a little announcement.

It’s true, it’s true! We are overjoyed, slightly terrified, and beyond grateful for this growing family of ours.

A very special thank you to our dear friends Natalie and Shawn at Acorn Films for creating this sweet film for us. We are forever thankful for their art, their generous talent, and aptitude for beautiful storytelling.

(song choice: Shine by Benjamin Francis Leftwich)
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53 Responses to a little announcement.

  1. molly yeh says:

    LOVED THIS!!!! congratulations you guys!!!! this video made me so so happy.
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  2. sarah says:

    Congrats! What exciting news 🙂 I’ve been a follower of your blog for years – and sadly haven’t ever commented. But this reminded me to thank you for your post from your last pregnancy when you found out about E being breech. I found out the same news at 36 weeks and remembered you’d written of your experience. It really helped me come to terms with the news. So… belated thanks & congrats all in one!
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  3. Yes! The terrifying excitement 🙂 Congratulations to all of you – and I hope you’re feeling well. Xx
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  4. julie says:

    Many congratulations on this news 🙂 I am so happy for you . what a creative way to share the news.
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  5. Ahhh so excited for you!! This was TOO cute words!! Congrats mama!!! xo
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  6. Jill says:

    That is the cutest thing ever. Congrats to all FOUR of you! Oh, and I loved seeing more of your house btw 🙂

  7. kate says:

    congrats to your adorable family! what a cute video!
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  8. Natalie says:

    Yea! So so so excited for you and Brett!

    Shawn and I had the *best* time filming and making this for you guys. I’ve easily watched it 20 times, and it still makes me smile so wide, and a little teary eyed. Thanks for letting us be a part of this special time.

    You’re both wonderful parents, and Everett is going to be a great big brother. Hugs!
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  9. Christine says:

    SO EXCITED FOR YOU! Also, my fingers are crossed for a girl 😉 Lots of love to the Gadd fam xoxo
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  10. Congrats!! So happy for you & your growing family 🙂 That video’s so great!

  11. kylie says:

    Congratulations!! What wonderful news! Your video was beautiful, can’t wait to see the addition to your family!
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  12. lauren says:

    congratulations to you and your sweet family! 🙂
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  13. How cute! What a fun video to have! Congrats!
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  14. Whitney says:

    Congrats congrats congrats!!!

    I have to say, having a Fall baby (born October 27, 2012) was the absolute best. The day he was born was gloriously sunny, perfectly Fall, and just a little bit crisp outside. And now his birthday will be such a beautiful time of year every year.

    So so happy for you!!!
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  15. caprice says:

    Congratulations!!!! Ev already seems like a great big brother!!! He is such a sweet boy! So happy for you and your family!

  16. Briana says:

    Well that was just about the cutest video ever! Congratulations on baby #2!!

  17. Brikena says:

    congrats on the amazing news!

    xo, Brikena
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  18. Briel K. says:

    Congratulations! How exciting! Loved the video. 🙂

  19. Nina says:

    Ahhhhh!!! This is beautiful and amazing. Congratulations!
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  20. Melanie says:

    Congratulations! This video made me teary eyed – such a beautiful family! Also, jealous of Ev’s smoothie – that looks delicious! 🙂 Where is his little carriage from? That is adorable… I’d love to get one for my 14 month old!

  21. Mariah says:

    Very cute! I’m so excited for you! Unrelated question – where is that little buggy from? My girl would love it!
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  22. Wow! This is such an awesome way to announce baby #2! I’ve never seen an announcement video like this. I’ll be saving this idea for down the road 🙂 Congratulations!!
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  23. Lesley says:

    {Imagine an explosion of emoticon hearts!!!}
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  24. Laureen says:

    That is the most precious video!! Congratulations to you all, what a blessing. 🙂

  25. Reginekarpel says:

    Be blessed!

  26. Kelly says:

    Aww, ADORABLE. Love it. Can’t wait to follow this adventure!
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  27. Bri @ Woven says:

    How beautiful!!!! So much love shining through that lovely video! Congrats on the growing family!
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  28. Susannah says:

    Yay!!!! Congratulations!!!
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  29. Kathleen says:

    What a sweet video – Everett is incredibly adorable. I loved seeing the interactions between the three of you and the normal life stuff. He is going to be such a great big brother and you will love seeing him with his new sibling. It’s such a wonderful journey!
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  30. Alyssa says:

    Totally brought a smile to my face! Congrats, mama!!!

  31. Teri says:

    Congratulations!! 🙂

  32. Lauren B says:

    This was wonderful! I loved getting to see your beautiful family, home, and routine. Thanks for sharing! And congrats.
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  33. Penny Sylvia says:

    Love Ev’s big blue eyes! Kinda take your breath away they are so sweet! So happy for you guys!

  34. Christy says:

    Congratulations, Gadd Family! Such a treasure of a video!

  35. Holly says:

    Congratulations! Your video was beautiful – what a great way to make the announcement 🙂
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  36. Melissa says:

    Well..this is just the cutest announcement ever. Congratulations!!!!!
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  37. Gina says:

    Congrats! Awesome way to announce the news. I got goosebumps and teary eyed while watching the video!
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  38. Callie says:

    Yay for a baby!! Congrats to you and your little fam.. Two feet bigger before you know it! Xx

  39. viktorija says:

    I’ve been following your blog for about a year now and love it! congratulations to you and your little family!!!! such exciting news! 😉

  40. Anne says:

    this just made me so happy! congratulations! such a joy to watch your growing family 🙂
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  41. Nicolina says:

    Congratulations!! What exciting news! You have a beautiful growing family. Looking forward to getting together and hearing more about it. Hugs, Nicolina and Dan. 🙂

  42. Laura says:

    Eek! Congratulations!

  43. michelle says:

    That cat is out of the bag!! Congratulations my friend!
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  45. Vivian says:

    Awww! This made me tear up! What a wonderful song, video, and announcement! New reader (as in, this was the very first post I read), and I’ll be sure to be following! Congratulations!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv
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  46. Kelly says:

    Congratulations Ashlee! Saw this on Natalie’s site – what a fantastic video – got me teary eyed for sure and super excited and wonderful for your growing family – your little guy will be a fantastic big brother 🙂

  47. molly says:

    Oh, what wonderful news! And this video is just about the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen! What a beautiful reminder to have through the years of this special time in your lives <3
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  48. amber says:

    wow! congrats!!! SO excited for you guys! Such a beautiful video, too… loved the song. You guys look like such a sweet, happy family <3
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  49. Portia says:

    Mazel tov, Ashlee! This was so sweet and touching. I am overjoyed for your beautiful family and new addition!

  50. Katie says:

    I’ve already said so on twitter but I’m finally(it’s about time) fully catching up on blog posts and I just wanted to say congratulations again! so excited for you and Brett and Everett! this was the sweetest video.
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  51. Katy says:

    Congratulations! What a lovely video 🙂

  52. This video was the sweetest thing! Congratulations you guys! I wish you every happiness and hope the pregnancy doesn’t give you too much sickness. Exciting times!
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