You may remember Amanda and Nick from last fall, or you may remember Amanda from the thousands of times I’ve gushed about her on this blog and pretty much every other blog I’ve had before this! Well, back in late January, a bunch of us were over at a friend’s house to watch the UNC – NC State basketball game, when Amanda pulled me into a nearby room and whispered that she was PREGNANT!!! I think the next thing she had to do was cover my mouth because she and Nick were trying to keep it quiet for a few more weeks, but I was just SO excited! In some ways, it seems like they just got married, but it’ll be three years in December. So much has changed since then, but in ten years, Amanda has remained my best friend and the one I’ll always, always turn to for a guaranteed belly laugh! My family considers her one of their own, and I truly can’t describe my teenager-hood without mentioning her.
One of my favorite things about Amanda is her unwavering optimism and her excitement for the next adventure. She’s always chasing the next big achievement, climbing the next ladder, and not only pushing herself, but those around her (which usually means her little elementary school music students)! And when I toasted them at their wedding, I remember telling Nick how very, very special he should feel for being the one she wanted to stick by through it all. To be her one constant. And now, with a baby on the way, a world of new adventures just opened up! I’m so excited to walk through this season of their life with them and to welcome baby Bailey in just five months. In case you don’t know yet, scroll down to find out what they’re having, and if you already know, enjoy these pictures from one of the most exciting days in their lives!
Cue the nursery decorating!