June 19, 2011
hadleyannounced
hello friends! you can stop checking and being disappointed now, because our baby girl has arrived! hadley. the whole time it was her inside me. it had to be her. she is perfect and we are both doing awesome! happily starting our new life. i miss her every second she's out of my arms. studying her faces is our new favorite thing. and the way she stares us down is hilarious. we are in love. i'm going to be taking a little blog break so that i can spend every second smelling my brand new baby!
i am so happy.

thank you for all the thoughts and prayers and excitement!

sending you an ocean of love.
summer

ps. happy first father's day to grant! i've already cried about how great a dad he is. it's unbelievable.

70 comments:

Liv said...

Congrats! What a beautiful name for a beautiful baby.

ellen said...

She's a beauty! How nice she arrived in time for Father's Day!

Anneliese said...

enjoy her! she is precious. i'm so happy for you guys! i can just picture all the snuggles & staring & smiling that is going on at your house right now.

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Congratulations, what a beautiful baby!

elise blaha said...

hooray, hooray! so happy to see a photo. what a sweet little one and an amazing name. enjoy your time together as a new family!!

Julie@Contemporary Pluss Creations said...

Oh My Goodness! So excited to finally see this post. I love your blog and and so happy for your family. Love the name Hadley and love that she and my mom share the same birthday and same middle name! How cool. My b-day is June 14th and I can tell you that June b-days are the best. Enjoy every moment. Congratulations

Grandma G said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you, and wish you all the best. You have a beautiful daughter! Maybe I'll even run into you someday and get to see her in person. (You'd better bring her along if you come out to pick rhubarb again! ;) )

Miranda said...

Congratulations Harms family! She is so beautiful. Enjoy every snuggly moment!

Amanda said...

Congrats x a million to you and grant. Hadley sounds like everything you wanted and more...so happy that God has blessed your life so richly.

Am praying for your family of three!

donya gjerdingen said...

So, so, SO happy for you, Summer. Love the name. She's adorable. Go and enjoy those moments. I'm sure a million and one people have told you that they grow up before you know it, but you'll still be surprised by it. It's unbelievable!

Dunja said...

Congratulations, greetings from Zagreb!

Alejandra said...

Congratulations!! She is absolutely beautiful. God bless her and you both. What a joy!

Anna said...

Congratulations!!! She is perfect :) I look forward to your return to blogging.

Laura Railing said...

ohh my she is perfect Summer!!!!! And, I guessed a girl!! ;-)

Enjoy these moments! We all love your blog posts but you need to take time to adjust to life as a mama and blog posting? well.. it's nice but time with the family is a much better priority! :-) Give precious little Hadley kisses for me!!

Cheri said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! Motherhood rocks! She is beautiful. Wishing you lot's of sleep and cuddles.

kristi said...

Precious! Congratulations!

lucinda said...

congrats. she is beautiful! i am so happy for you and grant.

Learning to Simply Live said...

Summer she IS perfect. SO beautiful and look at that face. She already seems to be so interested in whatever she is looking at. Enjoy your precious bundle!

P.S. babies have the best smell.

Kelly said...

Congratulations, she is darling!

Katyha said...

congratulations! she is real doll :D

ashley maureen said...

many many congrats to you & grant! enjoy every minute of that newborn-ness with miss hadley june. xo

Kirsten said...

She's beautiful. Congratulations!

stephanie and sean said...

Hi Summer! I found tour blog just in time and have been anxiously awaiting your Little Wonder's big debut!! Congratulations on becoming three. This is the most magical time, and I'm so happy your enjoying soaking in every second of it!!! - Stephanie

kristin said...

Cheers!!! Congratulations to you both. What a blessing from Him! 8lbs 8oz- the same weight for my sister's 4 kids she baked her babes to perfection too :) - just as God planned it!

Amy said...

Congratulations, Harms family! Your sweet Hadley June is just precious. Wishing you many, many blessings.

yayaandbuds said...

Congratulations! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. Motherhood is the best feeling ever!

Tori said...

She's so beautiful! I glad she's finally here! I am so happy for the three of you!

Mary Ann in Vermont said...

Oh the sweetest most loving wishes ever to you. I am so happy to hear and see your beautiful Baby Hadley. What a peach! But, I must say that the most amazing thing you said was that you have cried about the beauty of Grant's fathering love all ready---now that's what this life of ours is all about!
Blessings, smells, love, squeezes, the softest of skin, teeny diapers, and baby hair to enjoy and capture,
xo, Mary Ann

ps...Summer, with your tiny baby tum-tum, I was guessing that your baby would be waaay under 7 lbs. --- don't you just love to cuddle a baby that is 8lbs. 8oz.!!!

marta said...

oh. my. goodness. such a beautiful girl. i'm over the moon for you three. what a happy occasion this is. am wishing you lots of love. congratulations a million times over, summer. so elated for you.

Dana said...

Congratulations to you and Grant! She's beautiful!

Julia Wade said...

welcome to the world beautiful hadley! so thrilled for your sweet family of THREE! get some rest, enjoy every moment.

Christina said...

CONGRATULATIONS! She is beautiful. Enjoy these special first days with every ounce of your being. : )

Kaitlin Graff said...

Summer and Grant--

SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!!! : )

So happy for you guys. Enjoy this time of soaking in every moment. Can't wait to meet her sometime soon.

Much love and blessings!

Julia said...

I have been stalking your blog for weeks waiting for this announcement. Congratulations! She is beautiful and I love the name!

Anne said...

Congratulations Summer and Grant!

Dee said...

Your beautiful baby is here! I'm so happy for you and your new little family! You have been blessed and I hope you will continue to be blessed on this journey!

Ang said...

To God be the glory, indeed - and congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! Enjoy your blog break as you figure out your new role...looking forward to your return. :)

Hannah said...

how incredible, summer! thank you so much for introducing hadley to us! it is such a joy to share in your excitement & am so pleased to hear that all is well & you're enjoying every single moment. soak up every minute of your blogging break as you enjoy your daughter, and we all look forward to hearing from you and seeing as many photos as you want to share!

Maryclayre Dick said...

SHE IS BEAUTIFUL! Seriously perfect!! I see her daddy in her little precious face!! I am glad you are taking time off to hang with her...and give her all the love and attention she wants and needs!But you know we will all love you do post :)

Gina said...

Congratulations! She is precious!!

Nessa said...

Congratulations.... Happy family to you three! Enjoy all these precious moments... soak them in and let them sit a long time. She is perfect. Little girls and their daddy's are so special. I am sure this Sunday was a great way to celebrate Father's Day. What a wonderful blessing!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! She's so precious and beautiful. Love the name as well. Enjoy every moment with your sweet babe.

Kerri Lynne said...

she's beautiful! congratulations...and good for you for taking a little break from blogging. already we can tell you're a great mother :)

Eeny said...

Congratulations to you and Grant.
She is so bautiful and cute.
I am very happy for you.
xo.

wholelifebalance said...

oh my gosh, congratulations, summer! i have been rooting for you all along and you are making an amazing mother already. little hadley is so lucky to have you! i am praying for you, always!

god bless,
alexandra

Melanie Anne said...

Congratulations sweet Summer!! She is beautiful and I am glad that she arrived safe and sound!! What a happy time of life for you and Grant--I will never forget my first days of being a Momma. She is beautiful!! xoxo

The Soul Anchor said...

Oh wow, congratulations! What a beauty! And happy first father's day!

Judi said...

Congratulations, Summer and Grant! Hadley is beautiful and what a Father's Day present! I was also born on Father's Day. :-)

Blessings to you!

Brooke said...

Congrats to you and Grant! She could not be more precious and beautiful! There is nothing in this world like holding a newborn baby in your arms!

Ms. Preister said...

Summer, congratulations!! She is absolutely beautiful! Sending all my love and prayers your way!

Laurissa said...

Congratulations, Summer!! So very happy for both you and Grant!

Becka Robinson said...

YAY! She's beautiful! I'm so happy for you guys.

Bridget said...

oh my gosh, she's beautiful, and so is her name.

swell.life said...

Hooooooray for you guys!!! I am a bit late to the party, but it's never too late to congratulate such beautiful new parents with THE MOST DARLING baby girl I've ever seen. Love love her name. It is perfect. YOu must be over the moon in love with her...Enjoy every minute!!

I must admit, I was convinced it was a boy--so what a pleasant surprise!

xoxo Jess

erin elizabeth king said...

congrats summer! she is so perfect : ) enjoy every second with her. it really is CRAZY how fast they grow. prayers your way!

lizzy said...

happy birthday, Beauty. blessings upon blessings for you & your now-three-family.

Liz said...

congrats! and what a unique and beautiful name for your baby girl!

Katie said...

congrats to your new little family! :) hope you're doing well.

Michelle S said...

Congratulations - she's perfect and beautiful and a miracle of Life given to you by our AMazing CREATOR - God!:) Enjoy EVERY SINGLE MOMENT with her Mama!:) Motherhood is the BEST GIFT from God aside from marriage!:)

Emma said...

What a precious little girl :) she is absolutely gorgeous Summer! What a gift from God :) So happy for you and Grant - you will make fantastic parents!

casey said...

congratulations!! she is beautiful, and so is her name. love it.

Anonymous said...

Whenever you feel ready we would all just love to hear from you. And to see photos of Hadley and to again read your words would be so wonderful.
Waiting and wondering and sending so much love.

Sara said...

I peek at your site frequently hoping for updates in your world...hope you are enjoying your adorable new family member...hope you return to the land of blogging soon...you are missed.

Mary Ann said...

We are all missing you so! Hope you can take a moment out possibly during a naptime to let us know how you and your sweet family are. There isn't a blog like yours around and I am missing you so so so much. Sending you my deepest love from way-down in my heart of hearts.
xo, Mary Ann

Dee said...

missing you. are you ever coming back?

Anonymous said...

pretty please, hurry!

Emma said...

Missing your posts Summer! Come back soon :) hoping all is going well for you and that you're adjusting to being a mum! :)

Mary Ann said...

We would just love for you to return.........what ever is preventing you......please,know that there is a whole group of people just awaiting your return and we will shower you with love and thoughts and support.

I miss you sooooooo much and I really do truly need you to come back to lighten my world with your beauty through your images and writings.

Love to you forever and forever and then some,
MAD

Raining Pearls said...

Summer... Praying all is well with your family.
Nancy

Anonymous said...

We're all here for you, Summer.

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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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