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Friday Phone Dump

Would who she was really be enough? There was no magic to help her this time. This is perhaps the greatest risk any of us will ever take—to be seen as we truly are.

Cinderella (uhh guys. If you haven’t seen the new Cinderella movie, go rent buy it right now!  It’s fantastic.)

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1) Haha–food!  It’s taco soup season, and that makes me really happy.  Brian requested taco soup for his (belated) birthday dinner that we had last week, so we enjoyed it outside on our new tables he and Colin have built for Friendsgiving :) I love those little moments of perfection: Fall weather, a favorite food, and friends that feel like family.

2) I went to the Changed Retreat this weekend (which was amazing as usual. for information on the Spring retreat, go here) and during our free time I got to do some outdoor Holy Yoga.  The weather was so perfect, and I just laid on my mat for several minutes after I was done practicing and listened to the leaves rustling in the wind.

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3-4) More shots from the retreat this weekend.  Oakridge is really beautiful, and we all know I’m a sucker for some pretty cacti :)

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5) A (very dark) wide shot from my view at the retreat!  I run the tech stuff, so the computer and music and microphones.  I feel blessed to get to be a part of such a beautiful ministry and to see so many women’s lives changed forever!

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6) Uhhh, somehow this is the only other real photo I took this week?!  Fail.  Haha, I’ve been trying to stay afloat around here lately. I’m playing catch up on just about everything, so taking photos of my life has not been a priority.  I’ll try to do better next week :)  Anyway, this is the view of the sun coming up over OKC when I visited Junction Coffee again.  Such lovely light.

This weekend I have my first wedding of the Fall!  I hope you’re weekend is perfect and just what you need :)  Thanks for stopping by!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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I want to see beauty. In the ugly, in the sink, in the suffering, in the daily, in all the days before I die, the moments before I sleep.

–Ann Voskamp

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+Cuppies has embraced Fall, which makes me so happy!  I enjoyed this pumpkin (or Bibbity Bobbity Boo) cupcake while chatting with my dear friend, Steph last week.  It was a lovely experience that made me dream of crunching leaves and crisp breezes.

+The guys have been working hard on building more tables and benches for Friendsgiving this year.  Some of the tables will look a bit different this year, and I love it.  Here’s a sneak peek :)

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+Sometimes Oklahoma really has the best sunsets and sunrises of anywhere in the world.  Maybe I’m not authorized to make that statement, but I think it’s true.

+We were in Manhattan, KS this weekend for Sean and Kristen’s wedding!  It was so much fun to celebrate such dear friends.  Here’s us toasting to Sean while we were waiting for the rehearsal dinner to start haha

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+The reception venue was an old theater (so. cool.), and that’s also where the rehearsal dinner took place.  I thought it was so cool that this marquee was posted all weekend long!

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+Sharing a room with these weirdos was…interesting haha  They didn’t actually sleep in the bed like that, they just insisted I take this photo…

+Danielle and I got to hang out most of the weekend, since the guys were all in the wedding (and therefore were pretty busy), so we spent most of our time exploring Manhattan’s adorable “Aggieville”  My favorite spot was (of course) Radina’s Coffeehouse & Bakehouse.  Not only were they a cozy shop with great coffee, they had killer pastries.  This popover pie had bacon, potatoes, and cheese in it.  I’m drooling just remembering how delicious it was! I’ll share more about all the places we went in Manhattan in another post!

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++++Sean and Kristen got married in the gardens at Kansas State.  It was a magical ceremony full of great music, tears, sweet promises, and flowers everywhere.  I love that they asked everyone to keep their phones off during the ceremony (all of these photos are from before and after) so everyone would be fully present to experience their ceremony outside of a screen.  So beautiful.  Also, check out my handsome date :)

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++If a reception isn’t an epic dance party, then what is it?  Haha, I love this photobooth shot of the ladies of “The 5,”  and of course who doesn’t love watching a couple’s first dance after the wedding?!  Sean and Kristen, you guys are too cute, please stop.

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+ Sorry for the blurry photo, but I had to capture this moment!  The 5 started a tradition at our wedding where all of them take turns dancing with the bride to Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band.  I’m not sure where Sean Hood was for this, but the rest of the guys danced with Kristen, and it was great :)

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+Eventually we had to come home from Manhattan :( but I was excited to get our Fall decorations out when we got home!  I’m not finished putting them up yet, but maybe I’ll share when I have!

+I visited Junction Coffee again this week.  Man, it’s just so cool.  Especially on a foggy morning like that one–I just want to be in London all the time!

This weekend I have the Changed Retreat!  I’m so excited!

I hope your weekend is amazing :)

His Truly,

Mary O.

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God, the Master, told the dry bones, ‘watch this: I’m bringing the breath of life to you and you’ll come to life.  I’ll attach sinews to you, put meat on your bones, cover you with skin, and breathe life into you.  You’ll come alive and you’ll realize that I am God!‘”

Ezekiel 37:5-10 MSG

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1-4) We went to Tulsa this weekend to see my cousin, Matthew, in his high school’s musical!  While we were there, we got to see some dear friends, eat yummy (Italian) food, and explore some land out in the country with my uncle :)  It was Bozeman’s first “road trip.”  He did pretty well!

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5) My uncle’s truck has a huge backseat and the seats can each be folded back, which meant Bozeman had his own little area to chew on the deer antlers we found and sleep and be muddy haha

6) Man—the sky this week.  Mind. Blown.

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7) Monday vibes on Friday :) I’m trying to enjoy some outside morning time every time I can.  Also, I’ve mostly switched to drinking tea instead of coffee this year–but this season is definitely a coffee season!  Between dropping temperatures and crazy schedules, coffee is kind of a necessity for now.

8) I had a lovely meeting with my yoga teacher/studio owner, Sarah, this week at The Red Cup.  I’ve been there lots of times, but I somehow never knew there was this awesome picnic area under the huge trees and with pretty fountains and pink chairs!  You learn something new every day.

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9) Rain drops on desert plants–pretty!

10) Brian’s birthday was this week!  We’ll be with him all weekend for Sean and Kristen’s wedding, so we didn’t do much this week, but we did meet up for coffee with this lovely crew to celebrate.  It was fun!

Like I said, this weekend we have Sean and Kristen’s wedding, and I can’t wait!  What a sweet season of life, this.

I hope your weekend is lovely!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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‘I don’t mean to overstate what is yet unknown, but part of me believes when the story of earth is told, all that will be remembered is the truth we exchanged.  The vulnerable moments.  The terrifying risk of love and the care we took to cultivate it.  And all the rest, the distracting noises of insecurity and the flattery and the flashbulbs will flicker out like a turned-off television”

Donald Miller; Scary Close

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1-3) As usual, walks at Lake Hefner are my favorite!  I loved seeing this couple pull their sailboat (is that what that thing is called?  Or is it more of a raft type thing?  I’m not sure) so close to where we were!

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4-7) Colin and I got to go to the OSU game this weekend–GO COWBOYS!  Haha, we had a great time, and we got to see just about every OSU fan we know while we were there!  My cousins, Katy and Emily, are probably the prettiest girls on campus (yes, I’m biased) and are also two of the best people I know.  My little brother, Zack has been on OSU’s drumline for 4 years now, but this is his first time to be playing tenors!  I played tenors for 3 years in high school, so I think that’s extra great #likesisterlikebrother  Of course, Colin and Beth are always at the top of my list :)  I got to see Chelsea and Sean too, but we forgot to take a photo!  Bummer.

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5) My cousin and his wife are going to have a baby next month!  They live in St. Louis, so we don’t get to see them as often as we’d like, but they came down to OKC for the weekend for their baby shower at my parents’ house.  It was great to catch up with them!  Hopefully Colin and I can make a trip up to Missouri when the baby’s born so we can meet him/her :)  We love you, Michael and Lacie!

6) In case you couldn’t tell, I’ve been reading a lot recently, and I love it.  The best part about it is once I get in the habit of reading one book, I start flying through books like crazy.  I find myself reading all the time!  On Monday, I read Scary Close by Donald Miller (we’re going to start discussing it in my women’s lifegroup).  I underlined pretty much everything in the book, but I think if I had to pick a favorite quote, it would be this one.  I’ve typed it out at the top of this post…just in case you can’t read it in the photo.

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7) Haha, Bozeman doesn’t like to be left outside if he thinks people are having fun inside without him.  He’s figured out that he can get up on our windowsill and press his nose into the screen to get our attention.  It was pretty jarring at first, but now I think it’s hilarious!

8) Cuppies vibes :) I’m still reading Daring Greatly by Brené Brown–it’s definitely one of my new favorites!

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9-11) GUYS!  HAVE YOU SEEN THIS PLACE YET?!  Oh my goodness.  So this couple decided to start a mobile coffee shop in a VINTAGE DOUBLE DECKER BUS FROM LONDON.  I’m sorry for the all caps…but seriously.  Junction Coffee had their grand opening this week, and I’m so glad Kourtni suggested we try it, because I was so giddy all day afterward.  Not only is the coffee amazing (they serve Mariposa), but you can actually enjoy it on the top of the bus.  I’m kind of freaking out just remembering the experience.  Seriously it was great, and I will definitely be going back!

Man, it’s been a long week!  This weekend we’ll be in Tulsa doing some photography stuff and watching my cousin, Matthew in his high school’s musical.  What about you, any big plans?  I hope your weekend is great no matter what you’re doing!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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“We either own our stories (even the messy ones), or we stand outside of them–denying our vulnerabilities and imperfections, orphaning the parts of us that don’t fit in with who/what we think we’re supposed to be, and hustling for other people’s approval of our worthiness.  Perfectionism is exhausting because hustling is exhausting.  It’s a never-ending performance.”

Daring Greatly; Brené Brown

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1-2) My friend, Kourtni, is starting a creative project that I’m super excited about!  We had a photo shoot this week to prepare for it, and she insisted on snapping a few phone shots of me.  Sometimes it’s hard to post photos of myself, but I’m practicing courage these days, so here we are :)


3) Some of my favorite talks are the talks we have watching sunsets like this over the water.

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4) I got to see some of the lovely ladies of the Changed Retreat leadership this weekend, because they came to watch Mikal preach!  Mikal killed it on stage, and I was so happy to see these lovely friends!

5) Colin and I got this cart from his mom (thanks, Pam!) when we got married, and it’s really adorable!  We use it for extra kitchen storage.  The only problem is that the white on top of it is not sealed, so it’s absorbed almost 3 years of messy spills without me being able to fully clean it.  We decided that we wanted to cover the top with metal to make it easier to clean (and also really cool haha).  We got started on that project this weekend, and hopefully we’ll finish soon…because it’s still sitting unfinished in our dining room!

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6) Hahaha, Colin told me to take this photo of Bozeman with his tennis ball hanging out of his mouth.  I don’t know what I will do when we have kids–my whole phone feels like it’s full of pictures of this pup

7) I got to enjoy some earl grey at All About Cha this week, and I felt very refined drinking out of this bubble glass!

This weekend we have family in from out of town, and the OSU game!  It’s also supposed to be pretty Fall-like this weekend, soo I’m pretty happy about that haha

Happy Friday!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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