Omaha wedding at Lilac Hills. Well actually it’s in Louisville which is a small town just outside of Omaha. Eucalyptus garland, lanterns, twinkle lights, gold sparkly centerpieces. Tall stately arches with ribbons of fabric draped over the high beams. The room looked perfect. One would never guess it had been planned in a week. Our […]

Wedding Checklist

Nov 17, 2020

Wedding Planning Checklist My friends at the Barn at Kent Farms created this list for their brides and they were gracious enough to share it with us! Isn’t that nice of them! Thank you ladies! Photo taken at their venue by us! 12 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING          Have a master plan binder, notebook or […]

Our first year of marriage was not filled with the normal ups and downs of a newly married couple. It was filled with losing my mother. She had terminal cancer. We learned it was terminal the day before Nate proposed. Our entire engagement was shrouded by a cloud of sadness mixed in with the joy. […]

A Hopkins wedding at Denric Hall Dim lights. Soft music. A bride swaying to the beat. She’s holding a toddler, a precious baby. She acts as though they are the only ones in the room. Being in the moment. Giving her time, attention and love. It’s the dollar dance and I am struck by how […]

Clarinda Iowa Wedding A laughing, bright eyed toddler, wobbling over with arms raised up, asking to be picked up. The man picks her up and holds her as she giggles with happiness. He tenderly feeds her and attends to her needs. To most people this would look like a father with his baby girl, or […]

So I missed a Monday. Anyone else out there that misses deadlines they put for themselves? Today I want to share some heart with you. We used to be foster parents. Two years ago marks the week we said goodbye to our foster son and I just wanted to share that blog post I wrote […]

Omaha Wedding Omaha Wedding. The Pella at Blackstone “You’re not going to be a good husband, you’re going to be a great husband and you did what I did 28 years ago. You married well.” Those were the words of a father to a son. As glasses clinked, I don’t think there was a dry […]

Parnell Photography Senior photos A boy, his tractor, his girl and his dog. That just about sums up the best things in a country boys life. For a boy that really didn’t want senior photos taken, he was sure a good sport. And, man, does he have an eye for photography. He had already thought […]

Parnell Photography 4 yr old session “Oh crap, there’s cow shit. There’s mor cow shit. There’s just cow shit everywhere.” Declared Alex as we walked across the cow pasture. As his mother reprimanded him for saying shit I had to bite my tongue to keep from laughing out loud. He was just so darn cute […]

Meet Us Monday’s: So Now that Nate and I had officially “met” how was I going to get him to notice me? He had mentioned that he had minored in sign language. My uncle had married a woman who has a deaf nephew. So I asked Nate if he would teach me sign language so […]