flag day.

Our old neighborhood was built on the concept of front porch living. It has curb appeal like crazy, and every house has insane amounts of charm. My favorite drives through the neighborhood are around the holidays since a good amount of people decorate their porches so beautifully. In fact, they have an Illumination Night coming up […]

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date night.

Last night, my main squeeze and I had a shooting date. He graciously waited as I set up our tripod, attached the remote, and then stood spot-to-spot while I looked for just the right light and just the right background to take some pictures of us, complete with “don’t move” and “step two big steps […]

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very mini vaca.

life has so many lovelies. in my life, one of my favorite summertime lovelies is vail. it is a place to recharge, to breathe, to be quiet. a place that’s worked very hard to make it feel like you’re stepping into a european village with a bounty of flowers, cobbled walkways, lush greenery, quaint boutiques, […]

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The Long Road Home.

Our last evening in Oklahoma was pretty quiet, with the boys meandering about on the driveway, with one figuring out the fuzzy Elmo chair and the other shooting hoops. To top off our low-key evening, my sister gave Holden his birthday gifts: a black Wii nun-chuck and the Batman Lego game. I’m not sure, but […]

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Hiding. I mean HIKING.

We had planned to go camping this weekend. The weather was supposed to be rainy, windy, and cold, so we kicked that idea right outta the water. Instead, we decided that we would take a hike today. Rain in the mountains. Postpone hike. Recommit to hike and bundle up. No rain this afternoon, but a […]

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