The kitchen…

I haven’t done very well with our family blog lately so here’s a little house update:

Darren bought me this kitchen island for my birthday in 2018. We knew that it needed a new top and a little extra work. What we didn’t know is that it would take us 2 years to complete.

In the meantime, I got pregnant again and couldn’t help with any of the painting or staining. So Darren did it all himself. Repainting all the drawers, putting on new trim, staining and sanding the top… it was a big project!

The top is actually 3 pieces of butcher block wood glued together and it looks wonderful.

Kitchen BEFORE

Kitchen AFTER

Now I want to refinish our table to match… More work!

Next I’ll work on posting pictures of Walker’s nursery and Beau’s big boy room!

Lots of love,

One wild year… 

Our little man turned ONE in February! He is a walking, talking, tornado of a toddler and we wouldn’t trade this experience for anything! His is our heart and makes life more fun. Being his parents is the most amazing blessing!

Beau’s a WILD ONE! Cake smash.

Beau’s a WILD ONE! First birthday bash.


Love, Lindsey & Darren


Lindsey & Darren, Married

Our wedding is on the Heather Durham Photography blog!

Lindsey and I have known each other for years through teaching fitness classes at the YMCA in Birmingham. We’re kindred spirits in that way, so I was thrilled when she asked me to capture her wedding day with my camera. I had already spent some time with she and Darren at their Engagement Session on an extremely hot and humid Alabama day, so we were thrilled with the beautiful and mild fall weather we were blessed with on their wedding day at Matthews Manor.

Lindsey and Darren adore each other and it was evident all day in how they looked at each other. They also adore their fur babies, two beautiful chocolate labs named Emma and Bailey, who they brought along for the engagement session and also wanted included in their wedding day. Yes! After all, beloved pets are family too!

I had such a fun day with Lindsey, Darren, their sweet family and friends. It’s days like this I’m…

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our friends and family! We have decided to keep our blog as a family blog to keep you updated on all of the exciting things in our lives! We are excited to keep a virtual scrapbook of all of our adventures as “The Dachelets”!!!


Bailey and Emma… Christmas 2013

Much happiness and joy for you and yours this holiday season!


Love, Lindsey & Darren