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friday phone dump

Given the number of photo shoots I’ve done recently, it’s been lovely to have a small taste of Spring.  I hear winter’s coming back to join us for a little while though, so I’m getting pretty excited about that (especially if snow will be involved).  I’m not quite finished wearing my sweaters yet–though I must admit I’m ready for some kayaking and hammocking!  Such is life, I’d like to have my cake and eat it too :)

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1-2) This lovely bride-to-be came and stayed with me last week, and we got to enjoy a breakfast before she left town.  I’m so excited for her wedding festivities coming up this Spring!

3) Colin and I went to Dallas this weekend to do a photo shoot for my mom and her besties!  They’ve been friends since 3rd grade or so, and it’s not very often they’re all in the same place at the same time.  This duck-faced selfie was taken at the end of our shoot!

4-5) Ohhhhhhh IKEA, how I love thee.  I remembered at the end of our walk through the store that I wanted a 500 Days of Summer pic, so we grabbed this one “All of our sinks are broken!”

6-8) We did a sort of whirlwind tour of the Bishop Arts District per the recommendation of several people!  We ate a delicious dinner (those are fried balls of risotto…do I need to say more?) at Bocce, grabbed delicious coffee at Oddfellows (where we will definitely brunch next time), and finished the evening with a slice of Merry Berry pie from Emporium Pies which was pretty delicious and I wish I had a slice to eat right now.  Mostly we drove around listening to Uptown Funk and looking at lovely downtown Dallas.

9) Sunday morning we were really excited to get to visit The Village Church in Flower Mound!  We recently listened to this sermon series by Matt Chandler, and we’ve been recommending it to everyone we know.  It was awesome to get to see him preach live and to witness the awesome things God is doing through their church!

10) This quote was in one of my yoga textbooks last week, and I thought it was pretty perfect.  It says “You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it.  That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.” –J. Krishnamurti

11-12) We got our 2014 yearbook in!  We started a tradition last year of making a “yearbook” for every year of our marriage.  That way we can print all the photos we want, even if they aren’t the highest quality, and I don’t have to mess with scrapbooking things.  Shutterfly has a really easy-to-use process of designing books, and it’s so nice to have a quick way to look back on all our favorite memories from the year!

This weekend Colin and his best friends are going camping while I get to watch my cousin in his high school’s musical!  I can’t wait!  Oh yeah…and I guess it’s superbowl weekend too haha

Happy Weekend!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Senior: Whitney Gamble

I first met Whitney when she was a freshman in high school and I was a senior.  I drove her home after school every day, and we bonded over car dance parties that make people stare at you when you’re at stoplights.  It’s crazy to me that she graduated from OU last month and is now student teaching like a pro!  I’m so glad we got to capture this time in her life through her senior photos.

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Love ya, Whit!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Annual Winter Hiking

In 2013, during the craziness that was the Christmas season, Colin and I decided to take a spontaneous hiking trip in the Wichita Mountains.  This year we decided “why not make it a tradition?”  So on the Saturday after Christmas, we made plans to go hiking all day.  I woke up that morning to Colin saying “Mary, look out the window!” and thick snow falling in our backyard when I looked through the blinds.  Those are the best mornings.  

We enjoyed our coffee at home, then we packed our lunches, got bundled up, grabbed our cameras, and headed down to the Wichitas.  It wasn’t quite as snowy there as it was at home, but it was still wintery and magical.  Especially when the sun came out as we reached the top of Elk Mountain!

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^ a few of these photos, including the one above, were taken by Colin!

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We saw an elk on Elk Mountain! ^

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 We’re going back to the Wichitas soon, and I can’t wait!  It’s fun to have such a lovely place so close to home.

Where’s your favorite local spot to escape?

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Friday Phone Dump

The world can make you think that love can be picked up at a garage sale or enveloped in a Hallmark card.  But the kind of love that God created and demonstrated is a costly one because it involves sacrifice and presence.  It’s a love that operates more like a sign language than being spoken outright.  What I learned from Randy about the brand of love Jesus offers is that it’s more about presence than undertaking a project.  It’s a brand of love that doesn’t just think about the good things, or agree with them, or talk about them.  What I learned from Randy reinforced the simple truth that continues to weave itself into the tapestry of every great story: Love does.” –Bob Goff, Love Does

My photos are all so dark this week, which I didn’t mean to do, but I definitely think it’s interesting!  I wouldn’t say it reflects how the weeks has gone in that it’s been dark, because it hasn’t been dark.  But it has been pretty trying.  I’m learning that being an adult is hard, and being a Christian is hard, and being a good friend is hard.  I’m learning that sometimes we mess up and sometimes we are selfish and sometimes it’s easier to go back to bed than to be a big kid and face the tasks ahead of us.  But I’m also learning that this is one of the beautiful truths of the way Jesus loves us–that He knew we would do these things over and over and He loves us anyway.  I’m learning that if we’re not failing we’re not living or loving big enough.  And I’m also learning that I will never really be done learning these things haha, so here’s to the joy that’s still always there!

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1) Hoboken is really one of the best places to be, especially in the mornings.  Also they have really good biscotti’s!

2) Our sweet friend, Tabitha, gave Colin and me tickets to see Once at the Civic Center last weekend!  It was so amazing–we loved the show and getting to experience the magic of the Civic Center!  If you ever get a chance to see something there, go, you won’t regret it.

3) I’ve been cleaning and organizing a little during my breaks from editing, and I was reminded to snap a photo of this lovely box my friend, Rachel, made us for Christmas!  She did all of the wood burning by hand, and it is pretty awesome!  We will treasure it forever :)

4-5) We were in Edmond for a photo shoot this week, so we stopped by Evoke for some coffee afterward!

6) Pretty evening light in our house.

This weekend we’ll be in Dallas for a photoshoot–any breakfast recommendations are appreciated!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Family: The Romanos

Some people just have really good genes–you know who I’m talking about.  Those people who are just pretty all the time, and when they get married they have pretty children and you just know that their children’s children will be pretty too!  Haha, the Romanos are one of those families, and I couldn’t have loved working with them more!  Not only are they all really good-looking, they are genuinely kind and caring.  Katie (the oldest daughter) is my GG Little from Phi Lamb, so that made things really fun too!  Also, these people are really goofy and love to laugh.  See for yourself–

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I hope these made your Wednesday happier!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Annette Romano - Love, love,love our pic’s! Thanks Mary for making us look good!!January 21, 2015 – 5:19 PM

Mary - Aw thank you, Annette! I’m so glad you love them! It was lovely working with you allJanuary 22, 2015 – 10:41 AM