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Friday Favorites: Fourth of July Edition

July 1, 2016

HAPPY JULY!!!!!!! The Fourth of July is a big deal in my life. Like HUGE. When it comes to favorite holidays, the Fourth of July takes the cake. (And partly because yeah, cake is involved.) This started at an early age, my love for all things Fourth of July: grilling out, fireworks, family & friends, Bags (or Corn Hole, depending on where you’re from), patriotism, cocktails, swimming suits, a classic summer playlist, late nights, and did I mention fireworks? My…

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Flashback Friday: Laughter.

April 25, 2014

December 2009 – Laughter.  (Oak Park, IL) It was one of the first times in a long time that I’d laughed. Like, really laughed. I’m talking can’t catch your breath, almost pee your pants, choke on your spit, abs of steel, no sound comes out kind of laugh. And as if he knew I’d been needing to have a laugh like this (although he didn’t know it at the time), with one click of the camera he was able to capture…

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Flashback Friday: Fresh

March 7, 2014

April 2010 – Fresh. (Chicago, IL) It was the most perfect Spring day in Chicago. The sun was out, birds were chirping, and new buds starting to bloom. There was a bit of chill in the air, but warm enough for me to wear my first sundress of the year. Christian and I had just walked out of my apartment building on Lake Shore Drive and were headed who knows where, I didn’t care. I was with him. And by…

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Flashback Friday: Werk.

February 28, 2014

Fall 2006: Werk. (Chicago, IL) It was Fall-time in Chicago and it was cold. I’d already had quite a few shoots thru my agency since signing with them but this was my first “big one” with a big time photographer out of New York. My call time was 4:30AM and God knows I didn’t sleep much the night before. I was excited. I was nervous. I didn’t really know what to expect. When I got there in the morning, I…

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Flashback Friday: Hockey: Walked in rookies, walked out pros.

February 14, 2014

January 2013: Hockey: Walked in Rookies, walked out Pros. (Chicago, IL) We’d walked in the place like total rookies, wearing enough winter gear for an epic winter storm. I wore my full-on quilt (coat) with like 23948 layers, and X wore his heavy duty winter coat, complete with heavy duty gloves and scarf.  This was only my 2nd real hockey game in my whole life (semi-pro, but still), and first time going not as a five year old. X and…

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Flashback Friday: Kindergarten Love.

January 31, 2014

August 1989 – Kindergarten Love (Carmel, IN) The truth is, while I remember a lot about my younger years and early grades, I don’t remember this particular day. Looking at the picture, though, I can tell you a few things. My mom is standing behind me, my baby brother is standing to the left of me by the red chair, the boy in the red shirt never smiled, I had a mean Kindergarten teacher (she’s the one in the flower…

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Flashback Friday: Friendship.

January 24, 2014

July 2010 – Friendship (Zionsville, IN) Through thick and thin. At our very worst, somewhere in the middle, and what can only be our best getting better. Friends since the Barbie days, since the days when recess was our favorite class, until cheerleading came along, until much bigger sports came along (that most likely had to do with a boy wearing our favorite jersey). Since the days of a new crush, sneaking out, broken hearts, and big dreams. Since the…

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Flashback Friday: Heart Bursting.

January 17, 2014

August 2010 – Heart Bursting. (Glenview, IL) It was fresh… still so new. It was really new, actually. It was one of our first dates with friends. They were X’s friends, new to me. I felt free. To be happy. And we were. We had great conversation with our friends and I just remember feeling so comfortable. In my own skin, but next to him too. He had reached under the table to squeeze my hand, and I remember the…

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Flashback Friday: An 80th Birthday Party

January 10, 2014

April 2011 – Grandma Nancy’s 80th Birthday Party (Carmel, IN) I don’t know how it happens, but it always does.  We always end up sitting next to each other at parties, get-togethers, and pretty much at any family gathering.  Of course, I’m not complaining… I actually prefer it this way.  And it’s not something that’s ever planned… more so just something that happens on its own.  My favorite part of this father-daughter happening is during the few seconds we’re alone…

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Flashback Friday: snOMG

January 3, 2014

February 2011 – snOMG (Chicago, IL) photo courtesy of Chicago Tribune They had called it many things like, The Great Blizzard of 2011 and Snowmageddon but my favorite was snOMG.  (And no, this photo was not altered or photoshopped.)  This picture was taken right out front of where I’d been living at the time.  Right off of Lake Shore Drive.  It’s crazy to look back on this picture and remember it all.  The building I lived in was some 30-something floors, I was on 12…

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