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Date Night on Franklin Main Street

It had been awhile. Between moving, then tiny living at Grandma’s for three months, and then moving again, Jarett and I hadn’t had a chance to have some time together in between...

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August 12, 2019

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He came into my room with a photograph in his hands. I turned to Tanner and asked where he got it. “I got the box down that you said would have the stapler in it and found this in there”. He handed me the photograph and I instantly smiled. My two oldest boys together back […]

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August 5, 2019

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To say that we are rebuilding after leaving about 75% of our belongings back in Phoenix (your welcome to whoever finds our stuff at the local Salvation Army!) would be a major understatement. We are having to replace items as big as sofas and bunk beds to as small as measuring cups for the kitchen. […]

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July 15, 2019

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It’s been deep discussion ever since moving. We have felt so invigorated to really settle in and make Tennessee home, to establish new friendships and grow roots that will carry us through the years here. And I think each of us wanted to feel that public school was the next step. Having left Arizona and […]

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July 11, 2019

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As a mother, I thrive in a clean and tidy environment. I think it’s human nature in a lot of us. We are less stressed, handle everyday life better and even sleep better when we are in an organized environment. However, in my case and with five kids, it’s survival in keeping everything running smoothly. […]

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July 8, 2019

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One question I get asked a lot is how I take such beautiful photos of everyday moments. And I’m sure more people have this question, but don’t ask because they assume it’s because I used to be a professional photographer and there is no way they could ever be technically savvy enough to do the […]

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July 4, 2019

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From our family to yours, we wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July! May we all remember where we came from and those that have and still do sacrifice for us to have the freedoms we do. May we always remember that the most important work we can do for this country is […]

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June 28, 2019

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Oh, this summer. It has brought me the most magic and the most change in my life that I have ever experienced. Pure magic in the most monumental and mundane of ways. Our everyday life will soon look completely different (more of this to come in the very near future) and I find myself in […]

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June 26, 2019

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When summer hits all I want to eat is light and fresh. Salads, sandwiches… anything that doesn’t require more heat and won’t leave us feeling heavy. I also love finding quick meals to create without necessarily having to include a meat option. Now, this recipe absolutely works deliciously with a grilled chicken breast piled on, […]

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June 24, 2019

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We are six weeks into our adventure here in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee and we are already feeling right at home. From all of the local fun, we have been enjoying getting settled into our church family and our community. Nashville has truly been everything we were hoping it would be. As the excitement and exhaustion […]

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June 19, 2019

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My dearest Blake,  Eleven years old. You have grown into the most beautiful young woman and it has been an honor to watch.  As we have made this big life change and settled into life in Tennessee, it has been a joy to watch you revel in all of the new and exciting things. There […]

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June 17, 2019

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One area of photography that I have been wanting to dive into (see what I did there? Wink!) is underwater photography and this was the year to do it. While I am not moving into the fine art arena anytime soon, I have loved using my iPhone to create portraits of my kids in their […]

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June 16, 2019

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“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” Billy Graham The greatest blessing I have as a mother is knowing that my children have him as a father. Happy Father’s Day to our favorite bearded gentleman. The one who completes our […]

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