Because Mondays Are Hard (Vol. 33) + Our Next Adventure

Happy Monday, Friends! 

Josiah and I enjoyed a weekend in Steamboat Springs, CO with equal parts work and play. Saturday was mostly driving which included a potential flat tire and a detour that google maps did not account for, landing us at the hotel one minute prior to when we needed to be there, which was okay, but mildly stressful because we had allowed an hour and a half cushion and somehow . I'm not one to push the limits of time, especially when it comes to wedding days. I am usually sitting in the parking at least 30 minutes before so I can take a minute to collect my thoughts and prep myself for the day ahead. So "on time" to me really felt like being late. The rest of Saturday went smoothly and was spent shooting a gorgeous wedding beneath the Aspens of Steamboat. I can't wait to share all the pretty with you. 

Sunday we slept in and then headed to the cutest breakfast spot in downtown Steamboat where I may or may not have consumed a ginormous peach waffle topped with granola and a chocolate donut cocktail (glazed donut vodka + chocolate milk). Worth the sugar coma, promise. After breakfast we took a gondola ride up the mountain and experienced breathtaking views (and got a little sunburned). We were planning to head to the hot springs after, but realized we had forgotten our swimsuits at home and didn't have any luck trying to find replacements at walmart. It just means we need to make another trip! We finished the day out by walking around downtown and loading up at one of the local candy stores. #sugaraddicts It was such a great weekend!

 

Now, on to our "news" (I suppose that's what we can call it).When Josiah and I moved to Denver, we had no idea what this adventure would bring. Parts of us thought maybe we would live here forever while other parts of us thought maybe this was just a stepping stone to another destination, but truly neither of us had any idea what the future held. Since we've moved here we've just kind of gone with the flow. Five months later, here we are, still kind of going with the flow. This time, however, the flow seems to be taking us somewhere we didn't expect, but nonetheless where we need to be. Since we have been here Josiah has been doing some freelance work that he really likes, but has been offered a job at a design firm in Chicago that is far too perfect to resist. Yes, Chicago. That city that we just moved from six months ago. Life is funny. As I'm writing it out I can't help but grin because I know that if I would have been aware six months ago that this was how things would end up I wouldn't be anywhere near as happy as I am now. But now, I'm sitting here thinking about the road ahead and my heart is so happy. I'm so at peace with this next step in our adventure together and I am so thankful for all of you following along.  Our life is crazy, and who knows where we will end up next, but I love it and I wouldn't want it any other way.    

 

Have an amazing Monday, everyone!               

1. I am envious of these flower arrangement skills. 

2. I love the simplicity of this look. 

3. Homemade ice cream is one of my favorite desserts. I might have to try this recipe!

4. Always

5. The perfect casual and dressy sandal. Clearly I am not ready to let go of summer. 

6. In case you ODed on sugar like I did this weekend..

p.s. I am now booking both Chicago + Colorado weddings for 2017!

Because Mondays Are Hard (Vol. 31)

Hello Monday! 

Since last Monday I had been anxiously awaiting the weekend and it was every bit as refreshing as I anticipated! I could always go for another day of sleeping in (which apparently means 7am for us now) and a full day without a schedule, but I feel far more prepped for this Monday than I did last week. I have a pretty long to-do list this week, but I feel motivated to get it done at this point and I am confident that motivation will continue as the week goes on. I just signed up for Class Pass and I am going to be trying a lot of different workouts this month to give my body a little change up from running or BBG so hopefully that keeps me motivated this week/month! Stay tuned for a full review of that after I have tried it out for a few months. 

Enough about Monday, how was your weekend? 

We spent Saturday morning moving pretty slowly until I had to head to Colorado Springs for a wedding at The Mining Exchange Hotel (which was gorgeous!) with one of my favorite/sweetest/coolest photographer friends. Sunday we moved even slower than Saturday because we had the whole day to ourselves. I woke up before Josiah and made some coffee and then worked on editing for a little bit. We got our workout in, went to the farmer's market, cleaned, and then headed off to the Red Rocks Amphitheater to see Brandi Carlile (a cross between a present for Josiah's birthday and our anniversary - WHICH IS TODAY!) and it was AMAZING!! I fell in love with her music when we were going to school in Spokane, WA and every time I hear her songs it takes me back to those days. You should probably check her out. I am so excited for next weekend because we have two full days with no plans currently. We might climb a mountain or something crazy so stay tuned!

I hope that this Monday treats you well and that productivity is on your side. Happy Mondaying, friends! 

1. I love this top in every color. Especially the sky and peach! 

2. Love this quote!

3. I am so trying this recipe from one of my favorite blogs. It's like dessert, but like healthy!

4. Dream photoshoot location. I'm all about that pink!

5. This is on our menu for this week. I can never turn down a dish that has avocado in it!  

6. I love the pairing of a quote next to a breathtaking picture. Totally copying this idea when we decorate our next apartment.