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Friday Phone Dump

Happy Friday!

I’m sorry I don’t have more phone pictures to bring you, I should get better about that!  It’s been a really busy week.  I, for one, am ready for the weekend.  I hope yours is great and relaxing or adventurous and fun!  Whichever you need most.

If you want a good place to go on Saturday night or Sunday, my church is doing a great sermon series called Necessary Sins.  What does that title mean?  You should come and find out :) Here’s a promo video for this week to whet your appetite a little more!

Anyway, like I said, I hope your weekend is awesome!

love,

Mary O.

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ps: Happy Birthday Grandma and Uncle Jerry!  I love you both!

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Travels: The Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge

Happy Thursdsay!

I don’t know about you, but this week has flown by for me.  Thursday is here though, which means you get to see some more throwback pictures!

For my birthday this year, Colin and I went for a short camping/hiking trip in the Wichita Mountains.  We had never been there before our engagement shoot last fall when we had another “woah! we have this in Oklahoma?!” moment.  It’s a little over 1 hour from OKC (closer than Tulsa) which makes it the perfect getaway for a weekend!  There are plenty of hikes to do, and if you’re into rock climbing, mountain/road biking, or kayaking, there are plenty of spots for those activities as well.

Also, if you go down there, be sure to stop in Meers to grab a longhorn burger!   You won’t be sorry.

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This was our first trip to use our small camp stove as we usually go camping with a large group and use our huge stove….we had some trouble with the matches.

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Pardon the phone pictures, but the above left is Colin’s Google Maps view of us in the park.  I love that you can see all the mountains!  The above right photo is the only shot we got of the 2 of us (don’t mind my sun burn).

If you need a quick weekend away adventuring, or even a day off, I’d definitely recommend heading down to the Wichitas!

I hope your Thursday is a great one and that you’re extra productive so you can have more fun this weekend!

love,

Mary O.

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My Life: Our Wedding Ceremony

Hello again, I’m so glad you’re here!

Today I’ll be sharing probably the most special part of our wedding with you– our ceremony!  There were lots of happy tears, cozy blankets, and sweet words involved.  Oh, and some pretty decorations and great people too.

One of the strategies I am happiest about from my wedding-planning process is my choice to have other people set up the decorations for me.  I hired my dear friend (who also happens to be a fabulous professional wedding coordinator), Chelsea Rose to head up putting everything together on the day-of so I could just relax and get ready with my bridesmaids.  We were really so fortunate to have such generous friends and family that were practically lining up to help as well.  Together, they set up the seats and decorations for the ceremony and reception.  I couldn’t be more thankful for all of their help!  Because of them, I can remember our wedding day as relaxing and happy and fun instead of stressful.

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That root chandelier is one of my favorite features of The Barn!  My uncle hung the ribbons and sequins from it for our wedding, and it couldn’t have looked more perfect!

Our other dear friend (who also happens to be a talented and mostly famous musician), Johnny Stimson, and his friend, Matt, played all of the music for our ceremony and lots for our reception.  It meant so much to have him there, and it really added an intimate touch to our ceremony.  Johnny was a great sport and was willing to learn a few new songs in order to personalize everything for us.  He sang this song as my Phi Lamb sisters, our bridal party, my dad, and I walked down the aisle and this song when we took communion.  It was so lovely!

Here are the lyrics to the song he sang while the photos below were happening:

Take my life I lay it down
At the cross where I am found
All I have I give to You oh God

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Take my hands and make them clean
Keep my heart in purity
That I may walk in all You have for me

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Oh here I stand
Arms open wide
Oh I am Yours
And You are mine

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Take my moments and my days
Let each breath that I take
Be ever only for You oh God

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As you can see in the photo below, I was really just excited to be getting married even though mostly everyone else seemed to be crying!

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Then I saw Colin though, and I had to hold back the happy tears…

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(psst…Blake is totally crying in the above photo ^)

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Our youth pastor (and mentor), Joel, performed our ceremony.  It was so special to have him there, especially since he had been sick with the flu only 2 days before!  We got so many comments after our wedding about how meaningful our ceremony was because of how Joel talked about us.  We are so grateful and blessed to have had someone so close to us perform our ceremony.  Also, Joel is hilarious, so that was great too!

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Colin and I are not the kind of people who are really affectionate in front of others.  We dated for 7 years before we got married, and most of our friends said that the first time they ever saw us kiss was on our wedding day.  After Colin kissed me, his friends started calling him “Casanova” which is a little ridiculous but still funny!

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After our ceremony I got to hug all of our wedding party, but this picture of me hugging Bethany makes me cry every time I see it!  I adore all of my friends, but Bethany and I lived together for most of college and she is my very best friend.  Colin and I getting married meant Bethany and I wouldn’t be living together anymore and that was really sad for both of us.  I still send her outfit pictures so she can help me decide what to wear sometimes…is that weird?  Ah well, it’s fine!

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Thank you for taking the time to read through all of this!  I love remembering our happiest day, so it’s fun sharing it with you.  Stay tuned for photos of our reception sometime soon!  Oh, and THANK YOU again to Josh McCullock for taking all of these beautiful photos!

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Happy Wednesday!

love,

Mary O.

ps–for more of our wedding photos you can check here, here, here, and here

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My Life: Friendsgiving

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Today I’m so excited to share the photos from our Friendsgiving celebration we had this weekend.  I had this sort of dream that consisted of people I love and great food and lots of twinkly lights.  I shared this dream with my husband who responded with “that sounds fun,” and he immediately started planning how we could make it happen.  This is one of my favorite things about him–when he dreams up something, he starts actually planning it out.  I’m not typically as good at this, because I’m all dream less do.

For those of you who are confused as to what Friendsgiving is, let me explain it to you.  You know how at Thanksgiving we traditionally get together with our families to eat lots of food and catch up with each other and watch football or sleep or whatever it is that your family does?  Maybe you spend your Thanksgiving serving at a soup kitchen or talking about things you’re thankful for.  Friendsgiving is a time to celebrate what you’re thankful for in whatever way you wish.  Instead of being with your family, though, you celebrate with your friends!

We have so much to be thankful for every year, but this year our friend group has more to be thankful for than usual.  This year we’ve added so many wonderful people to our group, and we keep adding more.  The Lord has done amazing things in all of our lives through the encouragement, testimony, and presence these people bring.  These blessings are what we wanted to celebrate through Friendsgiving–and celebrate we did!

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Here are the invitations I made for the event!  The menus were rolled up around the twigs like scrolls for guests to unravel when their invite was received.  This was a really simple project that payed off in a big way.  I personally love getting snail mail, so naturally I love sending fun snail mail whenever I get the chance!

The rest of the photos in this post were taken by my gracious friends, Austin and Brian.  I was busy cooking and finalizing decorations, so they were kind enough to take some awesome photos for me!  Here are a few of us all setting up–everyone was so willing to help and made getting ready so easy.   Thanks guys!

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Here’s a closer view of the menu!  All of the dishes were from The Sprouted Kitchen Cookbook, The Newlywed Cookbook, A Beautiful Mess, White on Rice, and Delightfully Tacky.

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And some party photos!

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The candle-lit effect is actually just twinkle lights woven between a row of wine bottles.  It’s so easy and looks so good!  It’s also less messy than candles…so that’s good.  Also, Colin, Blake, and Brian made all of the tables were are eating on out of found doors and pallets and fence panels–awesome!  They also built the pole that the lights are strung from.

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In the photo below, Brian is toasting Colin and me–so nice!

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I think the photo below captures the feel of the night for me.  Lots of laughing and storytelling, twinkly lights, people I love, good food, and staying up way too late.

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As Brian said at the end of the night with a sigh, “only 364 days until the next Friendsgiving.”  I can’t wait to see what God does in our group before then!

What about you?   Would you ever throw a Friendsgiving party?  I’d highly recommend it.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope your Tuesday is the best ever!

love,

Mary O.

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Seniors: Chuck Stewart

It’s a new week, everyone!  Happy Monday!

I don’t know about you, but I’m still getting over how great my weekend was.  Friendsgiving was a huge success (photos to come soon), and I got to see many people I don’t see very often.  It was so wonderful!

Today’s post is short and sweet.  Colin’s and my dear friend, Chuck Stewart (if you were paying attention, you may recognize him from our wedding portraits I posted a couple of weeks ago) recently graduated from Oklahoma State with a degree in music.  Now he’s off in another land for grad school, but I’m so glad we got these portraits before he left!  Chuck needed a few head shots to use for his professional life, but he also wanted a few more traditional “senior photo” shots.  Also, he and his sister, Kimberly, took a few together to give to their parents as a “thank you” for helping them through college–so sweet!

Chuck, don’t forget us when you’re a famous french horn player (or conductor…or composer) someday!

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