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Our cliffside ceremony at Cathedral Rock

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Our aspirations to have an intimate destination elopement had dwindled to all but non-existent until we learned a baby would soon be joining us. Suddenly, we had a perfect excuse to move things along a little faster and I ecstatically returned to our most original of wedding day wants: intimate, adventurous and meaningful. We quickly and quietly booked my dream …

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Reasons I’m crying

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With the little one on the way, my life has hilariously turned into a constantly growing list of the reasons I’m crying. This week: People don’t truly understand press bias Wednesday morning, Aaron decided to repost a ridiculous scholarly opinion piece on Facebook – to which I replied with a link to a fact checking/media bias website. This instigated an …

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All the big (secret) news

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Our lives have changed in some dramatically huge ways in the last few months that I – completely legit – cannot even, legally, tell you. To emphasize the weight of this – Aaron is a Special Forces Veteran. On a scale of everyday news to top secret mission, I would actually have to have him kill you if I told you. …

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Finding the ring and finding a story

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As we prep for a thousand and one big things to happen in our lives over the next three months, I keep finding myself narrating the many, many stories in my mind. Today, it’s the story of the ring. My engagement ring was part of someone else’s story before it was mine. When Aaron proposed at the top of a …

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We gave up on wedding planning

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The past couple of weeks has been a barrage of insanity. In the chaotic throes of wedding planning, we’ve launch a counter-attack against tradition. I’m holding strong to the “I don’t want to spend a fortune” mentality that I claimed at the start of this madness. Still – the costs of each little idea continued to pile up on paper until …

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My dear child

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I’ve written to you a thousand and one times before. In fact, our bookcase is subtly dotted with journals of my letters to you – conveniently also chronicling the ridiculousness of my 20s which will, without a doubt, help you along your own journey some day. At the very least, maybe it will point you in an incredible direction of …

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Hiking in Utah

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Last summer, we spent a week hiking the exceptionally beautiful terrain of Zion National Park and trails surrounding Kenab, Utah. Blessed with awesome local friends who double as amazing guides – the hikes undoubtedly ranked as some of the most beautiful US sights we’ve seen. I instantly fell in love with the rich reds of the native soil. Not having the …

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Finding a way to Giant’s Causeway

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Taking a deep breath, I caught my balance against the wind. The hard gust rolled in from the ocean waters along Giant’s Causeway pushing me a few steps from my perch on one of the pillars. View this post on Instagram Holy cow, Earth is so cool. ⛰️🍀🇬🇧 • • • #lauragetslost #northernireland #discoverni #ireland #irelandgram #ireland_gram #irelanddaily #travel #travelpic …

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Finding peace in the Himalayas

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In our 17 days of travel and trekking, my failed attempt to ascend to Kala Patthar served an amazing gift I would find no where else: peace. The parks through which trekkers journey are considered sacred and blessed lands. Regardless of your faith or lack of, there is little denying that they Himalayan mountains, villages and the paths we followed …