Our two year old is a big brother!!!

by Elizabeth on November 18, 2013

Two years ago today I experienced a new and wonderful kind of love for the first time. There are no words to describe how much I cherish this little boy. Why God entrusted Joe and me with something so precious to parent is beyond me. I can only imagine His love for us is like my love for Noah magnified infinitely. 

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Time stands still for no end. His first year flew by and we got to celebrate the light of our life turning one with family and friends.

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Today he turns two. We celebrated on Saturday with our family and friends and it was perfect (party pictures coming tomorrow.) 

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Noah had a big announcement to share with everyone after we sang “Happy Birthday” to him. We will be welcoming the newest member into our family in May! 

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I think it’s so interesting when you tell people you’re pregnant one of the first things they ask is, “Oh, is it your first?” There are crazy, wonderful things that come with being a first time parent. This time it’s different for me because I feel like I KNOW how much joy, meaning, and good are right on the horizon. I know how it feels to meet your newborn baby for the first time. I know what it’s like to watch them grow, change, and mature into the person that they are. I know what it’s like to wonder and learn along with them. It is the absolute most beautiful gift I’ve ever been given and I couldn’t be more excited to experience it all over again. 

Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful Monday, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet Noah. We love you more than you’ll ever know. 

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1 Danica @ It's Progression November 18, 2013 at 8:05 am

yay!! Congratulations!!! :)
And Happy Birthday to Noah!
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2 Elizabeth November 18, 2013 at 8:25 am

Thanks friend! I hope you are well!!! It was awesome to have you there when I found out. Hard to believe it was over 2 months ago :)

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3 Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run. November 18, 2013 at 8:08 am

Happy Birthday, Noah and a HUGE congrats!!! I love that picture!
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4 Elizabeth November 18, 2013 at 8:26 am

Thank you Courtney!!!

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5 Heather @fitncookies November 18, 2013 at 8:08 am

So excited for you guys!!! Can’t wait to follow along on the journey :)
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6 Elizabeth November 18, 2013 at 8:26 am

Thank you heather! I’m so excited to have you follow!

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7 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 18, 2013 at 8:18 am

!!!! Oh goodness? congratulations to you and Joe, Elizabeth! I’m so happy for you both! And Happy Birthday to [big brother] Noah as well :)
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8 Elizabeth November 18, 2013 at 8:27 am

Thanks friend!!! Hope all is well and you’re staying warm!

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9 Lindsey November 18, 2013 at 8:22 am

Congratulations!!! I’ve been reading your blog for over a year now but never comment. I am so excited for you and the rest of the family. Can’t wait to follow your journey.

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10 Elizabeth November 18, 2013 at 8:29 am

Thank you for your comment! I always love hearing from new people. I will definitely be doing an update soon… Half of me feels like I’ve lived a blogging lie for 2 months not being able to say what’s really going on haha! Have a great day!

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11 Michele November 18, 2013 at 8:34 am

Congratulations! That’s very exciting news. And, happy birthday, Noah!
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12 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy November 18, 2013 at 8:42 am

Congratulations! So exciting!

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13 Carly @ Snack Therapy November 18, 2013 at 8:46 am

Congratulations! Noah is going to be the cutest big bro, and you guys will be wonderful parents times two.
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14 courtney November 18, 2013 at 8:47 am

sweetie, CONGRATULATIONS! i am so happy for you… it is incredible how much growth you’ve accomplished since your months leading up to noah’s arrival. i hope you feel as much pride in that as others do for you.

celebrate well :] xx

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15 Elizabeth November 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Thank you Courtney! I do feel the same way? It’s wonderful :-)

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16 Jill C. November 18, 2013 at 8:50 am

YAYYYY!!! You make such pretty babies! I am so excited for your family :)
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17 Elizabeth November 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

You are too sweet! Thank you!!!

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18 Ashley @ OurPersonalRecords November 18, 2013 at 9:01 am

Happy birthday Noah!! Such exciting news! Congratulations to you and your family.
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19 Katie @ running4cupcakes November 18, 2013 at 9:10 am

Happy Birthday to Noah – and congratulations!!! He is going to be a great big brother!!
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20 Alyssa @ See This Girl Run November 18, 2013 at 10:23 am

Happy Happy Birthday Noah!!! And Congrats to your family! So exciting :) You should come to She Runs again and show off your baby bump
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21 Elizabeth November 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Hahahahaha I’d love to! Not sure how well I’d fare in a half marathon at altitude in the mountains. I’d need a body bag afterwards that’s for sure!

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22 Elizabeth @ Positive Change November 18, 2013 at 10:26 am

Happy Birthday Noah!! And SUPER congratulations!!!!
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23 Lauren November 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

Happy Birthday to Noah and Congratulations to you and your family!!! :)
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24 Michelle Kim November 18, 2013 at 11:36 am

Happy birthday to Noah, and may your family be richly blessed with your second child!
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25 Lauren November 18, 2013 at 11:48 am

Happy Birthday Noah!!!

AND CONGRATULATIONS!! I’ve been quietly following your blog for a few months now, and I definitely had a feeling this announcement would be coming soon :)

We’ll all be praying for a safe and smooth pregnancy!!

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26 Elizabeth November 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Thank you so much for your prayers! It means a lot to me, truly! :-)

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27 Laura @losingrace November 18, 2013 at 11:59 am

Happy Birthday to your little man, and congrats on your growing family! I’m sure it’s incredibly exciting!
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28 Lisa November 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Congrats! Noah is adorable! Are you planning on having a big family? You always seem surrounded by kids. :)

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29 Elizabeth November 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Thank you, he’s a sweetheart! Right now I have two nieces (another due in March) and two nephews so we have an awesome time with them. We would love a big family? we’ll see how it all plays out ;-)

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30 Jojo @ runfasteatlots November 18, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Congrats!!!
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31 Kim @ healthy nest November 18, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Such exciting news!!! Congratulations!!
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32 Rachel Rinderknecht November 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Happy Birthday Noah and congrats on the new addition!
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33 Kate November 18, 2013 at 1:53 pm

I’m a long time follower of your blog, but don’t comment often. Congratulations, I was hoping this would be what was on the horizon with all your time off from serious running. Best wishes to your family :)
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34 Elizabeth November 18, 2013 at 2:59 pm

That was my reasoning! And it was more worth it than I could ever dream :-) Thank you!!!

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35 Zaneta November 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

YAY!!! congrats to you guys!! So happy for you!! :)
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36 Alison @ The Fit Chronicles November 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Congratulations, that’s so exciting!!!
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37 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl November 18, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Congrats!! What fantastic news! :)
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38 D @ The Kosher Cave Girl November 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Congratulations! That’s such awesome news!!
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39 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves November 18, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Congratulations!!! May God bless you for the journey to come with TWO beautiful children! And happy birthday to Noah! :)
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40 Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change November 18, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Happy Day to little Noah and congrats to you and your family! What a blessed little family. Can’t wait to see what life is like from this point forward and I am sure all of us can say how excited we are for May to come around… =)
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41 fawn November 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Aw congrats!! Children are such a blessing. Enjoy every moment, it goes by too fast!
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42 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries November 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Awww YAY! Saw the official news on IG a couple days ago, and I couldn’t be more excited for you! xoxo
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43 Marilyn November 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Congratulations!

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44 [email protected] November 18, 2013 at 4:48 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NOAH!
Congrats!! I have been following your blog for awhile, and don’t comment enough cause I usually read from my phone..
I just cut down all my running and working out to see if it will help me get pregnant again too. :)
Have a great day! xoxo
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45 Elizabeth November 18, 2013 at 5:29 pm

I didn’t have any trouble getting pregnant the first time but I think it really helped this time! It was also just good practice in case I don’t want to work out during this pregnancy or I can’t for some reason. I know I’ve done it before so I can do it again :-) Email me if you want to chat! I’ll keep you in my prayers! P.S. Love the name of your blog!

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46 t November 18, 2013 at 5:56 pm

HOLY MOLY! you are ONE TALENTED MOTHER! i can’t believe you made that entire cake yourself!! tutorial plz??!!?!?!

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47 Nikki @ will run for pizza November 18, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Congrats! Will be praying for a healthy, safe, full-term pregnancy and baby!
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48 Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom November 18, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Happy birthday, Noah! I am so excited for your family. Congratulations, Elizabeth! :)
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49 [email protected] November 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Congrats!!!!! Such a cute picture and announcement…the cake looks great too!!!! May God bless your family!
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50 Jackie November 18, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Congratulations! What a blessing and amazing gift to give Noah, a new sibling! Wishing you well on this journey towards meeting the newest addition. Looking forward to reading all about it from you!

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51 kendra November 18, 2013 at 10:41 pm

this is such exciting news. i loved reading this post. congratulations elizabeth! and you’re right, the second time around is just as exciting as the first. in different ways. you get to share it all with noah now.
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52 char eats greens November 19, 2013 at 7:15 am

Congrats!! And happy birthday to Noah. My baby’s first birthday is coming up on Saturday. Cue the water works!!
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53 Gabrielle @ Fit Farm Wife November 19, 2013 at 10:20 am

Congratulations! I’ve been looking out for this post!

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54 Avery @ YoungAspirations November 19, 2013 at 10:40 am

Congratulations! What wonderful news!! You make the 3rd blogger I’m keeping up with who’s due in May – not including myself :) Crazy! Bring on the May babies! Excited to follow your pregnancy!

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55 karla @ finding my fit November 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm

oh my goodness-CONGRATULATIONS! This is so exciting. Seems like the majority of the bloggers I keep up with have recently had a child or are expecting soon. Warm wishes for a healthy pregnancy!
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56 Debbie @ DebRuns November 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Congratulations!!!!!
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57 Hayley November 20, 2013 at 10:49 pm

I’m so glad we were able to help celebrate Noah’s birthday! That house was filled to the brim with love for that sweet boy :) And again…CONGRATS on the official announcement! Nic and I are beyond excited for you and Joe. Now you know we are going to come to yall for all our questions right!? PS. Where did you get those fabulous cake balls from the party? I had a red velvet one, and I MUST know where to get more :) PSS. Nic is embarrassed that I just asked you about the cake balls.

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