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Wedding: Allan & Cami

Happy Wednesday!

Here’s another wedding post to make you feel all warm and happy inside.  Unless you’re one of those people who hates love and happiness and pretty things…in which case…you can leave now.  I’m sort of kidding, but mostly not.

Allan and Cami got married at Tres Suenos Vineyard and Winery earlier this year!  Their love story is beautiful, and so was their wedding.  The whole day was filled with joy and laughing (lots of laughing), and I cried a little (as usual) during their ceremony.  There was tons of dancing at the reception, and at one point I couldn’t find my second-shooter, Brian.  Everyone was doing “the wobble” and suddenly I looked down at the photo I had just taken only to find that Brian was dancing with the rest of the guests.  That just goes to show you how fun everything was though!

Anyways, enough talk, let’s get to the pretty stuff!

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Here’s one of the biggest reasons why I love Tres Suenos: the vineyards make for lovely portraits!  I love that Allan and Cami chose this spot for their “first sight.”

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They wanted to start off their day by sharing in communion together…this is where I started crying a little.

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How sweet are they?

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And how gorgeous is Cami?!

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I think this is the one “normal” photo I got of the groomsmen.  This is one goofy group of guys.

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I absolutely love all of the colors with the girls’ dresses and flowers.  It went together so well!

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Like I said about the guys, we had some goofy people on our hands.  I wouldn’t be showing you the real wedding if I didn’t show you some of the craziness.

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I’m a sucker for a good generation photo.  These are the rings of Cami’s grandmother, mother, two sisters, and Cami.  So sweet.

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The  guests signed a map of Oklahoma as they arrived.  I’m all for a guestbook alternative you can display in your home!

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Biggest reason number two why I love Tres Suenos: the ceremony site is surrounded by really tall pine trees!  It’s so gorgeous.

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What’s that?  You’re obsessed with the portrait below?  Oh good, me too.  I thought I was the only one!

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Like I said before, lots of dancing=a great reception!

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You can’t really see it here, but the place where Allan and Cami did their “getaway” was super dark.  So, naturally, all the guest formed two lines and lit the path with their cell phones!  It was awesome.

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Allan and Cami, thank you for letting me be a part of your special day!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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My Life: Exploring OKC

Hello there,

Happy Tuesday to you!  I hope you’ve already begun dwelling on things you’re thankful for.  I know Thanksgiving is a few weeks away, but we have so much to be thankful for no matter our circumstance or what time of year it is.  I’ve been overwhelmed lately by all I have to be thankful for, especially as I watch many around me going through times of loss and other difficulties.  My heart breaks for those dealing with the hard parts of life, and it is simultaneously bursting with gratitude for all I have been given in this season of my own life.  I know my hard times will come soon enough, so I will rest in the gratitude I am learning now.  That way I will be prepared to be thankful even in difficult seasons.

One of the many things I am thankful for these days is the opportunity to be a part of such a great community.  Not only do I love my church, my Life Group, my Bible Study, and my family, but I also consider myself blessed to live in such a beautiful and growing city.  Once upon a time, Colin and I went to explore a bit of OKC with our cameras before the sun finally went down, and those are the photos I would like to share with you today.  Hopefully I will get to show you more of OKC in the time to come, but for now I hope you enjoy our little city through my lens.

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This makes me want to go walk around downtown–hopefully I can again soon!  I hope you can find something you’re thankful for today.  I know I’m thankful for OKC….and the fact that you stopped by my blog :)

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Recipe: Pumpkin Pecan Granola

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Hello everyone,

I hope your Monday is going wonderfully!  Since it’s November, I think it’s safe to say that Autumn is officially here and in full swing.  I don’t know about where you are, but in OKC the leaves are all sorts of pretty shades of yellow and orange and red and plum and awesome.  Sometimes I can’t help but squeal with delight while I’m driving past them.

Aside from leaves changing, one of my favorite things about Fall (and cold weather in general) is the allowance of pumpkin in any and every recipe!  Case and point: Pumpkin Pecan Granola.  Most people look at me like I’m some sort of wonder woman for making my own breakfast granola, but in reality, it’s one of the easiest things there is to make.  For me, the only difficult part is not letting it burn in the oven (also, it’s torture to have the fragrance of pumpkin deliciousness floating around your house while it’s cooking…seriously).

This recipe is adapted from The Sprouted Kitchen Cookbook by Sara and Hugh Forte.  They have a blog too, which is a delight to look at and has my mouth watering often.  I have read this cookbook over and over (is that weird?) since I got it for Christmas last year (thanks Pam!), and it is easily one of my favorites!  This granola is almost exactly how Sara makes it in the book, except I made it simpler and doubled the recipe.

Here are all the ingredients!  Everything is measured out here except the wet ingredients, so don’t be afraid of the olive oil.  I promise you can’t taste it.

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Mason jars are saviors in our kitchen.  I found it much more cost effective (as it usually is) to buy pumpkin puree in bulk and save it in a jar to use in small doses.  That way I don’t have to use up one of our tupperware containers or eat all of the puree at once.  It’s wonderful…it’s also much prettier.

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Ok, so here we go: while your oven is preheating (see full recipe below), you mix together the wet ingredients, then add the oats, then add the pecans.

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Mix well, and that’s it!  Well except for the baking part, but that’s all the oven’s job, not yours.  Spread the mixture evenly on one to two cookie sheets (depending on how much you make…remember, I doubled the recipe) and bake in the preheated oven for 30-45 minutes.  Don’t forget to stir the granola a few times while it cooks!

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That’s really it!  The reason why I make extra of this recipe is because it gets eaten quickly in our house.  I enjoy it with soy milk as my breakfast in the mornings, but it also makes a great snack or party treat if that’s what you’re looking for.  However you eat this granola, I hope it inspires a cozy moment in your day!

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I hope you enjoyed my first recipe post ever!  What do you think, will you try to make this granola?  I hope so–it’s too good to miss out on!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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My Life: Halloween 2013

Happy Friday, all!

(will I wish you a happy day every day?  yes. forever.)

I will be spending today on a photo shoot and listening to Christmas music.  Here are some photos from our get-together last night!  We ate lots of food, gave out some candy to trick-or-treaters, and watched Harry Potter movies.

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Maybe we used leftover candy instead of buying some…

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It was really fun, but I’m glad it’s finally November and that it’s finally the weekend!  Also, since it’s Friday, here’s a phone dump for you!

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I hope you have a lovely weekend–relax!  You deserve it!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Travels: Tempe, AZ

Happy Throwback Thursday!

Oh right, also, Happy Halloween!

Today’s post is from almost 2 years ago now, but that’s one of the great things about me not having a Facebook anymore.  I have tons of photos that nobody has ever seen!  Ok, maybe I’m the only person who thinks that’s great, but that’s alright.

Over New Years 2011/2012 my family and I were in Tempe, Arizona for the OSU bowl game.  That was one of the best football games I’ve ever attended, but my favorite part about that whole trip was going on a tour of the desert.  Now, I wish I could tell you exactly where we were in these photos– my best guess would be a state park near Tempe.  Everything about this was lovely though.  I love the colors of the desert, the dryness in the air.  I love how there is life flourishing everywhere there, but not in an overwhelming, can’t ignore it, kind of way.  It’s more of a mystery than that.

I’m so glad that my first moments of one of the best years of my life so far (2012) were spent in this beautiful place.

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God is so cool!  His ideas scare me sometimes though.  For example, the photo above is of a “teddy bear cholla” (pronounced cho-yah) cactus.  It’s named that because it looks soft and fuzzy from far away, but it’s far from that.  Apparently (if our tour guide was correct, which I believe he was), Native Americans used to use these cacti in battle because their needles have bacteria in them that will infect and kill you if they get stuck in your skin.   Also, if you walk too closely to them, the static electricity from your body (or an animal’s, or whatever) will pull the needles off the cactus and into you.  I can think of few (if any) plants more horrifying!  How’s that for a Halloween factoid?

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Don’t get me wrong, I love my Vibram 5 Finger shoes, but I would not advise you to wear them in the desert.  Especially if you’ve just learned about the cacti I talked about earlier and you’re the kind of person that gets paranoid easily!

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If you’re going to Arizona soon, say hello for me!  Hopefully we’ll get to go back soon, but until then I’ll be here enjoying the great state of Oklahoma.

We don’t usually celebrate Halloween, but our friends talked us into having everyone over (it’s hard for us to turn that down).  I’m making Taco Soup and Caramel Apple Nachos (thanks for the idea, Jessica!), and we’re watching Harry Potter movies!  Don’t get me started on which Harry Potter movies though, because it’s going to be hard for all of us to agree.  I’ve heard most of the kids in our neighborhood go to the fancy neighborhoods to get candy, but yes, we’ll have a bowl set out for trick-or-treaters just in case.  What are you doing for Halloween?

Whatever it is, I hope it’s fun!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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