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Friday Phone Dump

This week was an eventful one, but it was also one full of reflecting and looking forward for me.  I’m also feeling pretty old since I turned 24 on Sunday!  Just kidding about the feeling old part, but I am realizing how quickly time passes these days!

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1) What a cutie :) Colin and I went to Pie Junkie for their Friday date night special.  You get 2 coffees and a mini pie for really cheap.  We ended up getting there really late though, and they were out of the mini pies!  Still, we split a slice of peanut butter pie and got 2 coffees anyway.  The best part (other than that peanut butter pie..hello)?  The sweet older couple in line ahead of us paid for our order!  I almost cried–so sweet!

2) Our redbud tree is in full bloom and I love it!  So dreamy despite my allergies :)

3) I finally got to visit Hoboken Coffee Roasters in Guthrie!  Chelsea Thompson and I had a morning coffee date there and it was the best thing ever.  Colin and I still have a free coffee on the wall there (thanks, Brian!) but since he wasn’t with me this time I decided to wait before I redeemed mine.

4) For my birthday (in addition to the Pie Junkie date night) Colin took me to the OKC Museum of Art!  The last time we had been was our senior year of high school, so a visit was long overdue.  I loved the Ansel Adams exhibit they had–so inspiring and humbling!  I also loved this installation by Lisa Hoke.  Like, it left me breathless.  She made the whole installation out of packaging from products we all use.  I can’t even explain the power of it.  In the pamphlet about the exhibit, Lisa had this quote: ” I cannot help but see the sad excess in this bounty.  And I cannot resist now the desire to construct this regurgitated mirror of what I see in every store, every block, every house, pantry, closet.  My own appetite insatiable to possess this stuff, even digging through trash bags on the street.”  Woah.

5) Our Lifegroup had a dinner in our backyard as a sort of birthday celebration/fun dinner on Sunday.  It was raining all day, so Colin and Brian and I spent a loooooong time rigging a tarp up over our backyard tables.  Add some twinkle lights, succulents, and BBQ, and you have a party :)

6) My friends were so sweet and got me so many flowers as a birthday gift!  I can’t ever keep the flowers around for too long though because my whole face swells up and it’s a mess….allergies.  Aren’t the flowers so lovely though?

7) I got to read most of the book Freefall to Fly by Rebekah Lyons this week before we had to take it back to the library.  It was so inspiring, and I would highly recommend it!

8) This week I was blessed with the opportunity to shoot an event for the Oklahoma Venture Forum at the Governor’s Mansion!  I loved that the swimming pool was shaped like the state of OK…and the panhandle is a hot tub…WHAT?!  I know, right?  Awesome.

9) I rearranged a few of the decorations around here during some downtime this week, and now this little photo string hangs right above my desk :)

Happy Weekend!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Hello, Spring!

I’ve been realizing lately how much I love seasons!  Maybe it started when I was a kid and my mom would always redecorate for every season whenever the first hints of it showed up?  Or maybe it comes from the part of me that knows change is necessary and awesome even though it can mean endings and facing new challenges and all of that.  I think seasons are a cool way that God shows us the benefits of change every year.  There is something awesome to be celebrated about each season…

Spring: sunshine, rain, flowers everywhere, birds and butterflies, bike rides, warm breezes, new beginnings, etc

Summer: more sunshine, green everywhere, swimming, road trips, longer days, BBQs, sundresses, etc

Fall: cool breezes, coffee shops, scarves, crunchy leaves, colorful trees everywhere, pumpkin everything, slowing down, hammock reading, etc

Winter: snow, Christmas, twinkle lights everywhere, coats, presents, beautiful skies, etc

There are also things about every season that make me want to pull my hair out…

Spring: bugs, allergies, tornados, allergies, spazzy weather, allergies, etc

Summer: heat, sweat, bugs, sunburns, swimsuits, sweat, etc

Fall: allergies, Halloween…(ok those are the only downsides to Fall for me)

Winter: windy cold, no colors, people complaining about cold when they refuse to buy/wear a jacket, etc

Maybe you relate to me, maybe you’re wondering why I even took the time to write all that.  Either way, in my excitement about Spring being here, I decided to bring you a few photos of moments I captured in our backyard.  I’ve always been the person that got stupid-excited about weeds growing in the grass just because of the colors they bring along with them.  So, without further adieu, here are some weeds and blossoms and sunshine for your enjoyment.

Happy Spring!

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Soak up some sunshine this week!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Friday Phone Dump

I’ve been Spring cleaning this week, though it still feels like there are random things everywhere around here!  It’s getting so much better though, so I’m not complaining :)  Also, how great has the OK weather been?  So great, right?!  We’re spending more and more time outside and I love it!

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1) I finally tried Tucker’s!  Burgers aren’t exactly my norm when it comes to meals, but the other day Colin and I didn’t have any strong opinions about where to eat, so we just decided to go for it.  So delicious!  Although, fair warning, the roasted jalepenos are very spicy if you choose to get them…and I love spicy.  Ok also, I could drink the strawberry lemonade all day every day.  It’s safe to say we’ll be returning…

2) Our friends, Sean and Sheila, were in town this weekend, so we went to Sean’s mom’s house (where Colin and his friends grew up hanging out) and had a lovely evening that included pizza, catch, reminiscing, and lots of board games!  I snapped this photo of the blooming tree in the front yard while the guys played catch.

3) Bethany sent out her wedding invitations!  I’m pretty obsessed.

4) If you didn’t get to check out Open Streets on Sunday, then you missed out!  They blocked off a section of 23rd street for this event, and it was so exciting to be a part of.  The basis was to promote healthy, active lifestyles–how cool!

5) We studied this verse among many others at my Bible Study this week.  Isn’t it so encouraging?  I needed it that’s for sure.  The citation is Philippians 4:19

6)  Happy skies :)

7) My friend, Jessica, and I had coffee in the purple room at Cuppies and Joe this week and they had all these pretty flowers on the tables!  It was lovely.

8) Colin had a conference to go to on Wednesday and Thursday, so I went to Weatherford to hang out with Bethany.  She got me Frozen for my birthday!  AHH!!  We watched it immediately and it was just as awesome as it has always been.  Meaning super awesome.  Ok I’m done.

9) Riley was kind of being a punk when I was in Weatherford.  It’s fine though, I still love her :)

I hope you have a great weekend!  My birthday is this weekend, so I think we’re either going to the OKC Zoo or the Museum of Art?  Either way it will be fun!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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2013 Yearbook

So I realize my blogging has become rather off the past couple of weeks, and for that I have to apologize!  Blogging everyday is an awesome challenge for me when I’m in my off season for photography, but right now I have 1 1/2 weddings and 4 other photo shoots to edit.  Sorry guys, but my clients definitely have priority here :)

Anyway, I’ll try my best to still bring you pretty things and updates on my life when I can!  Today I thought it would be fun to show you the “yearbook” I made for Colin’s and my first year of marriage.  I’m not super big into scrapbooking (although Elsie has me inspired there as usual), but I knew I wanted a place to keep our personal photos each year as we get further and further separated from the memories!

I decided to use Shutterfly after using them for our wedding guestbook, because I knew they would make it easy and totally customizable!  If you’re looking to make a photo book soon, I would definitely take a look at Shutterfly.  They have options ranging from just-add-your-own-photos pre-made designs to make-it-how-you-want-it customized designs!

Anyway, here are a few pages from our first year:

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It seemed appropriate to start with our wedding :) Thanks to Josh McCullock for the photos!

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I laugh my head off every time I see that picture of Brian holding an armful of peanut butter jars!

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There are lots of pages not being shown here, but I had to show you Lauren’s wedding!   Doesn’t she make a beautiful bride?

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Shutterfly gives you the option of adding text to any page, but I couldn’t think of what I wanted to say before I ordered our book.  I chose to leave blank spaces and write in them when we got the book in the mail.  I love the flexibility of being able to draw arrows and add more writing if I think of things later on.  I also love the messy handwriting look!

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I took more personal photos in 2013 than any year before (thank you, iPhone)!  I can’t wait to start making our 2014 book and many more :)

Happy Wednesday!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Friday Phone Dump

For those of you who notice these kinds of things, I’m sorry today’s post is a little later than usual!  It was a mixture of my focusing on other things and technical difficulties (technology and I are besties…didn’t you know?).  Better late than never though, right?!  Right.  Today’s a good day, all late posting aside :)

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1) Disclaimer: photos 1-3 are from the same day!  This was a photo I was crazy enough to grab when Brian and I arrived at the wedding we shot on Sunday.  I say I was crazy because it was freezing cold and windy, and we were trying to get our bags together so we could go inside and start shooting.  The sun was rising though, and my coffee was just sitting there, so it felt like a photo was required!

2) This is cup of coffee number 2 (and 3 and 4 and 5…I drank a lot of coffee at the reception).  The reception was a brunch complete with mini pancakes, quiche, and a crepe bar!  I’ll share that wedding here eventually, no worries!

3) Brian and I went to The Phoenix in Tulsa to recoup after the wedding.  He had coffee and I had herbal tea, and we just sat there staring into space for about an hour.  Sunrise call-times for weddings are awesome, but rough!

4) My Bible Study leader, Wendi, is relocating soon!  She wrote each person in our study a beautiful letter about the God-given potential she sees in each of us.  So sweet, right?  Tears fell that day, that’s for sure!

5) When Colin and I were between the gym and meeting his mom for birthday dinner, I snapped this shot of downtown.  So lovely!  I love Spring :)

6) Speaking of Spring, it’s here!  We’ve officially got buds on the trees and on-again-off-again weather.  The other day it rained and rained and rained some more!   We needed it bad, but it definitely made me sleepy all day long to just see rain out the window.

7) I’ve started a few new books, and thus been spending lots of time in our reading chair–which is always awesome.

8) As I said about the weather, Thursday was gorgeous and sunny despite the rain the day before!  I even got an iced hibiscus tea and a cookie at Coffee Slingers to celebrate.

9) When we got married, Colin and I decided that we wanted to start saving right away with hopes to go on a trip to Europe for our 5 year anniversary.  We’ve been saving pretty aggressively, sacrificing other opportunities with the hope of pulling the trip closer and closer.  Well, we recently did some calculations, and we realized that we’re going to be taking that trip a lot sooner than we thought!  More on that later, but we’ve been planning and dreaming and doing research quite a bit recently :)

I hope you take advantage of the nice weather this weekend!  I’m not sure what all we’ll do yet, but we’re certainly going outside!

love,

Mary O.

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