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I-Phone (mega) Photo Purge

I recently had to empty my phone of all its photos and videos so it would stop yelling at me about having negative space for things.  When I loaded them all into my computer I realized how long it had been since doing a Photo Purge.  The first photo below is from a month after our wedding…which was over a year ago.  So I chose a bunch, threw them up here, and promised to be better at posting more recent ones.

Here is my phone’s version of the last year up until about July.  Happy Monday!

IMG_0754 ~ First wedding I attended with my new name! ~

IMG_0868 IMG_0833 ~ Halloween Prep from 2011 ~

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~ Thanksgiving Week 2011 ~

IMG_1048 IMG_1049 IMG_1051 IMG_1060 IMG_1062 ~ Our ‘festive’ cookie baking t-shirts ~

IMG_1064 IMG_1096~ David Yurman wish list ~

IMG_1101 ~ Christmas shopping…last year ~

IMG_1114 ~ One of our favorite wedding gifts – Thanks Shuh Family! ~

IMG_1197 IMG_1138 IMG_1140 ~ New Year’s road trip to Santa Fe ~

IMG_1304 IMG_1149~ Maid of Honor dress for V’s wedding! ~

IMG_1230 ~ Genius Invention ~

IMG_1253 ~ From here on out I had discovered Instagram ~

IMG_1282 ~ Trip to Maui and Kauai ~

IMG_1283 IMG_1286 IMG_1291 IMG_1293IMG_1294 IMG_1296 IMG_1297 IMG_1299 IMG_1305 IMG_1306 IMG_1308 IMG_1325 IMG_1326 IMG_1332 IMG_1337 IMG_1347 IMG_1358 ~ Spring has Sprung! ~

IMG_1370 IMG_1371 IMG_1383 IMG_1373 IMG_1414 IMG_1415 IMG_1447 IMG_1484 ~ Dream Car…Rolls Royce ~

IMG_1486 IMG_1487 IMG_1491 IMG_1492 IMG_1493 IMG_1498 IMG_1499 ~ F.U.N. Concert ~

IMG_1500 IMG_1503 IMG_1505 IMG_1509 IMG_1510 IMG_1512 IMG_1514 IMG_1515 IMG_1513 IMG_1459 ~ My girls invade Denver!! ~

IMG_1466 IMG_1488 IMG_1489 IMG_1495 IMG_1497 IMG_1518 IMG_1522IMG_1527 IMG_1528IMG_1532 ~ V’s Bachelorette party in Texas ~

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Whew.  If you made it this far through my boring life…you’re dedicated and I thank you.


Weekend Recap (x3)

Now that the dust has finally begun to settle on our crazy busy and fun filled summer I’ve got some weekend recap catching up to do.

The last three weekends put me in Minnesota at the lake for a family reunion, at a beautiful park for Labor Day Monday, and just this past weekend at my favorite restaurant in Boulder with friends.

I live a pretty charmed life with some pretty great people.

Some refreshing Marg’s at Zorbaz after our exhausting horse riding expedition.  

…and with that, my Minnesota lake season ended.  Couldn’t have gone out on a higher note.

Next up…Labor Day!  We took it easy and picnicked in the park.  It was great.  And the beautiful pregnant woman in the photo’s experienced her own day of labor just four days later!  Welcome to the world Lola : ) You are crushingly beautiful already/We find ways to gamble no matter where we are : )Ahhh successful relaxing day at the park.  Good times.

Moving on!

This last weekend I spent the day and evening in Boulder with my girlfriends Katie and Ashley.  We don’t get together very often, so this needed to be special.  We decided on lunch at Pizzeria Locale.Now, let me just say, I turn into a little bit of a freak when I’m at Pizzeria Locale.

That’s because it is not simply a pizza joint.


It does something to me and I’m almost convinced they put some sort of additive in their foods.

Actually they do.

It’s called cheese.  And love.  They drizzle their pizza with cheese and their cheese with pure love.

I’m actually pretty annoying about how much I love this food.

We sat on the patio and I exclaimed to every passerby “(sigh)…i’m just so happy”.

It’s that good.  It’s the number one restaurant I recommend to people when they come to Colorado.  This is coming from a girl that doesn’t even like pizza that much.

But this isn’t pizza.  It’s so much more that that.We must’ve said “LOOK at these EFFING tomatoes” at least a hundred times.Yes.  That’s a salad with cucumbers, cantaloupe AND GOAT CHEESE!

I don’t even have a picture of the fried cheese balls we started with because I finished mine before the waiter even set down the plate.

End of summer days don’t get much better than that.  Fantastic food, gorgeous weather in a gorgeous mountain city, and incredible company.

Sigh…I’m just so happy.

iPhone Photo Purging

Ahhh the things I tell myself I’m going to accomplish in any given week.

It’s already Wednesday Monday and I still haven’t tied up the loose ends on 3 posts I have waiting in the wings for you all.

Le Sigh.

Instead of quality content, how about we do some low quality iPhone photo’s?

Hit it!

Great veil!

Playing with the tulle after the wedding.My poor mothers living room in the days following the big day.

The only remaining Hammerschlagen nail after the festivities.

The beautiful canopy of trees over the cabin.

The exact spot where Jon and I first met.

Jon ‘hard at work’ on our ‘honeymoon’.

Mosquito’s in Minnesota!  Yikes.

Mrs. Corwin and I  : )

My favorite beer!!!!

Minnesota Twinsies

All packed up and ready to go.

Back in Denver…. Notice the ring…I did.

First name is spelled wrong and the last name doesn’t look familiar either : )

Meow.The Finners…

…and again.

Hiking in Boulder.

Such a stud.He did it!

Pine. Cone.

Landscape.View from the top!


Beautiful Colorado.

Kind of like a lake.  Yet not at all : (

Scary sun glare.Hi guys.


Beautful Ladies.

Elly and Ashley – so pretty.

I have a thing for fire pictures.



I promise I’ll do better this week : )

iPhone Photo Purging

Busy busy busy…broken record.

Let’s do a photo-dump to get back in the swing of things.  Today’s purge is ALL wedding prep ALL the time.

Wedding prep!  Tags for the favors made with love by Miss Jessica.

Mom sent me this photo to show how big the tree’s were to go inside the coliseum for the reception!

Magical wedding minions : )

More wedding minions helping with photo booth props!

Our giant Wedding to do list circa June 2011.

Handmade arbor for the ceremony pre-paint and flowers.

At home wedding hair trial #1


Figuring out tree configurations.

Megan is in a tulle coma.

Greyson risking his life for the cause.  Heidi making sure everything is even.

Time for the other side…

At home for refreshments and a quick Oscar snuggle before heading back to the madness.

Hanging the first of the ‘wedding balls’!  It’s all happening! : )

Slowly but surely progress is being made…

Photo-booth area.Yikes.  Still have a long way to go…

Are they even??  Where’s the damn staple gun!?

Photo-booth props!

I think the fly tape adds a nice touch : )

This is not the first or last time this happened.

Grandpa Pete modeling his Wedding attire ; )The wedding license!!

The dress is here!!!!!!!!!!!  Thanks Amy!

NOBODY touch the dress.

My mom’s arm compared to her leg pre-spray tan.

After spray tan…missed a spot!  : )

All manicured up for the big day!

Uncle Chad and Uncle Tim life risking.

Do not try this at home.  It’s very dangerous.

Wedding prep over…the morning of the wedding – view from my suite window.

The following are iPhone photo’s I took of some of the flower arrangements the day after the wedding.  They were so beautiful.

Wedding decorating was one of the funnest weeks EVER!  A lot went wrong, we came upon a lot of challenges, but it was so fun figuring it all out and making it work.  Due to my pride for the work that we all did that week, I wanted to post some photo’s (taken by Nick Wagner) of the end result.  Photo’s taken on a real camera.Following photo’s taken by my dear friend Lindsay of Lindsay Arneson Creative.

iPhone Photo Purging

If you didn’t know – this is going to become a regular blog feature.  I love love love taking photo’s on my phone.  They always (rarely) turn out SO WELL (average).  I don’t always lug my camera around but I ALWAYS have my phone.  My camera always seems to capture my life as I want to present it whereas my phone captures…life as it is.

This one is pretty wedding heavy.  As will be the next one.

The rules are as follow:

Please enjoy and refrain from judging.

Three of my FAVORITE girls on the drive to my bachelorette party in Steamboat!

Ashley and I drinking our favorite Vihno Verde by Aveleda (try it – delicious in the summer) at the condo in Steamboat.

My momma shopping in a beautiful boutique up in the mountains.
It’s photo’s like this why I live in Colorado.  I mean SERIOUSLY.  

Ashley and I in our brand new CO proud hoodies!

Marlo in her favorite spot in the house – the couch crack?First step in baking the lemon cookies for the wedding.
My wedding hair trial in good ol’ Fargo.  It was aqua net stiff and fell out after 20 minutes.   Hence I was forced to do my own hair.  

Can you tell I’m thrilled?  I guess in hindsight it wasn’t THAT bad.

Auntie Megan (will hate me for this) with her completed wedding ball!Busy wedding bee’s!  Nice ball Jerri ; )Hmmm.  Day two of wedding balls?  Megan and Heidi changed – Mom and Jerri the same??  Not sure.  WEDDING WEDDING WEDDING 

So many balls all over the place : )

Awwww.  Madigan and Apple spooning.  They’re coming to see me today!!!Miss Apple Bottom being a model.Freshly made table number tents.  They’re sparkly and fun – hard to tell in the picture.: )After my final dress fitting.  Titled “wedding madness is not for the fainthearted”.

Final dress fitting at L’Atelier Couture!  BEST shopping experience of my life.  The girls there (Amanda & Madeline especially) and my time at their gorgeous boutique are some of my favorite memories of wedding time.Getting the final adjustments made!  So excited!!!!   Momma learning how to hustle and bustle the Vera Wang…The completed bustle!  Swoon…

Three of my favorite pictures of Miss Livi (at the aquarium) in her cute little sailor outfit.

Me looking stressed, malnourished and pale with my tan and fabulous godmother AMY at the Disney store!  It’s all about us.
A farewell cocktail after my last trip to MN before the wedding.A real gem I found at the Minneapolis airport.  Laughed out loud.
Picture text from Vanessa after receiving her maid of honor dress in the mail.Marlo doing crack…again.  Pictures like this make me gush “ohhh wook at my widdle baby kitty kitty kitty” which make my husband fear for the baby talk someday.Clint, myself, ASHLEY (purple teeth), Danielle and Sean at THIN MAN having a blasty blast.My insanely in shape healthy eating freak of nature fit bestie Danielle.It’s an inside joke.  I bet you all (my four readers) feel SOOOOO left out ; )I’m going to get a phone call approximately one day after I post this from Jon threatening to shut down our internet if I keep posting photo’s of him.  I ain’t scurred.

iPhone Photo Purging


I realized today that I have HUNDREDS of fun and random photo’s on my phone that have never seen the light of day.  I started at the beginning (early last summer) and I’ll randomly throw some up here and there until I catch up!

The INCREDIBLE stage at the U2 @ Invesco Field show.  BEST concert ever.  Definitely once in a lifetime.

Busted Marlo sleeping like this.

ALMOST to the top of a beautiful hike we took this last summer in Boulder.

Some beautifully unique foliage on our way to the top.  What a pine cone looks like before it looks like a pine cone.

My hiking companions leading the way – Matt – Katie – Jon

We made it!

Miss Livi on a ride at the MOA.  Yes I went with her – I’m her big sister!

A photo of my parents backyard the day we decided to have the wedding there! So beautiful and green!

MY Liz at a backyard BBQ.

Manna serenading her favorite girls : )

Jess and Max (who both just recently had a birthday)!

A simple photo showing how incredibly beautiful Minnesota is.  Wide open spaces.  It makes my heart ache.  There’s nowhere I liked driving alone more.

Fabric swatches from my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses that came with me everywhere for decision making purposes.

Tailgating at Red Rocks before the Ray LaMontagne show with my girls!  And our loyal photographer – Jon.

Awesome perspective photo from the show (by me).

Erin, Ashley, Ali and a creeper handlebar ‘stache.

Self portrait of my handsome husband and I at our friends Mike and Jen’s mountain wedding.

My GORGEOUS friend Ashley sporting my favorite haircut of all time at the wedding.

The two of us at the wedding sporting some awkward poses : )

Proof that Jon and Marlo love each other.  Napping and spooning.

Marlo looking creepy.

Quite possibly the BEST mullet of all time.  Go rockies!

Jon’s beautiful suit, shirt and tie for the wedding.  Took forever to find exactly what I (we) : ) wanted – but this was finally it!

Microbrew mania @ the Ale House.

A day at the pool with Miss Finley…notice anything strange?

Haha.  I’m so embarrassed.  Her mom pointed out her swimming diapers and I chose to not pay attention and grabbed a regular one.  Poor girl – we didn’t stay long : )

Thankfully she doesn’t appear to be too traumatized.