Marj Merges Beautiful. Honest. You. {and me}


Hi. I’m Marj. And that’s my husband Eric, our daughter River, and son Ansel in front of our tree in 2020. It’s not glamorous but it’s us in this time where we spend so much time just the four of us and so much time at our house. So I thought a picture reflecting that reality would be nice. We moved at the start of the pandemic and my kids have yet to have a friend step inside the house.

I love the quiet of the early morning.  Watching the sun move across a valley touching each flower, blade of grass, and leaf individually.  Listening to the sweet song of birds greeting the day.

I love to snuggle into Eric’s chest on a chilly winter morning.  And most especially the rare days when we get to sleep in a bit and the whole family peacefully cuddles in our bed.

I love the feel of floating through powder atop my skis. The joy of catching snowflakes on my tongue. Of bounding through a world of white.

I love the feeling as I settle into a run that I can run forever. The pride in the strength of my body. The way my mind wanders as my legs simply take me across the miles of the landscape.

I love the exhilaration of skinny dipping in glacial lakes. The sharpness of the cold. The pristine beauty of the lake surrounded by peaks that soar skyward from its banks.

I love when Ansel says “I love you.”  When he gives me a hug just because. Or when he notices that maybe something happened to make me sad (sometimes him) and gives me a great big hug and melts into me because he senses that I need it.

I live in Longmont, Colorado with Eric, River, Ansel, two very friendly cats, and a flock of chickens.  I would be honored to get to know you.

Here’s a video of our wedding made by our wedding photographer here. (password = merges)