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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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My iPod is full of selfies, my suitcase is full of dirty clothes, and my heart is full of memories. This roadtrip started out as a simple inspiration and a surprise question, “Karen, you wanna go west with me?” Umm yes?! Several weeks later, Dad and I took off for Chicago at 3:00 AM in […]

Arizona Roadtrip – Daddy Daughter Travels

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