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blake + priscilla | engagement

 Oh my goodness it was so incredibly hard to pick out which of these photos to blog! There were too many because, well…this couple is absolutely adorable! Seriously. I’m already so excited for their wedding! Blake and Priscilla are so relatable to me because Jay and I were also a couple who got married young. :) I’m very excited for them and their future that God has planned for them!! Not to mention, they are a gorgeous couple. I tried my best to narrow down my favorites ;) Here are a few…

Ah, they are seriously beautiful!!

Loved this old barn and this location! :)

Ana pennekamp

Stunning love these pictures Blake& Priscilla

32 weeks!

Helloooo 32 weeks! Goodness, I feel like I was just 32 weeks pregnant with Beau! (haha, because I mean that really wasn’t that long ago!) ;) Anywho, here we are and it is officially August! Which means her due date is next month. The end of next month, but regardless….it’s not that far away! We have a couple of extra appointments this week….another ultrasound, and an echo for her (my pregnancy is a two vessel cord which has meant more testing.) Even though this pregnancy has meant more appointments and such, it really has been so easy and quite enjoyable considering the fact that I chase two toddlers every day. For that, I’m extremely thankful! Now we just have the next two months to patiently wait :)



what beautiful photos for you to have to enjoy in the years to come. And my your boys have gotten big!


I’m sitting out on the deck watching the boys run and play in the backyard. “Now is the perfect opportunity to bring my laptop out here and work” I think to myself. Beau is laughing as Leland chases him with his toy lawnmower. I hear a small voice say “watch them play…..just watch them play.” No phone, no computer, no work….just enjoy watching my boys run around being….well, boys. Because you know what? Some day they’ll grow up. Some day I’ll still have the phone, the computer, and the work. But some day I won’t have two little boys running around my backyard squealing and chasing each other.

I want to live in these moments.

I want to pause during these times.

It’s ok to live in these moments.

They pass way too quickly, so I am going to cherish them.


wonderful words + wonderful photo!

You are wise, mama! This is a never-ending battle for me….wanting to use those happy and peaceful moments to “catch up on something” whether it be blogging, laundry, or anything really from the never ending to-do list. But you are so right… day that is all we will have! But today, just for a short, short time we have them. Running and laughing and playing. What a good reminder, thanks for sharing.

summertime maternity photos.

Jay and I took these photos well over a month ago but I realized I never posted them! I’m not doing any sort of maternity session or anything so I guess this can count for one ;) I wasn’t even sure what to call this post “summertime maternity photos??” I guess that sort of what these are. Anywho, weeping willows always make for good pictures and thanks to my husband for taking these!  It was fun to get all dressed up for no reason- haha! My dress is from Asos Maternity.


These are TOO TOO TOO gorgeous!!!! Oh Arielle, I wish you lived closer and could take MY maternity photos someday :)

You are so lovely Arielle! That is an amazing dress. And I love the name Reagan!
- Quiet Light Blog

You are simply stunning!! And I’m not even pregnant but I STILL want to go buy that dress. THAT is how lovely you are.

hope + austin | kentucky wedding photographer

Hope and Austin’s wedding day was absolutely beautiful! I was so excited to be a part of their day and it was such a blessing to be able to capture their wedding. Hope is such a sweet spirit and it has been wonderful getting to know her. She is a super talented artist and does her own calligraphy which is absolutely beautiful. All of the details from her day were so lovely and I loved all of the soft colors and simple yet elegant bouquets. Her and Austin are such a sweet couple and I am excited to see what God has in store for their future together! These are just a few of my favorites from their day…

Her calligraphy is seriously gorgeous! Loved their invitations!

Hope, you were such a beautiful bride!!

dawn bickers

I CANT wait to see them all!!! Beautiful!!!

Connie hunt

Such a beautiful wedding, Hope you were a beautiful bride.

I love the simplicity of the baby’s breath bouquets. What a lovely wedding!
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28/29 weeks!

Phew! So here we are, between 28 and 29 weeks! I can’t believe it…this is flying by so fast! I have really, really enjoyed this pregnancy so much (minus the horrible morning sickness at the beginning.) SO thankful that I’ve been feeling good although I’m sure within the next couple of months I won’t have quite as much energy as I have had. The boys and I take a walk every day (usually I push them both in a double stroller) so I’ve been doing my best to keep up on some sort of exercise. Not only does it give me more energy, but the boys love it too.

I’ve been putting off the horrible glucose test but I guess this week I finally need to take it ;) I also have to do additional blood work and such because of my blood type so yep…fun fun! I think we’re going to finally start her nursery within the next couple of weeks and I’m so excited!! Most days fly by because I am constantly chasing two little boys. It is getting more and more real that very soon, we’ll have another little addition to our family :) Can’t wait!!


Love the picture! : ) The tests are the worst, I always push them off till they made me take them. lol