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Friday Phone Dump

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1-2) My friend, Heather, asked me to teach her a few things about photography and cameras, so we went on a little adventure around OKC last week!  Some people walking by offered to take a photo of us, so the left photo is of us trying to decide on a yoga pose to do for a photo…but I like this photo better haha.  The right photo is of our post-adventure snacks from Elemental Coffee–yum!

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3) My dear friend (and amazing writer), Aubrey, came to have dinner with us for her last weekend in the States before going back to China!  It was lovely to have her here for a whole 2 months, but I’m glad she gets to go back to where she’s called to be.  Miss you, Aubs!

4) Guthrie does it again with the charm!  I had to run by the post office there this week, and I realized that I never paid attention to how awesome it is!  The silly part is that I’ve taken photos in front of this building before and never realized this was a post office….so there’s that for you.

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5) Easily one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen.  It was one of those that takes up the whole sky–so breathtaking that you try to memorize it so you can go back to it in your mind when you need it.

6) Our lifegroup got into a little debate after we were finished officially meeting this week.  We were discussing this article from Relevant magazine, and it was a hilarious conversation.  It ended with Brian trying to sum everything up on the white board, so that’s what this photo is about!   Bottom line: Jesus is everything.  Be intentional with your relationships regardless of what label they fall under.  Love people well (note: this looks different with each person).


7) Hahahaha, this is a panoramic shot of our lifegroup meeting (before the debate).  You can tell Brian is moving around while he’s talking, because he has 3 feet and is head is deformed.  I love these people though!

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8-9) We got so much snow on Monday!  The photo on the right are my footprints after leaving my house for 45 minutes while it was snowing outside…yeah, I can barely see them either.  That’s how heavy the snow was!

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10-11) This is my friend, Kourtni, and her twin sister, Kaela!  I got to meet Kaela over breakfast this week (which was lovely), and of course I had to capture this twin camouflage thing they had going on with the seat behind them.  The photo on the right is from exploring Kourtni’s neighborhood–that, folks, is a stairway to nowhere….

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12) Yay! I started using Young Living Essential Oils!  They came in the mail this week, and I’ve loved playing with them already!

13) Somehow I forgot to take a photo of this awesome print earlier, but I got some prints from the Earth and Fleur etsy shop a few weeks ago, and I just love how they look in our house!  Also, they have really good prices, so you should go check them out.  This print is dangerous though because I find myself getting a certain song stuck in my head more often than usual when I walk past it (the haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate…)

This weekend we’re celebrating a friend’s birthday (with a Harry Potter themed party–OH YEAH!), hopefully going on a photo shoot, and wondering where in the world February has gone!  What are you up to this weekend?

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Santa Fe Part One

If I could add a subtitle to this post, it would be “Air Bnb for the win” for sure.  I’m really excited to start showing you photos from our anniversary trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico!  Today I have photos of the charming casita (tiny house) we stayed in while we were there.  Colin and I love to feel like locals when we travel, so as much as we can we try to stay in houses or apartments rather than hotels.  We don’t have anything against hotels, but it’s more fun to stay in a more “homey” spot if you ask me!

It was seriously cold in Santa Fe when we went, but that meant plenty of time relaxing by the fireplace and the smell of piñon wood filling the city.  The only downside was we didn’t get to enjoy the gorgeous porch and garden in front of our casita–oh well, you win some, you lose some haha

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Most of the adobe houses have these pretty walls surrounding the yards.  The above photos are of the house while standing at the gate, and then looking back toward the gate from the house!


^the prettiest breakfast nook you ever did see


Jennifer, the owner of the house, keeps it stocked with essentials like coffee, tea, hot chocolate, wine, and pastries.  She also had basic spices and oils to use for cooking, along with plenty of utensils and pots and pans.


I loved the sweet anniversary note and wine! ^


The living room was cozy with the built in fireplace and comfortable furniture!


I really wanted to take that gigantic rug home with me!! ^


Sorry if bathroom photos are weird to you, but please look at the suns on the tiles in the shower!  Tangled anyone?



Narnia is my favorite vacation book, I read it over and over again.  That last photo is of my book, Colin’s computer screen when he was watching the OSU bowl game, and the fireplace.  So cozy!

If you’re interested in this casita or others, you can find them here!

Stay tuned for more of our trip to Santa Fe.

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Friday Phone Dump

“I hear You say
My love is over
It’s underneath
It’s inside
It’s in between

The times that you doubt me
When you can’t feel
The times that you question
Is this for real

The times you’re broken
The times that you mend
The times you hate me
And the times that you bend

Well my love is over
It’s underneath
It’s inside
It’s in between

The times that you’re healing
And when your heart breaks
The times that you feel like you’ve fallen from grace

The times you’re hurting
The times that you heal
The times you go hungry and are tempted to steal

In times of confusion
In chaos and pain
I’m there in your sorrow under the weight of your shame

I’m there through your heart-ache
I’m there in the storm
My love I will keep you by my power alone

I don’t care where you’ve fallen or where you have been
I’ll never forsake you

My love never ends”

–Tenth Avenue North

I heard this song earlier this week and it felt like a hug.  Things have been busy and stressful and sometimes even overwhelming lately, and this week especially seemed to fly by.  These lyrics are a reminder that God is in the big, small, shallow, deep, strong, weak, high and low spaces with us.  I need this reminder–it’s good to know that the world keeps spinning without my every success!

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1) I got to enjoy my favorite coffee shop this weekend when I went to Stillwater for my brother’s birthday.  It reminded me of old times to sip coffee and eat a bagel with peanut butter while bluegrass was on the playlist and a good book was in my hand.  This was my summer morning ritual for awhile!

2) Also while I was in Stillwater, I met up with my best, Chelsea, and snapped a few photos of her in her sweet Valentine’s Day outfit.  I’m taking her engagement photos in a couple of weeks, and I couldn’t be more excited!

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3-4) So much coffee! I don’t go to Coffee Slingers that often, but I love it when I do.  My yoga teacher, Sarah, and I had a meeting there this week, and it was lovely!  Delicious coffee, good company, and all the pretty neutrals.

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5) I had Sarah snap this photo of me doing queen pigeon pose so I could make a graphic promoting an upcoming event for my lifegroup.  Someday I’ll be able to do king pigeon…but not today!

6) These lovelies came to hang out in OKC for an evening and I got to join in!  That’s my best, Bethany, and her friend, Sunny.  We had a lovely time at Big Truck and Cuppies, and we also drove around downtown, which is where this photo was taken.  It was a lovely night!

Seeing as I’ve already shown you the majority of the photos taken on my phone this week, which were taken on our camping trip, this is a short week for a phone dump.  This weekend we’re having dinners with friends we hardly ever see and celebrating Colin’s grandma’s birthday!  We’ll hopefully also be getting some much needed rest.

I hope you’re weekend is lovely!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Valentine’s Day Hiking Trip

As I mentioned last week, Valentine’s Day has never really been my thing.  I don’t have anything specific against it, I’ve just never gotten into the idea.  I’ll probably never turn down an excuse to go on adventure with my husband and/or my friends though, so I’m pretty happy that Valentine’s (or as we started calling it, “Pal-entine’s) Day can be that!  Last year we had my best and her fiancè over for dinner, then went hiking and took their engagement photos the next day.

We had so much fun and such good weather last year, that I thought “why not try it again this year?”  And thus, the camping/hiking tradition of Valentine’s Day was born.  A couple of our friends joined us for some camping on Friday, then quite a few others came for an all-day hiking trip on Valentine’s Day!  Oh, and I should mention that all of these photos were taken with my phone, which was actually a really fun challenge!  Also, I’ve included some of Kourtni’s photos, which I’ve mentioned are hers throughout this post.


^^ Both of those are Kourtni’s photos–and that’s Brian officially proposing that we make camping and hiking a Valentine’s Day tradition haha


I’m 100% sure that this one will be framed in our house ^ that mug is from Blue7 by the way!


The photo of me with my coffee is also Kourtni’s! ^


It was pretty cool to have so many people I love on the top of a tiny mountain together.


^ This guy :)


^My hand…Kourtni’s photo haha


Thank you, self-timer, for helping us get a full group photo!


I’m clearly a selfie champion…



 I LOVE this last photo Kourtni grabbed of us waiting in line to eat at Meer’s.  The sign above us makes the shot, definitely.

What did you for Valentine’s Day?  Tell me, tell me!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Friday Phone Dump

I’m trying a new look for my Friday Phone Dumps!  Most of the feedback that I’ve gotten about them is that the photos are a little small and that it can be tough to tell which caption goes with which photo–so hopefully this is better!  Technically, we’re looking at 2 weeks worth of phone pics, and you can tell that I got a new phone halfway through.  Crazy!  Seriously, that’s the word I would use to describe 2015 so far.  Good crazy, but crazy nonetheless.

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1) I got to see my littlest cousin (well…youngest…he’s not the littlest anymore) in his high school’s production of Cinderella 2 weeks ago!  It was a lovely show, but I think my favorite part was seeing the delight in my older cousin’s kid’s faces when they saw Cinderella and Prince Charming after the show.  PS–Matthew, you’re a natural.  Remember me when you’re famous!

2) While I was in Tulsa (where my extended family lives), I got to go shopping with Chelsea.  We picked up her wedding dress (stunning), and she ended up totally changing her mind about our bridesmaid dresses because she found some awesome ones…I can’t wait for her wedding in April!


3) Colin, Brian, and Blake took a guys trip to Tishomingo the weekend I went to Tulsa, and they sent me this selfie by the river…which made me jealous because I want to be by a river!

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4) My friend, Rachel’s (in the orange scarf), husband works for the OKC Thunder, and they were kind enough to get my whole Bible study tickets to a game last week!  We got to tour the offices before the game, and it was so cool getting to see all of the behind the scenes action.  Maybe I sat at the head of a huge conference table and pretended like I ruled the world…maybe.

5) After a long and frustrating day of phone troubles and the mass confusion that comes with technology in general refusing to work (wake up call to how much I use it!), a morning at Hoboken was especially welcomed.  They have the best light, coffee, and scones.

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6-7)  I set up a flower arranging station in my living room so I could work on the arrangements for Chelsea’s bridal shower while I watched Pride and Prejudice!  It was a lovely time until my allergies took over and I was sneezing up a storm.  Oops.

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8) New phone!  This is from walking around the Paseo with Colin and Brian.  I made Brian take this photo, because I have one just like it from a couple of years ago–and how often do you find a tiny mug like this!?  Ok, I guess you could find it anywhere that had espresso things, but whatever.

9) This is a photo of Brian taking a photo of Chelsea.  How Brian ended up on this phone dump so much I have no idea.  Brian, get out of my pictures!  Haha ps–Chelsea, you’re pretty.

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10-11) Speaking of pretty people, I got to spend some much needed time with two of my favorite ladies, Bethany and her dog Riley, this weekend!  We ate lunch, shopped a bit, then took Riley to play in the pond near Beth’s house.  It was lovely, as usual!


12) Even more pretty people!  We took this grainy selfie of our small group within our Lifegroup (basically our Lifegroup is so big that we split into smaller groups to chat) so we could have a profile picture in our GroupMe chat.  I adore these ladies. :)

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13) It’s been so warm here!  I got my first iced coffee of the year, so obviously it needed to be documented.

14) Pretty details in Anthropologie–I love the color combo!

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15-16) Hahahahahaha, this week’s yoga training was a funny one.  We started it off by eating Big Truck Tacos (the zig foreverrr), and finished by doing our class at Coffee Slingers instead of the studio.  Sarah is hilarious, so she busted some crazy yoga moves out for the enjoyment of the other Slingers dwellers.

Do you have any fun Valentine’s plans?  We’re going hiking with a group of friends (I know, the most romantic thing ever, right? Haha).  Also, what do you think of the new phone dump layout?  Love it?  Hate it?  Either way, comment below!

His Truly,

Mary O.

ps–The Happiest of 21st birthdays to my baby brother, Zack!!  As usual, I’m giving you this video amongst your other gifts!  Hahaha

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