Our Next Big Adventure!

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this time last year we were announcing our big goal to travel to all 7 continents, which we accomplished – yay!

this year, i am working on our next (little) big adventure:

ryan and chelsea avery pregnant 3 kiss

that’s right folks, we have created life together. there is officially a little “bavery” growing inside me – how. freaking. weird. oh and awesome!

today marks my 14th week of being very excited while simultaneously feeling like i suddenly have narcolepsy and could fall asleep at any/every moment. little bavery will be making an appearance at the end of august! oh do i have some good blogs to share in the coming weeks about this new adventure; including when and why i decided i was ready, how it’s affected our relationship and the awkward things that have occurred.

i am so grateful to our amazing friend and photographer, cassie rosch! she captured our wedding and now this – swoon!

ryan and chelsea avery pregnant 1

ryan and chelsea avery pregnancy annoucement

dream big little one pregnancy announcement

let the adventures continue…


  1. Victor Gascon

    March 2, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Congratulations! So very happy for both of you. Enjoy every moment with your new baby — they really grow up incredibly fast.

    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 7:14 am

      thank you so much, victor! we are super excited and time is already flying by so i can only imagine! 🙂

  2. Elyse

    March 2, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Congratulations! I am so excited for you!

    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 7:14 am

      yay thank you elyse! we are super excited (though it still hasn’t fully hit me yet)

  3. Donni

    March 2, 2016 at 6:13 am

    I had a feeling this was the announcement! You’re great at foreshadowing 🙂

    Congratulations! Such an exciting and scary time!!

    Big hugs!

    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 7:16 am

      ha! glad you caught on, donni – you’re good! exciting and scary and a thousand more emotions is how i feel (hourly) thank you!
      chelsea recently posted…Our Next Big Adventure!

  4. Sarah

    March 2, 2016 at 6:18 am

    Congratulations!! So happy for you 🙂

    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 7:17 am

      thank you sarah! we are feeling pretty darn happy too!

  5. Charlene

    March 2, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Congrats you two! I’m so excited for you! And these pictures are precious!!
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    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 7:18 am

      thank you charlene! we are so lucky to have a friend who is also an insanely talented photographer! i totally started crying once she sent the photos!

  6. Lauren

    March 2, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Aw, congratulations! How exciting!

  7. Lindsay

    March 2, 2016 at 6:29 am

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    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 7:20 am

      YAY!!!!! thanks for being so excited lindsay – we are all the emotions 🙂 (well me more so but that’s not uncommon) YAYAYA!

  8. Jennifer Haston

    March 2, 2016 at 6:34 am

    So exciting! YAY!!!! Blessings to you three!

    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 7:20 am

      thank you jennifer! we are super excited for what’s happening now and what’s to come!

  9. Hana Bilqisthi

    March 2, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Congrats Chelsea *\(ˆ⌣ˆ*\)(/*ˆ⌣ˆ)/* I hope everything will be fine 🙂 GBU
    Btw, those baby shirt is so cute :3
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    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 7:21 am

      thank you hana, i appreciate your comment! i hope everything will be fine too 🙂 i was super excited when i found the shirt online – sums up our mantra pretty well!

  10. Paula Howley

    March 2, 2016 at 7:47 am


    I wondered, but then thought, “Nah, she just wrote that post last year”.
    You are going to be an amazing mom, I just know it. And Ravery will be an amazing dad. Couldn’t be happier for you two. I guess this is why you wanted to be closer to family eh?
    Sending the 3 of you lots of love. 🙂
    Paula Howley recently posted…Where’ve you been?

    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 9:29 am

      awwww you’re so sweet paula! thank you! it’s pretty amazing what antarctica can do for the soul and your mental clarity once you away from friends/family/even your partner…more on that later! it’s pretty nuts because BAM here i am knocked up like whoooa!

      thanks for the love and know that i look up to you as a role model for being a badass woman and mama!

      • Paula Howley

        March 2, 2016 at 11:13 pm

        Wait- did you make that baby in Antarctica? Cause I actually remember thinking how freaking cool that would be.
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        • Paula Howley

          March 2, 2016 at 11:15 pm

          And wow, thanks for the role model thing. that’s pretty amazing. 🙂
          Paula Howley recently posted…Where’ve you been?

        • chelsea

          March 3, 2016 at 12:07 pm

          hahah yes…at least as far as we can tell 😉

  11. Rachel @ Countdowns & Cupcakes

    March 2, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read your (likely hilarious) take on pregnancy and being a mom!
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    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 9:30 am

      awww yay! thank you rachel! there have definitely been some laughable moments (with so many more to come i’m sure) thanks for being excited 🙂

  12. Audrey

    March 2, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Yay yay yay!!! I can’t wait to meet baby wifestyle!!!!! How exciting! Congratulations to both of you!

    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 9:31 am

      haha you keep winning at baby wifestyle and mr. wifestyle, audrey! thank you for the congrats and i still don’t fully believe it but i do know i am incredibly excited!
      chelsea recently posted…Our Next Big Adventure!

  13. Amberly

    March 2, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Hooray!!! I am so excited for you guys!!!
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    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 9:32 am

      yay thanks amberly! appreciated your posts on maintaining a happy/healthy marriage with baby in tow 🙂

  14. Rebecca James

    March 2, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Congratulations! I love following you two as I really see so many similarities to my own marriage. Happy that you are a bit ahead of our schedule (re: babies) so I can learn from you! All the best! And please keep the REAL stuff coming.

    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 9:33 am

      haha i love your comment rebecca because i TOTALLY know that feeling. i had it with my soul friend and was SO glad she went through pregnancy and a baby first so i could ask all the questions and get a sneak peek into what it could be like. thanks also for the encouragement of ‘real stuff’ because i’ve got a lot of it and it’s not always pretty 🙂

  15. Nina @ Hugs and Lattes

    March 2, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Yayayayay!!! Congratulations! You’re gonna be a wonderful mom who instills life and empowers your kids!I can’t wait to follow on this adventure with you 🙂
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    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 9:34 am

      aww what a nice compliment – thank you nina! i sure hope so – i know i’ll screw up plenty along the way but i am excited to raise a little life with my boo-thang! get ready for quite the adventure 🙂
      chelsea recently posted…Our Next Big Adventure!

  16. Kate

    March 2, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Congratulations!! Babies are such an amazing gift to the world. I have a nephew, and niece, and another little niece on the way and they just warm you heart so much. I never thought I could love a little human so much!

    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 10:14 am

      thank you kate! my husband and i are constantly like “if we love our little dog this much…are we going to explode with love for a human?!” we must. 🙂

  17. Ashley

    March 2, 2016 at 10:14 am

    AHHHHHH THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER!!!!!! I was hoping this would be the news when you mentioned it in your post the other day 😉 so happy for you two!!! CONGRATS! You are going to be such good parents! (also your offspring will be winning public speaking competitions before walking, I’m sure)


    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      yay! thank you for saying that, we will sure do our best! do they have baby speaking championships? perhaps we should start one haha thanks for being excited ashley and for your email 🙂

  18. P.K. Eastman

    March 2, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Blessed parents and blessed baby. Enjoy the best ride ever.

    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      thank you PK! we are excited for this wild ride!

  19. brittany

    March 2, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Congratulations!! All the best in this new adventure!

    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      thank you brittany!!!

  20. Ashley

    March 2, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Congratulations!!!! It is so exciting!!!

    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      woohoo! thanks ashley! exciting indeed!

  21. Meagan @ All the Joys

    March 2, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Aw, congratulations! This will be your biggest adventure yet 🙂
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    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      oh how i bet you are so right! thanks meagan!

  22. Vivien

    March 2, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Yay! Congrats to the two of you! I had a feeling/hope that this would be the announcement! 😀 And now the move you guys made to Colorado makes a ton more sense too (well, not like it didn’t make sense before…)


    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      haha yup that was a factor indeed (though we decided to move before we tried baby making) we are super excited! thanks for being excited for us vivien!

  23. Rachel G

    March 2, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Whoa congrats!!! That’s definitely a BIG adventure–next you’ll be taking that baby to all sorts of continents….maybe not Antarctica though…I don’t know if babies like Antarctica…
    I will admit, it does kind of feel like you just published that “not ready for babies” post but it’s true that the blog time continuum is not exactly an accurate picture of the real life time continuum. 😛
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    • chelsea

      March 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      ha! yeah no babies allowed on drake’s passage- that would be dangerous! probably when the babe is older. yes blog continuum isn’t always on same time agreed but thankfully we can change our minds when circumstances change! more on that in another post 🙂 thanks for the congrats rachel!

  24. Macy

    March 2, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Congrats!!! What an adorable announcement.
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    • chelsea

      March 3, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      thank you macy! we are quite lucky to have an amazing friend who has amazing talents 🙂

  25. Mar

    March 2, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Congrats! What an exciting new chapter (and love that onesie)!

    • chelsea

      March 3, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      it really is an exciting new chapter, mar! i searched high and low on the internets to find that onesie 🙂

  26. Erin, Attention To Darling Blog

    March 2, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Congratulations!!! This is oh so exciting! Truly the greatest adventure you will ever embark upon. I remember that feeling of thinking it was so awesome and so weird all at the same time.

    Erin, Attention To Darling

    • chelsea

      March 3, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      thanks for confirming that excitement/weirded out feeling at the same time, erin! we are really excited!!!

  27. Courtney {Alkeks Abroad}

    March 3, 2016 at 2:37 am

    So exciting!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to follow along and we are only 2 weeks apart! I’m sooo happy for y’all!
    Courtney {Alkeks Abroad} recently posted…Baby A: Finding Out

    • chelsea

      March 3, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      i knoooow! it took everything for me not to blurt it out when i saw your announcement courtney! we definitely need to be comparing notes and i’m so happy for you all!!!! yay!
      chelsea recently posted…Our Next Big Adventure!

  28. Alanna

    March 3, 2016 at 5:51 am

    Congratulations!! That’s very exciting and I hope you weren’t newly pregnant while on the ride through Drake’s passage (that sounds like my personal hell)

    • chelsea

      March 3, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      thank you alanna! and oh thank goodness i couldn’t tell i was pregnant going through drake’s passage because omg that would be the worse! there were actually two women on our boat that were pregnant! one was in her second trimester and she felt fine and the other one was only 11 weeks and looked a bit worse for the wear.

      as i passed my 11 week mark a few years back i was SO thankfully we were not on the roughest seas in the world! woof.

  29. Amanda

    March 3, 2016 at 9:17 am


    • chelsea

      March 3, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      am i?!?! haha. but for real…i have yet to fully equate being pregnant with resulting in a baby. ha!

  30. Erin @ Very Erin

    March 3, 2016 at 9:51 am

    OMG, that’s so exciting! Congratulations to both of you, that’s amazing!
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    • chelsea

      March 3, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      thank you erin!!! we are super excited and it’s still taking some time to sink in 🙂

  31. Karen

    March 3, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Congratulations! I didn’t realize you were already preggers!! Way to go, Chelsea and Ryan! You will be great parents!

    • chelsea

      March 3, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      thank you karen! we kept it pretty under-wraps except for family and a few very close friends until after we arrived safely in colorado (and we both survived the 20+ hour road trip ha!) 🙂

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  33. Emma

    March 4, 2016 at 11:52 am

    yeahhhhhhhh! Can’t wait to watch you make motherhood the most EPIC thing ever 🙂
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    • chelsea

      March 5, 2016 at 9:29 am

      haha you’re the best! thank you emma! miss you and please tell the waterfront HIIII

  34. Edye

    March 5, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    YAY!!! So happy for you guys 🙂 I recently began following your blog and am so excited to read future posts of yours. Have a wonderful day <3

    Edye // Gracefulcoffee
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    • chelsea

      March 7, 2016 at 10:30 am

      thank you edye! i’m excited to check out your blog – yay!

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  36. Starla B

    March 9, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    SO stinking awesome that you accomplished what you set out to. Congrats on this next beautiful adventure. I am so excited to read all about your journey! xoxo

    • chelsea

      March 17, 2016 at 10:31 am

      thank you starla!!! we are super excited about what this new adventure will entail for us 🙂

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