Something I've been thinking a lot about lately is the idea of love and marriage. How can you live together with one person for your entire life and still carry that spark? You hear these old couples all the time that talk about how they love their spouse more and more with time, but how do they do it? I want to make sure that happens to me!
No Longer Faint of Heart
Sometimes when you've been living below your potential for such a long time, you can only dream about someone telling you that you can start over, that the bad stuff never happened. Somehow for me, that recently became my reality.
An Infertility Journey
At that appointment we were told to keep trying and come back after it had been a year. I was completely embarrassed and felt dumb for even going to the doctor. I felt broken, hopeless, and disappointed. But we kept trying. We took at home ovulation tests, took more pregnancy tests, and the results always came back the same as before: negative.
How To Take a Non-Awkward Photo
Say cheese! Sometimes when people put up a camera I automatically FREEZE and get super self conscious! Anyone else with me? Why do we do that!? We're completely confident with who we are until someone mentions wanting to document it for our posterity. I'm definitely not the most confident person in front of the camera, …
11 DIY Valentines for all You Procrastinators
I love DIY projects, especially when it comes to gift giving! My mom taught me early on that there is nothing more meaningful than a present that comes straight from the heart. I'm also a holiday fanatic and want each one to become a special day for my family. This year, however, I waited a bit …
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A Homefront Battle
Ever since I was tiny, my parents have instilled in me the idea that freedom isn't free. Both my parents were in the Air Force, and most of the men on both sides of my family have served in some branch of the military. As I got older I decided that the military life was …
My Brave Best Friend
I think it honestly just wouldn't even be fair if my first real post (the last one was just introductory so it doesn't count) wasn't about my husband. The Awkward Meeting Payson and I met WAAAY back in Jr. High and I thought he was a straight up weird-o. We were in the same choir …