August 31, 2014

family pictures...



















Hello on this fine holiday weekend!  Hope you are having a nice time wherever you may be :)  We got our family pictures back from 'A Fist Full of Bolts Photography' already and we are pleased as punch!  We just took the pics 1 week ago, so that's pretty awesome to get them back already.  Sean and Melanie were amazing to work with and were SO good with the kiddos. We met them at Cannon Beach, and although they normally do weddings, they did great with the whole family.  I will admit whole-heartedly that my kiddos are WAY harder to photograph than any bride or groom :)  We highly recommend them and we had a great time with them last Sunday.

August 29, 2014

new logo design...

 
Hi all!  I have gotten quite a few emails the last week or so about our new buffalo logo designed by IndieGrace from Etsy.  She was wonderful to work with!!!  I told her what I envisioned and she whipped it right up and made all the tweaks I needed to make it just right :)  I HIGHLY recommend her for any blog or logo project you may have!  :)

We had family pictures last weekend at Cannon Beach and we made a great day trip out of it.  Icecream, pizza, fudge, beach, giggles, dinner on the road home, and two asleep kiddos when we pulled into the driveway.  

It also helped create one of Jeremiah's and I favorite memories...Paetyn is going into 2nd grade this year and Maddux will be in Kindergarten.  Maddux is going to have the same teacher Paetyn did when she was in Kinder and Paetyn was giving him all sorts of advice about what to do and where to sit.  I don't think they knew we were listening, but it was getting really dark outside so all we could hear was their little voices from the backseat.  Maddux proclaimed at one point "I know how to spell DOG.  D-O-G!" and Paetyn was so excited and yelled "great job Maddux!" and then gave him a high-five (all we could hear was the clap of hands). Jeremiah reached over and squeezed my hand. It was awesome.

I have to say that I am pretty nervous that both my kiddos will be at school, but thrilled that they can start this new chapter together.  

Have a great holiday weekend!

August 18, 2014

collections...


 
Let's talk 'collections' people.  I like to collect things...typewriters, vintage dominos, brass apples, just to name a few.  There is something so charming and whimsical about having a grouping of 'something' whatever that may be.  Human toenail collection?  Whatever floats your boat, I guess. :)  Here are a few curated collections that I fell for:











What do you collect?  Nothing?  Pick something and start hunting and gathering for it.   It's good for your soul :)

August 14, 2014

pictures of life lately...








Here are just a few snippets from the past week or two :) 

August 11, 2014

Wahclella Falls...


Hello all!  The kiddos and I headed to Wahclella Falls on Sunday morning for a little adventure and a picnic.  Wahclella Falls is by the fish hatchery and Multnomah Falls about 30 minutes outside of Portland.  It was nice and warm, and although the hike isn't exactly kiddo-friendly, we made the 1 mile hike in and enjoyed the waterfalls and trails.  This is one of those places that you simply cannot believe how close to the falls you actually can get (we could feel the water drips on us). 





Hope you all had an adventurous weekend wherever you may be :)

August 9, 2014

style me pretty...

 



Karen O. who beautifully shot our wedding renewals last year submitted the photos to 'Style Me Pretty' and it was featured!  Quite a fun surprise to us and it was fun looking at the pictures again. Karen did a fantastic job and the day wouldn't have been the same without her!  Check out the post here. 
 
Hope all is well with you and yours!  Sorry for the delay of posts lately but we are working out, eating right, and spending as much time outside as possible...doesn't leave a lot of time for blogging.  But, I promise to catch up soon! :)

July 30, 2014

awh...food...




Why is it when you are dieting, the best looking foods come across your radar?  Seriously.  We are doing family pictures at the end of August, and I really wanted to get to my "ideal body" before that time, so Jeremiah and I have been really watching what we eat and participating in the 21-day Fix program.  We are on workout #4 and it. is. killer.

I gave up all my favorite things...chocolate, root beer, and laying around doing nothin.  It hasn't made a big difference yet, however I lost the Twix bar and cola weight.  But that only gets you so far, so that's where the workouts come in.  Its gone well, and since Jeremiah and I are doing it together, we can keep each other accountable.  Also, Meg does a good job of barking at us when we pause to rest or catch our breath.  Damn dog.

Anywho, all these beautiful foods are coming across my Pinterest boards and I needed a little inspiration to get to the end of August AND these foods are that for me.














Yum.

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