Our Story

It all started in the summer of 2009

I met a boy named Kurtis, and I was smitten.

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It wasn’t always easy. We were friends first, and every time we tried to be more, we wound up back at friends.

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Then, on Spetember 24th, 2010, he gave me his class ring and asked me to be his. (For real this time!)

And that was that!

He was away at UNC that year while I was finishing up my senior year of high school. The distance was hard but we made it through!

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I graduated in May of 2011 and he moved back home. We attended MSU Denver together that fall. Things got so much easier once we lived in the same city!

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On Christmas Eve, 2012, he gave me a beautiful diamond promise ring

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And 8 months later, he fulfilled that promise, at my favorite place in the world.

Popular Denver blogger, All Things Lovely

Popular Denver blogger, All Things Lovely

We were married on a snowy January afternoon in front of all our family and friends

Popular Denver blogger, All Things Lovely

Popular Denver blogger, All Things Lovely

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A short 10 months later we found out we were expecting a baby! Surprise! A boy due in July 2015.

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Sawyer Joshua Brown was born on June 26th 2015, 5 weeks premature, via emergency C-section, after I developed a scary case of severe preeclampsia. Miraculously, he was born with very strong lungs and needed no NICU time!

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After a week in the hospital we got to go home and start our adventure as a family of 3.

Popular Denver blogger, All Things Lovely

After Sawyer’s first birthday, we decided to start trying for baby #2! We got pregnant almost right away, and unfortunately, lost it to an early miscarriage.

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After the doctor’s gave us the okay to start trying again, we did. It took a little longer, but after 5 months we got pregnant again, and this time, it took.

Popular Denver blogger, All Things Lovely

Popular Denver blogger, All Things Lovely

After a rough, and high-risk pregnancy, my water broke at only 34 weeks pregnant on June 25th, 2017. I was in labor for 29 hours and at 7:14 am on June 26th, 2017, Oliver Zen Brown entered the world, claiming the exact same birthday as his older brother. I was able to do VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), which was a dream come true! But at 6 weeks premature, Oliver had trouble breathing and eating on his own, resulting in 16 days in Neonatal Intensive Care.

Popular Denver blogger, All Things Lovely

Popular Denver blogger, All Things Lovely

Popular Denver blogger, All Things Lovely

After 16 long, hard, emotionally draining days (read about our NICU experience here and here), we were able to bring Oliver home.

Popular Denver blogger, All Things Lovely

Popular Denver blogger, All Things Lovely

Popular Denver blogger, All Things Lovely

He spent 3.5 months on oxygen support, before finally being weaned off just before Halloween.

Popular Denver blogger, All Things Lovely

And now all that’s left is forever.

Popular Denver blogger, All Things Lovely

Popular Denver blogger, All Things Lovely

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To view our wedding album, engagement pictures, pregnancy announcement pictures and more visit our flickr!

 

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