A House Fire

We had a house fire. I’ve eluded to it some on social media and in a post here or there. Or if you read our Christmas card you know it’s been a big part of our lives the past few months. In early September we were awoken by our two eldest (Cashel age 4 and […]

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Trusting for right, not better…

Well so much has changed in our lives since I last wrote. It’s hard to know where to start. But today I want to talk about a phrase people use when you are disappointed, or saddened by an outcome. They say, “Oh don’t worry, God has something better for you.” They are well meaning and […]

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Our Vow Renewal Story: The Conclusion

When we arrived to a new location to “take portraits” my thoughtful sister brought out my grandmother’s decades-old fur coat. I had always admired it, and she knew it. (On a side note – this is one of those moments. You have to trust your photographer, I wasn’t sure I was up for “another location” […]

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Our Vow Renewal Story: The Vows…

Adventure is out there…. I choose him. Every day. Forever.  Life is better together and sharing our vows again, six and a half years in was the perfect reminder of why we choose each other everyday. I was reminded of why we grow – ourselves and together. I was reminded why we give. I was […]

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Our Vow Renewal Story: The First Look…

On our wedding day I thought…. “It will be hard to ever top these moments…” I had no idea that six and half years later I’d get the opportunity to feel like a bride again, see my groom smiling at me with surprise and awe in his eyes, and share moments like these with just […]

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Our Vow Renewal Story: Surprise!

This past October we renewed our vows. Best part? It was a complete surprise to me. I started this story here… Six Years of Celebrating: Our Vow Renewal Story   I’ll share some of my words from that post…   “For us it was a celebration. No pastor, no guests, and it was not a “re-do” […]

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I pick a word…

So for quite a while now I have done New Year’s intentions. This year is no exception. I usually pick a word and focus on it. Last year the word was “simplify.” And this year I think I’m going to focus on “contentedness.” I think this year’s word stems from last year’s. It’s interesting how […]

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Six Years of Celebrating: Our Vow Renewal Story

So… this past weekend my husband (and sneaky sister and brother-in-law) set up surprise vow renewal for us. I was shocked to say the least and you can stay tuned for all the details.  You know I was really shocked because I reacted just like I did when Benjamin proposed the first time….  Lets just […]

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A tribute: Benjamin

One afternoon I started a trip down memory lane. I was trying to remember when “I knew” Benjamin was the one. I think I did from almost the moment I met him. Only a few months after dating “I knew” I not only was in love with him, but I loved him deeply and needed […]

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Privacy…

Isn’t it interesting… At least it is to me… that after two years of being focused on “transparency” and “authenticity” I now find myself focusing on privacy and boundaries. A year time of privacy, setting boundaries, and intimacy. In a world full of social networking and sharing I find myself wanting to hold my cards a […]

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