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So… What’s for dinner? We have all been caught at the last minute with NO idea what to do for dinner. Or we’ve had an exhausting day and just can’t think of one more thing. Or we know we’re going to have a busy day and we won’t have time for a big production for […]

Our Favorite No Thought Dinners

March 18, 2022

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Photo of organized pantry

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It’s March which means it’s time to share our February Favorites! Our tried and true items that made February easier than January. We are astonished at how fast the year is flying by but they always say time flies when you’re having fun. Some of our favorites created a lot of fun for us last […]

FEBRUARY FAVORITES

March 4, 2022

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Our Book Club We have a joke that we have our own little book club. What happens any time one of us reads a good book is we DECLARE the other person MUST read it so we can talk about it. Or we just continue reading aloud snippets to the other person until we’re told […]

Must Read Books!

February 25, 2022

Stack of our favorite books
Stack of our favorite books

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If you’ve been following along with us, you know it’s no secret that we have 4 crazy kiddos that we absolutely adore. 2 of those kids used to be babies, 1 who is on their way to toddler-hood, and 1 who is still in diapers and nursing. With each kid and experience there have been […]

Our Baby Must Haves

February 24, 2022

Baby playing with toys on the ground
Baby playing with toys on the ground

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It’s been awhile since we introduced ourselves. So we thought we’d take a moment, get a little sappy, and share our story. The Beginning We met through Marks older brothers. Mark SWORE he wouldn’t date Nicole. But the following weekend we ended up on 5 accidental first dates. We went on a REAL date a […]

Our Story: Surviving to Thriving

February 15, 2022

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The long awaited moment is HERE. We FINALLY have a second between travels to talk about HOW WE TRAVEL WITH FOUR KIDS and don’t go crazy! It’s not perfect. Now, we’re not going to paint a rosy picture here. I’m not sure there’s a way to make traveling with kids a *relaxing* experience. BUT we […]

How We Travel with Kids and Stay Sane

February 11, 2022

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January has been quite the month for us as we navigate into another pandemic year and prepare to grind towards the 2022 goals we set for ourselves last year (stay tuned for a blog post about why we goal plan months in advance). Since the month has brought some cold and also sunny days, we […]

JANUARY FAVORITES

February 4, 2022

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Today’s blog post is brought to you by Mark Pasternack and Florida sunshine. As beautiful as the Florida sun was that doesn’t mean that it comes without life lessons. We are always grateful for a calming vacation break, but we’re even more grateful for the challenges that push us toward a stronger marriage, business, faith, […]

Family Vacation | Islamorda, Florida Keys

April 17, 2018

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These are some of my dear friends from Nashville, and isn’t their family just beautiful?!

travis, stephanie, charlotte + noah: family session

December 5, 2017

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What do I even say about this session?! Tim and Rachel are two of our dearest friends. I’ve known Rachel since college and she’s always been one of the coolest people I know. When I get dressed, I always think, “Is this something Rachel would wear?”, because, I mean, come on?! Look how cool they […]

rachel, tim, edith + marcella: family session

November 2, 2017