7.20.2014

SO MUCH IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!!!

System. Overload.
OK, let me give you an overview of my life right now. It has been a whirlwind of crazy wonderfullness.
We are currently in the middle of packing for two separate international trips, packing the apt. for the cross country move, and painting said apt. back to white.
All of this has to be done in four days!
So Sweetcheeks and I have been power-housing through stuff.
*Side note: I had to finally pack up my "work" computer. The computer I do all of my editing/business stuff on. So I finished up my last SLC project and officially closed up shop. All of this change feels so real now.
Moving on.....
Yesterday was "prime all the walls" day.
Today was "pack for our trip(s)" day.
Tomorrow will be "paint all the walls back to white" day.
Tuesday-Thursday will be "final packing/loading pod" day.
Friday is "hang out with family before we leave for good" day.
Busy week.
We have a lot of packing logistics to figure out because, well.......let me see if I can explain it clearly.
We are leaving to Honduras this Saturday...but we are packing our home into a pod and shipping it to North Carolina this Thursday.
We get back from Honduras, sleep one night in SLC with my sis and her fam, and wake up to drive across the country to Washington DC where we leave for our two month trip to Europe (woot, woot!).
What this means is that we have to have Honduras, cross country road trip, and Europe all packed right now....because we don't have a "home" to come back to so we can reorganize and repack.
Does that make sense?
Everything we need for the next three months needs to be packed in luggage, everything else in boxes, and anything we need for the next four days not packed until Thursday.
Anyway, our house is in complete chaos....although I feel that there is a method to the madness.
Sweetcheeks may disagree.
I have some quick snapshots as proof!
OH, we also have Sweetcheeks's Mini Sweetcheeks with us for the summer.
Did I mention that?
Sweetcheeks and Mini Sweetcheeks have been amazing in all the craziness.
Mini Sweetcheeks even helped me paint and assisted in picking out my clothes for the trips.
I have such a great little family.
We will not be taking the laptop with us on any of our travels sooooo the blog may be updated two *maybe* three times in the next few months - maybe when we are staying with family and I have time to sit and catch all y'all up on the happs!
HOWEVER, if you are interested in following our journeys the absolute, hands down, without a doubt BEST way to do that is by following me on instagram (@humbletakes) or "liking" my facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HumbleTakes)!
I will be keeping those pretty up to date will all of our adventures!
I love you guys!
Pray for my sanity!!
Shoot ya Later :)

-Left side of the living room

-Center of the living room (where Little One sleeps...usually very clean and orderly - please don't call CPS)

-Right side of the living room

-Our bedroom (notice all the furniture is pulled away from the walls so we can paint)
*clothes laying around to be packed...for which trip, I don't know

7.15.2014

Travis & Alicia Sittin' in a Tree...

Hey World!!
I am SO excited to show you guys what I have been up to!
Cuisine Unlimited (go ahead, click there....you know you want to) hired me to shoot an amazing vow renewal party.
Travis and Alicia have been together for 15 years and wanted to celebrate their love, marriage, and children with their closest friends and family.
Let me just tell you, these two KNOW how to throw a party...see story below.
I absolutely loved these two (Alicia is beautiful AND sweet...double whammy).
So here's the story:
Travis and Alicia were married in Memory Grove on July 2.
To celebrate 15 years of wedded bliss, they had an intimate gathering at their home.
The catering by Cuisine Unlimited was beautiful and delicious.
Original wedding photos were on display and a special "love mix" was playing over the speakers.
Everyone was chatting and eating and laughing and drinking.
It was wonderful.
About an hour and a half into their party, they surprised their guests with a SIGHTSEEING TOUR BUS!!
Think about that, a sight-seeing tour bus to take your friends and family around downtown SLC....heeeeelllloooooo!
THAT is a party!
I was excited to be shooting this event before, but THIS...this was just crazy!
I had such a fun time!
Everyone was so sweet and you could just feel how much this group of people cared about each other.
OK, moving on.
We all load onto the bus and Alicia starts handing out single red roses.
(You'll understand why later)
So the bus takes all of us to Memory Grove park, everyone waving, laughing, and taking pictures the entire journey.
It was so fantastic that these two lovebirds could renew their vows in the same place they made sacred promises to each other 15 years earlier.
So sweet.
Their ceremony was perfect.
Alicia had her "bridesmaids" with her...all holding single red roses
Awe.
Their beautiful daughter had written one of the sweetest poems I have ever heard and their guests were invited to say something to the couple before they said their vows...and I must admit, I got teary eyed once............ok, twice.
And in traditional wedding fashion, they sealed their vows with a kiss.
I *LOVE* love!
THANK YOU Alicia, Travis, and Cuisine Unlimited!
Here's to 15 years...and many, many more!

Shoot ya Later :)