Showing posts from October, 2023

The Story of Us

  It was May 2019 and I received a DM on Instagram, well technically a reply to one of my stories.  We chatted a bit and I thought that was that. Then there were more messages and more replies. Then all of the sudden, we were DMing then texting non-stop, I told my best friend, Megan, "I have a crush, but it's not going anywhere... he lives in Montana."  I would soon realized, that I would not be able to live without this man.   We dated long distance from May 2019 until we got married in May 2020.  Every week or two one of us was flying to either Arizona or Montana.  It wasn't always easy, but it caused a lot of grown and a lot of intentional conversations. Then on January 2, 2020 Brandon proposed on the gondola at Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, ID.  It was perfect and I truly wasn't expecting it that day.  (I knew it was coming at some point because we already had a venue booked.)  However, 12 days before our wedding, we received an email from our venue stat

A little about me.

  Hello!  I am glad you are here.  This has been years (literally) in the making. I first created a blogger account in 2012.  I guess better late than never. I've always wanted to blog, just did not feel like I had anything to say (maybe I still don't) plus blogging requires at least some level of vulnerability, which I have never been great at.  So, here I am trying to be open, honest, and relatable as I share my life with you. A little about me.    Hi, I'm JoyAnn.  I am married to the love of my life and best friend, Brandon.  We have three kids. Avery (15)  Boston (13)  Harper (11).  Our life is full with work, travel, sports, family time, church, being active, and anything else we can fit into our days. Brandon and I got married in May 2020, yes, right in the middle of covid.  I'll share more about our dating story and wedding some other time.  Along with more details about our kids and dreams for our family.  For now, I just wanted to say hi and thanks for tagging