Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Fun!

It's finally the weekend! Thanks to the Army, we get Kyle for four days in a row! We are planning to hit the Alaska State Fair (later on today if the weather cooperates) & work on our never-ending list of projects on the house. I mayyy even sneak out of the house at some point solo, but lets not get ahead of ourselves here. ;)

On to the randomness that is on the agenda for this Friday...

I may enjoy turf time more than my daughter does. A wide open indoor soccer field (frequently all to ourselves) with all the balls (sport type balls, come on now) we could ever dream of... Kind of makes me want to dust off the ol' cleats and sign up for one of the adult leagues for washed up soccer players.  

I may or may not have peed in my car. Sheesh, if this isn't a confession, I don't know what is! Let me explain. So, I found myself about 40 minutes from home with a napping baby and very very full bladder. Unfortunately, it wasn't someplace where I could really be Alaskan and just pee in the woods, or that would have been the answer. Do I wet my pants? Nope! I put that old Venti Starbucks cup to good use. Waking the sleeping beast baby to run in the gas station to relieve myself was simply not an option! (Please tell me I'm not the only person that's done this...)

Taking selfies with a full on tripod and camera is AWKWARD! I was itching to get out and practice with my new tripod, so I figured I would also mess around with the self timer. Holy smokes! How do fashion bloggers do this? Do you have a drink first!? I was literally giggling with embarrassment the whole time! So bizarre! 

Awkward or not, here are some of the stragglers I was waiting on from that recent purchases post

jacket || jeans || shoes 

Mama ::  top || jeans || shoes 
Mally :: jeggings || top || headband 

I've been borderline obsessing trying to find the perfect pair of tan riding boots for fall. 

I love how simple and classic these are!

But I would just die to have these in my closet! Can somebody get with Ralph and have him knock about $1k off of these babies for me? Thanks! 

Changes are a brewin' on this here blog and I can't wait to show you! I'll give you a hint and tell you that these changes have to do with Elizabeth... 

Can't wait to hear about your long weekend! Enjoy :)

Linking up with : Leslie & Karli 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Family Photos

Last week, Kyle, Mallory and I had the opportunity to have professional family photos taken. A local photographer named Marie of Chic Charlie's Photography donated an entire day to photograph soldiers and their families. It was an opportunity too good to pass up! 

The photos were taken at a park on JBER which made it convenient for Kyle to change out of his uniform and swing by for our 20 minute mini session. Well, when Kyle got out of his car I knew we were in for a treat. He went completely rogue and decided he felt passionately about the shirt he was going to be photographed in... oh boy. Choose your battles, right? Then it was Mallory's turn to stick it to the man rebel against family photos. She was NOT in the mood. Grumpy baby and a husband who is testing the waters as a fashionista, not good. Not good at all. I left the shoot telling myself that if we got just one decent photo; I would be ecstatic. 

I think it is safe to say that Marie blew my expectations out of the water! 

Check these out... 

Anchorage Alaska Photography

Anchorage Alaska Photography

Anchorage Alaska Photography

Anchorage Alaska Photography

Anchorage Alaska Photography

Anchorage Alaska Photography

Anchorage Alaska Photography

Anchorage Alaska Photography

Anchorage Alaska Photography

Anchorage Alaska Photography

Anchorage Alaska Photography

Anchorage Alaska Photography

What I'm wearing:
cardigan (old color) || top (old from a boutique - love this one)|| pants || shoes ||
lipstick (sold out) || watch

What Mallory is wearing:
headband (no longer available) || top || skinny jeans 

What Kyle is wearing:
Jk. He looks ok ;)

If you live in the Anchorage/Mat-Su Valley area I highly recommend Chic Charlie's Photography! She offers very reasonable pricing and the option to purchase your digital images. I was shocked when she had all of our photos edited and ready to view fewer than five days after our shoot!

I'm bummed that I didn't find her sooner! Totally would have hired her to shoot a maternity/newborn session.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge

No, you won't be seeing me douse myself in ice cold water. Your news feeds have all been bombarded with people doing the Ice Bucket Challenge. Sure it's fun, but what's important is that its raised a shit pile of cash for ALS research.  What I'm not sure the Ice Bucket Challenge has done is raise awareness/education about this devastating disease and how it affects so many people's lives. ALS currently has no cure. HAS. NO. CURE.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
I would love for you to stop by my friend Kelsey's blog { Pardon My French } and read about amazing mother in law's battle with ALS.  
You can donate to The ALS Association HERE.
Has your life been affected by ALS?
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