How To Break Dating Rules and Find the One

Hey everybody!! My husband and I are in an interesting position in our lives. My husband was the very last of all his close friends to get married. I was the very first of my close friends to get married. That means that my husband has gotten a lot of dating advice and I have [...]

A Letter to the Single Me

Photo credit: Elise and Co. Photography Dear Single Natalie, Right now you're in the middle of the dating scene, holding out hope that you'll meet "the one." Well I'm here on the other side, 13 months married to a wonderful man. We even have a son who just turned 3 months old! I've been thinking [...]

One Year

One Year At A Glance My husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary today and it was lovely! So much has happened in our lives this year: We lived in 3 different apartments We moved twice while I was pregnant We got pregnant and had our baby We lived in two different cities We [...]

Theme Thursday: Meeting the Families

If you've missed part one and part two of this story, don't forget to check them out! Part 3: Meeting the Families As time went on, it became clear to Alex and I that things with us were getting serious. One night after another great date, we decided that it was about time we met [...]

Theme Thursday: Our First Kiss

It's the month of love!! I'm sharing my Love Story this month. If you missed part one, you can read it here. Part 2: Our First Kiss As Alex and I spent a little more time together, I knew pretty quickly that I had strong feelings developing for him. I started thinking that we were [...]

Theme Thursday: How We Met

It's the month of love! And so without further adieu (and in response to questions and comments from my readers) I give you...My Love Story. This is the story of the man who changed my life forever. Alex Smith. Not the quarterback. My husband. Part 1: How We Met Once upon a time, I (like [...]

2017 Year in Review

This has easily been one of the most amazing, unexpected, stressful, and wonderful years of my life!! Here's a little month by month review to ring in the New Year!   January In a word: Unknown In a song: "(It's Gonna Be) Okay" by The Piano Guys In pictures: This is a group of Spanish [...]