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Category Archives: My Own

My Own: Tessa’s First Birthday Party

It’s a lonely Monday here at the Hansen household.  Remnants of a rainy Sunday linger in our home, amongst the aftermath of a

My own: Party prep

It’s still surreal, really.  I have to remind myself frequently where I’m at in life.  I’m a daughter. I’m a wife.

My Own: I’m seriously slacking

I blame smartphones. In the battle between convienence and preference convenience is seriously winning out.  I used to bring my SLR camera

My own: Grandma’s here!!!

I don’t know who is more excited, me or my daughter.  I think she is beyyyyond sick of spending all day every day with me, and she

Home sweet home.

It’s funny how quickly you forget about everything you once thought you’d miss so much when you submerge yourself into

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

Your next-door neighbor is not a man; he is an environment. He is the barking of a dog; he is the noise of a piano; he is a dispute about a

{My Own} Memorial Day

It’s time to whip out the flips and tanks, lather up with sunblock, and bring the freckles out of hiding…they say.  Memorial

Growing old, what “my own” parents taught me.

Leading by example really resounds in my family when it comes to family values, and expectations.   And even if everything else was do as I

Florida Family Fun

It’s true what they say.  As soon as you have kids, being away from your parents, siblings, friends, aunts, uncles, cousins and the

Madison Wisconsin Senior Photographer: Samantha

I thought I’d spin my, “My Own” series a little bit for ya’ll today.  Technically I’m still sharing

My Own: We’re moving!

I can hardly believe I’m typing this.  Ryan and I bought our first house in February of 2007 and we poured our heart and souls into

My Own: on parenting

Last Thursday seemed promising, I thought as I lay in my bed, watching my baby thrash around in her crib playing contently.  I sorted