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ST • IK

stan  + mik

We have learned a lot about life and love over the years. We've traveled together, celebrated victories, and walked the trenches side-by-side. We're here to share our journey and what we're learning as we go with you.

 

We're so glad you're here!

 

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OUR STORY

We're Mikaela and Stan - we come from New England and North Carolina. We fell in love shortly after we met on the first day of college. We were fast best friends and we're so thankful to have such a special bond! We quickly decided that we wanted to do everything together. 

We married in 2014 on an island in NC and have both worked hard in our career paths. Stan in entertainment and video editing, and Mik in interior design. Over the years we've loved traveling and exploring together, and are always looking for new places to adventure more together!

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MIKAELA

Beach Dweller. Adventurer. Interior Designer. Creative.

Usually somewhere on a beach, petting a dog, munching on some popcorn, and making dumb jokes.

Jesus, my family and friends are most important to my heart. I'm a helper/peacemaker/achiever on the enneagram and will be your friend for life.

I love animals, exploring new places, learning new things, belly laughs, binging good tv shows, and tasty food ;) I'm a big fan of sharks and ocean conservation. I think in another life I would be a marine biologist!

In 2015, I discovered I have an autoimmune called Hashimoto's, which eventually led to surgery years later, more sickness, more learning and then a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, a TBI (brain injury) and a hyperactive nervous system. 2020 was a year of feeling awful, but pushing to learn all I could about what was going on in my body. In March of 2021, I started to take a turn for the better, and the healing process finally began. I'm still walking in healing, having grace for my body and mind, resting, and being mindful of living as calmly and peacefully as I can.

My health issues aren't who I am, but they have taught me patience, deepened my compassion for others, and gave me a passion for wellness. I'm an advocate now for taking care of the mind, body and spirit, and slowing down from crazy busy schedules :)

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STAN

CLIMBER. DAD JOKE ENTHUSIAST. VIDEographer. CREATIVE.

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Typically climbing a tree or boulder, eating Bojangles, and telling dad jokes.

I worked in the entertainment industry out of college, but after years of being in it, felt led to transition to something that gave me more time for my family, friends and enjoying life. I ended up working at our local church as a video editor - quite a shift! But such a good one.

I've always had an interest in travel and videography, and am thankful I get to use both in my work.

I met Mikaela the first day of college and the rest is history. It's awesome having my best friend and wife as my travel and work buddy.

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