Monday, July 23, 2012

Letters to Tuck

dear john bullock tucker IV aka "Tuck",
We decided on your name in one of our favorite places, Boca Grande.
Your great grandfather was the first JBT, and everyone called him "Tuck".  All of the JBT's have been/ are such remarkable men.  What a legacy to have!  
I never got to meet Tuck, but I love hearing stories about him.  He was from Talledega, Alabama.  A mechanical engineer who served overseas during world war II.  People say he would laugh so hard he would cry and often.  Everyone wanted to be around him.  There's a photo of him holding an infant JB that's one of my most treasured.  He looked so kind.  That photo is going in your nursery.  
This weekend we bought your first outfit!  I thought your dad wouldn't bite about going shopping, but he was so into it.  
Your first outfit is fit for a prince.  I can't wait to see you in it!  
i love you and i am counting the days when I can kiss those lips.
love,
your momma

50 comments:

  1. gorgeous photos and love the first little belly pic! xo

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  2. Love the pictures!
    I love the story about the first Tuck, that is really neat you are continuing on the legacy.

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  3. Love love love that you're using a family name, so cute! Also, these photos are stunning as always :)

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  4. Congrats on deciding on a name! How special. Tuck is such a cute nickname!

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  5. I cant wait to see how you do the nursery!

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  6. Love it! The name is perfect Sarah! Family names are so special. The name Wiley is huge on my husbands side, and I love that tradition they have carried. When we have our own little babe one day, I'd love to use it.
    You take the most perfect pictures. Thanks for sharing it all :)

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  7. sarah this is so amazing! how incredibly special to have a baby boy to carry on the incredible JBT legacy :) And Tuck is just the most adorable/perfect/awesome nickname! I can't wait to meet him someday :)

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  8. His name is going to be so cool. In school: "tuck tucker." "here!!!" he's gonna be definitely a cool kid. :)

    So excited for you, Sarah. You are glowing and it seems like you are so happy. As usual I am loving your photos but this little story you have written here is just so special. I love the idea of keeping family traditions alive, even if you yourself are on the outside of them- you know? So happy for you. My best wishes!

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  9. Love the name AND the legacy behind it! I am not seeing the picture of the "original" Tuck, though....Was it meant to go in this post for us to see?

    Love the pictures of that beautiful place! Everything is so bright and blue and fresh looking, SUMMER at the beach. :)

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  10. oh baby tuck is going to have it so good (:

    LOVE these photos- i can see why it's one of your favorites!

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  11. I love the name and the story behind it!

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  12. I love the name! So classic and unique. Love the pic of your little baby bump!

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  13. What sweet sweet word to Tuck! So much love. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I love family names...My Dad and brother are both Thomas Ray, and my nephew is Brock Thomas. A name and a legacy is such a special thing to share. And I love the nickname "Tuck"!

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  15. Just a great name! I love family names.. such an exciting time for you.

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  16. love love love the name:) Great choice!!!

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  17. Tuck!!! Aaaah! Such a great name!!!

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  18. My heart skips whenever you post pictures of Boca Grande. I miss it so much. Glad to see Banyan Street is thriving. The banyan trees suffered terribly from a storm a few years back.

    As for Tuck, so wonderful that you are calling him after the very first JBT. Your love for him is so beautiful. You are an incredible momma already.

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  19. This is beyond precious!! Can't wait for bebe "Tuck" to arrive.

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  20. ugh baby tuck. i love him already.

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  21. the perfect name for the perfect little boy. yay!

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  22. Like that name! You look good :)

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  23. That was so sweet, it made me cry. Congrats!! xoxo

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  24. Sarah, this is so sweet. What a wonderful legacy to carry on. Tuck is just the cutest nickname! My heart is so happy for you and JB :)

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  25. We have talked about Tuck for a boy too...my Grandfather is Tom but has always been Tuck! What a name. You are looking beautiful. Darling bump and wardrobe to boot!!

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  26. this is so cute and i LOVE the name!! you're such a gorgeous pregnant mama! xo

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  27. this is so sweet- i love the story behind the name and i think it's just perfect :) so happy for you and this journey!! xoxo

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  28. Heart melt! Such a great family legacy with the name and nickname! Lovely pictures too!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  29. you look great! you rock the dress with ypu perfect cute baby belly! wonderful pictures, loving the colours and thanks for sharing this special story! le petit bebe tuck, so cute!

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  30. I just found you and LOVE your blog--super cute and congratulations on that baby boy on the way:) Just followed, hope you come check us out at http://www.thechirpingmoms.com!

    -Julie

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  31. Congratulations on your little man! You look so pretty and the photos are gorgeous!

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  32. what a perfect little belly you have, and the name tuck, so cute...

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  33. Family names are the best. I love the name Tuck!

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  34. What a great name! It's so special to carry on a family name and Tuck is such an adorable nickname. Beautiful photos!

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  35. you are so cute!! love how you came up with his name.. so sweet!

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  36. You look absolutely gorgeous! Love the name. :)

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  37. i love these posts and Tuck is such a cute name.

    an your bump is adorable.

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  38. Beautiful everything is beautiful..the picture of you...the name...and sweet words from his mom. :-)

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  39. i am so excited for you guys, sarah! yall will be in my prayers :)

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  40. Oh how wonderful Sarah! I just love the name "Tuck" :-) Precious in every way.

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  41. so perfect. mini JB is going to steal every ones hearts! i cant wait to meet him (and you guys)
    these photos are so so beautiful! i am dyinggg!

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  42. Pretty sure you are the cutest pregnant lady ever! Your little letter is so sweet. Hope the pregnancy is going well!

    xoxo
    Erin
    peacelovedecor.com

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  43. what a strong name!
    one of my personal faves

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  44. Oh you are going to be the BEST Mama to that sweet little Tuck. I hope you really truly know that. So excited for you!
    xo,
    Kait

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  45. great letter, love this idea.

    congratulations to you two.

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  46. You are so gorgeous and GLOWING!, I'm loving your little bump! xo

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  47. You have the sweetest preggo belly! I love that you're writing letters to Tuck (such a cute name!) while you are awaiting his arrival. I'm sure it'll be something fun for the three (and maybe more later if he has siblings in the future) of you to look back on later.

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  48. You have the sweetest preggo belly! I love that you're writing letters to Tuck (such a cute name!) while you are awaiting his arrival. I'm sure it'll be something fun for the three (and maybe more later if he has siblings in the future) of you to look back on later.

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