Amber Housley

Welcome Kayla Grace


The details and story:

Our sweet little girl arrived into the world on December 28th! My best friend and photographer Sara Rose was there to capture her birth story. You can read some of the story and see highlights at her blog post here:

I love the lyrics of the song “Always” by Switchfoot Sara chose to use in our personal slideshow. They are so perfect and meaningful:

This is the start, this is your heart
This is the day you were born
This is the sun, these are your lungs
This is the day you were born

Hallelujah, I’m caving in
Hallelujah, I’m in love again
Hallelujah, I’m a wretched man
Hallelujah, every breath is a second chance

And it is always yours
And I am always yours 

We were happily surprised back in May when we found out about her arrival. Our special announcement was made here. Fast forward seven months later and we can’t imagine life without her in it!

Her name:

We went back and forth on her name as she grew in my belly, but I always really loved the name Kayla. It was short and sweet and I loved the many meanings of it: Pure, Beloved and Rejoice. On the way home from a trip to the beach this Fall, we finally decided to make a decision – and her big brother cast the deciding vote of Kayla. Grace just seemed like a perfect fit with it. Her name is a perfect fit for how her birth story came to be.

Thank you!

Thank you friends for all the wishes you have sent our way! What an amazing way to start the new year.


Amy Kinslow says:

Those photographs are PRECIOUS! What a special keepsake. So happy for you and your family!

Congratulations!! She is beautiful!

Sending so much love to your sweet family!! Miss you terribly and hope to meet sweet Kayla soon!!

Mary Coules says:

SO beautiful Amber! Congratulations to you and your beautiful family! So happy for you! Sending love, xoxo

Elizabeth says:

Oh goodness, I just looked at all the pics on Sara’s site. I’m teary eyed. So sweet! Congratulations. I love the story behind the name……I thought about doing a post on how we chose our daughter’s names now after seeing your post, I think I will!

melissa says:

Congratulations! She’s perfect and beautiful!

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