Well folks, Happy Valentine’s Day! :) Today, on this day that the world celebrates love, I want to share a personal post featuring my family – some of the most important people in my life! This past summer, my entire immediate family carved out a weekend to spend together. Now, this is no easy feat. At the time, we had 10 adults, 11 kiddos, several different jobs and travel + sports schedules to manage, yet we were able to pencil off a few days to share some space together. We packed up and headed to “the Thumb” to spend a […]Read More
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Today, I’m taking a break from my “normal” posts about newlyweds + families + babies to share some images of a recent travel adventure. If you live in Michigan, you’ve been buried in snow for weeks now, so I figured some images of sunshine + warmth would be ok… is that ok? :) Jonathan + I recently had the opportunity to travel to Guatemala with our friends + housemates, Steve + Rachel. Steve + Rachel are in the coffee business. Over the last several years, Steve has worked at a few different coffee shops around West Michigan and this past […]Read More
Baby, it’s cold outside. Really. Winter is upon us here in Grand Rapids! It has barely stopped snowing in the past 48 hours and I love the constant-snow globe that’s happening outside our windows!! Snow or not, I’m fully embracing the winter season this year. I’m embracing the slower pace, numerous cups of tea, Christmas lights and cozy fires. Also, with the winter season comes a quieter photography season and I’m excited to share previews of sessions + adventures from this past year that I haven’t quite had the time to blog until now. Today, I would love to share […]Read More
This day, four years ago, looked a lot different than today. For one, it was close to 50 degrees, sunshine, blue skies, and no snow for miles. There wasn’t a holiday meal to be shared – that had come + gone (and if I remember correctly, it was a pretty low-key celebration that year). We weren’t driving across the state together. We woke up in metro Detroit, in separate houses, and spent the mornings in different ways (you got to sleep in a heck of a lot longer than me that day ;)). I did blog that morning and we […]Read More