Category Archives: personal

Aya’s Birth Announcements with Basic Invite

I’m so excited to share this collaboration with Basic Invite with you guys! I’m going to be honest here for a second – because I have always used the same companies for our holiday cards and birth announcements – I was a bit nervous about switching it up. But now that I did – I’m...

:: 2018 :: The Year of Miracles and Miles

Well, I can safely say we never in a million years anticipated what 2018 had in store for us! I went back to reread our 2017 post (and some others 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) and laughed at the fact that our word for 2018 was FOCUS. I said, “We have so many hopes/dreams we’ve been talking about and I’d...

The Importance of Family Photos ~ Our Photos by Simply by Suzy

I can’t even emphasize enough how important the photos we’ve had done over the years are to us. Sure, I obsessively take photos of our kids and family with my iPhone and even sometimes my “real” cameras, but oddly – there is nothing like allowing another person into your home (or meeting them out at...

Fall Family Session with Simply by Suzy

I just realized I never posted these beautiful photos that Suzy took of us and I just had to share them before I blog the rest of the photos she took on and around Aya’s birthday. So here they are – our fall mini session – which has me wishing for sunny warm-ish days ahead (50-60...

Baby Girl Nursery ~ Small Spaces Nursery

When we first found out we were expecting a miracle baby one of my initial thoughts other than complete shock was “where are we going to put a baby?!” Our house is 4 bedrooms, but the downstairs bedrooms are pretty tiny. One at the time was used as a guest room (which basically fits a...

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