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Our 5 Year Anniversary

Today marks 5 years of marriage for Dakota and I! I seriously don’t even know where the last 5 years have gone. We have grown so much as a couple and a family. I always love this time of year because we get to reminisce on all of the fun memories and accomplishments we’ve done […]

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How my past relationships prepared me for my husband

I had a blast writing this guest post for Coffee with Summer a while back! I believe it is important to reflect back on your choices (good and bad) and see what you learned from them. There is always a silver lining to every mistake or in this case ex-boyfriends. This year my motto is […]

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Baby Bumpdate // 15 Weeks

I really wanted to do some pregnancy updates so when I asked my readers and friends on Twitter what they thought I was excited that everyone wanted updates too! I looked up a few other bloggers bumpdate posts and decided that they are all pretty much the same so here is the final result. If […]

Why I keep my marriage private // A guest post graphic

Why I keep my marriage private // A guest post

When does it become socially acceptable announce to the world that you are in a relationship?  Should you update your Facebook relationship status? Is this picture of you two kissing appropriate to post on Instagram? Do these questions sound familiar? I decided that I would never have to ask myself these questions again because my and husband […]

Perks of a young marriage // A guest post graphic

Perks of a young marriage // A guest post

Let me start off by saying I know getting married young is not for everyone. This post is not to claim that the younger you marry – the better. It is to stop the misconception that getting married young is careless. Remember when getting married in your early 20s was the norm? Yeah, me too. […]

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Lowering expectations in marriage // A guest post

We grow up dreaming about meeting our Prince Charming and having our dream wedding but what happens when reality hits and it isn’t so glamorous? Chelsie from Hey there, Chelsie is here to talk about how having expectations in our relationships can be very damaging but we can also recognize those challenges and grow together […]

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Why knowing your love language (and your spouses) is important

I first learned about love languages 3 years ago when I started working at a treatment center for young girls. I had heard of the concept before but never took the time to research or understand how important love languages are. If you don’t already know the theory behind the 5 love languages is simple; […]

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The silly ways we show our love to each other

The other day Dakota and I were on our way to our friends house and as we were walking out to our truck my husband yells “LOOK OUT FOR THAT LEAF!” I naturally freaked out and looked down to see if I avoided stepping on the nasty leaf and then realized that he said leaf. Not […]

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Happy Birthday Babe

I sure got lucky in the husband department with this one. Dakota is the perfect husband for me in so many ways. He is patient, spontaneous, creative, funny, understanding, supportive, and so much more. Some of my favorite memories with him include: -Listening to him sing/rap to any song on the radio-Getting ready for the […]

How I embarrassed myself on our first date… graphic

How I embarrassed myself on our first date…

Four years ago today we went on our first date. Kinda…The conversation went a lot like this (brought to you by Timehop) Facebook status: Well…not the best weekend…      Gage: Cheer up!      Me: You can’t make me!      Dakota: I bet I could! I should have invited you to hike Zion […]