To Wyatt, On Your 2nd Birthday

My Motherhood Journey

Posted 06.15.2016 in Motherhood, Personal

I remember it like it was yesterday. The shock of being in labor so early. The terror that something may be wrong. The pain and exhaustion like I have never known. All culminating in the absolute most incredible, beautiful moment of my life to that date…when they laid you on my chest. Your daddy and I sobbed happy tears, and this immense love like I have never known washed over me and has only grown stronger since that day.

Momma Monday

The Busy Edition

Posted 06.13.2016 in Motherhood, Personal

Whoops, sorry about that unintentional week off from the blog! Things have been just a taaaad bit crazy around here (in a great possible way). We finally moved (YAYY!!!!) into our new home which I am now convinced it was much easier to move myself across country than it was to move with 2 littles under 2 and 2 dogs, 8 miles away. Goodness, but we did it!! I think we’ll be trading things with my parents for months as we discover each other’s things mixed in with our stuff, but we’re making progress.

A Decade

A Cross-Country Move

Posted 06.01.2016 in Personal

One of the most common questions people ask someone they just met is “where are you from?” It’s a simple enough question, and one that many people probably have no trouble answering, but in the last 5 or 6 years, it has become a harder question for me to answer. My answer will differ, depending on where we are, who is asking, and how much time we have, and if it’s really that big of a deal. :-)

Engaged! Blake & Daniel

Virginia Tech Engagement Photographer

Posted 05.24.2016 in Engaged

Fast forward a few years, and they were visiting New York City together. At the top of the Empire State Building, Daniel handed his camera to a stranger and asked her to take a picture of them. Just before she took the picture, he stopped her, got down on one knee, and asked Blake to marry him! How romantic is that!?