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    Welcome to MaryOPhoto.com! My name is Mary Ogilvie, and I'm a photographer based out of Oklahoma City, OK. I'm so glad you're here!
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Friday Phone Dump

“The world begins
With new born skin
We are right now
You’re needle girl
In a haystack world
We are right now

You’re breathing in
The highs and lows
We call it living

In this needle and haystack life
I found miracles there in your eyes
It’s no accident we’re here tonight
We are once in a lifetime

Don’t let go
Don’t give up hope
All is forgiven […]

All is not lost
Become who you are
It happens once in a lifetime”

Needle And Haystack Life // Switchfoot

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1) KatieBugs‘ marshmallows, guys.  They steal the show every time! I’ve been putting these thin-mint ones in my hot chocolate and it’s like an explosion of amazing chocolate in my mouth!

2) So many Bozeman snuggles this week–I love these two :)

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3-9) Ok. Ok.  So this summer, Colin and I bought tickets to this Relient K and Switchfoot show.  I was so pumped because these two bands have meant so much to me for the past 15 years!  They are the first bands to have music and lyrics that spoke to my soul.  You know the kind of music that makes you feel like the artist wrote a song about the innermost parts of your heart?  Yeah, that’s them for me.  Matt Thiessen and Jon Foreman are hands down some of my favorite poets and musicians.  The concert was so amazing–exactly what I needed after a crazy week!  It was extra fun to be there with Kourtni and Brian (we got Brian tickets as a birthday gift) too :)

Also, Jon Foreman is seriously a hero of mine, and you probably wouldn’t have to see more than one interview with him for him to become your hero too.  Getting to meet him after this concert was a dream come true bucket list item!  I still smile and tear up every time I remember it.  I got to meet one of my heroes, shake his hand, sing some of my favorite songs with him and witness him being a better person than I even thought he was. Geez. What a great night.

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10) Pretty in love with my Switchfoot shirt I got at the show :)

11) I love how the sunlight moves around our home in the Fall and Winter, it’s just really beautiful.

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12) More Bozeman snuggles–cuties!

This weekend I have some photo shoots, and we’ll be prepping for Thanksgiving next week!  I hope your weekend is relaxing and fun!

love,

M

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Europe 2016: Le Louvre & L’Orangerie

Whew!

It’s been quite the couple of weeks hasn’t it?!  I’m glad to finally be bringing you the rest of our photos from Paris today.  We spent another full day here before taking an overnight train to Florence!  The whole day was devoted to The Louvre and L’Orangerie and it was amazing.  Seriously, we could have spent a week in The Louvre alone and still not seen everything we wanted to see.

We started the day at our local train stop, which was so very French :)

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We headed strait for The Louvre, and we immediately caffeinated at the Starbucks inside, because as I mentioned before Paris seems to be short on coffee shops (or at least ones that are easy for non-French-speaking Americans to find haha).

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Then we wandered around the museum…which felt a little like this scene from Pride and Prejudice when Elizabeth realizes she loves Mr. Darcy *sigh*

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If you couldn’t already tell, the rooms themselves were art.  I absolutely would have paid to go wander around those rooms even if they were empty–stunning.

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After a few hours (and wandering maybe 2% of the whole museum), we walked all along the park that connects The Louvre to L’Orangerie.  It was stunning even though it was winter and clearly not in full bloom.  Paris, you’re a dream.

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L’Orangerie is actually pretty small, so there was a long line wrapped around the building when we got there!  We waited in it though, because we were determined to see Monet’s “Waterlilies.”  It was so worth it!

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If you want more information on “Waterlilies” (Monet designed the whole oval-shaped room around it, and the painting wraps all the way around!), check out Rick Steve’s video on it :)

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At the end of our day, we made our way back to our apartment to pack up and catch our overnight train!

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Next stop: the land of espresso, vino, gelato, and pasta!

Happy Monday, friend :)

love,

M

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Friday Phone Dump

“Be soft.  Do not let the world make you hard.  Do not let pain make you hate.  Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.

Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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1-2) Prepping for Friendsgiving is always a little chaotic, this is what my Thursday looked like last week: lunch in my car from The Loaded Bowl food truck (so good) and crossing off items on my to-do list.

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3) Also, I painted this sign to use as a photo booth backdrop!  Thanks for the inspiration, Lindsey Letters!  I didn’t even take one photo from Friendsgiving this year.  Instead, I hired my friend, Hayley, to take photos for me.  When I get them back from her, I’ll share them here!  I can’t wait :)

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4-5) Saturday I treated myself to a manicure + pedicure from my favorite, the Well Beauty Studio in the Plaza.  It was nice to relax, and that place is so gorgeous I never want to leave!  Look how cute that ring dish is!!  If you’re looking for a harsh-chemical-free nail salon experience, I would highly recommend Well Beauty.

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6-11) We also got to do a stylized bridal shoot with Hayley on Sunday!  We had a blast, and again, I promise I’ll share those photos when I get them!  Thanks to my friends for sharing their behind-the-scenes photos with me!

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12-13) I voted for the first time on Tuesday.  It was a really exciting and nerve-racking experience!  I didn’t expect to be so nervous for the rest of the day.  Bozeman and I hung out in the backyard for awhile that afternoon so I could try to calm my nerves.

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14) I wrote this verse over and over while we had the election coverage on.  There are a lot of words I’ve thought about saying her in regards to what happened, but none of them seem right.  I feel as if I had one life before Tuesday, and everything since has been something new and completely unfamiliar.  My heart is completely broken.   I will say this–my our job has not changed.  It is and always has been to love each other fiercely, to be vulnerable and strong, to be with people in their joy and in their suffering, to see each other for who we are and to embrace one another in the face of our differences.  Those tasks were never conditioned on being the “cool” or “widely accepted” things to do.

 Friends, I hope you feel seen and known and loved today.  I hope you spread that by seeing and knowing and loving others as they are.

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15-18) Escapism has been helpful for me these past few days–and where better to escape in hard times than the world of Harry Potter?  Thanks, Jo Rowling! Also, I felt like my neighbors (and myself) needed to hear that they matter and they’re loved, so I made them this sign on the back of the menu from Friendsgiving.  It’s taped next to our front door.

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19) I snapped this at Stinchcomb while on a walk with Bozeman–so lovely!  I’m thankful to have such beautiful places around here.

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20) Skies on fire

This weekend we are going to a concert, then relaxing.  I hope your weekend is lovely, friends!

love,

M

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Friday Phone Dump

“Well this is the year
And the Cubs are real
So come on down to Wrigley Field

Go, Cubs, Go!
Go, Cubs Go!
Hey, Chicago, what do you say?
The Cubs are gonna win today”

Go Cubs Go // Steve Goodman

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1-2) Bethany and I went to Old Navy to get a present for Chelsea’s baby shower (see below) and we found the Christmas pajamas…soooo of course we put them on and took mirror selfies haha

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3-6) We got to go to OSU’s walkaround on Friday night for homecoming :) It was our first time to be there for walkaround since 2013 and we loved getting to be there!  Go Pokes!

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7-8) We ordered Lou Malnati’s pizza from Chicago in honor of the World Series, so we enjoyed it before going to watch game 4…which was a doozy.  Also, check out my lucky socks with sandals #coolkid

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9-16) Beth and I hosted Chelsea’s baby shower for her and her sweet little boy at Picasso Cafe on Sunday!  We had delicious brunch and it was awesome :) I’m so thankful for these friends of mine!

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17-18) After the shower, Colin and I took Bozeman out to the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge to go for a walk.  It was just the relaxing we needed after a crazy-long weekend and a crazier week!

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19) Cubs won game 5 which kept us going in the World Series.  Here’s a photo of the W flag flying in the window at Blake and Brian’s house haha

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20) Our friend, Mirinda, threw a Halloween party and she asked for me to make the food creepy…this was the best I could do haha

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21-22) Colin was Harry Potter (he already had the costume), I was Rey, and Bozeman was BB8 (because he’s orange and white haha) for Halloween :) So fun!

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23-24) We also won game 6!!!! It was a crazy game that went really really well for the Cubs

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25-32) and of course, WE WON THE WORLD SERIES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 108 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It was the single longest and most stressful game of sports I have ever witnessed, but oh my gosh was it worth it!  In the 8th inning, when the Indian’s scored to tie with us, the satellite feed went out at Skinny Slims, and the rain started pouring down.  We all crammed inside and crowded around cell phones to keep up with what happened until the feed finally came back.  The game went into a 10th inning, but then there was a rain delay for 15 minutes.  The first half of inning 10 went great for us, but the Indians still had a chance for the second half.  For the bottom of the 10th, we all went back outside in the pouring rain to be in our usual spots.  Indians scored one point, meaning they were one point away from tying us again and adding another inning.  But then, finally, we got them out.  I started crying immediately.  Everyone was screaming, jumping on top of each other, hugging, and basically freaking out!  Dustin, the bartender at Skinny Slims (who is a huge Cubs fan) ran outside with his arms full of champagne bottles and everyone started shaking them up and spraying them everywhere.  We were already soaking wet from the rain, but the champagne gave us a whole other layer haha.  I think we all sang “Go Cubs Go” about 20 times, and each time was more enthusiastic than the last.  We signed the W flag at Skinnys, took lots of photos and video, and eventually made our way home to relive the excitement through the video clips and news stories.  It was a night I will NEVER forget.  If you want a taste of how we looked/felt, check out this video Brian shared with me.

Also, just in case you think the expressions on Colin’s and my faces are alcohol based, they definitely are not.  I think Colin had two drinks and I had zero.  That is pure adrenaline and emotion! Haha

Oh man, this weekend we have Friendsgiving and a photoshoot (as if this week hadn’t been crazy enough)!  I hope your weekend is refreshing and lovely, friend.

love,

M

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Friday Phone Dump

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1) These puppies are so sweet :)

2) I got to try the sausage, egg, and cheese popover from Okay Yeah this week on the loveliest Fall day—sooooo not a bad way to spend a morning!

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3-6) Colin and I took Saturday off to spend the day in Norman.  We brunched at Syrup, walked around the neighborhoods, then spent some time reading at Gray Owl coffee–it was the break we needed after a long several weeks :)

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7-10) Also on Saturday, THE CUBS WON THE GAME THAT SENT THEM TO THE WORLD SERIES!  Such a great moment!

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11) Again with the puppies, they like to sit on each other haha

12) I’ve been crafting for Friendsgiving this week!  It’s only one week away–I can’t believe it!

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13) Hahaha, I set up my yoga mat, went to fill up my water bottle, and I found Bozeman like this.  He is really good at downward facing dog :)

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14) Haylee and I had tea this week, and she looked cute so she asked me to take a photo of her, so this was it :) love you, Hay

15) Bozeman loves to snuggle these days!

This weekend we have OSU’s homecoming and Chelsea’s baby shower!  I hope your weekend is fantastic!

love,

M

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