Exciting News // Thankful…

winter-time-maternity-photoshoot winter-pregnancy-announcment-ideas white-long-sleeved-gownyellow-lab winter-maternity-photoshoot maternity-photoshoot-ideasDrew’s Tie: Burberry (this is his favorite tie, would make for a great gift for your hubby/bf/dad)

My Dress: aBree Original (similar style that’s more for everyday) | Earrings: BHLDN c/o | Nails: Flaming Rose by MAC | Lips: Liner-Cherry by MAC, Lipstick- YSL Rouge Pur Couture #13

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This year, I’m so unbelievably grateful for my little family. Drew and Dash are my entire world and I’m so blessed to have both of them in my life. As you can see from my growing belly, there’s a new addition coming to the Parcell family in spring 2015 and we couldn’t be more thrilled!!!!

I couldn’t end today’s post without saying how grateful I am for all you! I started Pink Peonies during my first year of marriage nearly four years ago and many life changes have happened since then. Thank you so much for following along the journey thus far and I’m so excited to share this next chapter of our lives with you! I love you all and have a wonderful holiday!

xo, Rach

photos by Emily Egan

xo, Rach
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  1. Congratulations, that are amazing news! I hope everything goes well during your pregnancy and you can enjoy the time!
    Those pictures are very beautiful as always and generally I want to thank you for all the amazing content you put on your blog!
    Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Rachel and congratulations on the pregnancy news! :-) very happy for the 2 of you.
    Kindest regards,

  3. Eek!! I’ve been a follower for several yrs and as cheesey as it sounds I’ve been waiting for this day ;) congratulations Rach!!! You are stunning and will be the best mommy!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you both and your families!
    Congratulations on the great news of your pregnancy Rachel! You must definitely be thrilled!
    Kindest regards,

  5. Congratulations to you and your sweet family! You look absolutely stunning!! Enjoy every minute if being pregnant! It is truly a miracle!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. I knewwww you were pregnant! You posted a photo in style post and you had your hand on your belly, only placed in a way that a mother holding her growing baby would rest her hand. ANNNND you haven’t had as many posts as you do lately. How exciting for you and Drew! Congratulations! Lovely holiday photos, and I can’t believe how big Dash is getting. Congrats again & Happy Thanksgiving! Xo!
    All the Cute

  7. This is such exciting news! I am so happy for you and your family.

    Watching your journey that you share on your blog as a follower from the very beginning, has been wonderful.

    Congratulations and the very best wishes!

    a href=”http://coverupchic.blogspot.ca”>Cover Up Chic

  8. Congrats to you and Drew, Rach! You are absolutely glowing in these pictures- they are STUNNING! Drew looks pretty handsome too :) I’m so happy for you both! Happy Thanksgiving!

    XO Julia

  9. Hi Rachel. I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS. Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for someone. I love your blog, along with your outlook on life. I love the many things you share. You truly inspire people. For me, you have inspired me to start a blog (still under construction) but to also not be afraid of/in life. I’ve met yuh a couple times and the light you carry is very special. I won’t settle for less Rachel, because in a way, you have showed me that being a genuinely happy person, who has dreams and aspirations are definitely attainable. I just wanted to express my gratitude to you today. Thank you so much for all that you do and continue to do. You and your blog have definitely helped me through times in my life when I feel like my dreams aren’t within reach. I just flip to your blog and it screams at me YOUR WANTS, HOPES, AND DREAMS ARE POSSIBLE. DON’T GIVE UP! SO thank you Rachel! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a Happy Holiday!

  10. OMG!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!! these pictures are so beautiful!!! you look AMAZING and so gorgeous!!!! you are going to be the most beautiful and stylish mother ever! absolutely love your hair- you should make a tutorial! loving the outfit and the location in these pics too! so excited for you rach!!! happy thanksgiving! :)

  11. So, so happy for you! Happy holidays to you and your beautiful family. Thanks for always posting great content, being so responsive to emails and letting us follow along as you journey through life.

  12. Congratulations!! What a wonderful news to share on this thankful day!! Best wishes to you and your family. You look gorgeous as usual.


  13. Dear Parcell Family,

    Congratulations! I feel a little weird since I don’t actually know you saying this… But I am just so excited to see your little family grow!! So perfect!

    Best, Kelsey

  14. Rach:
    Tal vez no hables español, pero me encantaria que supoeras lo importante que eres en la vida de muchas de nosotras inspirandonos y mostrandonos una parte tan bonita de tu vida y la de tu familia. Muchas felicidades ya que esta bendicion q dios te esta mandando estara llena de cambios hermosos y que nunca te imaginaste pudiera sentir tu corazon.
    Te mando un abrazo muy fuerte desde Mexico y todas las buenas vibras y bendiciones.

  15. WOW, congratulations! I started crying when I saw the pictures, they are perfect. You have always been my favorite blogger and I’m so happy for you. May God bless you and your family! Many greetings from Vienna. Michaela

  16. The biggest congratulations to both of you!!!! I am so thrilled!! It has been incredible to follow you on your blog and see you evolve and enjoy the success of all your hard work!! Motherhood is the biggest blessing and I’m just filled with joy for you. These pictures are so perfect that words do not do them justice! The white dress is so spectacular!! You hair is gorgeous and your face is glowing. Your entire family has so much to be grateful for this year! Happy Thanksgiving, Rach!!

  17. Congratulations to Rachel and Drew! This is such a beautiful family photo and I am so excited that a special little one is coming soon! I look forward to seeing all your new posts.

    Kirah xx

  18. While it’s been completely obvious that you’ve been pregnant for some time, I do understand and respect that you have every right to announce this when and how you wanted. It just would have been a bit more genuine if you hadn’t lied about your weight gain and instead just…left it completely “off the table” because now, sadly, I’ll always have this niggling thing that you’re lying when something questionable(?) comes up.

    Again, I do wish you health and joy and everything that comes with it.

    1. Erin,

      We have been trying for over a year to get pregnant, I didn’t know whether it was going to stick or not and people have been speculating about me being pregnant for over a year. When I was asked that question I did not lie and I don’t appreciate you saying that. I didn’t confirm it or deny it. I was still so new that I hadn’t gained any weight and I did not look pregnant what so ever.

      Did you ever consider that maybe I had a personal reason of why I choose to wait so long to share? I don’t think it’s a appropriate to call someone out you don’t even know and ask if they’re pregnant or not. Either that person is saying something about my body image or they’re asking me something I’m not ready to announce yet. Sad that you had to take such a positive and exciting thing and turn it negative.

      1. Please read my comment again. I said that I fully respect your choice and you have every right to make it! I understand that. However, lying about your weight gain is where the lies came in. As I said in my comments, it would have been far better for you to leave any discussion off the table instead of talking about how you’d been eating too many sweets, or other food to “explain” your weight gain.

        When ppl see a significant weight gain, in a certain area, obviously they are going to speculate-but if you really want to keep it private don’t make fake claims. Don’t address it at all on the blog one lie can lead fo trolls and distrust. THAT is my issue. The lies. Ignore the speculation, don’t fan the flames and make readers question you by lying. You said you wanted to keep quiet. Do so. There’s no need to sprinkle lies throughout.

        1. I didn’t lie about my weight gain, I hadn’t even gained any weight at that time. I simply was making a joke about what the person who made that comment was implying about my body. I’m sorry but this entire conversation is so ridiculous. We both have much better things to do with our time than get ourselves worked up over a peanut m&m joke and honestly I don’t want this negative energy on my blog. If you have any other negative remarks to make, please take them elsewhere.


  19. I’m so happy to read your exciting news!! Congratulations!!! I’ve been following your blog for about 3 years. Oddly feel as though I’ve gotten to know you. This is such a beautiful chapter in your life, thank you for sharing. Looking forward to seeing your fashion these next few months.

  20. Congratulations Rachel! You look stunning just like a real princess Snow White and I am sure your baby will be gorgeous too. All the best to your lovely growing family :-)

  21. Congrats!
    I obviously don’t know you personally but
    I am so happy for you and your family and I
    can’t wait to see your maternity style over the
    next few months!!

  22. Congratulations to you beautiful soon-to-be mama. I am a mother to 3 young ones and have so much appreciated your amazing sense of fashion and style to help me pick out pieces when I don’t necessarily have time…you have helped me remain a stylish mom. Thank you. I think you are going to LOVE dressing your new addition…a whole new blog! Looking forward to staying tuned while you embark on this wonderful life adventure.

  23. omg you were so good at covering the belly before this post I would have never thought you were pregnant! You look amazing and wish the best for you and your family :)!

  24. I’ve been quietly & faithfully following your blog for the past two years. After seeing this post, I had to say,”Congratulations!”

  25. Congratulations from Germany!

    You look absolutely stunning and I’m so in love with these photos.
    I guess there is no better way to share this great news.
    You are doing a great job! I’m happy whenever I explore your blog – it’s filled with so much love.

    All the best for you and your growing family ♥

  26. Congrats! You guys look beautiful!
    My hubby and I had our little one 4 years into our marriage and it was the perfect time. Our relationship and grown and matured and it was a solid ground for an addition. I hope it will be the same way for you two…..
    Being a mom has seriously been the greatest joy in my life and I am sure it will be for you as well. You guys are in for lots of fun!
    The Doctor Diva

  27. Congratulations!!! Such a gorgeous photo shoot! I can’t wait to see the pregnancy outfits you’ll put together. I need some inspiration for my bump as well. :)

  28. I just found your blog and this wonderful post. You have wonderful taste and anyone who sits on their velvet blue couch with their dog is a friend of mine! Have a wonderful pregnancy, looking forward to seeing how you decorate the nursery. Belated happy thanksgiving.


  30. Rachel, Congratulations!! How exciting to see your gorgeous baby bump. Definitely something to start documenting. As a young blogging mummy with four kids it’s sooooo nice to see you moving into family life as a blogger. Fun times ahead and I wish you every happiness as your family grows. Blessings, Jenny xx

  31. Congratulations on your pregnancy, Rach! You look like a goddess in these photos. You are going to have such a beautiful baby. I have been reading your blog for many years and look forward to seeing your beautiful family continue to grow. Much love from Seattle!

  32. I follow your blog and have suspected you might be expecting now for a month or so, but I just don’t think it’s appropriate to ask such personal questions. Anyway, congratulations! Looking forward to seeing your pregnancy fashion, I’m sure you’ll knock it out of the park! I personally think the Duchess of Cambridge could take some lessons from YOU! :-)

    One thing I’d like to see in the future if you have any time, (and granted, you probably don’t!) is I enjoy seeing your responses to individual comments. It demonstrates that you are reading the comments and I like that.

    Here’s to a healthy and happy pregnancy! Best to you all.

  33. Congratulations! You seem like such a loving aunt and uncle to Capri and Cannon. I’m sure you’ll make a great mommy and daddy to your little one. And I can’t believe you managed to get Dasher to sit still for that picture. Then again, his paws may have turned into ice cubes preventing him from moving.



  34. Congratulations hun! I was sooooo thrilled to see this post yesterday. Beyond happy for you guys! Wishing you all the very best on this new journey! :) XOXO

  35. Such exciting news, congrats! I am due with my second late February so I’m absolutely thrilled to follow along with you for inspiration during your pregnancy, especially when I’m struggling to find things that I feel good in with my growing bump. You look absolutely amazing and I love your maternity photos, classy and unique, as usual :)

  36. Congratulations to you! Your blog is an inspiration to my daughter and me. She is away at college and we look at your blog together. Your blog is a daily conversation for the two of us. We love your style as it is timeless and elegant. Please keep posting these beautiful pictures.

  37. Hi Rachel!

    My mom and I have been following your blog for quite some time now, I am away at college and she is at home, but somehow you come up in conversation everyday! We think you are wonderful and we are so excited for your new little baby to be!! For a while now as well, we have been seeing all the negative words people comment on your posts and instagrams. Therefore, I just wanted to tell you that you could be the yummiest juiciest ripest apple in the world, and still some people wouldn’t like apples. Alway remember you are awesome and beautiful and an inspiration to so many people! Don’t let the meanies get to you :)

    CONGRATS on the baby!!!

  38. Congrats Rachel!! I’m so excited to read this because I’ve been following your blog for over a year and found out I’m expecting this April as well! So fun to read about your experiences while I go through the same things. Enjoy your pregnancy and update us lots! :)

  39. Such beautiful pictures, i wish you all the best, i have been following your blog and i love it, besides being gorgeous and stylish you seem like a lovely and good soul. Congratulations !!!
    Beijinhos from Portugal

  40. Hey Rachel!

    Congrats to you and Drew. I’ve been a reader of yours for the last year or so and just had my first child in September. You’ll love being a mommy. It’s honestly the greatest honor and role. So happy for you.

    Many blessings!

  41. Congratulations, what a blessing!
    Wish you both all the best!!
    Btw you look amazing! Love your hair. How do you do that braid?
    Thanks for sharing.
    XX from far switzerland :)

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