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Friday Phone Dump

“Here’s a strange truth I’ve noticed.  Almost everyone knows about Tom Sawyer Island at Disneyland, but most people don’t go.  Maybe it’s because it’s surrounded by water and you have to take a raft to get there.  But it’s really not that tough to do.  Lots of people want to go.  Some people even plan to go.  But most forget or just don’t get around to it.  It’s one of those ‘we’ll do that next trip’ kinds of places for a lot of people.  Tom Sawyer island is like most people’s lives, I think: they never get around to crossing over to it.  

Living a life fully engaged and full of whimsy and the kind of things that love does is something most people plan to do, but along the way they just kind of forget”

Bob Goff // Love Does

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1) It’s been pretty cloudy this week (I mean, we’re in England…what did you expect?), but the best part of cloudy days is the sky when the sun finally cuts through.  I mean, the colors are just so soft and lovely.

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2-6) This weekend we went for a long walk around Moggerhanger Park and it was so gorgeous!  This whole trip is really just too much for me, because I’m seriously smitten all the time.  There are amazing buildings everywhere that are old and full of history, most of them have some kind of cafe/coffee shop/pub/shop in them, and they are in some of the most picturesque landscape I’ve ever seen.  Also, that last photo was taken by Tom and Ro’s friend, Steve, with a real camera (not my phone…sorry).  That’s Becky on the left, she’s super cool :)

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7-8) The first pub we visited here!  Even though we went at lunch time (so it wasn’t super lively or anything), we totally loved it and we’ll definitely be coming back :)

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9-12) Colin and I have spent most of our time here so far just walking around Bedford and exploring the town.  One of my favorite features of this town is the gorgeous river that runs through it!  We walked along the river on our way back from the grocery store the other evening, and it was as enchanting as ever.

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13-15) Pretty details around town–one of these days I’ll bring my DSLR camera around and capture them more professionally!

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16-18) One of my favorite shops we’ve been to so far–The Eagle Bookshop !  It’s full of antique/vintage books that are so stunning and interesting.  We’re waiting for the next rainy day to come back and wander some more.  Don’t you want every single one of those scrap books?!

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19-20) Another favorite place in town, Coffee with Art–I mean, look at the wall of books. Just look at it.  Not only was the coffee great, the food was even better.  I had a delicious salad topped with smoked salmon.  So they’re winning really :)

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21-22) More Bedford details–pretty sculpture art and darling homes

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23-24) Snacks–I found the best GF bread I’ve ever tried at Holland & Barrett (a health food chain in the UK).  Like it’s amazing.  I topped it with strawberry jam and pumpkin seeds, and it’s been my go-to snack since we’ve been here!  Also, there is literally a place to get yummy coffee at the end of Tom and Ro’s street–so Colin and I got a cup to-go on our way to get groceries the other day.  Side note: refrigerators and freezers and kitchens are much smaller here, so we grocery shop almost every day for our meals.  Just in case you were wondering why we’d been to the store so many times this week!

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25-27) Ro’s birthday was on Wednesday and we had a delicious dinner (made by Becky over there), cake, board games, and a trip to the neighborhood pub (which was freakin cute, guys).  Happy birthday, Ro!  Other news–ginger beer is the besssssssst.

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26) Another amazing place we’ve visited here is the Tennis Club.  It’s literally a tennis clubhouse turned coffee shop/cafe and it’s adorable and delicious.  Ro and I went there to “work” until Tom showed up with her sister for a birthday surprise :)  I’ll be back here for sure!

27) Yesterday was a very windy (even by Oklahoma standards) and chilly day, so I enjoyed this spot by the window and radiator for both drying my clothes and for keeping my feet warm haha

This weekend we have more birthday shenanigans for Ro (ps–Happy Birthday tomorrow to Steph Skidmore!  Miss you!) and more exploring!

Happy weekend, friend.  I hope it’s delightful!

love,

M

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Friday Phone Dump

It has been an incredibly long week–just last Friday we were in Madison, Wisconsin.  Then we went to Chicago, then flew to Dublin, then London, and now we’re in Bedford, England.   Brace yourself, this is a long post–I’ll do my best to give you details, I’m still pretty sleepy!

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1-4) I was able to get up early (look at the pretty sunrise!) our first morning in Madison to do some yoga (which I desperately needed) :)  Stan, the cat, was very interested in my new travel yoga mat–he’s basically a dog haha you’ll see a lot of him in the next few photos.

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5-6) Lovely (cat themed haha) moments in the gorgeous Hood house–we loved staying with our sweet friends, Sean and Kristen!

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7-9) Kristen walked around Madison with us and showed us how the Midwest does winter.  We were pleased to see that Madisonians don’t let cold weather or frozen lakes get them down–they all get out and walk/run/bike around like usual.  I’m so inspired by communities like that, it’s not really the normal thing in Oklahoma to be outside at all much less in weather that’s less than perfect.  Shout out to everyone who powers through cold weather to have fun/be fit!  I’m not great at it, but I’m inspired by you to be better :) ps–we walked on a FROZEN LAKE!  So crazy.  And can you see that snow fort?  Wisconsin, I tell ya.

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10) Stan in a bag haha

11) Sean and Kristen’s other cat, Phil, is more afraid of visitors than Stan, so Kristen had to force him to join us in the living room by sitting against the wall and holding him to her chest–poor little guy!

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12) Panoramas are weird but also the best

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13) The lovely view from our window on a sunny day in Madison–so cozy :)

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14-15) I took a few photos around Sean and Kristen’s house to show Blake and Brian…here are two of them featuring mugs from Radina’s and a selfie of me in my napping spot haha

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16) Little Stan just sitting around–seriously he is a dog cat

17) A cute little coffee shop in Madison!

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18) I love this photo of us with Sean and Kristen, it was so good to see you guys!  They took us to a Wisconsin hockey game, and it was a blast–I’d never been to a collegiate hockey game before, so I felt very immersed in the culture haha

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19-21) Another walk around the neighborhood, apparently that pharmacy is also a costume shop who’s main client is SNL! What?!

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22) Haha, packing up our suitcases is always a bit of a test–Colin had to stand on his to get it to properly close

23) My “mirror selfie” when I woke up on our last morning in Madison.  We had to get up super early to catch the 7am bus to Chicago and I was not feeling it.

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24-25) I was however, really feeling Chicago.  What. A. City.  We got dropped off at Union Station, which was of course beautiful!  I’ve been to Union station in Kansas City and Denver as well, and they’re all so gorgeous.  We should build beautiful buildings more often!

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26-35) Honestly, we had great food and coffee in Chicago, but my favorite thing we did was walk all around.  We spent the whole first afternoon walking along the lake and it was really wonderful.  It also helped that there was plenty of sunshine, and we got to chat on the phone with Brian for the majority of our walk, but Chicago is magic, ok?  I just love it.

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36) Look at that church…look at it.  Ugh, so pretty!

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37-41) It wouldn’t really be a trip to Chicago for me if we didn’t make a stop at the ever-lovely Heritage Bikes & Coffee Shop.  I’ve been over this before: bikes + coffee = obvious obsession.  Also, they had a giant Cubs mural painted on the side of the shop when they won the world series…so that’s just another reason why we had to go there!  Also also, they make their syrups in house, and the americano with a little chocolate syrup is perfection.

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42) On way walking to Wrigley Field, we passed this Taco Bell sign wearing a Cubs hat…that’s a real sentence.

43) :D :D :D

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44) Have I mentioned that WE WON THE WORLD SERIES!!!!?  This was so exciting to see!

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45-46) More Cubs things–how great is the Beary Caray??

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47) Happy Cubs fans :)

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48) The stairs to the trains have little ramps on the side for your bikes…and they have these cute icons of bikes.  Clearly I’m easily excited by details.

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49-50) We got to experience Rick Bayless’ restaurant, Xoco, as our last meal in Chicago!  It was just as great as I expected it to be, and the Aztec hot chocolate…I mean come on.

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51-52) Such a pretty city

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53) Sunrises on planes are the best, this one featured some product placement by Aer Lingus haha

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54) Made it to England, here’s the view from the room we’re staying in at Tom and Ro’s house!

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55) Hahahahahahaha Tom made us these towel swans and Josh (who the room belongs to) left us a lovely note and some English candy as a welcome gift!

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56) I got to join Ro as she helped our her friend that’s shooting a short film involving motorcycles–not complaining about how green everything is!

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57-58) Our friends have been so so kind to cook us food while we’ve been here including this pea soup and ham (by Tom) and this butter chicken and curry (by Josh)–thanks everyone!

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59-62) I love Ro’s decorating style–how hilarious is that bottom left print?

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63-70) Today Josh showed us around Bedford including the gorgeous Victorian park in town.  We thoroughly enjoyed the long walk as well as the café in the park–look at those mugs!  So pretty :)

Whew!  Well, that’s all!  This weekend we’ll be meeting more of Tom and Ro’s friends and exploring more of this little town.  I hope your weekend is adventurous and noteworthy!

love,

M

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Friday Phone Dump

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard”

Winnie the Pooh

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1) In visiting all our OKC favorites, I made it over to Nourished (another GF vegan place that is delicious) which was accompanied by this pretty view of the city :)

2) Cutie napping pups–I miss them already, but I’m glad they have each other to snuggle and play.

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3-4) As a “thank you” for letting us (and Bozeman) stay at her house, I took Beth to Well Beauty Studio so we could get our nails done!  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you want a harsh chemical-free, lovely salon experience, go to Well Beauty!  Also, I can’t help but feel like we just remade this photo haha

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5-6)  We were in Tulsa last weekend saying goodbye to my family, and I’m so glad I got to see my gorgeous big, Amanda while we were there!  We also said goodbye to my brother and his lovely fiancé –hence the selfie :)

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7) We also got to see my cousin, Matthew, in his last ever high school musical, Beauty and the Beast!  This was the only photo we got with him in the packed foyer after the show.  From left to right that’s Matthew, me, my Aunt Mary, Colin, and my Uncle Bryan!

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8) Last long trip in my little car, Hermione, for awhile–I was feeling nostalgic while Colin was getting gas haha

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9-10) Our Lifegroup is made of the very best people.  My sweet sweet friend, Alicia, gifted me this amazing Giving Key necklace with my word for 2017 (courage) on it, and together they all had this gorgeous book made for us.  It’s a guestbook for our future home that we’ll have people sign when they come stay with us either for a meal or for a longer period of time.  On the front it has our name, and the back has this quote from Shauna Niequist

“When we do the hard, intimate work of friendship, we bring a little more of the divine into daily life.”

As if all that weren’t enough, they each wrote us a note in the book before they gave it to us.  I’ve decided I won’t read them until we’re on the plane though…because feelings.  Geez.  Love you all, miss you already!

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11) Again with the gorgeous skies, Oklahoma :)

12) Ostin and Bethany both texted me photos of Bozeman snuggling on this blanket while we were in Tulsa haha, he loves soft blankets.  That little guy.

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13) Speaking of snuggling dogs, Riley loved snuggling in bed with me while we were staying at Beth’s since she used to share a bed with Beth and me in college…I loved it too :)

14) I hugged so many people goodbye this week (thanks to all of you for the hugs haha) including this lovely lady who I just don’t get to see often enough!  Love you, Steph!  PS–you know it’s crazy weather when you’re wearing SHORTS AND SUNDRESSES IN FEBRUARY!  Ok, that’s all.

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15) The first stop on our adventure was my Aunt and Uncle’s house in St. Louis!  My Uncle Jack has a new fancy espresso maker to play with, so he made us some yummy, foamy americanos the morning we were there :)

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16-17) Driving through all the snow in Illinois!

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17) We made it to Madison, Wisconsin!  We’ll spend the weekend here with our dear friends, Sean and Kristen before heading to Chicago and then England!

So!  This weekend we’ll be spending time with our friends and enjoying all the fun that Madison in Winter has to offer.  We’re hoping to rest a little, fit some yoga in, and enjoy the snow and frozen lakes!  I don’t post on Instagram that often, but I’m working on posting more to Instagram Stories since we’ll be traveling for awhile, so be sure to follow along if that’s something you’d like to see :)

If you’re confused by all of this traveling talk, maybe you missed this post?

Happiest weekend to you, friend!

love,

M

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Friday Phone Dump

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1-2) Our life this week has been all about moving out of our house and prepping to travel for awhile.  We packed our suitcases on Friday (look at how cute my luggage tag from Danielle is!!) and Bozeman was stressed out all weekend.  On Sunday night we came to stay at Beth’s house so Bozeman would have a place to stay that wasn’t constantly changing and being uprooted haha–just look at those sad little eyes!

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3) I’ll never stop taking photos of the sky :)

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4) Look at this new art on the walls at Urban Tea House!  If I had been thinking properly I would have looked at the artist for you….I guess I’ll have to go back haha

5) Moving was so surreal the whole time, it’s always strange to see a place change when you’re connected to it.

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6-7) We had a few Spring-like days early this week, so Colin and I enjoyed one last afternoon in our backyard before moving out.  We were accompanied by a giant smoothie and my favorite sunblock, SunBum.  I wasn’t payed to feature them here, I just really love all of their products I’ve tried (spray sunblock, cream sunblock, lip balm, and salt spray).

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8-9) Saying goodbye to this perfect house was easily one of the hardest parts of the moving process so far.  This has been the only place we’ve lived since being married (4 years) and we’ve lived here longer than any other place except our parents’ houses.  Of course our people will be terrible to hug goodbye, but there’s a sense of “never” that comes with saying goodbye to a home that we don’t have with our friends.  This house will never be what it was to us again.  We’ll probably never live here again.  We will keep in touch with our people over time, but you can’t keep in touch with a home.  I believe we make things sacred when we love them, and this space feels sacred to me–I’ll miss you, house with perfect light.

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10) We’re making a point to visit all our very favorite spots in OKC before we leave for awhile, and The Loaded Bowl is obviously on the list!  After saying goodbye to the house, all I wanted was a giant bowl of their cashew mac & cheese #vegancomfortfood

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11) I’m grateful that Beth and Ostin are letting us stay with them until we leave OKC–especially because they’re home is lovely and cozy (and we get to spend time with them, of course).  Just look at how pretty their fireplace is!

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12-13) Cafe Kacao is tied with The Mule for my favorite restaurant in OKC, so we had a slow breakfast there after saying goodbye to the house.  It was perfect :)

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14) Oh Oklahoma, I’m going to miss you so

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15-17) Kourtni and I had our last Cuppies date this week, and it was lovely :)  She snagged the library room for us, so it was perfect.  Love you, sweet friend!

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18-19) We also went to Hoboken…because it’s also on the list of favorite places :)

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20) Colin snuggling with Bozeman and his best friend, Riley haha (ps–Riley is Beth’s dog in case you were wondering!)

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21) Another perk of staying at my best’s house is using her mugs that she’s had since we lived together in college, so many memories

22) Our current life, Colin doing taxes and sorting out our paperwork before we leave haha

This weekend we’ll be saying goodbye to family and friends before we leave OKC on Wednesday!  I’ve never felt the word “bittersweet” apply more strongly to my life.  I hope your weekend is amazing!

love,

M

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Friday Phone Dump

“Here’s to the twilight

Here’s to the memories
These are my souvenirs
My mental pictures of everything
Here’s to the late nights
Here’s to the firelight
These are my souvenirs
My souvenirs
I close my eyes and go back in time
I can see you’re smiling, you’re so alive
We were so young, we had no fear
We were so young, we had no idea
That life was just happening
Life was just happening”

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1) We found every Cubs hat Colin has ever owned–from left to right there’s his hat from little league and then his hats he’s worn through over the years, and then of course the World Series hat :) This photo just makes me so happy!

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2-8) Colin and I got to spend the weekend in Houston visiting our friends, Sean and Sheila!  We had a really great time, and we loved getting a few final days enjoying sunshine and palm trees :) Also I loved the bright colors at the Kemah Boardwalk (even though we’re pretty terrified of roller coasters haha)

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9-15)  After the boardwalk, we stopped by Galveston to see the ocean and enjoy a quick drink while watching the waves…it was so lovely!

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16-17) One of the last things we did before leaving was walk around this beautiful park near Sean and Sheila’s house.  Thank you guys for a great visit–miss you already!

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18-19) How cool are the decorations at this restaurant in Dallas?  It was so delicious too, though my green curry was seriously spicy!

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20) Bozeman sleeping on the couch as I pack box after box–poor little guy is so anxious since our house is not what it usually is.  Everything’s in the wrong place!

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21) Our lifegroup is throwing us a goodbye party, so I’ve been writing goodbye letters to everyone.  Because Lord knows I could not say everything I want to say to everyone if I was staring them in the face :”'(

22) I’m so glad I got to see this lovely friend of mine before we moved!  Brooke texted me that she was in town (she lives in Dallas) on Monday, and we met for tea and a nice long chat before she headed home.  It was so great, and she reads this blog more than anyone else I think, so HI BROOKE!

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23) I got to visit Chelsea and baby Townes at their home earlier this week, and he is just the sweetest little snuggle bug.  I love him!

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25) More letter writing–so many feels.

This weekend we are moving out of our house…holy wow it’s crazy!  I hope your weekend is refreshing and adventurous.

love,

M

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