I had this whole post planned for today about my love for Halloween.  I was going to tell you about all my epic costumes over the years…because let me tell you…there have been many.  I was going to talk about that time I was Ginger Spice…and the scream monster…and how I trick-or-treated until I was 16.  Ok fine…17.  I was going to justify why I’m not dressing up this year when in reality I have no good reason.  I did make an attempt last night but the Halloween store was like something out of a horror movie.  Don’t mess with mom’s who have waited until the last minute to get their kids a costume.  Lesson learned.  And then finally I was going to wrap it all up with an adorable picture of Goose in his Halloween costume.  But once I actually put Goose in his costume I realized that is all this post needs.  Because Goose the Shark needs no introduction.

 

So I will leave you with this little piece of amazingness…and I hope everyone has an amazing Halloween!

 

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I have a special place in my heart for couples who want to do sunrise photos…because…well…the light is just amazing.  There’s something so quiet and peaceful about the city before it really wakes up.  And as the sun peeks above the horizon and lights the city up with it’s orange glow…it’s breathtaking.  So obviously when Tricia and Trent decided to book their engagement photos at sunrise I was slightly giddy.  And to top off the perfect light and perfect morning…I got to spend time with a couple that can’t help and make you smile.

 

From start to finish I could feel the love between them.  A quiet appreciation for each other that is so rare…and laughter.  Non stop laughter.  Which if you know me…is my love language.  Every second I got to spend with Tricia and Trent was amazing because they are the real deal.  And spending that early morning with them made me a million times more excited for their wedding!

 

Tricia and Trent…thanks for braving the early morning with me.  I had such a blast with you guys and I am seriously excited for your wedding!!  Love you both!

 

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I love that you know exactly how I take my coffee.  Even though you pretend not to so you don’t have to order it at Starbucks.  Believe it or not there are way more complicated orders than mine.  I love that you have strategically placed phone chargers all over the house so my phone is always charged.  Which I realize was a learning curve because something about a phone at 4% just seemed to stick with me.  I love that you always know when I need a glass of wine.  Even when I’m trying to “cut back”…you pour it for me anyways.  I love the little moments.  Drives in the car where you turn up my favorite song.  Nights on the couch when I’m so busy that I edit until bed but when I look up I see you smiling at me.  Sleeping with the windows open even when it’s 40 degrees out.  And all the little times you stop to kiss me just because.  I love that in five years you’ve never let me get in the car without opening my door first.  Whoever said chivalry is dead hasn’t met you.  I love how you believe in us.  Not just as a couple…but as a life.  You see what’s possible…and what we so desperately want…and you work like hell to make it happen.  I love the laughter…and the quiet moments.  I love how relentlessly you love me.  And most of all…I love you.  Every single part of you.

 

Our life has always been a series of question marks…but you make everything about the unknown so exciting.  You make the impossible seem possible and even though I could write a million eloquent words about what you mean to me…it really comes down to one thing.  Happiness.  Gary Truelock, you make me so happy and I can’t wait for all the messy, confusing, exciting, hard, fun, amazing, unknown things life has in store for us.

 

xoxo,

Your wifey

 

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  • Janet Wakefield - October 29, 2014 - 5:53 pm

    And many many more years to come of all that stuffReplyCancel

I met John and Mike for the first time the day of their wedding.  We had chatted on the phone and I had heard a million wonderful things about them from my amazing friend/their amazing wedding planner, Cara…but I still couldn’t help but be a little nervous.  I always get the wedding day jitters the morning of a wedding and that day was no different.  As soon as John and Mike pulled up I instantly felt like I’d known them for years.  We laughed and “slow-walked” and as I snapped photo after photo…I couldn’t hide my smile.

 

The love that John and Mike have for each other is something that you don’t see every day.  Watching the way they looked at each other and the love that is so obvious and pure and completely genuine…it made me want to pinch myself.  Or hug them and never let go because it’s couples like John and Mike that remind me just how powerful true love can be.  As the night went on…and their friends and family gathered to celebrate these two amazing men…I realized I wasn’t alone.  Every person in that tent saw what I did…two people that are so completely in love and so obviously meant to be together.  Forever.

 

John and Mike…thank you for allowing me to be a part of a day that was truly spectacular.  You guys are honestly something special and I am so so grateful to have gotten the chance to meet you.  I may live far away…but I promise you I will make it to wine night one of these days!  You can count on it!  I love you guys so much and if I was any happier for you I might explode.  Here’s to a life full of nothing but happiness!!!!

 

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This day was truly put on by the wedding dream team!  A HUMUNGOUS thank you to:

Wedding Planner: Murphy & Company – Cara Belvin  |  The Hospitable Hostess – Jen O’Leary  |  Caterer: Chariot Brick Oven Pizza  |  Acoustic Musician: Carl Dylan  |  DJ: Ben Donovan

Every year I make a HUGE deal out of my birthday.  When I was growing up my parents would always joke that I didn’t have a birthDAY.  I had a birthMONTH.  I would plan huge parties and count down the seconds until it was actually October 26th.  Even as an adult…I’ve always loved my birthday.  I would plan big dinners with all my friends and buy the perfect outfit and perfect shoes and have the best day ever.  I’ve basically made it impossible for anyone to ever throw me a surprise party because I am just way too involved.  What can I say…I love my birthday.

 

But for some reason…the excitement for my birthday this year was seriously lacking.  I knew it was coming…and I had made plans that I knew would be so much fun…but I couldn’t get excited.  I don’t know if I was just too busy to let myself get excited or maybe subconsciously I know I’m getting dangerously close to 30.  But that little kid anticipation that I’ve always had just wasn’t there.  But as Friday rolled around and I spent all day packing the car and running errands getting ready for our trip to Indy…it started.  I couldn’t wait to pick up Gary and get on the road and spend the weekend in the most perfect way.  And that’s exactly what it was.

 

We spent the weekend eating so much delicious food…drinking delicious cocktails…laughing until my cheeks went numb…enjoying the most perfect fall weather…and snuggling my little peanut as much as I possibly could.  And last night as I sent 28 out the door and said hello to 29…I couldn’t help but smile at the absolute perfect birthday weekend.  A weekend that reminds me just how amazing my friends and family and husband are.  And how lucky I am to get to ring in another birthday with them.

 

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Can’t you tell how much Katharine loves Uncle Gooey.  :)

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