about

Hi, I'm Laura Marie.  Mother of boys.  
Currently raising my family in the mountains of Utah, 
but my heart is still in the Pacific Northwest.

Here's the rest:  I grew up in Spokane, Washington with two older brothers.  I loved being the youngest and the only girl; both definitely have their perks!  After high school, I moved to Seattle and attended the University of Washington where I was a 5th generation Husky; Go Dawgs!  I met my husband Conor during my 3rd day on campus, before classes had even started!


After we graduated college in 2008, we moved across the country to Newark, Delaware where Conor was studying to earn his PhD in Engineering.  Although I had graduated with a double business degree (Entrepreneurship & Marketing), I decided to pursue a different career path and instead began working with children who have autism.

In 2010 (after 6 years together), we got married at a barn in the beautiful hills of Washington.  Immediately following our honeymoon, Conor was offered a great opportunity in the "real world" that prompted him to leave his PhD behind him and start his career.  We relocated to Chandler, Arizona where we spent our first year and a half as newlyweds.  I continued to work with kids with autism there while helping Conor pursue his goals & aspirations.


At the end of 2011, we announced we were pregnant with our first baby and that we would be moving back to Seattle, a city we both love!  We bought our first home there and welcomed Liam Robert into the world!  I adjusted quickly to being a full-time stay-at-home-mom and have loved every rewarding and challenging moment alike.





After only a year in our new home, an incredible opportunity opened up for Conor with his work.  We made the difficult decision to move our brand new family to Salt Lake City.  We quickly sold our first home and purchased a new one in Utah.  It was a bittersweet ending to our time in Seattle, since we were moving farther away from family & friends.  I had a difficult time adjusting to our new life with so many changes already in our lives that previous year, but I am slowly yet surely finding my place in Utah.



In 2015, we welcomed Finn Ryan Keenan into our family!





We are currently 4+ years into our time in Salt Lake City.  We're building a new house in the mountains and expecting a third boy near the end of summer!  While we settle into being a family of five, we are unsure of where our next adventure will be or when.  While that thought terrifies me a little, it is also exciting!  I know that all I truly need are my boys, and my heart is so full and happy.  While I hope to make it back to Spokane some day, I am enjoying all that the rest of this great country has to offer.  I couldn't be more proud of our little family right now.



I initially started a small Keenan Family blog to keep our friends & family (who are scattered across the country) updated on all of our little adventures while moving around.  My blogging has since grown drastically from it's early days and I have absolutely loved the little community that has developed around it.  Thank you all for letting me share a bit of our lives with you!

If you would like to start reading from the beginning, you can find the first page here!

15 comments :

  1. I just LOVE that picture of you pregnant In that dress, absolutely stunning!

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  2. These photos are BEAUTIFUL! What a gorgeous family you have!

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  3. Just randomly stumbled upon your blog! So excited to start following all of y'all's adventures!!!

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  4. Just found your blog! I have a 2 year old son, Hayden and am expecting Baby #2 in early July. Can't wait to follow along with you!

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  5. I just found your blog and am enjoying it! I'm a born and raised, and currently residing Washingtonian as well! :-)

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    1. Lucky you! The northwest is amazing and can't wait to make it back. Welcome!

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  6. I found the first baby announcement! I love it! So cute you kept with the theme the second time too :)

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  7. Yay for finding another Washington native :) I lived in the Seattle area for most of my life, then did a stint in Denver for a year, and my hubby and I have finally settled in Arizona (for now; you know how those things go!). Love the blog; you guys are the cutest family :)

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    1. Sounds like you have been all over just like us! We spent 1.5 years in Arizona, and it definitely wasn't my favorite place, but I'm a northwest girl through & through!

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  8. I just want to say, I love your announcements! What an adorable idea of how to say you're expecting.

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  9. I loved reading this! You and your family are just beautiful. I've always wanted to visit Washington since every one just seems to fall in love with the state, so I see why you'd want to get back there some day!

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  10. What a gorgeous family! And I love your sweet story. I also spent my early professional years working with children with autism. Such special kiddos.

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  11. JUst discovered your blog--- what a beautiful family you have!! Those birth announcements are priceless-- I feel like I should get pregnant again just to do one of those :-)

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  12. Just stumbled on your blog... love your writing and your beautiful little family! Keep up the good work :)!

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