Meet Desiree

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Hi guys! I’m Desiree. I am a stay at home Mom, wife, and newborn/birth photographer (and I, of course, take pictures of my kids A LOT). We live in beautiful Encinitas, CA and love raising our babes in the gorgeous beachy city. My hubby is Ryan. We are both twins. I have an identical twin sister and he has twin sister. We married in May of 2009. We have 3 babes; Charlize, Sawyer, and Jax. They are my hope triplets and they entered our worlds in August 2015.  Parenthood is wild crazy journey. Here you will find my adventures in mothering three toddlers at one time, my emotional infertility journey, and the raw and honest truth about postpartum and anxiety/depression and what that was like for me. I think sharing our journeys bring us closer together and help us to not feel alone. You will also find my favorites of everything here too!!!

I met Ryan in college. We both went to Point Loma Nazarene University. I majored in Photography.  I knew soon after I met Ry that he was the one.  We got married soon after I graduated college. (Ry was 2 years ahead of me). Ry is a PE teacher for an Elementary school in Del Mar and LOVES his job. He works so hard for our family.


After we were married a few years, we decided to try for a baby. However, our journey was not what expected or hoped for; BUT it was so much better than anything I could have ever created for myself. I called my journey to become a Mom, my journey of hope. We struggled to conceive on our own because I have PCOS, one of the top leading causes of infertility. After 3 years, lots of tears, healthy eating, money, support from people who personally know us and don’t know us, injections, 2 IUI’s, and one round of IVF we finally became pregnant… with three babies!!! Our Gender Reveal went viral. It was probably one of my favorite moments—ever.


We moved in with my parents two months before the babies came. I went on bed rest (all at home) two days after we moved in. My babies came in August 2015. I delivered at 34 weeks, 1 day and they were all about 5 pounds each!! Such a miracle.


Now I am sharing our journey of parenting and the ups and downs of Motherhood. I went through postpartum anxiety and depression and it was on of the HARDEST seasons of my life, but I write about it because someone needs too–and if I can bring hope and love to someone walking through their own struggles than God is using me. I also love sharing my story of infertility and all the emotions that come with that walk. As, well something we will soon be experiencing is embryo adoption. We are planning to adopt out our remaining embryos. Though we are not quite ready yet, I know God will prepare us for that part of our journey too.

I hope you can enjoy my page and follow along!!!





14 thoughts on “Meet Desiree

  1. i am so overjoyed that our lord JESUS has blessed you and you will raise your precious children to His glory, however more people need to be aware of nighlight embryo adoption in California, these are leftover preborn babies from ivf cycles that will not be aborted by courageous women who have given them away for adoption to other husbands and wives …..please include this on your blog so other babies can be given chances for birth also, thank you, shannon

    • Thank you so so much!!! We are so blessed and so thankful for God’s precious gifts to us.

      Thank you for sharing about the Nightlight embryo adoption. I am planning on sharing more about the embryo adoption through my blog, as that is the exact route we plan on taking with our other remaining snowflakes. It is touching to know that we will be able to bring hope to other families who experienced the same struggles in this way. thank you again!

  2. I just came across your blog. I am so Very Happy for you both. My Husband & I have been trying to get pregnant for the past 3 years. I have been praying so hard, but I guess my time is not God’s time. I got so much strength reading your blog. We had 5 failed IUI’s & a failed IVF. We spent all the money we had. I am not from the US, I moved here from Sri Lanka after I married my Husband. So I can’t work yet. Therefore we are low on funds to spend on such things. My husband pulled out all his savings & that was our only try. I had so much hope. I just broke to pieces after it failed. All my dreams were shattered. I am an only child & my Mum is old. She is very keen on seeing a Grandchild before she dies. But I have failed her in this. I always ask the Lord “Why?” But then again who am I to Question my Creator. Each time I see any article about someone being Pregnant, I read it. That’s how I found your Blog. It’s so good to read about your Journey & How You went through it all. I wish We will be blessed like you one day. The Doctor wants us to try again, but it’s going to cost at lease 15K for another try. They are willing to do the transfer Free. This is only for the medicines. We really don’t have that kind of money, but we are thinking of trying to get a loan. No one feels the pain we go through. People can get loans for things they really don’t need. But we can’t get a loan for something we really need in our life.
    Please keep us in your Prayers. You are blessed God will hear your Prayers for others like you. I wish I knew what to do to collect funds to help us. But I have no clue. Please be safe & take care of yourself. I would love to keep in touch with you.
    God Bless you both & the 3 angels growing in you. I will keep you all in my Prayers. Good Luck.

    • My dear friend, I am so sorry to hear how difficult your journey has been. Infertility is truly an agonizing and heartbreaking walk! It is so hard when you put all your hope into the steps you are taking and they are unsuccessful.
      I know the steps moving forward are overwhelming (financially), but I pray God would open the doors for you and given you exactly what you need to proceed. Nothing is impossible for Him. AND He is our foundation of HOPE. You are not alone and we will be praying for you standing in hope with you declaring miracles over your family!!! I am here for you if you have any questions or need to vent, etc. Know that my heart goes out to you and may your womb be fruitful soon!!!
      Thank you for showering my heart in so much love–even when yours is hurting. We so appreciate the prayers!!! All my love!

  3. I had tears reading your reply. That’s so much love you have to share with another. We will be blessed I have faith & I believe. I now have a new friend you & God,willing one day we will meet & I will have a chance to see your babies. I love them already. I always think what it,would be like to have 3. Lol. That will be a full house. So much noise & so much fun. You are,so lucky & blessed. Wish I was near you to help you. Good luck. God Bless you all.

  4. Bless you! ❤ I'm not going to lie I cried through reading your whole journey so far I still feel what you felt while trying. It's not easy to go through. I have had only one pregnancy so far after 6 years and it turned out to be ectopic. It was scary first baby first surgery. My heart bursts with excitement and love to see people blessed so well ❤

    • Awww sweet friend, I send so much love and prayers your way!!! I am so sorry to hear of your struggles and loss. May God cover your heart in His love, comfort, and rest. We will be praying for you and sending some much love your way!!! Thank you for sharing in this special time with us!

  5. Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your husband. The hubby and I will be celebraing 6 years of marriage a week from tomorrow and as I tell people who ask about our children, “we have been practicing making babies, a lot, for the last 5 years, but practice don’t always make perfect”. I know it is challenging to go through miscarriages and failed treatments but it is equally fustraiting to not get pregnant month after month and also not have the financial backing to be able to try fertility treatments.

    Four years or so back my mother in law was in a medically induced coma and said she had “visions from God” that we were going to have triplets, two girls and a boy; and she was going to die before seeing them. The hubby and are both Christ followers and believe in Him, but publicly we are like “yeah right”! Privatly I still hold onto that vision though. My mother in law passed in April and we do miss her but know we will see her again someday. Now I find myself hoping and praying from month to month but even more disappointed when it doesn’t come.

    When I found your video on YouTube about the gender reveal, I was so happy for guys and wish you guys much happieness and prayers. The names you picked out are absolutely adorable. I also think it would be a great idea to do at least weekly vlogs!

  6. I read your blog last night…shedding many many tears I feel like God lead me to your blog last night and I feel like you took the words right out of my mouth on my feelings and struggles of infertility and wanting something so bad but keeping your faith throughout all the ups and downs. We had 3 failed IUI and now are talking about IVF. I would love to talk to you more about this and ask for advise and guidance.

      • Hi! It’s me Dinali. I hope you remember me. Did you have the babies? I kind of lost your blog & don’t get your updates anymore. But today I saw it again just when I am really, really down.
        We did a 2nd IVF with the greatest difficulty. We scraped up all the money we had. And on the 16th of November I was told that failed too.
        I just spoke to my Doctor & I cried so much that my head is about to explode. I can’t stop crying. She says she thinks I had a miscarriage. I still feel pregnant & sick.
        I had all the pregnancy symptoms. I was fainting & throwing up, I had stomach cramps, back pain & I had to use the toilet every 2 hours at night.
        I prayed so much & asked God for a little miracle because we had given it our all.
        All my counts were so good, my lining was where they wanted it to be. Everything was working out so well.
        I am so very sad & disappointed. I have given up on God & I don’t even go to Church anymore. I have just lost faith. Why did God choose me to go through this?
        I just love hearing about others babies & seeing pictures. It gives me some happiness & I feel connected. Maybe one day I will have my story to tell.

  7. I just found out that I am pregnant and absolutely loved the dress you wore to the gender reveal surprise of your triplets. Could you please tell me the designer or where you purchased that dress? Thank you! Best wishes to your beautiful family!

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