This family ... they make me work for it. For years, their sessions have challenged me creatively, emotionally, and physically. I'm talking... sewing a dress for nicole, baking pies for props, traveling hours upon hours to memorable locations... and in this case, hiking half a mile up hill in the heat and wind of Colorado to this spot for photos.

but it was worth it.

I guess this is the part where I say, "thank you" ...

My life truly is better because we have shared so many stories and trips... laughter and tears... darkness and light. I am so very thankful that you found me and that you have been so generous in including me in your celebrations and growth as a family and as individuals all these years. I can't imagine a world without you in it. Thank you.