My sister and I went on a last minute adventure up north last weekend. A couple got their minivan stuck in the mud while trying to get us out of the trails we were lost on. Definitely worth the picture, I think! 
Newago, MI // 2014
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My sister and I went on a last minute adventure up north last weekend. A couple got their minivan stuck in the mud while trying to get us out of the trails we were lost on. Definitely worth the picture, I think! 

Newago, MI // 2014

Puppies in the morning // 2014

Untitled // 2014
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Untitled // 2014

Most Dangerous Animal @ Flint Local 432 // 2014

Graffiti // Flint, MI 2014

Flint, MI // 2014
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Flint, MI // 2014

Mom // 2014

My mother is such an amazing person. Always working towards bettering herself and strengthening relationships with those she loves. On top of working full time for the county, she has been earning her masters in social work at GVSU, and still finds time to spend time with friends and family. This past week, I went along with her to get her first tattoo:


"I’ve been diabetic for almost 36 years. When I was growing up I did not receive a lot of education on how to take care of myself; I believe my parents were in denial of me having the disease because it was something we didn’t talk about. I took my injections and that was the extent of it. Those that knew I was diabetic often would tell me that I shouldn’t play sports and
 I shouldn’t eat certain things; although I played every sport possible regardless. After a while I was embarrassed and ashamed to be diabetic and was afraid to tell my friends, fearful that they would think I was different. My own denial went on for years, into my late 20’s. After some life changing events I learned more about taking care of myself so I could be a healthy mom for children. Today my health care providers are amazed how well controlled my blood sugar is and how all my other blood work is often better than normal. I’ve learned through the years that exercise is the best thing for a diabetic as well as healthy eating and careful monitoring. I’m proud of how far I’ve come and have proved to myself that I can do anything that I set my mind to doing. I play ice hockey, do long distance running, am an avid cyclist, and play soccer any time I can in between. But it’s not easy. What most people don’t realize is that every waking moment I’m thinking about how I feel. I think about when and what I’m going to eat at my next snack. I check my blood sugar 8-10 times/day because I’ve learned that I feel much better when my numbers are where they are supposed to be. Anything can throw my blood sugar off: stress, sickness, lack of sleep, lack of exercise. It’s a constant battle but one I’ve learned to live with by making it a priority. I got this tattoo not only as a safety measure in case I ever need medical attention, but to raise awareness for others who struggle to take care of themselves. Diabetes is a lifelong disease that can have detrimental effects if not managed. If you know someone who has diabetes, give them support and encouragement. Education is vital for those with the disease as well as their friends and family.” - Stacie 

Jake and Popcorn // 2014
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Jake and Popcorn // 2014

Happy birthday, America! \m/
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Happy birthday, America! \m/

Port City // 2014
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Port City // 2014

Austin // 2014
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Austin // 2014

Ghost Boy // 2014

for my friend, @aqnotaquinas 

Gated Communities // New Buffalo, MI
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Gated Communities // New Buffalo, MI

Eric Beck // 2014
Yashica LM
Ilford Hp5 Plus
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Eric Beck // 2014

Yashica LM

Ilford Hp5 Plus

Seeing Double // 2014

Truly two of the most inspiring people I have ever met.