3 Marriage Lessons We’ve Learned in 3 Years

The past five months have been incredibly trying. It seemed as though Murphy’s law was in full effect against us- everything that *could* go wrong, did go wrong. I said things to others I wish that I hadn’t, we’ve gotten more frustrated with each other than ever before, and have cried more together then any other time I can remember. Throughout these few months, I’ve benefitted from people sharing their own experiences and failures, as well as their shortcoming and successes in their marriages.

That’s why I am sharing with you today- not because our marriage is perfect, or because we have everything figured out… but rather because we don’t. The little bit of knowledge we’ve gained the past few months has been painful, but also beneficial and strengthening for our relationship together. Nothing I’m sharing is really revolutionary, but I’m hoping our story can encourage you no matter what relationship is dearest to you or where you find yourself in life.

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365- love

365- love. Part of a personal challenge.

For those of you who don’t follow along this little blog, I committed to doing a 365 photography challenge- which is kind of laughable because in these 14 days of February I’ve maybe taken photos a whole three days. Oops.

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A Letter

Dear Joy, Today, mommy and daddy celebrate two years of marriage. We aren’t experts by any means, but by now we have a (tiny tiny) clue about this whole marriage thing. Right now, we are at the beach celebrating without you, but we haven’t forgotten about you. You are a crucial part of who we […]

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Two Years Later

In January 2014, I was a college freshman. I was into all things theater, loved going on spontaneous adventures, and enjoyed chocolate milk. Oh, and I was dating this guy named Jeff. Jeffrey was different then any guy I had ever met. Creativity seemed to seep out of him, and his passions, his dreams, were […]

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Bittersweet

This week has come with a lot of emotions for me. And I suppose to an extent it’s all very normal, and probably quite obvious. I cry a lot more (over really silly stuff) and have been mood-swinging to the extreme. But everything is changing, again, and I guess the tear fests and hours I […]

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1st Anniversary | Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Once again, I’m digging through the months of the Tiny House Build to find the content that I intended to share but never did! Our first anniversary was celebrated back in May in Blowing Rock, NC- and it was so perfect.  As we are currently away on our final pre-baby vacation/celebration/hoo-rah in Charleston, I decided […]

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Florida Vacay

The last week in January, we travelled down to Florida to visit family (hooray)! In my mind, I was determined that we would take lots of gorgeous photos, would have a lovely visit exploring St. Petersburg and the beach, and would help smooth some family conflicts. Although the trip was absolutely wonderful, it was so […]

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Revising Myself

I’m becoming quite used to solitude. As a newly-wed in a new state with one car to serve the two of us and a husband who is working about 50 hours a week… life can be overwhelmingly, disappointingly quiet. My biggest challenge over the past month has been to learn to use the isolation for more […]

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