Earlier this month, Jason and I ran the Bryce Canyon Half Marathon.  It was my second and his first half marathon.  We finished strong and more importantly we finished together.  It was pretty amazing.  Our 18 year wedding anniversary is coming up and it got me thinking about how we do so many things together and enjoy lots of the same things too and I think this makes for a happy marriage, it really does!

When I started my “fitness journey” Jason was so supportive and understood that in order for it to work it had to be a lifestyle change.  He knew that eating healthy and exercising wasn’t just about me, but about the whole family.  He not only stood by me, he joined me.  We’ve been having so much fun running races and participating in obstacle course races together.  Not only is it better for our health, it’s been better for our marriage and our family life.

Having a spouse support you in following your dreams and cheering you on is so important and running is such a metaphor for marriage.  It’s about staying beside each other even if you know you can go faster, it’s knowing when to take the lead or slow down a bit.  Jason’s helped me up dozens of walls and obstacles, he’s literally carried me on his back, he’s encouraged me to not give up.  Jason has been to every race of mine either, cheering me on or running besides me.  No matter what life throws our way, I know we’ll be able to deal with it.  Together.  Our marriage is one big fun crazy adventure and I love it more and more each year.

July 16
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Lindsay and Cody are such a gorgeous couple!  They live in Florida and will also be having their wedding there.  So, Lindsay wanted something completely different from the usual beach type engagement sessions that are so popular out there.  They’d come to Vegas a few times throughout their relationship and Cody even used to live here as a kid.  So, when this last trip to Las Vegas was coming up, Lindsay quickly knew that this is where she wanted to have their engagement photos done.  The desert landscape here is about as opposite as you can get from the beach!  I just loved their sweet chemistry!  It was a mix of fun and playful with a dash of sexy!  We had a blast hanging out with them and capturing a bit of their love story to take back home to the Sunshine State.

L+C: Thanks so much for having us photograph your engagement session!  We wish you a lifetime of happiness as you start your new life together as Mr. & Mrs! xo

July 08
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Kristy and Tim had such a gorgeous wedding at Red Rock Country Club earlier this month!  They came from Florida to tie the knot in fabulous Las Vegas, a city they love and has special meaning to them and their relationship!  We started the day with Kristy and her bridesmaids getting dolled up by the amazingly talented ladies from Makeup in the 702.  Once Tim and the groomsmen arrived, Jason go to hang out with that rowdy bunch ;) while me and the girls focused on all things pretty until it was time for the ceremony.  I just loved that Kristy’s best friend officiated and really gave the ceremony such a personal touch!

Kristy’s friend, Allie, did an amazing job coordinating the wedding and getting all the details to perfection!  And I am still swooning over the gorgeous florals from Layers of Lovely!  For the reception, they put tradition aside and  just had fun party with lots of dancing, signing along, and plenty of laughs!  Kristy and Tim chose a sparkler exit to end the spectacular evening!

 

Vendor Love

Venue: Red Rock Country Club

Photography: The Emerics

Cinematography: Lighten Films

Hair & Makeup: Makeup in the 702

Floral Design: Layers of Lovely

DJ: The Music Solution 

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I can’t believe it’s almost July!  This summer is flying by! Mostly because Diego is still in school and so it doesn’t really feel like summer.  Year-round school has it’s advantages, but boy is it tough in the summertime!  Diego is off for a 2 week track break after this week and we’re planning some fun stuff, including the trip to Bryce Canyon for our half marathon and of course, some family time hiking and exploring the National Park.  Can’t wait :)

Anyhow, we did actually mark one thing off our bucket list this weekend and we went to see a 51′s Baseball Game.  Las Vegas doesn’t have a major league team, but we were ok with the minors.  Diego and Jason had gone last year and they had a nice time, so we added it our Summer Bucket List this summer.  It’d been years since I’d gone to a baseball game and this was the first game for Elysse.  I’ll just be honest here and say, it was kinda boring!  Sorry to all the baseball fans out there, but I just couldn’t get into the game.  Don’t get me wrong, we had a great time.  We went with another family, so there was plenty of playing around and laughing!  The kids ate popcorn and shaved ice.  They got some noise makers and had at it!  Don’t expect we’ll be getting season tickets, but the kids got to experience something different and we marked off something off our list!