Ask Your Spouse Challenge

Hey everybody! I have a few new readers, so I thought I would do a little getting to know the blogger post. I asked Alex to answer the following questions about me and typed his first answer! It was a fun little activity to do together and some of his answers really made me laugh! [...]

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An Afternoon At Silver Lake

There's a place in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah called "Silver Lake." I've been going there since I was a young girl. It's a lovely location just 20 minutes from Salt Lake. There's a beautiful path that goes around the lake that is very accessible. It's a lovely place for a nature walk. This place became [...]

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 [...]

How To Have Financial Freedom (No Matter How Much Money You Make)

Hello friends!! If you're anything like I used to be, money is an uncomfortable, horrible topic that you absolutely do not want to talk about. I hear you. I used to feel like my paycheck was gone before it even hit my bank account. Between school, rent, groceries, and gas I just always felt there [...]

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: The Proposal

If you've missed out on the first three parts of this story, check them out here, here, and here. The Proposal After meeting each other's families it became even more clear to us that we wanted to be together forever. We talked about marriage and knew a proposal was on the horizon. Alex picked out [...]

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 [...]

25 Week Pregnancy Update

Hello again friends!! It's time (well, way past time) for a pregnancy update! A lot has happened and baby boy has grown so much in the last 4 weeks. Here's what's going on!   How big is baby? This week baby boy is as big as a head of cauliflower! I use two different pregnancy [...]

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 [...]