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Friday Phone Dump

Share your life with the people you love, even if it means saving up for a ticket and going without a few things for a while to make it work.  There are enough long lonely days of the same old thing, and if you let enough years pass, and if you let the routime steamroll your life, you’ll wake up one day, isolated and weary, and wonder what happened to all those old friends.  […]

So walk across the stree, or drive across town, or fly across the country, but don’t let really intimate loving friendships become the last item on a long to-do list.  God friendships are like breakfast.  

You think you’re too busy to eat breakfast, but then you find yourself exhausted and cranky halfway through the day, and discover that your attempt to save time totally backfired.  In the same way, you can try to go it alone because you don’t have time or because your house is too messy to have people over, or because making new friends is like the very worst parts of dating.  But halfway through a hard day or a hard week, you’ll realize in a flash that you’re breathtakingly lonely, and that the Christmas cards aren’t much company.  Get up, make a phone call, buy a cheap ticket, open your front door.

Because there really is nothing like good friends, like the sounds of their laughter and the tones of their voices and the things they teach us in the quietest, smallest moments.

Shauna Niequist

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1-2) These are extra photos from our Robber’s Cave trip this weekend.  I’m loving hammock sits and Bittersweet, and Blake loves pretending that Brian is a wild hipster that he can feed crackers to like he’s at some sort of drive-thru wildlife refuge haha

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3)  Kayak quiet times are the quietest and loudest at the same time.  I’m thankful for these moments.

4)  My dear friend, Heather, challenged me to the #stopdropandyoga movement on Instagram.  You can follow the hashtag if you want to see some cool yogis, but my best effort on Monday was this little tree pose as I made my morning coffee–it’s been a busy busy week!  That’s what the challenge is about though, doing yoga right in the middle of your everyday moments.

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5)  The inevitable post-tornado loveliness.  It doesn’t fix the broken pieces, but it sure is beautiful.  Also, redbud bloomin’

6) Wedding shower crafting is the loveliest.

This weekend we have Chelsea’s bachelorette party and personal shower!  Woohoo!  I’m excited to celebrate my best :)

His Truly,

Mary O

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Robber’s Cave 2015

This trip to Robber’s Cave State Park was probably the most low key of all our trips there.  I think all of us just needed a break from life pretty desperately, so most of our time was spent relaxing and finding the beauty of a place that we’ve loved for 4 years now.  Somehow we managed to fit 5 people and our massive amounts of stuff into one car, and we had a great time!  April is looking like it will be the busiest month of 2015 for me (though October is shaping up to be a doozy already), so it was lovely to get a break in before the chaos begins.  Last year I had lots of fun photographing our trip with my DSLR camera, but this year I mostly took phone photos.  Maybe it was that I needed to just relax, or maybe it was because it was cloudy the whole time we were there, but most of these photos are from my phone!  Also, some of them are Kourtni’s, because she takes really good photos.

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Lots of blankets, food, and the soccer ball…you know, the essentials.

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Please note Brian’s tiger shirt he picked up at Wal Mart on the way there.  Goodness gracious.  Also, here are the few that I grabbed with my nice camera–these are for my coffee wall!

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We finally got to try out this cool grilled cheese maker thing that my aunt and uncle got us for Christmas!  We love it guys, thanks!

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^ The little bit of sunshine that showed up while we were there :)

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^Have you read Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist?  You should.

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And of course, a group pic.

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Friday Phone Dump

Why is it that the mornings when I need to wake up earliest are preceded by the latest nights?  We’re going on our annual camping trip to Robber’s Cave this weekend (for Colin’s birthday), and we somehow pushed all of the prep work to the night before leaving.  Maybe one day we’ll be more prepared people…maybe.

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1-2) Last weekend was Chelsea’s bridal shoot with her wedding photographer, George Braswell.  You guys aren’t even ready to see how gorgeous of a bride she will be–goodness gracious.  We also got a little wedding planning done at our forever favorite, Cuppies.

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3) Warm weather!  We had great weather this weekend, and one of the ways we celebrated was by enjoying a snocone from KatieBugs!  #organicforthewin

4) Spring spring spring spring spring…that’s all.

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5-6) Further nice weather celebrations included a “beach day” at Lake Hefner, which is always lovely.  I’m glad to have a place that feels like the beach even though we’re so far away from the real kind!

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7) Our lifegroup is good at birthdays (note the sarcasm).  Here is a photo of Emily blowing out candles that are standing in hummus.  You heard me, not cake, hummus.  We love her though, and at least she got real candles.  Tabitha blew out a battery powered candle for her birthday…soooo that’s that.

8)  Skies on fire are my favorite part of Oklahoma.  God’s the coolest.

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9) Haha, Colin found our pair of binoculars while going through camping gear the other day, so I snapped this photo of him through the lenses.

10) Excuse the clashing dark filters, but this was a lovely moment of light at our yoga studio after class this week!  So pretty.

Like I said, this weekend we’ll be camping and celebrating Colin being a quarter of a century old!  It’s also the first day of Spring, so you should go outside too!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Friday Phone Dump

I know I’m super late in the game with this, but if you haven’t watched Switchfoot’s documentary on Netflix called Fading West, you absolutely have to.  Colin’s been trying to get me to watch it for a few months now, but it took me until yesterday to finally get around to it.  Wow.  Jon Foreman is absolutely one of my favorite artists, and I have even more respect for all of the men of Switchfoot now than ever before.  They are stellar musicians, authentic people, and passionate Christ-followers like I’ve never seen before.  Also they love to surf, and while I’ve never tried, they sure make it look cool.  Not to mention, this warm weather has me California dreaming (it must be an annual thing) again, you know?

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1) I had 3 photo shoots this weekend (woohoo!), and my first was with my best, Chelsea, and her love, Sean.  They are some of the most stylish people I know, which made it extra extra fun.  It’s pretty fun just to hang out with your best though, so that’s saying something.

2)  In the middle of my crazy weekend (3 photo shoots is a lot ok?), I needed a burst of energy….so I grabbed a delicious Kize Bar and tea from Hoboken!  I threw all of my things on the table, then I realized they were a photo waiting to happen #hipsterproductplacement

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3) My last photo shoot was with this sweet boy and his family–he’s already 1!  Time flies, I’ll say.

4) Rainy mornings usually mean I take an hour or so to have breakfast in bed. I know I know, the luxuries of working from home, right?  This one was extra great because I’ve been reading Love Does by Bob Goff–a must-read for sure!  It’s one of those that will make you smile and fill your heart with warm fuzzies, and it will also make you think long and hard about your life.  Good stuff.

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5) This weather!  We’ve had clean, calm, warm weather this week, and it’s been awesome.  Last week we had tons of snow followed by rain, so everything seemed to burst into green and blossoms and lovely when the sun came out!  Colin and I are outside people, so we cooked dinner really quick and high-tailed it for the beach.  Thank you, Daylight Savings Time, thank you.

6) Since we make our backyard all fancy for Friendsgiving, it’s always ready for dinner with lovely people when the weather’s nice!  We usually have this crew over on Wednesday nights, and this week we enjoyed our chipotle chicken stuffed sweet potatoes under the twinkle lights and enjoyed a campfire for dessert.  My favorite :)

This weekend we’re spending as much time outside as possible!  Woohoo!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Amanda Moore Designs Spring 2015

As you guys probably know if you’ve been around here for more than a few weeks, my lovely friend, Amanda, is an Oklahoma based fashion designer!  I wanted to share a few photos from a shoot I did with her back in January as a peek into what her Spring line will look like!  These cardigans are light and fun, which makes them perfect for transitioning (read: crazy/unpredictable) weather.  Also, Amanda is gorgeous, soooo she makes any photo look good haha

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Check out these cardigans and the rest of her line on her website!  Also, for more my blog posts that feature Amanda, you can check out this, this, and this

Happy Wednesday!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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