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Our Fertility Journey: Our Heartbreaking Negative Pregnancy Test

If you have been following our journey, you know that our first round of IVF was not successful.  (read: Positivity During Fertility Treatment for more)  Although my mind was not fully invested in round 1, it was still the most heartbreaking negative pregnancy test ever. Following egg retrieval, we were pretty excited to have 11 […]

October 17, 2019

Personal

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Our Fertility Journey: Ways to Save Money on Fertility Medications

We spent about 20K on medications alone.  YES- twenty thousand! Insurances don’t cover much of anything when it comes to fertility treatment (unless you’re lucky enough to live in a state where its mandated.)  I was in COMPLETE shock when I found out the cost of medications.  A vile of medication cost over $1,000 and […]

October 10, 2019

Personal

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Our Fertility Journey: Positivity During Fertility Treatment

Two different IVF cycles, two totally different results. Two IVF cycles, two totally different MINDSETS. How positivity during our fertility treatment led to success: We began our IVF journey in 2017.  After trying naturally for a year, we were ready to move on.  I was tired of negative pregnancy test after negative test. Going in […]

September 26, 2019

Personal

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Our Infertility Journey: Choosing an Infertility Doctor

At the start of our fertility journey, I did a LOT of research.  I spent HOURS scouring the internet and looking at all the options and choosing an infertility doctor.  I stumbled upon Advanced Fertility of Chicago‘s website and it was SO informative.  One of the key pieces of information I got from the site […]

September 19, 2019

Personal

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Sharing our Story: Our Infertility Journey

My friend asked me, “Is it worth it? Is the emotional, physical, and financial stress really worth it?”  If you had asked me a year ago, I would have said “I don’t know.”  But today, today I say “1000%, absolutely, without a doubt, the infertility journey is worth it.”   Every single painful injection, every dollar […]

September 12, 2019

Personal

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Lanh & Joey: Braydon’s Labor and Delivery

  We welcomed our baby Braydon in to the world on Tuesday May 7, 2019.  It was a rough labor and delivery but the reward was well worth it.  After 40+ weeks of carrying Braydon, we were finally able to meet him.   It was one of the toughest yet  most joyous days of our lives. […]

June 13, 2019

Personal

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the Adventure begins | Our Baby Shower

  Blessed, to say the least, to have such wonderful friends and family who threw us a beautiful baby shower!  Our self proclaimed daughter, Amy, was the mastermind behind the whole theme and set up.  Our friends Brenda, Box, and Phe helped as well.  All our friends know how much we love to travel and […]

March 21, 2019

Lifestyle, Personal

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Lanh & Joey: Our Maternity Session in Snow

  This February, Joey and I traveled to Colorado for our babymoon.  We decided that it would be perfect to have our maternity session done at the same time.  I’ve photographed many maternity sessions and always yearned for the day when it would be my turn.   So, I was beyond excited to have photos captured […]

March 15, 2019

Personal, Portraits

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Top 5 Travel Destinations: # 1 Glacier National Park, Montana

  My all time favorite place everrrrrrr:  Glacier National Park.  It’s a vast area of land filled with towering glacier carved mountains, turquoise lakes, and epic hikes.  You can easily get lost in its beauty and spend a week here. Things to do: Going to the Sun road Grinnell Glacier Hike Many Glacier Area Two […]

August 16, 2018

Personal, Travel

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My Guide to Yosemite National Park

  Where to fly to:  Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, Fresno Personal Opinion/Timing Tip: Yosemite can be done in 2-3 full days plus travel time Where to stay: Visit: Travel Yosemite to book.  There are cabins, permanent tents, tent sites, and RV sites.  Yosemite lodging sells out FAST!  Book as early as you possibly can.  We […]

August 2, 2018

Personal, Travel

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