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I know, I know. I’ve missed a few Saturdays. It’s hard to keep up, trust me!!!

Well, this Saturday Sweets is brought to you BIRTHDAY CAKE STYLE.

I baked up a cake for my Grandma’s 83rd birthday. My Grandma is awesome. So the work that went into this cake was well worth it! I got the recipe from… So chocolately. So rich. So heavenly!


Happy birthday Grandma!!!


Trees are wonderful. I love them so much! Really, I do. I love the way they change based on the season, and in Michigan, they really change. They can be full of vibrant colors, bare, leafy green, small, BIG! I love the way trees line neighborhood streets, like each one was placed so perfectly.

I went to Silver beach the other weekend, in the little town of St. Joe, and found some trees there… of all places!


Sweet, sweet summertime.

Picnic time with my love!

Little field of daises!

My beautiful best friends, while exploring the great outdoors!


I want to tell you a story. It’s about a dream. Finding something good and true. Love.

It’s our story.

When Kevin and I met on a mission trip more than two years ago, I never would have thought to find my future husband. I was young (still am!) and not into dating seriously. Little did I know, God had something different in mind for me.

[Kevin and I in Mescalero, NM]

Fast forward to now… God has blessed my life with a beautiful, loving relationship. He has answered my prayers, calmed my fears, and has provided me one of life’s greatest gifts. The gift of love and someone to share life with. A couple weeks ago, my world was turned upside down, a distant dream turning into a reality. Kevin proposed to me, much to my delight!!! Even as I share this, reliving the joy of being able to say “YES! I want to spend the rest of my life with you!!!,” I cannot believe that it actually happened!

But it did happen! I have these pictures to remind me, the gorgeous ring on my finger to remind me, and of course the man who I cannot wait to marry to remind me. 🙂

Kevin, thank you for sharing life with me, loving me, and being my one and only. You are more than I ever dreamed of.



Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible- it cannot be seen or measured- yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession ever could. –Barbara De Angelis