Ryan & Caitlin

I love taking couple pictures! It is fun to see each couple’s personalities come out through each photograph. I was so excited when my friend Caitlin asked me to take her engagement pictures!

1. She is gorgeous

2. They are such a great couple

3. I love hanging out with them!

Here are a few sneak peaks from their engagement session.

Geez, aren’t they just the cutest?

Lessons Learned

This week has been extremely stressful at work. I have been upset, frustrated, confused and everything else.

However, I have learned some serious life lessons this week.

1. Proverbs 3:5    Trust in the LORD with all your heart, not your own understanding.

Why is this so hard? I forget to lean on the Lord and trust in Him with my worries and concerns and know that he will take care of it. Many times I try to figure things out on my own and I get overwhelmed with worry and stress. LESSON: God is always in control…just trust him.

2. Don’t judge a book by its cover.

How many times have I heard this? I don’t think I really truly understood this until college. There are so many people in the world with different personality and looks but we are constantly judging them before we get the chance to know them. “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” Matthew 7:1-5 I have some pretty awesome friends…and not all of them dress like me or act exactly like me. If I hadn’t have taken the time to get to know them– my life would NOT be as fun or as blessed! LESSON: Don’t judge others….especially when I probably deserve some judging (is that a word??)

3. Don’t judge a situation until you know all the facts (refer back to #1 and #2)

This has been a huge lesson for me the past few weeks. I am the WORST at hearing one side of the story and completely siding with them without hearing the whole story. Then when I hear the whole story I just get confused and usually feel like an idiot.  (Referring back to #1 & #2) I have decided from this experience that I don’t have to be on sides (or judge one side or the other)…I just know that if I am on God’s side that is all that matters. LESSON: God is amazing…why ever doubt that?

4. My husband is amazing

I already knew this….but he is constantly showing me his love and his faith in Jesus Christ. What could possibly be more attractive than that? I am just a really lucky gal! LESSON: I should probably buy my husband more honeybuns and chocolate milks 🙂

 

What lessons have you learned this week?

 

P.S. HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

Reecie Poo

I don’t know how people have kids. I mean….I can barely keep track of 2 dogs!

First of all….look at this face! Is she not the cutest little thing ever? Here is my problem…she likes to chew on expensive things. I understand she has good taste..BUT is it really necessary to chew on every wicker basket, every remote and every pair of shoes?

So of course she gets in trouble….but then she sits by you and gives you this look. I mean how can your heart not melt with that look?

Even though I am not ready for her to physically grow….I am ready for her to grow out of the “puppy phase”…..so we can finally replace our laundry hamper, a book shelf, the TV remote, Brian’s tennis shoes and a few other things.

At least she is cute! 🙂

Happy Friday

Last night I had girls night at Wine and Canvas! It was so much fun!

We started out with blank canvases and they taught us how to paint the background!

Then we added the branches (if you look at the original that we were copying….you can tell I messed up BIG time with my branches…but oh well!!)

Finally we added the flowers!! I didn’t think I would hang it up in our house…but I already found the perfect spot!

On another note

TODAY IS……..

WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY!

So during lunch I snapped a few pictures of “the girls”

Reece was looking at Sally…..ready to attack- until I got her attention!

Sun-bathing together! 🙂

Cooling off!

Now GO take a picture to celebrate photography day!!!

Complaining

The last few weeks have been pretty stressful around work. All I seem to do is complain non stop. (I AM SORRY FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE TIRED OF LISTENING!!)

Anyways…do you ever feel like you hear something at the perfect time? Well two times this week a friend has posted a verse or a quote on their facebook status that I just needed to read at that exact moment.

and

Prayer is powerful. Sometimes I forget to pray…and I complain instead!

So take a little time to pray today!

Yosemite

Yosemite was probably my FAVORITE place to go on vacation!!

1. It was beautiful!!

2. It is so fun to hike and explore!!

3. How could ANYONE not believe in God after seeing all this beautiful stuff!!

ANYWAYS- Here are some pictures from Yosemite

This is Bridalvail Falls! We were soaking we standing so close to the bottom of the fall.

This is us in front of Yosemite Falls. It is the tallest waterfall in the nation!!

This is Vernal Falls. You have to climb up ‘Mist Trail’ for about 2 miles….straight uphill on wet rocks! We later found out that on average, 12 people a year die here….

The view from the TOP of the waterfall…you can BARELY see the rock trail on the left.

Behind us is Bridalvail falls again!

We are standing in front of the 5th biggest tree! It doesn’t look that big….but wait…

This is NOT the 5th largest tree….but a random tree that is much smaller. All 4 of us barely wrapped around half of the tree. IT.IS.HUGE.

At the top of Yosemite there was still a TON of snow that hadn’t melted from winter yet! They said that because of all the snow we had this past winter…the waterfalls are fuller than they have been in 20 years (or something like that)

Geez. Isn’t this amazing?

Like I said…this was my favorite thing we did on our 17 day vacation!!

Back to Vacation

Ok…I have gotten a little distracted from my vacation summary!

I think I last talked about San Francisco??

Our next stop of Napa Valley. We decided to tour a winery.

This is the entrance into Sterling Vineyards.

Brian & I don’t drink….so we carried around water! They were really confused why we were at a winery if we weren’t going to drink!

There were rows and rows of grape vines for MILES!

It is absolutely beautiful!!