A True Love Story: Quad Amputee Survivor

I came across this video today and was humbled by the sacrifice and dedication to never give up. I am so thankful for those who serve our country but perhaps never thankful enough. What a huge reminder of the sacrifice many have made and motivation to be unstoppable no matter the circumstance.

This is the story of Quadruple Amputee, Taylor Morris. Taylor was injured on May 3rd, 2012 in Afghanistan to an IED blast becoming the 5th Quad Amputee to have ever survive to date. Taylor’s girlfriend Danielle has been at his side since he was flown back to the United States for recovery. By viewing this video, you can see that Taylor has been making extreme progress. To follow more of the story and stay connected with updates, head over to TaylorMorris.org.

Check out this post as well “A Love Story in 22 Pictures” that shows a glimpse of what true love looks like. Pictures are worth a thousand words.

To make a donation and keep up with Taylor and Danielle’s daily journal: Please visit taylormorris.org


Our Vacation in Seabrook, Washington

After a very busy summer Eric and I took a much needed little vacation earlier this month to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary. We always try to do something together and get away for a few days with each other for our anniversary every year and this year we flew up to Washington state. We stayed at the Remember When Cottage in Seabrook, WA and we’re wondering what we can do next year to top this trip. 🙂

Seabrook is a peaceful little beach town right off the Washington coast near Pacific Beach. When we drove in we loved the style and feel to the entire community. They have a small general store and restaurant near the entrance and we frequently stopped in both places during our stay for coffee, snacks and a meal or two. The sidewalks are all white crushed shells and the houses all look beautiful with most of them having some sort of beach theme and classy decor. They also have a few shops and a place to rent beach cruiser bikes. Lovely!

We relaxed in the cottage, hiked along the wooded trails, read books, ate blackberry cobbler (YUMMY!), collected sand dollars (whole ones!) and took several long walks on the beach. The sunsets were amazing! One night we sat on the beach and watched the sun go down. Such an amazing view of God’s creation and a reminder of just how great He is. Easily one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.

I hope you enjoy the photos and if you are ever looking for a vacation spot the Remember When Cottage in Seabrook is a beautiful place!


Pursuit 31 – sweet time with new friends

I had such a fun time at the my first Pursuit 31 meetup this month. For this meetup we did some book crafting using old books. A group of us walked over to The Last Book Store to buy some old books for our craft and it was so neat walking around that place. I could have spent hours in there just browsing through old books!

Back at Lukas & Suzy’s studio we made paper flowers, light switch plates and journals from our old books. We of course did a lot of chatting about business and personal stuff. That’s what we girls do best right? I so enjoyed being with ladies who love photography and desire to bring glory to God through their business and home. Having something so important to you in common with others gives an instant connection and friendship. I’m excited for these new friendships and future Pursuit 31 meetups.

If you are a photographer and would like to know more about these meetups check out the Pursuit 31 website to find a meetup near you. To find out more about the LA Meetup group head over to Lukas and Suzy’s blog.


It’s been 7 years!

Wow, time flies when you are having fun! Eric and I celebrated our 7th anniversary on August 27th this year! We went out to dinner at Wood Ranch (Their garlic rolls are to die for!) and then headed to Ikea to browse and buy some new office furniture. We’re taking our real anniversary get away in a couple weeks to a beach cottage in Seabrook, WA called the Remember When Cottage. Can’t wait for that! It’s seems crazy that it’s already been seven years! We’re an old married couple now, not newlyweds anymore. 🙂  These past seven years have been some of the best of my life and I am so happy with and thankful for the man God blessed me with. Love him!

We were married in Coquille, Oregon (which is my home town) at the little church where I grew up.