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Monday, August 21, 2017

Weekend recap!

This weekend was a whirlwind! One thing after another, but it was all great stuff, so I didn't mind one bit!

Friday evening, after work, we headed over to Erin and Jared's for the thing we do best -- game night! We always have such a blast with them; we don't even have to be doing anything crazy elaborate. Just give us some chips and some Disney trivia and we're good to go!

Saturday we had another wedding! It was a fun change of pace from being Downtown like normal, and we got SO lucky with a gorgeous sunset. Of course, we love it when our couples trust us enough to let us sneak them out of the reception for 5 minutes to snag these golden hour shots! We think it's totally worth it!

Sunday was an awesome, productive day. I photographed the baptisms from both of our morning services and it was overwhelming, as usual. Such an amazing thing to get to witness!

Once we got home from lunch we dove right into productivity! Caleb cleaned up around the house, I did some laundry and cleaned out every inch of my car. I emptied the trunk, and even shop-vacced! It feels so good to have a clean car again!

That evening we had an end-of-summer hangout with our church and had homemade BBQ for dinner. It was so tasty! I always love hanging out with these friends of ours! I'm also really feeling some soreness today from an intense game of ultimate frisbee! We also had another baptism that night! So thankful!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cheers to 26!

Today, I turn 26!! I am honestly blown away by how quickly time seems to be flying (cliche, I know, but it's true)!

Life looks a lot different than I thought it would at 26! I never imagined starting a business with my husband doing something I love so incredibly much. Let alone already photographing over 100 weddings! I never thought we'd start a young-adult small group and get to minister to/build community with people right from our living room. I never thought we'd get to go on as many trips/vacations as we have.

I'm so grateful for all the memories I've been able to make in my short life time already, and I count myself lucky to be surrounded by so many awesome people!

26 feels like a fresh start. I am excited, more than ever, to be joyful to strangers, to give like never before, to make more room for things that I truly love. I am so grateful for all of my friends and family for always making me feel so loved, not ONLY on my birthday, but every day of the year!

Cheers to 26! I can tell it's gonna be a great one!

Monday, August 7, 2017

My blog is 5!

Today officially hits 5 years on this little blog of mine. I honestly cannot believe it! I've met some truly amazing friends, documented some highs and lows, and just had a really great time doing it all.

I'll be totally transparent with you guys here; with the start of our new business last year, I've really been thinking about spending less time here on My Kind of Yellow and more time on our business. This would mean I would still be blogging (just on a new platform) and it would be more photography related posts, with some personal stuff sprinkled throughout a few times a month.

Honestly nothing is official yet, but the older I get, the more time I want to spend only doing things that set my soul on fire (aka spending time with family, my passion of photography, reading, cooking, and connecting with people in genuine community)! Lately I've felt a little stress in keeping up with this blog because I "feel like I have to", and that's just silly. Life is too short for that! I'll tell you one thing that I do love though; connecting with each and every one of you! Whether it be through blogging, instagram, facebook, etc.! It's been so fun!

I'll always love writing, but I think potentially shifting my focus towards sharing the heart behind our business could be more beneficial for me and my sanity for now. I'll let you guys know if this is the direction I end up taking here soon, once I can wrap my brain around what it might look like, etc.! If the decision is to move to a new platform and focus more on photography (and still some personal/lifestyle posts a couple times a month because hey, there are no rules), I hope you'll still stop by to say hi!

For now, I'm spending today reading back on some of my favorite posts I've written, and preparing to celebrate my 26th birthday in a couple of days!  Thanks for always stopping by!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Currently {birthday week}

Alright friends, I'm back this week. I am excited to take part in my favorite link-up, Currently, with Anne and Shea today!

Snacking on: hard boiled eggs. Random, I know, but I'm obsessed. I haven't taken the time to hard boil eggs in probably over a year. But way back then, I found THIS blog post on how to make the PERFECT hard boiled egg and seriously, it's amazing. My Grandma even swears by it now!

Anticipating: my birthday! It's officially a week from my 26th birthday and I'm getting excited! We won't do anything fancy on the actual day (it's a Wednesday) but apparently Caleb has some fun up his sleeve for next Friday! I'm looking forward to a fun, celebratory date night with my man!

Borrowing: the coffee mugs from work. They keep my (candy) coffee SO WARM!

Admiring: all my momma friends out there. You guys work SO HARD! I'm so exhausted after working 8-12 hours a day, your job is 24/7! Special shout out to my sister-in-love for putting on this fundraiser to help get new, educational books in the hands of some sweet kiddos in our area who are in foster care. If you have the means to donate, please consider, and if not, please just share that link!

Purchasing: not much, but we're thinking of getting a gym membership again at Planet Fitness. It's just so inexpensive, and although I can do a lot of workouts at home, there is something motivating about physically driving to the gym to put in a good workout! We'll see!

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday. We're half way through the work-week, friends!