Monday, December 5, 2016

Free time is my favorite.

How do the weekends always go by so quickly?! It's just not fair. But I'm choosing not to look at my Monday with disgust. I've got my french vanilla coffee in hand, and an entire meal plan for the week to fill. So I'm choosing to make it a good one!

Remember this post, where I mentioned stepping outside of my comfort zone and going to Cincinnati's new "Tuesday's Together" group? Well, Friday was the year end celebration. I had only been to one meet up in August, but I've gotten to know so many of these wonderful ladies via social media the last few months, so it was fun to finally meet them! We had dinner at Tellers in Hyde Park and all day my co workers kept telling me that parking was basically impossible in that area of town so I was a little stressed. Wouldn't you know I found a spot literally RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE DOOR! Dinner was delicious and it was so great listening to everyone talk so honestly about their best/worst moments of 2016. It has me so inspired to launch this business and see where the next year takes Caleb and I!

We made sure to get enough sleep Friday evening because Saturday we were up bright and early for a surprise PROPOSAL SHOOT! Guys, my heart rate was through the roof the entire morning up until she arrived and then until said "yes", ha! It was so worth the anxiety and excitement and worry that everything would go perfectly. I'm so proud of the images we shot, and Kayla (that was the girls name, she's obviously cool based on her first name alone) was misty eyed as I showed her the back of my camera. THAT is what makes it all worth it!!

We went home, cleaned up, and just relaxed for a while. It feels so good to clean the house. I truly enjoy it, most days! Then I met up with two of my college girlfriends at my favorite Mexican place for an early dinner. Devin is from out of town, so she had to pick up her dog at the doggy daycare at 6, but we weren't done hanging out quite yet so I let her bring him back to my place! We watched Bridesmaids and just had girl talk for a bit. It was so good for my soul to spend time with some old friends! Is Lawrence not the cutest pup ever?!!

Sunday we witnessed a Bengals victory (where were those all season!?!!) and just sat on our butts the majority of the day. It was so awesome to just BE. Be home, doing nothing, but doing nothing together. That evening we did have our annual youth group Christmas party and it was a blast, as always. I love those kids.

Happy Monday friends, make it a great one!!


  1. Wow, that is such a gorgeous photo shoot! What an epic background! :) Glad you all had a fun weekend!

  2. Cute pictures! As the one having to hide out and snap the moments, I'd be worried the person would say no. Then its like uh what will I shoot? ;)

  3. Oh my gosh those photos are BEAUTIFUL! I would have had my heart racing, too, just knowing it was going to happen, let alone the pressure to document it all haha. I must say, the photos of our engagement are some of my favorites!

  4. Those slow moments are the best! And what adorable pictures ya'll captured!

  5. I want to hear more about Tuesdays Together. It sounds so awesome.

    They will treasure these pictures FOREVER. Beautiful work!

  6. I would have been SO nervous too- lol! You guys got great shots though and how fun that you got to capture all those smiles and giddiness right after!!

  7. What a wonderful thing to be part of. You have talent, Kayla!

  8. oh my gosh, those pictures are perfect! making me teary just looking at them, what a wonderful experience. and what a smart guy to get a photographer lol. good for you for going to that meet up! you go girl!


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