’s new role

For the first 13 months of your life you have played many roles and been many things. First and foremost, you are our child. You are the one who turned Molly and Jason into Mommy and Daddy.

You are our teacher. Every day you teach us patience, grace, humility, and a how to love deeper than we ever imagined possible.

You are a comedian. We laugh at every little thing you do, from reading books upside down, to riding your rocking horse, to blowing us kisses from across the room. We could eat you with a spoon.

You are an optimist. We love seeing the world through your eyes. You find joy in every little thing and you’re constantly laughing. We should all learn to sit back and enjoy life, just like you.

Out of all the things you’ve been during your sweet little life, you’re about to take on your most exciting role yet.

In late March, you will be a big sister. You will transition from the one and only baby of our family to the oldest one. You will guide, you will mentor, you will love.

Daddy and I are over the moon to watch you grow into your new role. If I had to guess, I’d say you’re pretty excited about it, too.

The Duchess


  1. Rachel W

    September 5, 2012 at 6:35 am — Reply

    CONGRATS MOLLY!!! I am so so happy for you guys ;)

  2. Colleen C

    September 5, 2012 at 6:39 am — Reply

    Congratulations!!!!! Yay for 2 under 2 buddies!!

  3. Mari

    September 5, 2012 at 6:44 am — Reply

    Congratulations! Wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy :-)

  4. Aggie

    September 5, 2012 at 6:45 am — Reply

    Wow! Yay! Congrats!!!! SO happy for you Molly, big hugs.

  5. Lynsey

    September 5, 2012 at 6:48 am — Reply

    Congrats Molly! So excited and happy for you!

  6. Andrea Smith

    September 5, 2012 at 6:58 am — Reply

    Such a blessing!! Congratulations!!!

  7. Danielle

    September 5, 2012 at 7:24 am — Reply


  8. kjpugs

    September 5, 2012 at 7:41 am — Reply

    YAYYYYYYY!!! Congrats Molly that’s awesome news! Very happy for you :)

  9. Jessicaisbaking

    September 5, 2012 at 7:50 am — Reply

    Congrats! She will be a wonderful big sister!

  10. Elizabeth L

    September 5, 2012 at 7:55 am — Reply

    Congrats! Julia looks like she’ll make a great big sister!

  11. Monica

    September 5, 2012 at 8:00 am — Reply

    Congrats Molly! And big congrats to Julia-the big sis! I have a feeling an announcement like this would be coming along soon. :)

  12. Sara822

    September 5, 2012 at 8:07 am — Reply

    Congratulations, Molly! How exciting!!!

  13. Taylor

    September 5, 2012 at 8:33 am — Reply

    So, so exciting!!! She will be a great big sister!!! Congratulations!!

  14. Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life)

    September 5, 2012 at 8:38 am — Reply

    Such a sweet, sweet post and the last picture of Julia is adorable! I’m so excited for you and Jason!

  15. Brooklyn @ Veggie Table

    September 5, 2012 at 8:54 am — Reply

    congrats! i know you guys must be over the moon with excitement!

  16. Aly

    September 5, 2012 at 9:17 am — Reply

    Congrats!!! :)

  17. annie_loo

    September 5, 2012 at 9:20 am — Reply

    HOORAY HOORAY HOORAY!!!!! What exciting news! So happy for you! Congrats!!!!!!!! I love me some March babies!!! ;) xoxoxo

  18. The Waspy Redhead

    September 5, 2012 at 9:23 am — Reply

    So happy for y’all! How exciting to have two little ones soon. Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy :)

  19. Stacie

    September 5, 2012 at 9:40 am — Reply

    Congratulations!! Julia looks like she will take on the new role of big sister with grace and a smile!!

  20. Brianna

    September 5, 2012 at 9:41 am — Reply

    Congrats! You tweeted a comment last month that made me wonder… something about nothing sounding good to eat. I remember that all too well from the first trimester. Happy and healthy 9 months to you!

  21. Erin @ Blue-Eyed Bride

    September 5, 2012 at 9:49 am — Reply

    SO super excited for y’all! So excited! I can’t wait to follow along on this pregnancy! :) Love y’all!

  22. Bethany Polomcean

    September 5, 2012 at 10:01 am — Reply


  23. JaNelle

    September 5, 2012 at 11:03 am — Reply

    Wow! Congratulations!

  24. SARAH

    September 5, 2012 at 12:01 pm — Reply

    Very cool! Can’t wait til I have another

  25. Amanda

    September 5, 2012 at 12:11 pm — Reply

    Congrats to you and your family! That is so excited. I hope you another happy healthy pregnancy.

  26. annie

    September 5, 2012 at 2:04 pm — Reply

    Congratulations, Molly! I’m excited for you!

  27. Crystal

    September 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm — Reply

    Congrats to you all! :)

  28. andie

    September 5, 2012 at 3:24 pm — Reply

    Many many congrats again!! :)

  29. Ginny Ashton

    September 5, 2012 at 5:26 pm — Reply

    Oh my goodness! This just made me cry! So exciting!!! Congratulations!!!

  30. Julie White

    September 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm — Reply

    Yay! So excited for all of you! BLESSINGS!

  31. Crystal

    September 5, 2012 at 7:44 pm — Reply

    Yay! Congrats Molly! I’m drinking a celebration glass of wine for you.

  32. Emily (The Culinary Couple)

    September 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm — Reply

    What a beautiful post! I’m so excited for your growing family!

  33. maria @ lift love life

    September 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm — Reply

    So exciting! Congrats! I already have baby fever for #2 and this doesn’t help hahah :)

  34. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life

    September 6, 2012 at 6:42 am — Reply

    Congratulations Molly! That’s such great and exciting news!!

  35. Honey

    September 6, 2012 at 10:11 am — Reply

    What you have to say about Julia is exactly what your Papa and I said and say about you. We can’t wait for another Pumpkin. Bring her/him on!

  36. Jenna

    September 6, 2012 at 11:38 am — Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! How exciting. Julia is absolutely precious :)

  37. Elizabeth

    September 6, 2012 at 8:32 pm — Reply

    Congrats!! I was catching up on my blog reads and the minute I saw that title, I just knew!! She is such a doll

  38. Sara

    September 23, 2012 at 9:00 pm — Reply


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