this is us.

February 06, 2014



I have so much I am bursting to share. Something really fun that could be happening for our family this spring but I am still waiting to see, trying not to get my hopes up too high quite yet. Something that mostly excites the daylights out of me and a few percent terrifies me.  Those are the best kind though right?! So here I sit with much building up to say yet very few words.

I have been thinking about this space a lot lately. Maybe it's hearing bits and pieces of what other's spaces mean to them that has me thinking. It's really neat when you think about it....that anyone can have a space of their own, filled with whatever they want. Your passions, your creativity, your gifts, your fears, your growth all spilled out into one tiny space on the internet. A speck in the universe to call your own. There are no rules...it's just you and what you have to give, what you have to share. Your voice being heard to whomever feels like listening. For me, there has been a lot of change and growth here in this space. I have grown up a lot. I see this space as an outlet. I have fallen in love with photography and capturing the beauty in the everyday. Life is beautiful and capturing it how I see it, the tiniest moments forever frozen here, that means a lot. The raw emotions captured. So that as time moves on and things change, they are here. Forever here. It's been a place to connect with others in moments of loss and heartache and a place to grow in areas of weakness. A lot has changed for my family in the three years that I have been here. It's been good. 

I agree that these spaces are just a snippet of who we are, a snippet of what we love and a tiny slice of our life. But they are windows into some of the deepest parts of us. These are our stories. Some of my most vulnerable, raw moments have been shared here. They are imprinted and forever captured.

This is us. 



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53 comments:

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    1. aw you are such a sweet friend, sure love you!

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    1. aw thank you so much love! means a lot to me :)

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  3. oh, casey. I love your blog so much. always have and always will! your life, family... you! you are truly beautiful inside and out! hugs!
    -JS
    www.jilliansara.blogspot.com

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    1. oh my goodness this just blessed me so much, thank you!!

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  4. Those pictures must be worth so much to you. Beautifully captured.

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  5. Beautiful words as usual! Still trying to fall into a comfortable step on my blog, these are good things for me to remember right now as I try to figure out what really makes me the happiest to write about!

    xo Ariel
    crashing through glass

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  6. love this... these pics make my heart swoon!
    i love your honest and heartfelt sharing.
    xo

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  7. Beautiful words from a beautiful soul! God bless your precious family in the coming season =)

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  8. such a beautiful family casey! i admire your heart!

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  9. Oh, I love you guys! :) I'm so thankful that you share your little space with the world and that I stumbled upon it! Sounds like a lot of exciting things coming up. Eeee!!! :) These pictures as always are priceless. Happy night, my friend! xo

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  10. Every time I read a post on your blog, it's like a breath of fresh air! I love your honesty and your photography skills... Keep on going sister (in Christ)

    happymedley.blogspot.com

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  11. You have a way with words my friend ! So beautifully written and beautiful photos as always!

    xoxo
    Alycia Mealy

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    1. aw friend, thank you so much...love you

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  12. Ive been "closet" following you for about 2.5 years. :0) I love your blog, your family, and your beautiful personality. I agree with you. Your blog should be about you... about the many aspects that make up "you". Your space, your rules. Quite possibly the smartest things I've heard all day. ♥ Cant wait to see what this "new venture" is that coming up. Dont forget to share it!!!!! ♥

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    1. aw everything about this made me smile friend!

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  13. I love comming over here and watch your photographs <3

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  14. such beautiful moments captured.
    i love how well you capture the ordinary and make it look stunning <3

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  15. I don't know what it is about Apple....maybe it's her serious expressions...but she's got my heart. :) And I LOVE the photographs of Ainsleigh playing with the baby dolls. Just precious!!!!

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    1. awwww that makes me smile, i sure love you sister

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  16. Totally in love with your photography. Your kids are really beautiful.
    I adore the space you've created here.
    And I feel you on the terrifying excitement. Hope it goes your way!

    -Angie

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  17. I love this space of yours, your family is gorgeous and it's so evident that your heart is too! Thanks for always being real.

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    1. thank you so much, that means more than you know!

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  18. These images are so beautiful. No wonder you were bursting to share!

    Sophie x

    http://your-girl-is-lovely.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. This is such a beautiful post. I know everyone had things that they love or do not about others' blogs and what they write, but I love beautiful words and photos, and yours are just lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. ohhhhh friend! thank you! that means a ton!

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  20. I love your moody photo editing style but how luminous your life is. Great style and beautiful memories :]

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  21. I am in awe of your family, how raw you are and how loving and kind your children are. I'm 30 years old, unmarried, no children but seeing you makes me so excited for the future and what lies ahead. I love that you guys love each other and I mean, really LOVE another. You aren't afraid to hug and kiss and show affection. Growing up, my family was the same way and I find it saddening sometimes that a lot families I now don't do those thing. Also, the fact that you have taught your children to be kind to animals melts me. Seeing your little girl holding onto that bunny..........that's what its about! <3

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    1. this means more than you know to me...truly....this blessed me so much

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  23. Love the post. LOVE your daughters bedroom. I just bought ad space here. So happy to have found you.
    xo

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  24. I have been battling with the idea of starting a blog.
    This was the push that I needed. Just a little space to call mine. Thanks Casey :)

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  25. Your pictures always put a smile on my face.

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  26. I am grateful that you chose to share your life with us Casey, yours is one of my favourite blogs, one that I return to often :)

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