Wanderlust is kicking in so I want to know from you: If you could go anywhere in the world & do anything... Where would that be & what would you do? #herhikecollective
Hey there! A couple of fun things that are going on are: 1️⃣ Today our @herhikecollective hike to White Oak Canyon in June is on the blog! 2️⃣ I am hiking this trail again this weekend but with some of our other friends & my Husband. We are going to beat this nasty heat with the swimming holes, more waterfalls & a water slide! ☀️ 3️⃣ We hiked about four miles of this in June, but tomorrow we are hiking all eight miles! 4️⃣ Next weekend is the next #herhikecollective hike and we have another waterfall, a summit and a swimming hole in store for us! 5️⃣ I guess I go running for the hills to cool off in mountain water instead of running to the beach! I want to know, what are you doing to have some adventure this summer? What are you doing to beat this heat wave?
We had a beautiful evening for Rene & Hunter's engagement session! When we started Hunter told me that he didn't know how to smile well but I didn't believe him! I quickly realized that clearly he had a great smile & all he had to do was look over at Rene for his real smile to show through! These two kept each other laughing all evening & I loved talking to them about camping & other adventures that Hunter likes to go on! I can't wait to blog these two! #jrpengagements
This weekend & next weekend I'll be in the mountains!!! NEXT weekend is a hike for the girls of #herhikecollective but this weekend Cory & I are going with some of our friends! We are still deciding on this weekend's hike so do you have any suggestions? Preferably in Virginia & one with a swimming hole to beat the summer heat!
No matter how many years have passed, a single moment can you bring back to that raw emotion. Today I heard a song called Orange Sky, & it stopped me in my tracks. I must have replayed it ten times. 'Well I had a dream I stood beneath an orange sky. Yes I had a dream I stood beneath an orange sky with my brother standing by. With my brother standing by I said, Brother, you know you know it's a long road we've been walking on. Brother, you know it is you know it is such a long road we've been walking on. And I had a dream I stood beneath an orange sky with my sister standing by. With my sister standing by I said, Sister, here is what I know now, Goes like this.. In your love, my salvation lies, In your love, in your love, in your love. When I am alone. When I've thrown off the weight of this crazy stone. When I've lost all care for the things I own that's when I miss you, that's when I miss you, that's when I miss you. You who are my home. And here is what I know now Goes like this.. In your love, my salvation lies In your love, my salvation lies In your love, my salvation lies In your love, my salvation lies In your love, in your love, in your love Well I had a dream I stood beneath an orange sky. Yes I had a dream I stood beneath an orange sky with my brother and my sister standing by. With my brother and my sister standing by.' Look up the live performance of this song, it is beautiful!
At the end of their maternity portraits I had to tell Ali & Rob, Man! You two are so in love! Not that they really needed me to tell them that because it truly just radiated out of them! I had the best time photographing them & this moment in their life of becoming parents together! Congratulations you two! #jessicaryanphotographer
We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us. #chenardhoneymoon
Together is my favorite place to be. We have this massive empty area from our front door on the first floor to the ceiling of our second floor. It has these two almost built in shelves above our half bathroom & I've always wanted to decorate this space but never knew what to do with it! This sign was our guest book at our wedding & it's the only thing massive enough to start to fill this space! It's also the first thing that I see whenever I walk out of my home office & I love the reminder of all of the love that day for each other & from our friends & family. What did you use for your guest book on your wedding day & did you decorate a part of your home with it afterwards? Also, do you have any recommendations for this space? There's another L shaped shelf around the bottom of this one. #youmademyhouseahome #chenardwedding2017
This isn't for sometimes. Yeah it's for always if I'm gonna love you with all of my heart. And if there is no more time this always remains, even as the world spins itself apart. 'Cause I remember them days I waited so patiently for God to bring someone who's gonna be good to me & then he blessed my soul. Well, I traveled a long way, & it took a long time to find you but I finally found you. ... Thanks to @marymarantz I knew I had to put a silver frame on our wedding registry & I knew that long before our wedding day a portrait of us would be in that frame in our living room for us to always see. Well, now it's there on our bookshelf, in it's silver frame & we have been married for two whole months today! The quote above is from our first dance song on our wedding day by the @alabama_shakes but to be honest we have been dancing to that song long before that day. We have known our song for a long time. He'll stop me in the kitchen, on the rare occasion that I am actually cooking & he's not, & play our song to slow dance too. We timed our dip for our first dance in our kitchen, while something was starting to boil (or sometimes burn) on the stove! With marriage, I have this new sense of family even though it's just the two of us in that family! I love making our house a home & even though we have goals & dreams of one day being somewhere different I love where we are right now too. I love that we have this together. So, amongst all of the Pinterest fails (occasionally wins) for meals, the dogs running around, the silver picture frame & slow dancing in the kitchen we've made this house a home. We'll look back on this one day, years from now, & cherish these moments that have become memories. 📷: @erikamillsphoto #youmademyhouseahome