How Do You Preserve Your Memories?

I’m sure I’m not the only one…but there are plenty of days that I’ll opt for the camera on my smart phone rather than pulling out my big fancy camera. When Marlee is doing something cute or I just want a quick pic, it’s the simplest tool for the job. But just because I’m not…

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Mothers Day 2018

If you read my post on Friday, you know how Mothers Day is always a bit bittersweet for me and full of a mixture of emotions. Well yesterday, though not my first Mothers Day, was an amazing experience for me and considering all of my posts lately about infertility and this holiday I figured I’d…

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Thoughts for Mothers Day…

Mother’s Day… For seven years this holiday was painful for me. It brought up so much heartache and sadness and pain. You can read any number of posts I’ve written about how hard Mothers Day is for the woman who remains childless not by choice. (2017 before Marlee, 2016, 2015, 2014, & 2013) I’ll be…

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Infertility & the Church

I realize that last week was National Infertility Awareness Week and that the week has come and gone. But I follow a number of support pages and blogs on this issue I’m so passionate about, and there was a theme I saw again and again as women from all over shared their truth and experience….

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The Your Story Project: The Girl Trapped by Worry

I still may not have had the ability to shoot a new fine art piece, so I’m continuing to share some old ones! Before the creation of my self portrait series (The Journey) I was working on another series for others called the Your Story Project. This series was designed as a collaborative art expression….

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Tyson & Kathleen Maternity Photography | Decatur, IL

Oh my goodness you guys! I’m seriously so excited to get to share this session with you! I seriously adore this couple and I could not be happier that they are soon going to be welcoming a handsome little man into their family!  I am always beyond honored when anyone trusts me to capture their…

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National Infertility Awareness Week 2018

I am now and forever will be one who speaks up for those like me who struggle to grow their families. While growing closer to God and being blessed with our beautiful little girl has certainly healed many wounds, there will always be a part of me that is broken and hurting because of this…

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Ten Years Married

My dearest Ryan, Ten years… That’s no small thing. And honestly – I look back at these last ten years of marriage and I’m proud of us… I’m grateful for us… for you. I look at couples who’ve experienced far less adversity and not made it this far, and yet, here we are…fully surviving and…

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Marlee’s Birthday Party

Well if you were here on Monday, you know our little lady turned one last week. So we celebrated this special milestone with a little party for our immediate families. I feel like I balanced between going all Pinterest mom and being laid back about it. We did some pretty minimal decorations and kept all the…

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Marlee is One!!

This past week was full of excitement and happiness and a little sadness too. As of 9:51 on Thursday morning, our big girl officially turned one-year-old! I don’t know how the past year managed to zip by so fast! It really doesn’t feel like a year ago that we were rushing up to Detroit to…

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