Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Simpleton.

"The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you HOPE for. And the most you can do is LIVE inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. What I want is so simple I almost can’t say it: elementary kindness. Enough to eat, enough to go around. The possibility that kids might one day grow up to be neither the destroyers nor the destroyed. That’s about it. Right now I'm living in that hope, running down its hallway and touching the walls on both sides."
Barbara Kingsolver (Animal Dreams)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Just Because I Can

When we interviewed millions of photographers, there was a reason behind it. The below photos say it all. We didn't want to sit in any weird or "hoo hoo formal" positions. We didn't want to be tied up in suits and strings like puppets in a 2 man show. So this is what we ended up with...timeless photos, so natural, and one heck of a memory filled with fun.

Right before we left for the e-session I remember it feeling just about 100 degrees out. It was hot. It was going to get sticky and sweaty. I was a little nervous. Did I really want to have someone take zillions of photos of me, in the heat, of me and my most favorite -- capturing our intimate looks on film...and could it be done?

But once we got in front of the camera, against the brick walls and inside of the old window frames, my perception of what could be and what was - was well, completely different. And boy, our photographer is what I call a rockstar.

I won't forget the tickling that ensued almost immediately, as we leaned against the brown wood and red brick background. We laughed, my mouth open in so many pictures because I couldn't contain myself. The sheer joy on our faces. The raised eyebrows and the way that the Boy can almost completely wrap his arms around me twice.

I love the angles, and the raw edges, and the light.

And when we got in the car after having 400 photos taken of us, we both looked at each other and knew we had done good...and had TONS of fun. In fact, it was the most fun we've had during this whole process. We just played. We were just ourselves.

Now when we are old, and gray haired, and sitting in the little rockers looking out at the mountains we can no longer physically climb, we will look at these photos. We will remember when the Boy could easily sweep me up in his arms and lift me. We will remember the laughter, the jumping, the young spirits. We will see us.

There will be more to come. No worries. Sit tight.

Monday, August 24, 2009

More e photos.

More. This is only a little glimpse. She actually released 172. We really are crazy in love. You can check us out here:

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Most days you need a teammate. When the house needs to be picked up, a bunch of errands need to be run, when the dinner needs to be made, and the dog needs to be taken out. When the blinds are too heavy to install on your own, and when the lawn mower could roll you straight down the hill...that's when.

That's when you see why you need a teammate. That's when you are so glad you are about to marry a guy that will keep the promise that he makes. The promise to make dinner when you need to just sit and look at the mountains.

I'm so glad I have that guy.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Love Storm

I consider myself lucky to be in this love storm.

You dote on my with hearts and splash in my smiles. Your thunder comes in like a strength. Your lightening awakens my spirit.

Love storm away.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

sneak peak. our engagement photos.

Here is just a one glimpse shot at our engagement photo session with the most awesome photographer - Jennie Andrews of Knoxville, TN.

We wandered around Old City Knoxville and then ended in downtown, capping off the evening by the Tennessee Theater marquee and then playing in the fountains.

Here is one she sent me as a sneak peak, she couldn't help herself! She is a master with light and angles.

I love it. I seriously can't stop staring. smiling at it. And yes, it the desktop background on my computer.And on my heart.

I love this man.

Friday, August 07, 2009

I love Caligraphy

I love the art of the written word - both a good book and a good font!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Love Jar

I've decided to that I love this idea - a Love Jar. A place to write little things down, special moments, memories, to capture them in a jar.

And you can't peak or read them until the one year anniversary. Love it.

Monday, August 03, 2009

First Bridal Shower

Aw. It was wonderful! The boy's hometown church threw it! People were so loving and generous. We are just blessed!!