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  • This Time Last Year....

This time last year, we had just become a husband/wife team…. officially. We were about to start packing up our cute little house because the new house was almost done. We were learning how to “work together” and finding it to be a little difficult at times. We were worried about income and a down payment and health insurance. This time last year we were in a MASSIVE transition period in both our business and personal lives. It’s funny when you look back at certain seasons of your life and you realize just how CRAZY you were.

This time last year was WILD. However, when we were in the midst of it, it was manageable…. it didn’t seem SO crazy. Closing on a house, moving and becoming a husband and wife team all the middle of wedding season?! Piece of cake. (Just kidding) Looking back, it was a hard season. It was full of uncertainty and we were just keeping our heads above water. But now we’re a year removed from that season and things are much different these days. The new house feels like our HOME, we are really learning what our”systems” look like as a husband/wife team and life is more peaceful. Sure, we’re busy but we’re busy TOGETHER. We have food in our fridge and our laundry pile isn’t a month old. We’re not passing each other on the weekends and waving from a distance.  I’m not continually stressed and we have FREEDOM with our schedules. Now our schedules may be packed…. but if we want to take an afternoon off to go to the outlet mall, we can. :) I have no idea what the rest of our lives will look like… but right now, in this season, I love where we are. Some would say that doing EVERYTHING with their husband would drive them crazy and I’ll admit that we have our bad days…. but I wouldn’t want it any other way. This is our dream.

The craziest thing about looking back to last year is realizing that the stress and tears and hard decisions have led us to an amazing new season in our marriage and in our business.  We have had so many amazing opportunities to share our story with so many couples in similar situations and next week, we’re doing it again! Michael and I are speaking TOGETHER at the Connect Marriage Retreat in Rome, GA. We’ve never spoken together before and so this should be INTERESTING! …. But I’m so excited. I’m excited because it has never been more clear to us that this is where God wants us. He’s doing big things…. and we’re just honored to be a part of it!

So this weekend we’re flying to Georgia and preparing our talks and I thought it was only appropriate to recap and acknowledge just how FAITHFUL God has been in our life this past year. We don’t know what the future holds for us, but we do know that living in God’s will for our lives… even when it can be painful and heartbreaking at times…. it eventually leads to a life of peace and purpose. So happy weekend friends! Enjoy it and good luck to all of the photogs out there who are starting their wedding season!!!

Photo credit: The sweet Abby Grace! :)

xoxo, Katelyn
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