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When Blake and I first got engaged, we got TONS of marriage advice. You probably know the feeling. However, there was one piece of advice that really stuck with us. It’s shaped our marriage, our relationships with others and the way that we run our respective businesses. 

To paraphrase, “One of the most important goals of marriage is to work to out-love and out-serve each other.” I guess you could say it’s become a little bit of a competition. ;)

As you start this new chapter in life, I hope you’ll join us in the challenge. Totally worth it!

Much Love Friends,

TWO KIDS PULLED TOGETHER OVER TIME BECAUSE OF OUR SHARED LOVE OF GOD, ADVENTURE AND DESIRE TO CREATE.
OUR MISSION: TO LOVE AND SERVE EACH OTHER AND OTHERS

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PIC’S FOR LIFE (PARTNERS IN CRIME) 

#1. WALKING OR CRUISING TO DOWNTOWN TOGETHER FOR ICE CREAM.
#2. CATCHING THE LATEST MARVEL MOVIE.
#3. SERVING AT CHURCH TOGETHER. (WHERE WE MET!) 
#4. PUSHING IT IN THE GYM TOGETHER.
#5. HOLDING HANDS AT HOULIHAN’S <-- SO CHEESY!  

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- Tags & Snags
- Boxes
- Aisle Runners
- Quick Teardown
- Groomsmen ... I never ask why.

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BUILT  FOR THIS

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STRENGTHS FINDER TOP    

#1. RESTORATIVE
AKA Problem Solver. Quick on my feet, just in case. I’ve got you. : )

#2. INDIVIDUALIZATION 
I see you! Your Wedding. Your Story. Your Vision. As unique as you. 
And I want to hear all about it!

#3. RELATOR
I want to know you! The more I know you two, the more genuine & joyful the images.

#4. BELIEF 
I believe in Jesus.
I believe in love stories.
I believe in excellence.
I believe in celebration.
Just a few of the things that guide me through your wedding day.

#5. FUTURISTIC
Visionary. I see it and I’m excited to make it happen with you.

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There are so many goals that Blake and I have. To buy a house. To create a space for others to be invited in. Build our businesses. Coach others in their businesses to help them reach new levels. Travel the world. 

But...

We’re so blessed now! We’ve got our goals, but they mean nothing if we don’t love others now. 

So we give now. 

Time and resources to organizations working in our neighborhood. Organizations that look at the whole person. see who they were created to be and work to help them THRIVE! 






GIVING BACK

MISSION STATEMENT: “TO RESTORE HOPE AND PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO BECOME ALL THAT GOD INTENDS THEM TO BE; PARTNERED WITH THE LOCAL CHURCH TO PUT CHRISTIAN FAITH INTO ACTION THROUGH SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.”

IF YOU WANT TO JOIN US, HIT US UP. OPEN INVITE!

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My ALL TIME favorite personality test! There are so many things we “know” about ourselves, but the Enneagram puts words to it and sometimes even reveals the motives, good or bad, behind our actions. Learning more about the Enneagram has helped me learn so much more about myself and more importantly, how to work well with others. Blake included. As newlyweds, this was a game changer. Plus, it’s just fun! : ) 

ENNEAGRAM 8W9

01/06

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ENNEAGRAM

Kronos has officially been with us for two years now. Umm… he isn’t actually our dog. -What?- Our close friend deployed a couple years ago and asked us to watch Kronos while he was gone. He is since home, but serving our country in other ways. Till our friend is ready to take him home, we love having Kronos with us. 

Our Puppy Kronos

02/06

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KRONOS

I started line dancing six years ago and I LOVE it! I’ve done athletics my whole life. Everything from gymnastics, basketball to golf. However, I didn’t know what it was to love an activity till I walked onto my college dance team. I’ve never worked harder and I’ve never smiled wider. Catch me on the dance floor Wednesday nights, everyone welcome. 

Line Dancing

03/06

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DANCE

Let’s grab Starbucks or ice cream then let’s walk. It’s by far my favorite way to catch up with friends. I’ll walk anywhere! From downtown, to a large loop over and over and over again. I want to get outside, move around and catch up. 
This does get a little tricky in the Winter. However, there is a fantastic indoor mall by me that’s still open! I guess you could say I’m a Winter Mall Walker. ; ) 


Hiking or Walking with Friends

04/06

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Hiking

Blake’s parents introduced me to Thacher and I love it! For our 5th Wedding anniversary Blake and I got to go to the Thacher vineyard & winery there for the first time. The grounds are gorgeous and the wine, it’s even better in person! If you like a good GSM, Thacher has you covered. ; )

Red Wine (Thacher!)

05/06

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Thacher

Real talk. I’m pretty sure the first three years Blake and I were married, we survived off fast food, chicken, rice, mac & cheese and frozen pizza. Blue Apron turned me into a chef extraordinaire! For just the two of us. It’s perfect. Good food, no left overs and I actually really like cooking it. Super relaxing after a long day at work. 

Blue Apron

06/06

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BLUE  APRON

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Wedding photography is more than just incredible images, it’s an experience and after shooting over 130 weddings, I’ve yet to experience two weddings that are the same. That’s why the first thing I want to do is get to know you and your vision for your wedding.

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