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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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Making resolution progress with HelloFresh – claim a freebie!

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I’m reasonably certain that, at the start of this month, I mentioned that I generally do not love resolutions. That still stands. However, over the course of January 2019, I’ve kept this promise to myself. I’ve written every damn day. Ok, ok – there were a handful of days in there where we were trapped in a blizzard in western Kansas …

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Looking back on the broken Jeep

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What a wild and completely unpredicted year it has been. Almost precisely a year ago, Aaron and I made the final shuffle of “stuff” into our historic Kansas City home. The night before sleeping in our house, I finished cleaning out my small Ranch. Tired, I left a pile of cleaning supplies, blankets and trash cans piled into the back …

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Wedding planning from a marketer’s perspective

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Let me begin by saying that I am absolutely over the moon to be marrying my fiancé. Aaron is an awesome human and I’ve been insanely fortunate to spend this fast and wild piece of my life with him thus far. Where we go from here is going to be ridiculous and it’s an adventure I couldn’t be more pumped …