Its been 3 years...

Three years ago I married the one that I get to see the world with, and have babies with, and partner through this crazy thing called life with. Love you baby!

Today is also my dad's birthday...Thanks dad for always being there for me. Love you tons!
{first image by powers studios, second by a friend}


monday flowers

Some beautiful images to inspire your week... Here's to a great one!

{images found at Bloom magazine}


mandee + ryan: sneak peek!

OHhh i am so excited! Here is a little sneak peek to the gorgeous wedding captured by JOLI photographie. I can't wait to share the rest of the day with you!!! While you are waiting, you can find some more wedding day pics over at Joli's blog and while you're at it, check out their super cute, portland city engagement shoot.

{images by JOLI photographie}


It's HOT!

This looks like the perfect way to deal with a hot august day...
{image by Vivienne via we heart it}


love song: Home by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

This is currently my most favorite love song right now... i discovered it over at my friends blog mostly inspired. What do you think???


Inspiration board # 4: end of summer love

Believe me I am so not ready for summer to be over!!! Especially for us Oregonians, it seems like summer just arrived and here it is getting cold already. I will hold on to those warm summer evenings till i can't any more. This Inspiration board reminds me of one of those warm summer evenings...
{for photo credit, click on board and then move mouse over photo}

real wedding: bridget + dan

This was a beautiful backyard garden wedding, held at the house of some friends. It was record breaking hot this day, something like 106 degrees. The wedding was an eclectic  mix of vintage and garden. There was a lot of vintage vases from the bride's great grandma (how cool is that boot!!??), and handpicked blueberries on each table. This first picture shows all the flowers huddled together next to the air conditioning so that they don't wilt in the heat. Thankfully, we all - including most of the flowers- survived the heat and had a beautiful time!


an afternoon walk

What I wouldn't give for an afternoon walk right now... instead I am house bound, recovering from surgery, listening to the banjo and strings of my mumford & sons station on pandora. 
Last week I went for a walk and collected these beauties....