I met Mandy in 2011 when my husband and I started leading a college life group at our church. She and her boyfriend at the time (omg that sounds so weird!) joined our team as leaders as well, and she has been one of my best friends since! I had the honor of watching her marry her best friend, and have even had the privilege of being her next door neighbor for the past couple of years now! I’ve never gone without a cup of sugar for those cookies I bake sometimes, or last minute childcare for our kiddos when we’re in a bind.
Most importantly though, she loves Dr. Pepper (and Christmas!) as much as I do, and we’ve spent many nights stopping at McDonald’s for dollar drinks before driving around Lubbock talking about life, love and Jesus, AND how excited this beautiful girl was to be a mommy someday! Well, after lots of prayer she found out last spring that she was pregnant…and to make things even better, this sweet baby boy will be a CHRISTMAS BABY! (just like me!) ♥ What a precious gift!
As I was photographing her during the beautiful, dreamy, glow-y golden hour, I couldn’t help but notice the glow that was coming from within her. She was absolutely radiant! I am so unbelievably excited for this sweet friend of mine, and can’t wait to meet Wyatt Miller in just a few short weeks!