judy schwartz and aaron haley wedding 2004

10th Wedding Anniversary

My best friend, Dee, was helping me lace up the bodice of my wedding gown when we heard the sounds coming from another bathroom on the other side of the house. Dee looked confused, but I just smiled. I knew that sound. I knew that voice. That was my soon-to-be husband, singing his heart out in …

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tim and mel wedding

Wedding Photos

I’ve been trying to carve out a little time each day to work on editing the photos from my brother’s wedding last October. *Hangs head in shame* Yes, I know it’s been such a long time. Since I got back on the bandwagon, I’m averaging about one photo a day, which means in the past …

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The Promise

“Will you still love me if I get breast cancer and they cut off my boobs and my hair falls out?” I should have known better than to ask the question, but I was insecure in our young relationship, and I craved the constant reassurance. Of course he put my fears to rest, along with …

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Doris McKinley and Judy Schwartz Haley - September 5, 2004


My grandma, Doris McKinley, with me on my wedding day.

Schwartz-Haley Wedding


Four years ago today, The Husband and I said “I do.” I’m a lucky, lucky girl. We didn’t actually get to eat much at the wedding, so on the way to the hotel, we stopped at McDonalds and got Happy Meals. We’ve gone out for Happy Meals every year since, and that’s where we’ll be …

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