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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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Friday Phone Dump

Happy Friday!

Today you probably won’t be able to reach me even if you try.  We’re having Friendsgiving (it’s like Thanksgiving…but with your friends) at our house tonight, and I’m cooking everything.  Next year we’ll probably do a pot luck, but this year? Nope!  I’m stupid enough to think I’m prepared to make food for 20 people in one day.

It will be really fun though, all kidding aside!  And the best part is we’re making it a sort of fundraiser for a family at our church who needs some comfort right now.  For now though, here are TWO phone dumps for you!  The first is from our Colorado trip (see yesterday’s post for more info) this summer, and the second is from the past week.

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Someday I’ll take more photos of actual buildings and landmarks instead of restaurants and pretty details haha

Here are the photos from recently:

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All the photos were taken on my iPhone 4 and edited in the Afterlight Application (available in the App store).

I hope you have an amazing weekend!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Travels: Rocky Mountain National Park

Hi there,

Happy Throwback Thursday to you!  I hope you’re taking on today with optimism and that you have something great planned for this weekend.  Tomorrow we’re having Friendsgiving at our house, so I’ll be pretty busy.  That means you’ll probably only be getting a phone dump, but that’s ok because today’s post is long!

This summer, Colin and I got to go to Colorado to visit some people we love!  Colin’s Aunt and Uncle (and cousins) live near Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), so when we visit them we do lots of hiking.  I’m definitely the weak one in the group, and I also love to go slow and take pictures along the way.  They graciously put up with me slowing them all down though!  RMNP is one of those places (in my opinion) you absolutely must go before you die.  Everything about it is beautiful and wild and awesome.  Plus, there’s nothing quite like the mountains (except maybe the ocean) to remind you how small you are.

You’ll see one and a half hikes pictured here…my memory card filled halfway into the second one.  This was entirely due to stupidity on my part, not on the amount of photos I took, don’t worry…or maybe you should worry.  Anyways, on this same trip we got to go to Denver to visit a dear friend of ours.  I only have phone photos from that, but maybe I’ll share those on my phone dump tomorrow.  The original Chipotle was involved…it was awesome.

Ok, ok, I know–go look at the photos now, and dream of being in the mountains.  It’s probably yellow and snowy there now.  Crazy!

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Fact: I love everything about Aspen trees.

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Colin and I are a good team for a lot of reasons.  One of those reasons is our complimenting photographic style.  With nature, Colin is the guy who sets up a tripod and takes an hour to get the perfect landscape shot.  And they look awesome!  Me?  I’m more like “oh look, a leaf!  shadows on a rock!  dirt!  a chipmunk!” as I stumble around tripping over tree roots because I’m only halfway paying attention to where I’m walking.  Only the last photo in this post is Colin’s, but maybe I’ll share more of his sometime so you can get a more complete feel for the RMNP experience!

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That’s Colin’s Aunt Cindy–Hi Aunt Cindy!

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Ok, so I told you my card filled up before I could capture more of our second hike, but let me tell you it was a hard one.  When we got to the end of the trail I felt so accomplished!  I stole one of Colin’s photos of us at the top so I could prove that we made it, but I’m sorry I don’t have more to show you.  As you can see behind us, it was absolutely beautiful–I wanted to build a little cabin and live up there.

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I hope you had fun exploring RMNP with me!  May your Thursday be full of great people and fun times.  Remember, it’s practically the weekend!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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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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