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December 6th, 2017 — 10:24am


Sometimes I am amazed when I pause for a minute to look back at where I’ve come from. I lost so very much when my first marriage fell apart but every single bit has been redeemed and is now better than it was before. Today we bought the mid century house that we’ve been living in for the last two years and we couldn’t be happier. Life is good.

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five years

October 28th, 2017 — 10:32am

It’s been five years since Josh and I met. Gosh, how lucky I feel that Seth and Carrie talked him into driving over the mountains to carve pumpkins that day. It was only a couple weeks later that we started dating and he kept driving over the mountains to see me.

I’m so thankful for these memories to look back on and measure the way life changes. I could not have imagined then how good life would be now. This man would go on show me how very real redemption is and what it’s like to be loved unconditionally. I really am so lucky.

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Happy Everything! 2016

December 4th, 2016 — 7:49pm

Happy Everything! 2016 #tradition

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Happy holidays, 2015 version.

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Happy holidays, ya'll!

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We do

June 12th, 2014 — 10:52am


We got married last Saturday. It was a beautiful, sunny day in the desert, not too hot and just perfect. There were flowers and twinkle lights, balloons, cloth napkins and lots and lots of china. Details to follow, but for now let me just say, I’m so thankful for redemption and for the people who lit up my path along the way.


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Did I mention we’re getting married?

March 29th, 2014 — 1:55pm

June 7th :)
#thankful #redemption #gettingmarried #lovehim

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October 26th, 2013 — 1:31pm

I have several posts started about recent milestones in my life. I turned 32 last month, Honor turned 10 and I saw the 2 year anniversary of my divorce come and go. Possibly the most important milestone of them all has been 1 year of knowing Josh, which happened yesterday. There are so many ways that I can’t believe a year has passed. And then other ways that this year has seemed stretch out more than others. It’s been a hard but good year for me, full of personal growth that hasn’t always come easily.

I didn’t realize the work it would take to learn to trust again. Josh has had to prove himself to me in ways that haven’t been very fair to him, but so necessary for me. I’m so very thankful for how IN IT he has been with me, so patient and so present. We took a few minutes yesterday to reflect on the last year, each trying to name our favorite moments, shining memories from the past year. There are really too many to mention, but when I think about Josh, I think about his unwavering love and patience for me. I think about how much fun we’ve had and how perfectly we fit together. He’s something I’ve always wished for, but never really believed I could have. He tells me he loves me and I tell him how weird it is for me because I’m so not used to it. It’s taken me nearly a year to believe that I actually HAVE this amazing relationship, everything I’ve always wanted. I feel so lucky.

This is what you get when Seth says make a serious face! @hoptocopter
Super Serious photo by Seth.

Lumineers!!!! #coloflashflood
Us, on my birthday, during a flash flood at the Lumineers concert at Red Rocks.

"How does it feel to be 10?" "It feels like I'm still 9."
Honor on his 10th birthday

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