All was quiet upon walking into their two-story home, the only sound was the gentle hum of coffee brewing. Jeff and Joanna sat visiting with us, sharing about their new adventure as baby Alea slept in Joanna’s arms. Hearing about their transition to parenthood was like hearing someone learning to take a breath, effortless and natural. Jeff and Joanna are near and dear to our hearts and we felt like we knew them for a lifetime the moment we met. It still blows my mind how we can live so close and yet never cross paths. Alea is a mashup name of family and I love when parents keep names of loved ones around. Patrick and I left this time with Jeff, Joanna, and Alea with full hearts and plenty of coffee, and hope that you are as enamored with their beautiful baby girl as we are.