happy memorial day!

we’re excited for memorial day to be here! for a lot of people, memorial day is the official beginning of summer: beaches, bbq’s, sandals, lots of melted ice cream cones…

we’re also grateful for the chance memorial day gives to think about and pay tribute to all of the people who have done so much to preserve those values and ideals that we all strive for, especially those who have given their lives like some of our own family members have done....

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a duck hunt in the park!

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canon sent us their new canon SL1 camera to borrow for a few weeks and experiment with around the city. we took it with us (with our 50 mm lens) on an afternoon walk in central park to explore and see the ducks! neither josh or i claim to be great photographers, and we’re both learning as we go, but we’ve been using our own canon rebel camera the last few years to document our life together with photographs and film and it is one of our favorite things.  ...

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my best friend’s wedding (part II)

a few more photos from the wedding day in chicago…

^^^chased after this cute flower girl for a bit before dinner…^^^

^^^oh eleanor, you are such a joy.^^^

^^^and being asked to wear matching dresses for the day? mama’s dream come true, really.^^^

^^^my monkeys were obsessed with climbing the little archway where the bride and groom were standing when they were married....

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my best friend’s wedding (part I)

here are a few photos (some with the real camera, some iphone photos) from carolyn’s wedding day in chicago last saturday. you may have seen a few of these already if you follow josh or me on instagram, but i wanted to share the rest here. i took so many photos (surprise surprise) that i broke them up into two posts.  ...

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party for the bride!

a few of my girlfriends and i threw carolyn a little party on wednesday night in chicago to celebrate the bride to be! we ordered in thai food at a friend’s home and made key lime pie. we put together a little photobooth with streamers and stayed up terribly late catching up and reminiscing about our time together.  ...

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