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.
your momma
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  • Reply pretty little things

    gorgeous photos and love the first little belly pic! xo

    July 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Kenzie Smith

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

    July 23, 2012 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Jane {In the Pink and Green}

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

    July 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply bailey

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

    July 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply It's A Love Story

    I cant wait to see how you do the nursery!

    July 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Britt @ The Magnolia Pair

    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 🙂

    July 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Liz

    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 🙂

    July 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    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!

    July 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Victoria

    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. 🙂

    July 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Ash

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

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

    July 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Kelsey Nicole

    I love the name and the story behind it!

    July 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm
  • Reply Jess

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

    July 23, 2012 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Lauren

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

    July 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Lindsay

    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"!

    July 23, 2012 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply Pris

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

    July 23, 2012 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply Amy

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

    July 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply 17 Perth

    Tuck!!! Aaaah! Such a great name!!!

    July 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm
  • Reply Shannon :: The Scribble Pad

    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.

    July 23, 2012 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Candice

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

    July 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply Megan

    ugh baby tuck. i love him already.

    July 23, 2012 at 5:46 pm
  • Reply christine donee

    the perfect name for the perfect little boy. yay!

    July 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm
  • Reply Marjorie

    Like that name! You look good 🙂

    July 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply

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

    July 23, 2012 at 7:46 pm
  • Reply keely @ luxe + lillies

    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 🙂

    July 23, 2012 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply iamchasingbaby

    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!!

    July 23, 2012 at 9:41 pm
  • Reply jackiek

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

    July 23, 2012 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply Kelsie @ My Beautiful Life

    your belly pic is so cute!

    July 23, 2012 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Emily

    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

    July 23, 2012 at 10:55 pm
  • Reply DiamondsandTulle

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

    xx Vivian @

    July 23, 2012 at 11:18 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    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!

    July 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply Julie Rogers

    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!


    July 24, 2012 at 12:33 am
  • Reply Stephanie

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

    July 24, 2012 at 12:40 am
  • Reply Gaby

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

    July 24, 2012 at 3:38 am
  • Reply Perpetuity

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

    July 24, 2012 at 4:23 am
  • Reply Steph Sterjovski

    this stole my heart!

    July 24, 2012 at 4:37 am
  • Reply Lyndsay

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

    July 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply ashley nicole catherine

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

    July 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Glitterista

    You look absolutely gorgeous! Love the name. 🙂

    July 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply Lottie

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

    an your bump is adorable.

    July 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply eliz

    Beautiful everything is beautiful..the picture of you…the name…and sweet words from his mom. 🙂

    July 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply brittany

    i am so excited for you guys, sarah! yall will be in my prayers 🙂

    July 25, 2012 at 6:02 am
  • Reply Kristin

    Oh how wonderful Sarah! I just love the name "Tuck" 🙂 Precious in every way.

    July 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    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!

    July 25, 2012 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply Erin

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


    July 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm
  • Reply Meagan Murtagh

    what a strong name!
    one of my personal faves

    July 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Kindly Kait

    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!

    July 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm
  • Reply Steph + Jordan

    great letter, love this idea.

    congratulations to you two.

    July 27, 2012 at 11:22 pm
  • Reply KY

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

    July 28, 2012 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Julia D.

    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.

    July 29, 2012 at 9:17 am
  • Reply Julia D.

    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.

    July 29, 2012 at 9:17 am
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