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texas + family

Last week I got to go visit my family in TX. This was my first time visiting them in their new town, Henderson, TX.

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One of the days I was visiting, we spent the day in Dallas.

Check out the new TX Stadium! My dad is a huge Cowbow fan, so this was the highlight of the day for him!

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This was the highlight of the day for me! Going to Sam Moon w/ my mom. This store is a girl’s dream store- wall to wall purses, accessories, jewelry! So rad! Casey introduced me to Sam Moon last summer, and I’m forever grateful!

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Heading to the Reuinion Tower where mom, dad, and I had dinner reservations (my sisters where having fun at Six Flags).

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My view from the top.

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You can see my reflection on the right- w/ my hot pink camera! ha!!!

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view from the ground-

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My awesome sisters, Ryleigh and Molly! This was Ry’s last week at home before leaving for college. I know the fam is missing her like crazy! It’s hard to believe these two girls have grown into such beautiful young ladies. They were 6 and 8 yrs. old when I left home for college. Wow, how 10 years can fly by!

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Crazy Moo (short for Molly Moo 🙂 ) sporting her RayBans!

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The historic district of Downtown Henderson, TX- where my parents live, and their church is located. I love the historic buildings; they’re so full of character!

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richmond ’09

Wesley and I love to go to Richmond! We spent part of our honeymoon there, so it’s a very special place for us. There’s lots of little shops and restaurants that we enjoy. Last week we had a little two day get away, and it was so much fun. We didn’t take tons of pictures, but we did capture a few of our favorite things in Richmond (to see more pics, check out last year’s visit). We stayed at the Linden Row Inn, which is a great little hotel. They converted a block of row houses into an inn. There is a sweet little outdoor garden area in the center of the inn. We definitely recommend it.

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We always have to visit our favorite coffee shop, Shockoe Espresso & Roastery. It’s in the Shockoe Slip area of downtown, a quaint little area with cobblestone streets, shops, and restaurants. They have great coffee, really cool atmosphere, and our favorite breakfast sandwiches.

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Our other favorite part of Richmond is Cary Town. There is a long street full of fun and eclectic shops, with Cary Court in the middle.

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It’s cool to see the ‘then’ and ‘now’…

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I had my first ever macaroon from a sweet local bakery. It was so good! Though I could live without the chocolate one.

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My favorite person 🙂 So handsome!

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Cary town is filled with character- fun doors, textures, and colors.  🙂

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fun in ATL, pt. 2 – aquarium

How amazing is God’s creation!

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fun in ATL, pt. 1

Last weekend, I got to go to Atlanta w/ my bff, Casey. My husband is from ATL, so I’ve been many times, but this was my first time being a tourist. We stayed in a hotel downtown, a block away from Centennial Olympic Park and the ATL Aquarium. We had a great time!

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love some texture 🙂

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Saturday I got to hang out with my in-laws, eat at Marietta Diner – an all time fave, and meet up with a dear friend for coffee. Christina, it was so good to see you!

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The definite highlight of the weekend was having desserts and coffee in the Sun Dial Restaurant. This was my first time to dine in a revolving restaurant, and it was amazing! We were on the 72nd floor, so the view was spectacular. I’ve already told Wesley that we’re having a date night at the Sun Dial next time we go to ATL! I can only imagine how amazing the view is at night! I didn’t take my camera, so here’s a few images from their web site.collage

Next post- the ATL aquarium!

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weekend in dc

This past weekend I went to go to DC with a few of my dearest friends- Gena, Casey, and Heather. We had a great time! Lots of laughing, chatting, and touring our nation’s capital. Casey and I enjoyed taking pictures. Check out this amazing slideshow that Casey put together to show the highlights of our trip.

Here’s a few of mine-

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richmond get away

Wesley and I were able to get away this past weekend and go to Richmond for a couple days. It was a short trip, but a great little get away. We spent part of our honeymoon in Richmond, so it will always be a special place. We love its character, history, quaint streets, restaurants and cafes, and eclectic shops. This weekend we re-visited some of the places we went on our honeymoon, and also visited some new places.

Here’s the beautiful view we had from our hotel room–

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One of our favorite coffee shops- Shockoe Espresso & Roastery- in the Shockoe Slip area (really cute, quaint area of town, cobblestone streets, cute shops, etc.)

They roast their own beans! Yummy!! 🙂

Capital of Richmond-

This is one of the coolest buildings in downtown Richmond. I love how this shot captures the old, the new, different materials and textures-

love texture-

more coffee! 🙂

We love to walk along the Canal in downtown. This trip we decided to take a boat tour along the canal. We actually didn’t enjoy the boat ride as much as the canal walk, but here’s a few photos from the ride.

This old draw bridge was pretty cool. It was based off of a design by Leonardo DaVinci.

We also had lots of fun taking pictures of each other! Here’s Wesley with his new 35mm camera. So cute!!

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This is his Nacho Libre pose 🙂

And here’s me-

Here’s a shot from our honeymoon- over 3 1/2 years ago 🙂

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Helicopter Ride to the Grand Canyon

Last month Wesley and I joined my family for vacation at my brother’s house in Arizona. It was a wonderful time being with my family. My brother Jack is a helicopter mechanic for Papillon, a company that gives tours to the grand canyon. Jack was awesome enough to hook us up with a tour. We took an early morning tour, so that we had breakfastin the Grand Canyon!! Here are some of the highlights of our helicopter ride to the Canyon. Thanks to a polarizer, I was able to get so many great shots through the window.

This first shot is part of the Hoover Dam. We drove over the Dam to cross into Nevada, where we flew out of Bolder City. My brother crosses the Dam everyday in his regular commute to work. I was able to get this shot as we were driving by, knowing I’d be able to get the big picture from the air!

The landing pad. I think the helicopters are so cool! It makes me proud knowing that my brother keeps them all running!

From the air…

The Hoover Dam.

We landed down into the Grand Canyon, where we had a picnic breakfast and enjoyed God’s amazing creation!

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