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Friday Phone Dump

Sweet orange sky
Watch it fade
Colours mango and blue
Sweet glowing skin
Kiss the grass
And the light passes through

Slow down, let it all slow
Slow down, let it all 

And our bones are growing stronger
Every day we breathe it in
We make time to see
And find our healing

Sweet daisy chain
Around your neck
Through your hair
In the sun

Slow down let it all slow,
Slow down let it all

Kiss the GrassThe Paper Kites

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1) We had a girls’ night last weekend with the ladies in our lifegroup, and there was a serious trend in footwear going on :)

2) OKC is dreamy, the view from 235 at sunset is one of my favorite views of the city

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3-4) Sorry for the grainy photos, but our dear friends Collin and Tabitha are going away to grad school in a few weeks (well, Tabitha leaves in a few weeks, Collin left this week), so we threw them a going-away party!  Blake and Brian made it a big ceremony as they usually do, and we had a blast.  I’m going to miss those kids, and the IQ average of our Lifegroup is going waaaaaay down without them!

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5) We were attempting to take a photo of our whole women’s Bible study using the timer on Steph’s phone.  We had to set it up high where we couldn’t see the back of it, so I used my front-camera to help make sure it was right.  Ahhh technology :)  Side note: STEPH JUST GOT ENGAGED!  So that’s a thing.  I’m beyond excited for her and Kyle, more on that later though :)

6) Going through my closet and giving things away/selling.  It can be soooo hard, but I’m leaning a lot on my girl, Caroline’s, philosophies.  Good stuff.

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7) “Mom, let’s just go for a walk!  Why are you taking a picture?!”

8) Mexican stuffed tomatoes is one of my favorite summer meals!  My recipe is inspired by this one from Super Natural Everyday, but I replace some of the ingredients to make it Mexican style, and I add ground beef because…meat.

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9-11) Kourtni and I went on a little adventure to El Reno to try out the Iron Tree Coffee Shop.  I know, it looks more like something you’d find in Kansas City than in El Reno, Oklahoma.  It was cute and delicious, and I got lots of work done, so win win win.  Also, the middle photo is from the dam at Lake Overholser, so pretty!  Coming back for a photoshoot sometime for sure.

This weekend we have a free day which means relaxing, organizing, and hopefully being outside a little bit!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Besties: Alissa & Tiffany

Behold, two of the loveliest ladies I know!  Tiffany and Alissa wanted some updated photos this year, and since Alissa moved to Idaho a couple of months ago (we miss you, Alissa!), they wanted some “bestie” shots as well.  These shoots are some of my favorites–capturing the beauty of my dear friends :)

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Love you both!

Happy Wednesday :)

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Friday Phone Dump

This song–on repeat.

What treasure waits within Your scars
This gift of freedom gold can’t buy
I bought the world and sold my heart
You traded heaven to have me again

My heart beating, my soul breathing
I found my life when I laid it down
Upward falling, spirit soaring
I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground

Find me here at Your feet again
Everything I am, reaching out, I surrender
Come sweep me up in Your love again
And my soul will dance
On the wings of forever

Touch the Sky–Hillsong United

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1) I’ve been teaching an outdoor Holy Yoga class every Thursday evening, and it’s so nice to be outside where the breeze is blowing over the water and the sunset is being beautiful in the sky.  This is my dancer pose for the moment, though I still have a lot of room to improve it!  #lifegoals  I’ll get back to you on progress later in the year I’m sure haha

2) My lovely friend, Amanda (I have soooooo many friends named Amanda!) made me this amazing mini weaving and a homemade soy candle to go with it!  I’m definitely fan-girling because she is just the greatest artist (and the greatest style muse to me)–now I have some of her art in my home!  Thanks, Amanda!

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3) I finally got to cook with my dear friend, Steph, again this week!  We cooked together almost every Friday of 2014, and this year we have just not been as good about it.  Last weekend we made parmesan crusted chicken with vegan tomato soup and roasted chickpeas (recipe for those last 2 was given to me by the amazing Heather)

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4-6) Colin and I had a free Saturday ( a rare occurrence in the summer ) this weekend, so we took our first trip to the OKC Farmer’s Market!  I can hardly believe we’ve lived here for 2 1/2 years and not made it to the market until now, but such is life.  We also walked around the surrounding area and found some pretty charming places that were full of pretty organic produce just begging to be photographed.  Read: I’ll probably be photographing it more in the future :)

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7) On Sundays I serve in the 5th and 6th grade room at our church, and I snapped this photo while we were watching the video teaching.  This week I got to go to an event for the staff of Lifechurch where some of the main leadership spoke about vision, direction, and the ways God has already been moving through the ministry and there was a part when we all turned to each other and said “can you believe we get to be a part of this?!”  I’ve been at LifeChurch for 6 years now, and I’ve learned that it can be hard to feel like you’re a part of a huge move of God when it’s right on top of you.  I’m reminded when I get to teach these students how exciting it is.  Can you believe we get to be a part of this?

8) Sunsets over the plaza district :)

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9) My women’s Lifegroup met outside this week after going to dinner for sweet Wendi’s birthday–I just love those ladies

10) A cute poster at The Mule (easily one of the best restaurants in OKC if you ask me), in case you can’t see it, it says “Tie your shoes, pack a good lunch, and remember that we’re all in this together”  I thought it was sweet!

Obviously this week has been busy with editing since all of my photos are from the weekend (and Monday), but that’s just how things go this time of year!  This weekend I have my last wedding of the Summer and a going away party for some of our dear friends.  I’ll probably cry, it’s fine.  We’ll miss you, Collin and Tabitha!

Happy Weekend!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Friday Phone Dump

I decided to play with a different filter this week, so let me know how you like it!  Also, be prepared for an extra long post, since we’ve got 2 weeks worth of photos here.

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1) The flowers at Cuppies, they get me every time.

2) Bozeman doesn’t like baths too much, he was pouting after I gave him one last week haha

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3) I shot my friend, Kimberly’s, wedding two weekends ago, and Colin got to come too!  They had the cutest photo booth there with a green screen that let you choose different scenes from OSU to be your backdrop–so fun!

4) Driving back from her wedding, we saw a gorgeous sunset!

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5) Before we left for Chicago, I got to help out with At The Movies prep for my church campus!  Every year we make the lobby into a movie set, and this year we’re doing “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!” These are some girls from my Lifegroup painting “sprinkles” to go on the giant donuts we made.  Nothing like giant food to make you suuuuper hungry!

6) I know I already posted a photo just like this one, but I’m so glad Bozeman likes his little pool!

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7) Last week we drove to Madison and Chicago for a trip with our friends!  Our first stop was Kansas City (definitely one of my favorite cities I’ve visited) for lunch and coffee.  This shot is from Quay Coffee, which was great!  I’ll post more when I write about our trip, but I loved the pretty wildflowers they had on the table….clearly I have a thing for wildflowers and coffee.

8) So on our way to Madison, my car broke down!  We were stranded in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for about 4 hours while it got fixed.  Thank you, Jesus, for AAA and Cassill Motors, because without them we would maybe still be in Cedar Rapids!  Haha, we were only delayed for 4 hours though, and we made it to Madison at around 3:45AM

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9-10) Madison, Wisconsin was way more charming than I would have imagined!  Our sweet friends, Sean and Kristen, live there, so they showed us around their favorite places.  We walked all around the Capitol building, ate at an amazing brunch place, and took Sean and Kristen’s engagement photos!  I can’t wait to share all of it with you :)  Oh man, also, the grapefruit San Pellegrinos are my new favorite drink…I think I got one everywhere we went on this trip!

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11-12) We are making a video in addition to all the photos we took of this trip, so Brian and I were both shooting quite a bit.  Brian wanted shots of every meal we ate, so there were a lot of instances like the photo on the right haha

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13-14) The 2nd day we were in Madison, Sean and Kristen took us to Devil’s Lake State Park to go hiking!  It was a blast (and lots of hard work) and so beautiful!

15) After hiking, we made our way to Chicago.  This is the backyard of the cute townhouse we stayed in!  This time we used VRBO instead of AirBnB since we had such a large group (9 people!) and we really loved where we stayed.  It really changes the experience when you stay in a neighborhood while traveling!  I love feeling like a local :)

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16) We (of course) got some deep dish pizza in Chicago, and since our house was right next door to a Lou Malnati’s (and everyone I know who’s been to Chicago has recommended it), we decided to eat there.  Maybe it was because we were super hungry, but that pizza was definitely the best I’ve ever had.

17) Encouraging graffiti in our neighborhood :)

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18) Hahaha, this is my dear friend, Danielle, being “tough” while walking under the train tracks on our way to the Cubs game!  I told her to pose like that, so judge me, not her!

19) “The Five” are a group of guys who have been friends since what, 5th grade?  I’m so thankful Colin has had these men to stand by his side growing up as the brothers he never had, and I’m thankful they’ve become my brothers now as well.  Love you guys!

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20) Me eating a Chicago Dog…the first hot dog I’ve had in 4 or 5 years.  It was super delicious, but now that I’ve had one, I probably won’t be eating hot dogs again anytime soon!  Haha, I’m glad I got one though!

21) Good ol’ Wrigley Field!  Colin and Blake are huge Cubs fans, so they were basically in Heaven here.  We had a beautiful day for a baseball game, and what could possibly more American than baseball on 4th of July weekend?  Nothing really.

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22-23) This was definitely one of my favorite stops in Chicago!  We went to Heritage Bicycles on the morning of the 4th, and wow was it great.  They’re a bike shop and a coffee shop…so we felt right at home there!  The coffee was great (they roast their own), and the bikes were so cool (they make their own).

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24) Walking around downtown and waving at the tour boats :)

25) Colin and I went to Montrose Beach to watch fireworks–it was so great!  I’m completely charmed by you, Chicago.

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26) We had to say goodbye on the 6th, so we snapped this Instax photo on our way out, and I grabbed this phone photo of the Instax for Instagram haha

27) On the way home, we listened to the Women’s World Cup final match when USA BEAT JAPAN!!!  AHHH!!!  Haha, this photo was taken during all the scoring that we did right at the beginning of the match.  U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

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28) Waving hello to St. Louis while passing through–I wish we could have lingered here!

29) Haha, I think this photo speaks for itself, we thought it was picture-worthy.

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30) Avocados are the prettiest, and they’re magically delicious too :)

31) Rainy walks with a pup mean a wet house when you get back haha

This weekend I have my first really free Saturday that I’ve had in awhile.  I’m thinking a big, lazy, breakfast, working on some home projects, and maybe a good bike ride or kayaking trip if we’re lucky!  Oh, and AT THE MOVIES!  Go check it out, consider yourself invited :)

Happy Weekend, friends!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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