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WE HAVE BEEN SUPER BUSY WITH BACK TO SCHOOL, A SURPRISE PROMOTION FOR ME, AND A RAMBUNCTIOUS 3 YEAR-OLD. SO WE DECIDED WHY NOT GET A PUPPY TO ADD TO OUR CHAOS! MATT AND I ARE THE BIGGEST DOG LOVERS ON THE PLANET AND WE ALSO DON’T LIKE TO GET TOO COMFORTABLE, SO WHEN THE PERFECT GERMAN SHEPHERD CAME ALONG WE BOTH IMMEDIATELY AGREED TO DRIVE TO THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE IN IOWA TO GO SEE HER. WE HAD TO WAIT A FEW DAYS BEFORE WE COULD BRING HER HOME BUT THE WAIT WAS WORTH IT BECAUSE SHE IS PERFECT!

MEET ELLE! SHE IS NAMED AFTER OUR FAVORITE CHARACTER FROM STRANGER THINGS (ELEVEN) BECAUSE SHE WAS THE ODD ONE IN THE LITTER WITH A LONG COAT BUT SHE IS INSANELY SMART AND BEAUTIFUL. SHE WAS ALSO BORN ON THE 11TH 🙂 THIS WEEKEND WE TOOK HER OVER TO MY SISTER’S HOUSE WHERE MY NIECE LEILA (PICTURED) GOT TO CONTINUE HER PUPPY OBSESSION. YOU’RE NEXT MARCI!

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HERE IS A PEEK AT OUR FAMILY PHOTOS WE TOOK THIS SUMMER! IF YOU ARE IN OMAHA AND ARE LOOKING FOR A FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ERIN BRODHEAD PHOTOGRAPHY. MESSAGE ME FOR HER CONTACT INFO OR SIMPLY LOOK HER UP ONLINE – SHE IS AMAZING! 

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TRIMMING OVER 11,000 PICTURES AND 1,500 VIDEOS DOWN TO 3 MINUTES WAS DIFFICULT TO SAY THE LEAST.  BUT I HAD A LOT OF FUN (AND NOT SURPRISINGLY A FEW TEARS) WHILE I WAS MAKING THIS VIDEO. THERE IS NO PLACE IN THE WORLD LIKE BRITISH COLUMBIA. WE WERE SO LUCKY TO LIVE IN VANCOUVER FOR 2 YEARS AND WE ARE ALREADY ANXIOUS TO COME BACK AND VISIT.  

I HOPE YOU ENJOY OUR VIDEO! 

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I CAN’T BELIEVE TODAY IS THE 1ST DAY OF SUMMER.  SPRING WAS FULL OF SO MANY FUN TIMES AND MEMORIES THAT IT FEELS LIKE SUMMER STARTED MONTHS AGO.  FROM PLAYING OUTSIDE WITH OUR NEIGHBORS EVERY NIGHT, TO WATCHING CHARLIE PLAY ON HER FIRST SPORTS TEAM, TO CHEERING ON THE SEMINOLES IN OMAHA AT THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES…THIS SPRING WAS ABOVE AND BEYOND THE BEST ONE YET.  WE ARE SO BLESSED TO HAVE SUCH GREAT NEIGHBORS AND FAMILY NEAR OUR NEW HOME. 

HERE IS TO THE START OF SUMMER. I’M NOT SURE HOW IT COULD POSSIBLY BEAT SPRING BUT WE WILL TRY!

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LAST WEEK I FINALLY CHECKED OFF ONE OF MY TOP BUCKET LIST ITEMS – A TRIP TO BANFF, ALBERTA! NATURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY ARE TWO OF MY BIGGEST PASSIONS AND BANFF NATIONAL PARK HAS BEEN CALLING MY NAME FOR YEARS. THANKS TO PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS, ME AND MY COLLEAGUE ERIN GOT AN ALL-EXPENSES PAID TRIP TO EXPLORE BANFF.  PWC COULD NOT HAVE PICKED A BETTER PLACE FOR A BUSINESS MEETING. A QUICK TRIP TO LAKE LOUISE AND A DAY OF DRIVING AROUND BANFF NATIONAL PARK WAS THE PERFECT PLACE TO TALK BUSINESS. THE BEST PART OF THE DAY WAS THAT WE SAW ELEVEN BEARS! THREE GRIZZLY BEARS AND EIGHT BLACK BEARS WERE GRAZING ALONGSIDE THE ROAD DURING OUR DRIVE. AFTER TALKING TO RESIDENTS OF BANFF SEEING THAT MANY BEARS IS TOTALLY ABNORMAL. WE FELT SO LUCKY AND TOOK HUNDREDS OF PICTURES AND VIDEOS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. OUR AMAZING DAY WAS CAPPED OFF WITH A STAY AT THE AMAZING RIMROCK RESORT IN BANFF. IT WAS A SHORT BUT GREAT TRIP AND I CAN’T WAIT TO GO BACK WITH MATT AND THE KIDS TO BEAUTIFUL BANFF!

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CHECK OUT MY LATEST BLOG POST FOR BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES FROM OUR MAIN FLOOR RENOVATION! I ALSO INCLUDED LINKS TO FURNITURE AND DESIGN FROM OUR NEW HOME. ENJOY!

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