When Frankie and I met each other, we were both fresh from some pretty painful divorces. Our common desire to figure out the plan that God had for us and our children was the foundation behind a friendship that got us both through that painful period in our lives. A year later, we began dating. Our courtship was magical. For both of us, it felt like the first time we’d ever fallen in love, only this time, we had wisdom and experience on our side (it’s also why we discourage our kids from dating too young, but that’s an entirely separate blog post).
Four months into our courtship, Frankie proposed on our favorite spot on the beach in front of the most beautiful sunset. I’m a photographer by trade, and he knows how much it means to me to be able to memorialize special moments, so he hired photographers to capture the proposal – they are photographs that I will treasure for the rest of my life.
After an 8 month engagement, we were married in Jackson Square in New Orleans on the most beautiful October day. We, along with our four children, officially became a “blended” family – or as our family and friends affectionately refer to us – the Brady Bunch.
About a year and a half later, we welcomed a new baby to the family – our sweet little Mary Violet.
And there you have it – a neat, abridged timeline of our short family history. So…why write a blog? Frankie and I believe God has given us a unique perspective on life, and sometimes we have things about that perspective that we want to share. But sometimes it’s a lot more simple than that. Like a photo of the first time our baby stands up. Or a funny anecdote about our kids. Or a new project my husband is working tirelessly on. It’s mostly just our family journal, and there will likely be things posted here that will bore you to tears, but we invite you to read it anyway.