23 YEARS IN THE MAKING...
BEGINS IN WISCONSIN
Photo: Uncle Brent HESSLEBERG // devils lake, wi
Lodi, WI –Where it all began
2006 - Homecoming court
Actually, we spent years and years of our friendship together as pen pals! Sending each other postcards and letters we each secretly cherished and held on to.
2003- 8th grade, first photo together
(Benjamin made Claren the necklace she's wearing)
2006- homecoming parade
2003–2007 • Benjamin says....
2007 & beyond • Claren says....
After years of secretly crushing on each other, a true friendship sparked during 7th grade Spanish class and Claren finally landed her first boyfriend. (That’s where I come in.)
Our young love blossomed into a beautiful friendship, lasting... well, to this very day!
Along the way
Apparently, we’ve been doing this costume thing for a while. And turns out we were more likely to be photographed when we are dressed up in costume and looking our most ridiculous. Seen here as Little Bo-Peep and a clown, Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox, and a pair of fungi.
2021 - halloween
2019 - halloween
2003 - summer before high school
Life in the PNW
2016 - first backpacking trip together
2016 - hugs after benjamins ice bath
2022 - cross country skiing
2018 - canoeing moses lake
2018 - tandom biking in new zealand
dancing through the years
2020 - camping in the cascades
2016–present • claren says....
Not everyone knows this, but we spent the first 4 years together, long distance! That's probably why postcards are our love language.
From New Zealand, to Rome, to our own backyard – We've made every adventure together, one to remember.
soulmutts - Bruce & Frankie
2022 - Lagers in leavenworth, wa
2022 - camping in the cascades
2022 - CABIN in PACKWOOD, WA