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Family Friday | Summer Bucket List 2019

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It’s been a year since I shared a “Family Friday” post and that’s not cool!! I love sharing all the beautiful weddings and elopements we photograph and sharing tips here and there on destination weddings. But, I plan to share a bit more about our life and who we are here as well. After all, don’t you want to get to know us better, the people who will photograph your wedding and be with you, documenting the best day of your life? Yea, I thought so! Here goes!

Every year, our family gets together and comes up with fun things to do during summer! We then make a list and display it somewhere in our home so we can see it frequently. This helps us have a fun and intentionally summer. We don’t always get to everything on the list, but we do our best. The point is to have activities to look forward to and spending some quality time together. This year we’re really excited about the fun trips we have planned! Here’s a snapshot taken on my iphone of our posted list!

We already checked on thing off our list! We visited Yosemite National Park this past week and it was such an amazingly beautiful place! We had such a great time and after a busy spring wedding season, it was very refreshing! Just the perfect place to enjoy nature and reconnect!

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What fun stuff do you have planned for your summer? I hope it’s amazing! XO

Family Friday | Elysse Amelie Turns Nine

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Happy Friday! I realized it's been a bit since I did a "Family Friday" post, so I thought I'd share some very overdue photos of Elysse's 9 year old portraits this fall! I know, very overdue!  

Elysse has always been a fashionista and I am loving how she is so independent and creative. She has a sweet disposition and really cares for others.  She likes to make people feel loved.  She loves gymnastics, crafting, making slime, and making stop-motion videos with her dolls.  She even wants to start her own YouTube channel this summer! We're so proud of her creativity and spark.  XO

Family Friday | Run Laughlin Half Marathon

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Happy Friday!  We all have lots of different interests and hobbies.  What are some of yours? For me, one of these is running.  I may not be the fastest or the best runner, but running is something that I enjoy doing and make it a priority in my life.  I run about 3 days a week and I love signing up for races! My favorite distance is the half marathon.  I wasn't always a runner, though and the idea of running 13.1 miles was a joke! But,  I actually started running about 5 years ago and have been at it ever since.  Earlier this month I ran my 12th half marathon, the Run Laughlin Half Marathon, and it was super exciting too because this was Jason's 2nd half marathon and I was looking forward to running together for part of the race and and seeing him cross that finish line! 

We took off on Friday afternoon to Laughlin, NV, which is about 1.5 hrs away from Vegas and we stayed at the Tropicana Laughlin, which was offering rooms at a special rate for runners, woohoo!  We were running the race with a few other friends, so it was nice to have a carb loading dinner all together.  The race went really well.  If you're interested you can read all about that on my personal lifestyle blog HERE.  After the race, we had our obligatory free beer, grabbed some In N Out (protein style for me) and headed back home to meet up with our kiddos! 

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It was a quick trip but we enjoyed the long drive together chatting without distractions and just enjoying each other's company.  Plus, it was so nice to run my last race of the year with Jason, my #1 supporter!  He always goes along with all my crazy ideas, like planning family vacations and long "romantic" getaways around my half marathon schedule! He is really my biggest supporter so, it felt so great to be at the finish line cheering him on, just like he does for me!  I am so grateful to have him cheering me on, not just at races, but in life.  XO 

Who's your biggest supporter? The person who truly believes in all your crazy endeavors and will always have your back?