Hi! My name is Elise. I'm a wife, momma, vocal artist, and daughter of the King.
Sometimes I forget to keep that last role first in my heart,
but I'm trying my best to embrace + live my truest identity.
This is me with my most-handsome husband, Michael.
You can read our love story here. It's a good one (not that I'm biased).
6.16.12 – husband + wife
We were both born & raised in the midwest, and we met at the University of Michigan (go blue!). After school, we moved across the country to New York City. I always wanted to live in NYC, and I am blessed to work here as a vocal artist + voice teacher. I also write for the beautiful Catholic women's ministry Blessed is She. Mostly I get to stay home and spend these precious, fleeting days with our sweet son. Michael is working towards his Ph.D. at Columbia University studying geophysics and seismology.

In March of 2014 our sweet baby, Thomas Gianna, was born into eternal life after a miscarriage.

On March 2, 2015, Peter Matthew, our sweet blessing from above, was born.
This is a blog about our journey.
Only our generous and faithful Father knows what is in store for us.
I look forward to sharing my heart with you along the way. I'm so glad you're here!
P.S. Read how I chose my blog name in my first blog entry.


{WEDDING PHOTO: A Thousand Words Photography // LAST FAMILY PHOTO: Jessie Watford Photography}

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  1. I loved your post on how you chose a name for your blog...and I'm a June bride too (6.22.12)! :)

    1. Thank you, Patty. Hooray for June brides! ;)

  2. You are too cute, Elise! Thank you so much for sending me the link to your blog! I LOVE finding other young Catholics through blogging! I look forward to following along and "getting to know you!" :)

  3. Singer and music director?! I love your blog and I am happy for you ( I read your love story), please post on your blog any video with you singing...

  4. Found your sweet blog and followed via Bloglovin! This is so wonderful; thank you so much. I love it!

    Have a blessed Easter!
    ♥ aspirer

  5. 'Ello, dear Elise! Check this out when you have a chance... I've tagged you in a blog tour. :) http://www.iris-hanlin.com/2014/05/blogger-selfie-why-i-write-how-i-write.html

  6. Thank you for your "Today's Devotion" at BlessedIsShe.
    Greetings from Arequipa, PerĂº :)
    God bless you and your family.
    Natalia (religious novice & SLP!)

  7. Loved your devotion on Blessed is She this morning! "Go Tell it on the Mountain"!! Merry Christmas!


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