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The sound of the Lake Michigan waves crashing on the shore reached my ears long before I saw the water. They said the hike was “scenic,” but I think that might just have been good marketing because for all I could see, it was just longer, aaand hillier. But when I reached the top of […]

Jaden’s 1st Trip to Lake Michigan Beach

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The last weekend in May, my best friend, Grace, married my uncle Jesse, (we’re only 6 years apart so it’s not weird, haha!) Aaron, Jaden, and I, along with two of my sisters flew out a week beforehand. Being long distance we didn’t get to be a part of their relationship and wedding planning as […]

Our Libby Montana Travels for Grace & Jesse’s Wedding

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I still remember the way I felt when I first took that pregnancy test and saw that I tested positive. My heart sank and leaped all at the same time. I was completely blown away by the fact that there was a little person growing inside of me that was half me and half of […]

Happy Birthday Son

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We’re all searching and wondering, some of us might be feeling more ill-equipped than others but I know we all feel the pressure of the unknown. I’ve run the course of researching, speculation, and keeping up with all the latest news. There’s a lot of information and opinions out there, along with plenty of problems […]

The Covid-19 Lessons I’m Learning

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It was a Wednesday evening, May 1, 2019. My husband, Aaron runs a lawn care company and had been rolling lawns that day since the rain had finally paused. After dinner, at around 8:30 PM we decided to go sit outside on the back step. Our week had been a little switched up since Aaron […]

Jaden Myles | Birth Story

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Getting pregnant 3 months into our marriage wasn’t my plan at all. Life was good; we were newlyweds deeply in love and I felt at peace with myself and the world around me. I envisioned the next year being just the two of us building our new life together and enjoying married life. Then just […]

Our Maternity Session

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What does it take to have a great marriage? I’ve been thinking about this question and about Aaron and I’s relationship. We have to work through things just like everyone else does but I feel like there are habits we’ve incorporated into our marriage that have made big difference in our relationship. 1. We Go to […]

Habits for a Great Marriage

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Aaron and I both saved our first kiss for our wedding day. We were also each other’s first and only romantic relationship. I realize both of these facts aren’t the norm in today’s world. While not everyone has the privilege of their first relationship being their only one, and I admire those people for an […]

Why I Saved My First Kiss for My Wedding Day

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We planned our wedding for Saturday, May 26, 2018. Aaron and I have both always wanted an outdoor wedding so we finally chose to have an outdoor ceremony in my great uncle’s backyard with a tented reception nearby. There was some rain in the forecast earlier in the week but as Saturday came closer, it […]

Our Spring Backyard Wedding

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Planning a wedding takes a lot of time as any bride knows. We wanted to wait to take our engagement photos until the trees were finally green and with the late spring we had, that ended up being the end of April. The last month of wedding planning was a blur and I didn’t have […]

Our Spring Engagement Session

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