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Gender Reveal Party It’s a girl!! Stephen and I are so excited for his sister, Lauren, and her husband, Matthew, who are expecting their first baby in February! We had a party on Sunday to find out the little nugget’s gender, and it was wonderful! I’ve been learning a lot in the last year of […]

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Black Mountain 2017 Another awesome labor day weekend in Black Mountain!! This year we spent a lot of time playing games, including old favorites as well as a new one that Stephen loves called Captain Sonar. Don’t judge it by it’s name…it’s a lot more fun than it sounds! It’s a real-time, team-based version of […]

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The Outer Banks and Edenton First Stephen and I went to Jockey’s Ridge. He’d never been before, and I haven’t been since college. It was threatening rain all morning, but that just made the clouds look amazing! It must have rained a lot recently…I’d never seen so much water collected between the dunes! Then we […]

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Summer Vacation in Michigan I love this place. It’s so peaceful and quiet. There’s something so comforting in the simple things; walks in the woods, drives in the truck, paddles on the river, and bouquets of wildflowers. I love vacations where you don’t have to do anything at any specific time…a week of just doing […]

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Our 4th Anniversary I can’t believe it’s been four years since we stood up in front of our family and friends and said “I do.” That day was so wonderful and we loved each other so much, but I could not have imagined how much our love would grow in these four years or how […]

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Summer Craft Project This wreath is incredibly special to me. I made it a craft night I got invited to when I first moved here and didn’t know anyone. Being the introvert that I am, I was SO nervous to go, but I’m so glad I did! Some of the ladies at that craft event have […]

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Training Sadie As anyone with a dog can probably tell you, there’s more to training than “sit” and “come.” Even knowing that going into it, we were still not entirely prepared. Training a dog is hard work and more than almost anything else requires consistency. Let me tell you, there’s nothing like attempting something that […]

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New York City & Boston Vacation In the middle of April we got to go on vacation together! We’ve been talking for YEARS about visiting New York City and seeing a broadway show and we finally got to do it. We even got to add a couple days in Boston in the middle of our […]

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