The year of cotton

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Can you still count yourselves as newlyweds if you sit down to dinner the week of your second wedding anniversary and agree that neither of you have anything important on the schedule this week? Oops. The truth is year two was just about as full as year one, minus a few international soccer trips. Let’s […]

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Matters of the heart

They say time flies when you’re having fun. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. And they also say you should probably create your wedding video prior to the eve of your first anniversary. Well I say two out of three ain’t bad. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since our wedding […]

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on missing birthdays

I don’t hate much. In fact, I’m one of those optimists that manages to see the teeny tiny glimmers of hope in generally pretty awful people even when I’m trying not to. Current exceptions being Donald Trump and fire ants but let’s get into that once both pests are no longer affecting us, shall we? But if […]

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Wedding Snapshots: the details

When it comes to wedding and party photos, I’m a sucker for detail shots. And if you’re a sucker for detail shots then we should be best friends. Which is pretty much what our photographer and I became as soon as I looked at her work and saw that she appreciated the little details just […]

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Wedding Snapshots: The Groom

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You know who doesn’t get enough fuss at a wedding? The Groom. And why not? Last time I checked, they were just as much a part of the 1+1+1=1 equation as the bride. (For those of you who with an engineering background, the extra one is representative of God) And yet, here they stand on […]

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Wedding snapshots: The Ceremony

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They say girls dream about their wedding day from a young age. I wasn’t one of those girls. If I wore a dress, I usually rocked a pair of shorts under it. And in my mind, princess referenced ladies like Belle or Diana, not the cut of a diamond. As I got older and my love […]

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Florence: Day 2: Under the Tuscan Sun

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It’s Day 2 in Florence and you’re up early and ready to head out for a hike. And even though you packed enough workout clothes for nearly every day of your trip, you find yourself in them for the first time in over a week. You make a mental note to wear less luon when you get […]

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Florence: Day 1: A ridiculous amount of renaissance art

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Today we kick off a two-day tour of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, home to Michaelangelo’s “David” and checking the box on everything I expected Tuscany to be. In just an hour or so on a high-speed train we arrived in Florence (Firenze) and made our way from the train station across the Ponte Vecchio bridge to Hotel […]

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This Father’s Day

I thought I’d lose it the first time I saw my dad on my wedding day. I kept waiting for the emotions to overwhelm me as the morning went on and as the my sister left the bride’s room and I was there all alone for the first time, it started to hit me. Matt and […]

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Visiting Venice: Day 2

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It’s day 2 in Venice and by now you’ve established that a day well spent begins with a cappuccino and a chocolate croissant. To give you a little history on Venice. Years ago, ok centuries, the Venetians decided that a big old swamp with a few islands looked suitable for establishment of a city. So […]

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