Monthly Archives: July 2010

introducing, our sweet jossy b

I’m supposed to be sleeping right now. You know, sleep when the baby sleeps? That whole thing? Well, I totally would but it’s been killing me that I haven’t released at least ONE non-iphone photo of our sweet baby girl. So I downloaded my cards from our hospital stay and this one struck me this…


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  • AsiaJuly 31, 2010 - 11:15 am


  • LaceyJuly 31, 2010 - 11:28 am

    Adorable! I love her dark hair, too!

  • MelisaJuly 31, 2010 - 1:32 pm

    Perfect, just perfect!!!!!

  • LOJuly 31, 2010 - 1:50 pm

    yep, she’s perfect!

  • jodieJuly 31, 2010 - 6:32 pm

    Love you Bets and congrats again!!! She’s adorable! PLEASE get your macro out and shoot those lips!!!

  • AmandaJuly 31, 2010 - 6:57 pm

    So so BEAUTIFUL! “No business forming sentences,” HAHAHA, pretty funny for being in a new baby fog. πŸ˜‰ Sounds like the leap to 4 is treating you all pretty well. Congrats again!

  • MichelleJuly 31, 2010 - 10:07 pm

    Congratulations! She’s so beautiful! And I’m sure it’ll be the same for you as it was for me… the first baby hit me like a freight train. The second just folded right in and was EASY! πŸ™‚ Go ahead and blog away sister! πŸ˜‰

  • ChelsaAugust 1, 2010 - 1:54 am

    Congratulations!!! We are so thrilled for you all. She is just beautiful. and we know that Miles is going to love being a big brother. He is going to be the apple of her eye and he will just eat it up. and by the way…you look amazing too.

  • ChristenAugust 1, 2010 - 6:54 pm

    She is simply beautiful.

  • KelliAugust 3, 2010 - 10:40 am

    Gorgeous! Love her colouring!

  • Maya LaurentAugust 4, 2010 - 9:34 pm

    Make my heart melt!!

  • AprilAugust 5, 2010 - 12:44 pm

    absolutely a doll!!

  • AprilAugust 5, 2010 - 12:44 pm

    what a doll!!

  • Mark W.August 7, 2010 - 9:51 am


  • Cyndi FarrareAugust 7, 2010 - 10:18 am

    I have been a fan since I found you through ProPhoto Blogs, and have been checking in to see how you are doing. What a wonderful surprise to see this post!!! Congrats! Oh, and great name! My daughter’s name is Josslynn, as well!

  • shortieAugust 28, 2010 - 3:58 pm

    congratulations to you all! she is so lovely!

smoke signal from the hospital

So here I am, in my hospital bed. Jocelyn is dozing in her bassinet and John is off taking Miles home from a spirited visit to his little sister. The first day after my 3 AM c-section I was literally dozing off every 20 minutes or so and then it’s been a mixture of whirlwind…


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  • LOJuly 28, 2010 - 8:46 pm

    WOOOOO! so glad to hear that everything is going well! your family is beautiful bets!

  • MichelleJuly 28, 2010 - 8:51 pm

    Wow- I can just FEEL the emotion in this post. It makes me all warm and fuzzy! :o) I am so happy that everything went well with your delivery and that Miles loves that doll as much as y’all do. CONGRATS! P.S. Who knew scrubs could look so cute!? :o)

  • Phoenix RisingJuly 28, 2010 - 9:13 pm

    Congratulations! Your iphone pics are great. Wish I had your eye. Love the smooshy face!!

  • Tira JJuly 28, 2010 - 9:16 pm

    So incredibly precious.

  • Emily M.July 28, 2010 - 9:25 pm

    big congrats, betsy! i’m so happy for you and john and miles!

  • LaceyJuly 28, 2010 - 9:54 pm

    What a doll!! And, the photos of Daddy & his baby girl are so touching!! You can feel the love!

  • KelliJuly 28, 2010 - 9:58 pm

    Love the photos so far! Get lots of rest!

  • melJuly 28, 2010 - 10:14 pm

    she’s beautiful! congratulations! i’ve only commented a time or two in the past, but i’ve enjoyed reading all of your posts about the anticipation of this new member of your family. you have a beautiful family and i look forward to hearing how you’re doing as a family of four. i’m in the same boat, although mine are a little older–6 and 4. they’re so much fun! and you’re so right. the time flies!

  • Olivia WagnerJuly 28, 2010 - 10:19 pm

    Yes, enjoy it! I loved my time in the hospital! Once you get home, everything is just so real. There’s something about that time that’s like a honeymoon with everyone fussing and taking care of you. Congratulations once again! Can’t wait to see more pics!

  • jayneJuly 28, 2010 - 11:01 pm

    Wow! I can see the love and joy πŸ™‚ Congrats, she’s as lovely as could be!

  • richJuly 28, 2010 - 11:16 pm

    really super happy for you guys!!!

  • JocelynJuly 29, 2010 - 12:00 am

    Betsy, I just wanted to say Congratulations to your family on the birth of your precious baby girl! I tip-toed over here to your blog a couple of years ago after you guys were blogged on bobbi & mike’s site, and I’ve loved your updates about your family and your photography. I had to comment after seeing your new daughter’s name….of course I love it! I have always always loved my name and I’m sure your little Joss will too!

  • AmyPunky PhotographyJuly 29, 2010 - 4:47 am

    Congrats!!! She is so precious!!!!

  • ShellyJuly 29, 2010 - 8:30 am

    It IS pure gold! What a great way to describe that time:) Congratulations!!! Jocelyn is beautiful!

  • AmyJuly 29, 2010 - 11:15 am

    Congrats Betsy- I am constantly moved and inspired by you- your life and photography-I wish you the speediest recovery! She is gorgeous!

  • LisanneJuly 29, 2010 - 11:34 am

    Yes, enjoy it ~ it goes by SO fast!!! before you know it, she will be off to kindergarten! hehe πŸ™‚

  • SarahJuly 29, 2010 - 12:50 pm

    So happy for you guys! Congrats on becoming a family of 4 πŸ™‚

  • JennaJuly 29, 2010 - 4:37 pm

    Betsy, I just wanted to pop in and say congrats. I don’t even know you personally, yet feel as though I do because of your descriptive blogging. Thank you for being an internet friend! Happy for you and your new family of 4! Soak in the moments!

  • April C.July 29, 2010 - 7:46 pm

    She is absolutely precious!! Enjoy! Can’t wait to see more photos!

  • kaseyJuly 29, 2010 - 7:52 pm

    Oh Betsy! What an adorable family!! You look fantastic by the way. I can’t wait to hear more about your beautiful little girl!

  • LisaJuly 30, 2010 - 11:15 am

    Jocelyn is absolutely beautiful and Miles is so cute as a big brother πŸ™‚

  • AngelaJuly 30, 2010 - 5:13 pm

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! I have a friend named Jocelyn so I’m sure I’ll remember your baby girls name. I was secretly hoping you’d have her today (my bday)! God bless!

  • Maya LaurentJuly 31, 2010 - 9:38 am

    If I haven’t said it enough already, congrats, congrats, congrats! You two just are so in love with her…look at you beaming! And Miles taking a photo…oh my precious!!!

Welcome baby Jocelyn!

Hi gang, I’ve got a few minutes before a guest comes and visits us here at the hospital to give you some vital stats about King baby 2.0. You know me, the full story and LOTS and LOTS of photos will come later when we are home and comfy, but for now, here’s the basic…


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  • Jen CreedJuly 28, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    So happy for you all! Congratulations!

  • robin cornettJuly 28, 2010 - 12:01 pm

    Of course she is beautiful! In your family, how could she not be? Congratulations–looking forward to the pictures!!

  • Tira JJuly 28, 2010 - 12:19 pm

    Congratulations Betsy, John and Miles! What a special blessing from Above! My prediction was right! We will pray for some quick healing so you can enjoy your cute, adorable, snuggly bug little girl. Can’t wait to see pictures. LOTS of pictures!

  • CassieJuly 28, 2010 - 12:25 pm

    So happy to hear you’re recovering well & have had such a good experience this time around…and so happy she’s here! πŸ™‚

  • AmandaJuly 28, 2010 - 3:06 pm

    So exciting!!! And what a beautiful, beautiful name, love it! Many congrats to you all. =)

  • Beatrice KillamJuly 28, 2010 - 4:04 pm

    Congratulations King family!

    What a blessing, can’t wait to see some pictures.

    All the best to you all and a long, happy and healthy life for little Jocelyn.

    I just love the name, ESPECIALLY the middle name πŸ˜‰

  • Becky & SteveJuly 28, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    We are so excited to meet our newest neighbor! Our love and hugs to you all. Congratulations!!!

  • KelliJuly 28, 2010 - 9:59 pm

    She’s gorgeous! So excited for Miles to have a baby sister!

baby’s here!

More details to come soon!


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  • LisaJuly 26, 2010 - 8:46 am

    Oh how exciting – congratulations!!! Hope that you and your new little one are doing well. Enjoy πŸ™‚

  • LeahJuly 26, 2010 - 8:46 am

    Congratulations! I read your blog religiously, and I am so excited for you!

  • Leslie W.July 26, 2010 - 8:50 am

    Hooray! Congratulations! It’s such a blessing to have one of each! Can’t wait to see pictures!

  • Sara HarveyJuly 26, 2010 - 8:53 am

    Congratulations!!!!! That is SO exciting!

  • April C.July 26, 2010 - 9:01 am

    Congrats Betsy and family!!! Can’t wait to see photos!! Hope labor and delivery were a breeze!

  • JackieJuly 26, 2010 - 9:11 am

    CONGRATULATIONS Bets and John! We are thrilled for you, a baby girl – oh how adorable. What a precious family you have, enjoy it! Can’t wait to see pics. Hope this delivery was easier on you. Hugs to everyone!

  • lydia grossJuly 26, 2010 - 9:13 am

    O M G congratulations!!!! It is a feat that you even posted this with a 3 yr old and a newborn! I can not wait to see photos πŸ™‚ Miles is adorable and baby girl king is gorgeous I am sure!!

  • CourtneyJuly 26, 2010 - 9:32 am

    YEAH!!! A GIRL!!! How exciting!!!!! πŸ˜€ Maybe those twitter followers having dreams about you the other night was another sign that you were in labor. πŸ˜‰ CONGRATULATIONS BETSY & JOHN! Can’t wait to see photos of her and hear all about her and what Miles thinks of his new little sister.

  • Betsy JoJuly 26, 2010 - 9:32 am

    Don’t ‘know’ you, but I’m thrilled for your family, nonetheless! All the best to the 4 Kings!

  • CassieJuly 26, 2010 - 9:33 am

    Yaaaaaaay!!!! This is good, because the girl onesies I made are waaay cuter than the boy onesies πŸ™‚

  • candisJuly 26, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Oh, a girl! Wonderful! Congratulations to you and John and Miles … πŸ˜€ (And thank you for thinking of us out in internet land waiting for all the info … πŸ˜‰

  • Captured By JessJuly 26, 2010 - 10:11 am

    YAY!!! Huge congrats to everyone! Can’t wait to see pics! πŸ˜€

  • ChelseaJuly 26, 2010 - 10:16 am

    wooohooo!!!!! can’t wait to learn more about her. congratulations!!

  • LOJuly 26, 2010 - 10:25 am

    eeeeeeeeeeee! hoorraaaay! i can not wait to see her. congrats to the 3 kings. now you have a full set =]

  • LaceyJuly 26, 2010 - 10:32 am

    Congratulations! Looking forward to her blog debut!

  • Tira JJuly 26, 2010 - 10:35 am

    Yeah!!!! I knew it was going to be a girl! Congratulations to you, John and big brother Miles.

  • RhondaJuly 26, 2010 - 10:38 am

    woohoo!!! I checked here first thing this morning b/c I just had a feeling it might have been this weekend!

    Congrats!! And a girl…now one of each. Miles will be a wonderful big brother to his new baby sister. When I had my daughter Gracie her big brother, Grant, became the protective older sibling at age 3. So cute!!

    Can’t wait to hear the name!

  • DebbieJuly 26, 2010 - 11:22 am

    AHHHHHHHHHH! WHOOOOOOOOO for baby girl King! Congrats. So happy for you and your family. Cannot wait to see all her adorable pictures. BTW, her birthday is Logan’s! πŸ™‚ Congrats again! xoxoxox

  • KelliJuly 26, 2010 - 11:29 am

    Ohhhh! Congrats! Can’t wait to see her!

  • Abra MichelleJuly 26, 2010 - 11:39 am


  • LindaJuly 26, 2010 - 11:47 am

    Don’t know you at all, only follow your beautiful blog and love your work- but I am ever so excited for the new addition to your wonderful family! Wishing you lots of happiness!

  • NickJuly 26, 2010 - 12:24 pm

    Hooray!! Many, many congratulations to you, John, and Miles!!

  • NickJuly 26, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    Hooray!! Many, many congratulations to you, John, and Miles!!

  • April Cochran-SmithJuly 26, 2010 - 1:47 pm

    Congratulations!!! I’m so excited for you! I thought for sure that you were going to have a boy. See what guessing gets you? Can’t wait to hear all the details & see her sweet face!

  • jessJuly 26, 2010 - 2:53 pm

    yea!! it’s a girl (that was my guess!). i read your blog all the time and have been checking in more then once a day to see if baby king 2.0 has arrived…and now she has!! congrats you to, john, and miles!

  • SarahJuly 26, 2010 - 5:00 pm

    Yay!!!! I am so excited for you guys! And I totally knew it was a girl, I just didn’t want to ruin it for you πŸ˜‰ Ha!

  • natasha zettlerJuly 26, 2010 - 6:27 pm

    congrats on your new little bella!

  • kaseyJuly 26, 2010 - 8:44 pm

    Yea Kings!! I’m sure she is ADORABLE! Especially if she looks like Miles πŸ™‚

  • jayneJuly 26, 2010 - 11:21 pm

    awwww, lovely news πŸ™‚

  • kristenJuly 27, 2010 - 12:08 am

    Woooooohoooooo!!! Congrats you guys!!! I have a 3 year old boy and a 5 month old girl. SO.MUCH.FUN!! Enjoy shopping! πŸ˜‰

  • kimJuly 27, 2010 - 10:34 am

    congrats!! i’m so excited for the pictures. πŸ™‚ it’s SO different having a girl after having a boy, i never would have believed it. and so much fun! the CLOTHES…

    p.s. did you know that in france having a boy first, and then a girl is called ‘le choix des rois’? which means ‘the choice of kings’. πŸ™‚

  • ParamitaJuly 27, 2010 - 2:29 pm

    Congrats!!!So happy for u ,though I know you only thru ur blog.Can’t wait to see how u dress up ur baby doll as I know u wl do a gr8 job on that front as u do with that cutie pie Miles.

  • LauraJuly 27, 2010 - 9:33 pm

    I thought I commented earlier today, but I don’t see it. Anyways, I just wanted to say congrats Betsy and God Bless you and that baby girl!

  • RavynJuly 28, 2010 - 6:31 pm

    CONGRATS to you and your family!!

any day now…and the crazies in my brain

All right gang, we are rounding up the last week of this pregnancy! I have literally, just a few days away to meeting this baby. (If he or she had been on the same schedule as Miles, they would have came last week. I’m very thankful that wasn’t true this time around.) This pregnancy has… Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


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  • CassieJuly 24, 2010 - 9:42 pm

    Oh BETSY I am so excited for you this week!! So many thoughts your way. It cracks me up how alike John & Jason are…so zen and chill. Amy & I were talking about how excited we are that our three babies will all be BFF’s. πŸ™‚ Love you!!!!! PLEASE let me know if there is anything at all I can do for you when I’m home starting next weekend…anything at all!

  • Anne WoehnkerJuly 24, 2010 - 10:21 pm

    Best of luck to you, Betsy:) I’m looking forward to viewing photos of your new baby! Ummmm, that last photo of yourself you posted on this blog looks EXACTLY like Miles:)

  • jess@studio3zJuly 24, 2010 - 10:53 pm

    You’ve had such a beautiful pregnancy…what a BLESSING!! I loved the collage. I can’t wait for the lil’ one to get here!!! πŸ™‚

  • abbyJuly 24, 2010 - 11:53 pm

    I’m a fellow crazy curly head–and I’m sure you’ve got plenty of other things to think on but I thought I would share a wonderful line of products by Ouidad. Google it! They’re curl experts! Using their products totally changed my hair routine!

    i’m a big admirer of your work and love reading your blog! Wish you well-and can’t wait to see pictures of the baby!

  • Tiffany izattJuly 24, 2010 - 11:56 pm

    I love it. I love your thought written down. How fun. Thanks for sharing and here’s to happy pushing πŸ™‚

  • AmandaJuly 25, 2010 - 11:35 am

    Bless your family during this wonderful and amazing time Betsy! I’ve enjoyed reading about your family going back to diaper pin days…hope you don’t mind me having stuck around. πŸ˜‰ Beautiful photos! And the very fact that you recognize your Kate Gosselin side (how funny is that?!) indicates to me at least that it won’t be a long-lasting facet of your personality. =) Have fun embracing the zen and enjoying your final days as you prepare for the expansion of your family.

  • candisJuly 25, 2010 - 1:21 pm

    Betsy, you look fantastic! Wishing you and family all the best as little baby King makes her/his debut. πŸ™‚

    PS. Your curly hair is DIVINE!

  • AngelaJuly 25, 2010 - 2:42 pm

    I love your studio shots – the one of just your neck down is very high fashion to me! Cool. You weren’t trying to hide you beautiful curly hair, were you? πŸ™‚ Of course I’m another that likes your curly hair – being that I have STICK straight hair that won’t bend without a curling iron and lots of thermal spray! Your “crazy” post made me chuckle. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Looking forward to seeing what day King baby 2.0 arrives. God bless

  • Tira JJuly 25, 2010 - 7:02 pm

    What an exciting week it’s going to be in the King house! We will be praying for a wonderful delivery and a healthy baby.

  • AustynJuly 25, 2010 - 11:02 pm

    Betsy, you post about clothes for Miles made me laugh. I had envisioned my oldest in a “cute” boy outfit for our new family pic as a family of four, but he showed up with an orange t shirt from a dairy that he picked out nearly every day and a noodle necklace! But looking back, it makes me laugh and remember how much he loved it at the time. Best of luck with the transition to two kids. It is a wild but fun ride and there is nothing sweeter that seeing your first born as a big brother. It is the best! Austyn (friend of Liz)