A good day for a baptism.

As a baby, I was baptized then raised in the Lutheran church. I spent Sundays in Sunday school, learning the stories and creating my own narrative of Jesus. Then in later years, I would take my turn as a Sunday school teacher, passing along the stories, and teaching the amazing grace that I had come […]

Lucas’ Birth Story

In honor of baby boy turning one month old, I wanted to share his birth story. It is by far the most personal post I have ever written, but I really wanted to do it. The reason being: I am SUPER PROUD. I’m proud of my wife, my baby, and of course myself. I knew […]

My Favorite Room

Preparing the nursery for baby’s arrival was such a sweet distraction during pregnancy. We agreed (easily) that the theme would be a tasteful Harry Potter one, and it came together so seamlessly. We found pieces here and there that we fell in love with or had collected over the years. Now, it is our favorite room […]

Baby Taylor’s Magical Shower

Yesterday, we were showered with love by our sweet friends and family. It was beautiful. We feel completely spoiled. The baby’s room is Harry Potter themed (surprise surprise) and so it was a natural choice for the shower as well. Normally, I man the camera the whole time, but I was very controlled and only […]

Halloween 2016

October is my birthday month, and this year the family came down for a day of pumkins, football, and food. Here are a few photos from our day. LUKE! My ever- goofy daddy! I don’t know why, but I LOVE this photo. It slays me. We love Spooner Farms! These wild ones wanted to do […]

Newborn photoshoot featuring Holden Brave!

We have waited the arrival of this sweet boy for months on end. His mama is my dear cousin, Tawny (travel writer, blogger, shopping partner) and she and her husband, Christopher welcomed this little nugget into the world six weeks ago. Since “four-week-old photoshoot” doesn’t have the same ring to it as “newborn” we are […]

Fourth Of July 2016

What a successful 4th of July! We hosted a small get together at our place. Nice and mellow. We grilled hot dogs, ate apple pie, and drank home-made beer. Pretty dang American.          Pretty sure I was told that if I ever posted these really cute pictures of my cousin eating that […]

Insemination Day!

Today, we went to Seattle Reproductive Medicine for my very first IUI. Naturally, I woke up unnecessarily early and tried to call before any staff was in. Dayna had the morning off to be with me, so we hopped in the car and headed to Whole Foods for coffee and a distraction. From there I […]