#elementsoflightphotography

You bring the body, I'll help you find the right poses!
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Every single boudoir client ever has expressed that they are intimidated by the posing part of the experience.  You can aside that concern because it is my responsibility to guide you for the poses that are best for you.
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By studying how you move, how you are shaped, and how you express yourself, I can give posing directions to let your very best shine through.  And if I can't find the words to express what I want you to do, I'll show you by doing the pose myself. .
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But believe me, you will look amazing in the poses.
You bring the body, I'll help you find the right poses!
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Every single boudoir client ever has expressed that they are intimidated by the posing part of the experience. You can aside that concern because it is my responsibility to guide you for the poses that are best for you.
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By studying how you move, how you are shaped, and how you express yourself, I can give posing directions to let your very best shine through. And if I can't find the words to express what I want you to do, I'll show you by doing the pose myself. .
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But believe me, you will look amazing in the poses.
Her smile is so obvious, but can you see the grin on him and the sparkle in his squinty eyes as he bursts into laughter?  Your mind's eye know its true, he is so excited to love her!
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Yep, those are the moments you want to document on your wedding day!
Her smile is so obvious, but can you see the grin on him and the sparkle in his squinty eyes as he bursts into laughter? Your mind's eye know its true, he is so excited to love her!
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Yep, those are the moments you want to document on your wedding day!
Walking through the hard times leaves a lot of gratitude.
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@andybreuner is getting his hip replaced on Tuesday, which will relieve a lot of pain.  It was scheduled for December, but the doctor had a biking accident and had to postpone due to injury.  The extra 6 weeks of pain was endured, and relief is on its way.
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Then on Saturday @the_ajbreuner  and I fly to Rochester MN to take in all the information and advise the @MayoClinic has about his #crohnsdisease
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We are so blessed to have these opportunities.  And I as am so blessed to have these two men in my life and be allowed to walk through the tough times with them.
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Thank you God for your strength and perseverance through all that life brings our way!
Walking through the hard times leaves a lot of gratitude.
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@andybreuner is getting his hip replaced on Tuesday, which will relieve a lot of pain. It was scheduled for December, but the doctor had a biking accident and had to postpone due to injury. The extra 6 weeks of pain was endured, and relief is on its way.
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Then on Saturday @the_ajbreuner and I fly to Rochester MN to take in all the information and advise the @MayoClinic has about his #crohnsdisease
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We are so blessed to have these opportunities. And I as am so blessed to have these two men in my life and be allowed to walk through the tough times with them.
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Thank you God for your strength and perseverance through all that life brings our way!
If your dress can dance like this you know your childhood dreams are coming true!
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#tulledress #weddingdress #dancethenightaway
If your dress can dance like this you know your childhood dreams are coming true!
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#tulledress #weddingdress #dancethenightaway
One of the best things about your wedding day - you get to do the most important thing of your life with a your best friend!  And bonus!  It will all be captured in images for you to remember forever!
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#blackandwhitefriday #holdinghands #bettertogether
One of the best things about your wedding day - you get to do the most important thing of your life with a your best friend! And bonus! It will all be captured in images for you to remember forever!
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#blackandwhitefriday #holdinghands #bettertogether
Okay, let's go!  So much to do to get you ready for your wedding!  But I promise, you can do it!  Here are a few hints:
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Make your budget - knowing how much you have to spend allows you to prioritize.  And sticking to that budget is a big part of reducing stress.  But be generous with yourselves so you dont feel like all your dreams are dashed.  Weddings are generally expensive, but the memories you are making are priceless.
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Get your venue lined up since that can impact your date and your decor. Consider a location that reflects you and your interests.  And keep your mind open to alternatives to tradition.  A private property of a friend or family member can make for a unique opportunity that reflects who you are.  And if you are adventurous a forest, state park, or other open space can make for a fantastic place to celebate
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Start interviewing vendors so you can be sure to hire folks you enjoy working with.  This is super important!  Your team should be filled with people who are willing to invest in you and the success of your day.  Make sure you like these people so when they show you up you smile with joy to see them and the service/product they provide.
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#weddingtipwednesday #yourdayyourway #weddingplanning
Okay, let's go! So much to do to get you ready for your wedding! But I promise, you can do it! Here are a few hints:

Make your budget - knowing how much you have to spend allows you to prioritize. And sticking to that budget is a big part of reducing stress. But be generous with yourselves so you dont feel like all your dreams are dashed. Weddings are generally expensive, but the memories you are making are priceless.

Get your venue lined up since that can impact your date and your decor. Consider a location that reflects you and your interests. And keep your mind open to alternatives to tradition. A private property of a friend or family member can make for a unique opportunity that reflects who you are. And if you are adventurous a forest, state park, or other open space can make for a fantastic place to celebate

Start interviewing vendors so you can be sure to hire folks you enjoy working with. This is super important! Your team should be filled with people who are willing to invest in you and the success of your day. Make sure you like these people so when they show you up you smile with joy to see them and the service/product they provide.
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#weddingtipwednesday #yourdayyourway #weddingplanning
Time for a celebration.  There was a cancellation at Mayo Clinic and @the_ajbreuner got an appointment to begin his assessment for Feb 3.  Such an answer to prayers!  Making travel arrangements for a 7 to 11 day stay in Rochester.  Thank you for your support and prayers about this.  Last night was rough for him, but this is an encouragement.  Now we just have to get him healthily enough to fly there!
Time for a celebration. There was a cancellation at Mayo Clinic and @the_ajbreuner got an appointment to begin his assessment for Feb 3. Such an answer to prayers! Making travel arrangements for a 7 to 11 day stay in Rochester. Thank you for your support and prayers about this. Last night was rough for him, but this is an encouragement. Now we just have to get him healthily enough to fly there!
We are celebrating today - my son has a Feb 3 appointment for the Mayo Clinic!  He is still in the hospital here, and hopefully will get out before we have to leave on the 1st or 2nd. But this is an answer to prayer, and I just wanted to share it with you all!
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#crohnsdiseasesucks #mayoherewecome #celebrate
We are celebrating today - my son has a Feb 3 appointment for the Mayo Clinic! He is still in the hospital here, and hopefully will get out before we have to leave on the 1st or 2nd. But this is an answer to prayer, and I just wanted to share it with you all!
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#crohnsdiseasesucks #mayoherewecome #celebrate
Finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with is such an amazing victory!  Make sure you celebrate with images that will always remind you just how blessed you are!
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Stresses and strife will come to all marriages.  The person in the bed next to you is your greatest champion, best friend and the one who knows you better than any other.  Remembering that is such a part of making it through those tough times. .
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Open yourself up to some images that are more than smiling faces and show the depth and strength of your connection.  You won't regret it!
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#weddingimages #therestofyourlife #togetherforever
Finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with is such an amazing victory! Make sure you celebrate with images that will always remind you just how blessed you are!
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Stresses and strife will come to all marriages. The person in the bed next to you is your greatest champion, best friend and the one who knows you better than any other. Remembering that is such a part of making it through those tough times. .
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Open yourself up to some images that are more than smiling faces and show the depth and strength of your connection. You won't regret it!
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#weddingimages #therestofyourlife #togetherforever
So you think your wedding is going to be unique - or you wish it could be?  I'd love to hear your ideas!
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These two extreme introverts didn't want a lot of people at their wedding so they planned it for sunrise on a cold Fall morning on an eastern Gallatin Valley hillside with #saddlepeak looming over them.  When the ceremony was done instead of a receiving line they left everybody behind and went for a walk.  Then they joined their small crowd of guests for an outdoor breakfast in an apple orchard. .
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It was AMAZING!  I'm so glad I got to be part of it!
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#yourdayyourway #gallatinvalley #springhillcommunity
So you think your wedding is going to be unique - or you wish it could be? I'd love to hear your ideas!
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These two extreme introverts didn't want a lot of people at their wedding so they planned it for sunrise on a cold Fall morning on an eastern Gallatin Valley hillside with #saddlepeak looming over them. When the ceremony was done instead of a receiving line they left everybody behind and went for a walk. Then they joined their small crowd of guests for an outdoor breakfast in an apple orchard. .
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It was AMAZING! I'm so glad I got to be part of it!
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#yourdayyourway #gallatinvalley #springhillcommunity
Confidence on your wedding day is a work of art.  To promote a feeling of strong confident femininity on the biggest day of your life here are a couple quick tips:
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1. Have a written schedule of events that includes a few extra moments of breathing time (I have a wedding day scheduling tool that will help with this). Then give yourself permission to be flexible if something unexpected happens.  Sometimes those unexpected things are the joyful character of your day and you don't want to miss out!
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2.  Make sure your wedding party is filled with people who not only love you, but believe in you and want to support you over their own agenda.  Some wonderful people in our lives are stressful too, and while you want them at the wedding, maybe not in your getting ready room. .
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3.  Do a trial with your hair and makeup - most hair and make up artists offer this, and it will make you so confident if you don't feel like it's a big experiment on your big day.  If you or a friend are doing your hair and makeup, not a professional, the same thing applies, and what a fun pre-wedding th in ng to get all glammed up as you make sure your vision is going to come to fruition.
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These things are easy to over look, but doing them makes a big difference.  Treat yourself right and be a strong confident woman when you walk down the aisle to the love of your life!
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#weddingtips #strongconfidentfemininity
Confidence on your wedding day is a work of art. To promote a feeling of strong confident femininity on the biggest day of your life here are a couple quick tips:
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1. Have a written schedule of events that includes a few extra moments of breathing time (I have a wedding day scheduling tool that will help with this). Then give yourself permission to be flexible if something unexpected happens. Sometimes those unexpected things are the joyful character of your day and you don't want to miss out!
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2. Make sure your wedding party is filled with people who not only love you, but believe in you and want to support you over their own agenda. Some wonderful people in our lives are stressful too, and while you want them at the wedding, maybe not in your getting ready room. .
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3. Do a trial with your hair and makeup - most hair and make up artists offer this, and it will make you so confident if you don't feel like it's a big experiment on your big day. If you or a friend are doing your hair and makeup, not a professional, the same thing applies, and what a fun pre-wedding th in ng to get all glammed up as you make sure your vision is going to come to fruition.
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These things are easy to over look, but doing them makes a big difference. Treat yourself right and be a strong confident woman when you walk down the aisle to the love of your life!
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#weddingtips #strongconfidentfemininity
You know that feeling...the one where your heart flutters a few beats faster, and you cannot stop the big smiles and maybe even a giggle or two.  And you k ow it is romance in its purest form.  So tell me, what gives you that feeling?
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#romance #sunset #itmustbelove
You know that feeling...the one where your heart flutters a few beats faster, and you cannot stop the big smiles and maybe even a giggle or two. And you k ow it is romance in its purest form. So tell me, what gives you that feeling?
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#romance #sunset #itmustbelove
It is #nationalhatday and I'm here to tell you that hats are a great addition to your boudoir wardrobe.
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Not only are they stylish and cute, but they help you express your personality and can add an element of playful fun to your session.
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What kind of hat would you want to wear at your boudoir session?
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#cowboyhat #cowboyup #laceandleather
It is #nationalhatday and I'm here to tell you that hats are a great addition to your boudoir wardrobe.
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Not only are they stylish and cute, but they help you express your personality and can add an element of playful fun to your session.
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What kind of hat would you want to wear at your boudoir session?
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#cowboyhat #cowboyup #laceandleather
Are you wearing a hat today? Its National Hat Day, and with our cold temps today, that is a good thing!  Might need to wear one in my house today just to stay snuggly and warm.
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But let's be honest:  there are some amazing hats available these days.  And wearing a hat is a fun expression of your personality.  This pompom hat that Ali wore for her engagement session last week is super cute! And it is the perfect thing for a fun happy winter outdoor session!
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#nationalhatday #hat #pompom
Are you wearing a hat today? Its National Hat Day, and with our cold temps today, that is a good thing! Might need to wear one in my house today just to stay snuggly and warm.
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But let's be honest: there are some amazing hats available these days. And wearing a hat is a fun expression of your personality. This pompom hat that Ali wore for her engagement session last week is super cute! And it is the perfect thing for a fun happy winter outdoor session!
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#nationalhatday #hat #pompom
Double tap if you want a session that includes snowflakes on your nose and eyelashes!  Yes, your winter engagement shoot can include that! But I promise not to sing since I can't carry a tune if you gave it to me in a bucket!
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Winter couples sessions really are amazing, and the best tip I have for making them wonderful - pick up some fleece lined tights to wear under skirts and pants.  Makes all the difference in the world.  I get mine at @murdochs_ and they are under $20.  They have some amazing textures and patterns!  And Murdoch's has no idea I'm telling you this.
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#winterengagementsession #fleecetights #snowflakes
Double tap if you want a session that includes snowflakes on your nose and eyelashes! Yes, your winter engagement shoot can include that! But I promise not to sing since I can't carry a tune if you gave it to me in a bucket!
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Winter couples sessions really are amazing, and the best tip I have for making them wonderful - pick up some fleece lined tights to wear under skirts and pants. Makes all the difference in the world. I get mine at @murdochs_ and they are under $20. They have some amazing textures and patterns! And Murdoch's has no idea I'm telling you this.
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#winterengagementsession #fleecetights #snowflakes
Are you laughing in the face of Monday?  Yep, me too. Goals are being met despite the distractions.  Things are happening this week.  The plate is full and we are celebrating the abundance of blessings mixed in with all the unknown and wait and see portions.
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#abundantblessings
Are you laughing in the face of Monday? Yep, me too. Goals are being met despite the distractions. Things are happening this week. The plate is full and we are celebrating the abundance of blessings mixed in with all the unknown and wait and see portions.
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#abundantblessings
So much to be grateful for even when hard things are happening. I'm still a big believer is saying 3 good things about every day - a practice my husband and I try to engage in regularly.  We missed it last night since he stayed at the hospital with @the_ajbreuner .  So I will tell you 3 good things from yesterday: .
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1. I got 2 galleries delivered and both were immediately responded to with positive feedback.  We photographers so appreciate knowing how our clients receive our work!
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2.  I had a great and encouraging conversation with my friend @denisemarie8322. It is always amazing to have a friend who lets you pour out your heart with no filter and doesn't judge you for the contents of your ramble.
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3.  My friend @hollyrainey and her husband stumbled across our situation and dropped what they were doing to spend time sharing information and experiences that helped my son decide to go to Mayo Clinic.  And as always they were an encouragement to our family.
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What are three good things for you in the past 24 hours?  I know you've got them.
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#crohnsdiseasesucks
So much to be grateful for even when hard things are happening. I'm still a big believer is saying 3 good things about every day - a practice my husband and I try to engage in regularly. We missed it last night since he stayed at the hospital with @the_ajbreuner . So I will tell you 3 good things from yesterday: .
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1. I got 2 galleries delivered and both were immediately responded to with positive feedback. We photographers so appreciate knowing how our clients receive our work!
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2. I had a great and encouraging conversation with my friend @denisemarie8322. It is always amazing to have a friend who lets you pour out your heart with no filter and doesn't judge you for the contents of your ramble.
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3. My friend @hollyrainey and her husband stumbled across our situation and dropped what they were doing to spend time sharing information and experiences that helped my son decide to go to Mayo Clinic. And as always they were an encouragement to our family.
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What are three good things for you in the past 24 hours? I know you've got them.
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#crohnsdiseasesucks
A very happy Birthday to this artsy, happy, smart and hard working woman!  Shout out to you @__hannah.palmer__ on this day bnb you are taking a new decade in hand!  I know bnb you are going to surprise us all with what you do with the it.  Be you, and we will all be excited to see how that turns out!
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#happybirthday #birthdaygirl #newthings
A very happy Birthday to this artsy, happy, smart and hard working woman! Shout out to you @__hannah.palmer__ on this day bnb you are taking a new decade in hand! I know bnb you are going to surprise us all with what you do with the it. Be you, and we will all be excited to see how that turns out!
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#happybirthday #birthdaygirl #newthings
Those moments just the two of you on your wedding day are amazing opportunities to capture a glimpse into the tenderness of your love for one another.
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If you just got engaged and are working your way through setting dates and finding vendors, I'd love to take you to coffee, hear about your plans, and see if we can make some magic happen in front of the camera on your big day!  DM me and we can set something up!
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And a very happy birthday to @thompsonalexa2, our beautiful bride model.  I'm editing away at this and cant wait to share more.
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#quietmoment #truelove #engaged
Those moments just the two of you on your wedding day are amazing opportunities to capture a glimpse into the tenderness of your love for one another.
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If you just got engaged and are working your way through setting dates and finding vendors, I'd love to take you to coffee, hear about your plans, and see if we can make some magic happen in front of the camera on your big day! DM me and we can set something up!
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And a very happy birthday to @thompsonalexa2, our beautiful bride model. I'm editing away at this and cant wait to share more.
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#quietmoment #truelove #engaged
This is a good time for this momma to pull out her #strongconfidentfemininity
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This is me and my love here to give a life update. Yesterday was filled with great moments, including some amazing connection with @montana_lingerie and a wonderful model.  But then, I spent last night in the ER with our son, who is technically admitted to the hospital, but there are no beds available, so we are stuck down in the ER. .
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We would love your prayers, and we assure you that all is going to be well again, hard times don't last forever, and God is faithful even in the sucky times. .
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#Crohonsdiseasesucks #crohnslife
This is a good time for this momma to pull out her #strongconfidentfemininity
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This is me and my love here to give a life update. Yesterday was filled with great moments, including some amazing connection with @montana_lingerie and a wonderful model. But then, I spent last night in the ER with our son, who is technically admitted to the hospital, but there are no beds available, so we are stuck down in the ER. .
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We would love your prayers, and we assure you that all is going to be well again, hard times don't last forever, and God is faithful even in the sucky times. .
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#Crohonsdiseasesucks #crohnslife

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