Archive for August, 2012

THE BEGINNING OF US

With our anniversary tomorrow, I have found myself reminiscing over wedding pictures, mentally reviewing our first year as Mr. + Mrs. and remembering the beginning of us.

It all began with a wedding, where Travis was smitten with the girl in the red shoes. Dancing the night away, a simple chance meeting quickly grew into a future forever.

Honestly speaking, I thought my “ladies room challenge” would have ended the night of the wedding. But I quickly realized I was more interested than I first expected when I cancelled a Wild game date and invite him over for dinner three days later. Yes, I actually made dinner for our first date! Many months and countless moves later, it was becoming obvious to everyone that Travis wasn’t the only smitten one.

A wedding may have been how it all started, but it has been the memories we’ve shared and the lessons we’ve learned together that has made us who we are today. We now spend our winters on the slopes, our nights watching “What Not To Wear” and many summer WT weekends at the races, truly embracing each others hobbies and interests as our own. With initial thoughts of “it’s about time’ when Travis finally proposed, this girl in the red shoes has finally realized that we have only begun writing “our story” together. And hopefully my dancing partner will continue a life of being smitten.. and doing the dishes!

shauna ♥

The wedding where it all began! And our FIRST picture together!

POOL PARTY, SIMPLY LOVES STYLE

Every year the hubby and I host an annual pool party to celebrate summer with our family and friends. This year, I decided to add a little simply loves twist to the day and really celebrate in coordinated style!

Guests were treated to pulled turkey and cheese sandwiches, fruit pizza, sweet cupcakes and snow cones! With the sun shinning, the kids swam while the adults enjoyed great conversation, cold beverages and a little late night bonfire.

Added bonus? My family made the seven hour trip from Winnipeg, Manitoba and I was able to swipe my brother’s camera to shoot these amazing memories seen below. Future career in photographer??? Maybe so… but until then enjoy the party!

shauna ♥

DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE!!

It might be something small, a mere mention on another website, but to me it’s the beginning of dreams coming true!!! “They know my name! They know my name”, I happily shouted when I first clicked on the link today. It’s definitely the little things that make all the hard work so worth it!

may you find inspiration in the big picture, but find love in the details