Meet two of my favorite people, Maile and Clayton. They just celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary and had a photo shoot in honor. They are stylish (how freakin’ cute are her shoes?!?!), good lookin’, and funny to boot, so of course the session was easy peasy and so fun!
Congratulations to you two! You beat Kim Kardashian! ;) And here’s to many, many more fun filled years full of love!
Yesterday we headed to downtown Fort Worth to take in the the annual Main Street Arts Festival. It was Collin’s first time to go and I hadn’t been in years, so it was fun to stroll down the streets with our friends and see what this year had to offer. I think the best part though, was just being downtown. It’s such a pretty downtown with some really great old buildings. We were walking down a side street and happened upon an alley that led back to a courtyard, reminiscent of something you would find in an old European town. Of course we had to investigate and found a little restaurant courtyard as well as this fun hairstylist, quietly tucked away from the lively festival that was happening just seconds away.
It’s kind of funny how it all works. I came to the festival in hopes of finding inspiration from the exhibits and artists, but instead found it nestled away in the everyday life that was hiding in the quiet alley. Where was the last place you found inspiration? Was it where you thought it would be, or was it in the unexpected moment just around the corner?
I like to think that I am pretty blessed. I love my family and was fortunate enough to marry into a really great family that I love as well. I could not ask for a better sister in law and brother in law as well as their awesome little guys, Jackson and Hudson. They make frequent appearances in my posts : )
While spending the weekend with us, we made a trip to the Dallas Zoo. It was my first time there, and there were a few parts that stood out to me… first I really enjoyed the train ride. If you go, I seriously recommend doing this as it takes you to parts that you won’t be able to see on foot. Plus if your feet get tired, as ours did, it’s a nice little break. The boys loved it too which was a bonus :D The second part I really enjoyed was the petting zoo. The goats were funny and I have now decided that I would like to have one of my own (insert Collin rolling his eyes at me now :)) But wouldn’t it be great to have fresh goat cheese?!?!
All in all a great day… the boys accomplished a lot… rode a camel, fed the goats, rode the train, pet a snake, fed some birds.
So by now, I am sure you have heard all about the tornadoes that went through the DFW metroplex, hitting Arlington, Kennedale, Forney, and Lancaster hard. You may have weathered the storm yourself. The part of Dallas that we live in didn’t have any damage, just some rain, hail and wind. The weather sirens were going off however, so Eamesie and I took shelter in the bathtub. It brought back a lot of memories of climbing in the tub and taking shelter when I was younger. I had forgotten all about the weather here in north Texas until now.
My parents however were not as lucky as we were here. Their house was smack dab along the trail of the twister, although they didn’t have too much damage. They were right on the outskirts of the path. Over their fence though was another story. That’s where the tornado had actually touched down. Homes had extensive damage, and large trees had been uprooted. This storm could have been much worse though. Miraculously there were no deaths, and people came away with only minor injuries.
I headed over there yesterday to help with the cleanup of the yard, which had the most damage. Tree limbs covered the yard, the fence was blown down, and the power had been knocked out.
With my camera in tow, I was hoping to get some interesting shots, but in my haste leaving the house, I forgot my battery :( I did have my trusty iPhone though, and took some pictures with that… please forgive the quality.