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May 1, 2020

So, our story, continued…. (you can read part one here) Chris came home almost every weekend his Freshman year (sans home football/basketball game weekends). He loved Virginia Tech, Hokie sports, and all things Blacksburg (and to this day, still does). I visited for a football game weekend and was instantly hooked, too. I had visited […]

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April 21, 2020

“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” -John Green in The Fault in Our Stars I was 16.  Chris had just turned 18 and was a month away from high school graduation.  Though we’d lived no more than 10 minutes apart practically our entire lives and shared […]

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December 4, 2017

cotton candy sunset in virginia

Today I found myself deep cleaning the space that was the home of our dog, Poly, in preparation for our Christmas tree.  (read more about that here) I scrubbed on hands and knees the dog hair and grime from the grout lines between the stick-on floor tiles we applied in haste upon our purchase of […]

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December 1, 2017

Our dog, Poly, passed away in a terrible accident three weeks ago.  I was at fault, making it even more traumatic.  It was awful, as those of you who have lost fur babies know, and I could go on and on about it, but that isn’t what this post is about – it is only […]

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May 2, 2017

[part of the Tuesday for Travel blog series – reviews, recommendations, and stories based on our travels and excursions] For the past couple years, Chris and I have tried to make a point to take at least one trip a year without the kids.  Although we end up missing them and talking about them constantly […]

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April 7, 2016

Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

Happy birthday to my husband, father of our crazy offspring, endless provider, Netflix binge partner, and best friend.  I am amazed daily by your dedication to our family, ceaseless persistence at work and at home, and your ability to be my rock and my soft place all at once. You’ve got it all, babe. We’re […]

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January 19, 2016

Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer

[part of the Tuesday for Travel blog series – reviews, recommendations, and stories based on our travels and excursions] We’ve headed to Williamsburg for a pre-Christmas trip for the past few years.  Our primary destination has been Busch Gardens Christmastown which our young children llooovveee.  If you have small kids, plan to take the trip […]

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January 18, 2016

[part of the Monday for Moms blog series – small tips and tricks that will make big changes in photos of your children] Each year I dread the annual trip to the mall to visit Santa.  Not only do I loathe shopping + the mall, but I despise spending the unnecessary money.  And let’s just […]

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January 12, 2016

harrisonburg birth photographer

New Year’s Resolutions. Goals. Restarts. You know, that “all things new” and spectacular guise we place on ourselves year. after. year. Today I’m breaking free of the Pinterest pretty act because, NO, we don’t all run perfect homes with well mannered children armed with homemade snowman decorated treats to share with their classmates at snack time. […]

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January 11, 2016

Charlottesville Photographer

[part of the Monday for Moms blog series – small tips and tricks that will make big changes in photos of your children] A huge deciding factor in how images of your children will look is WHERE you decide to print your images.  Lots of options exist, but many places (think pharmacies and big box […]

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Love Awaiting, Nvision, Parenthood, Personal

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