weekend things

Busy but fun.

That is going to be the theme of the summer.  Our weekends are packed!


Equinox.  Favorite brewery in Ft. Collins.

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The Honey Gitters playing at Equinox.

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Babysat Tate!!

Laura + Travis had a wedding to shoot, so I swooped in and stole watched their baby!

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Tate ate, I ate…

Tate napped, I napped…

I heard you’re supposed to nap when the baby naps…or is that just for new moms? heh

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Cutest ever, right?  Look at those eyes!

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I had the best day watching this little guy! 

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After a long nap, we headed to Crate + Barrel.  I had a gift card to use and there is no C+B in Ft. Collins. 

Crate + Barrel = baby snooze fest

He slept the whole time!

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Then we headed to Heather’s house, and I finally got to meet Weston!  It’s hard enough to handle ONE adorable baby, let alone TWO.

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Walk time.

Tate and I went for a few loops around this little lake by Laura’s house.

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Great way to end the evening.

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Mojito bar Sunday. 

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Sunday, Chris + I headed to Denver for Ann’s [yellow sweater] bridal shower!  Chris and the boys hung out with Kurtz, while the girls celebrated the upcoming wedding.

Ann + Kurtz are our good friends who are getting married in Costa Rica in September, and I’m super excited to be photographing their wedding!

Ali [purple dress] hosted the amazing party.

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We are so happy for these two and cannot wait for their wedding.  It’s our first real vacation since our honeymoon four years ago.

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Ali + Hovan are actually getting married in TWO weeks in Ohio.  They are from right around where my parents live so I’ll be making a trip home very soon. 

Garden envy!

Ali + Hovan did an amazing job with their garden.

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The boys crashed the party at the end and played a little cornhole.

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My beautiful new basil plant thanks to Ali and her green thumb!

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Ann’s rehearsal bouquet that I made!

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Not to end on a sad note but one other major thing that happened this weekend was the start of the High Park Fire, about 15 miles west of Ft. Collins.  Close to 37,000 acres have burned in just two days and the fire is still 0% contained.  The weather was 90+ on Sunday and extremely dry.  The winds increased + shifted Sunday night as a cold front came through, which caused the fire to grow substantially. 

The first 3 photos are from Kelsey taken in town.Image (10)I took the top photo on our way back to Denver last night and the bottom photo was on our way to Denver.    Image (11)The smoke was very thick in Ft. Collins last night, smelling like an intense camp fire.  The fire was reportedly started from lightening strike. 

This photo was taken as we were heading back into town from I-25.

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Evacuation orders are growing rapidly and the town is doing all they can to accommodate people + animals.  We know a number of families that have had to pack up and leave their homes already.  Hoping for a storm to come this week to help get things under control.  This has been all consuming.  I’m constantly checking for updates and hoping to see even just 5% containment.

Hopefully I’ll have a better update tomorrow.