Saturday, February 26, 2011

favorite day

Me, on my most favorite day ever

Our best man/sister's boyfriend/big-brother-to-be took this photo of me on the evening of our wedding (Hence the tired smile. I have never been more exhausted). He just found it on his phone today, so I thought I'd share! 
It makes me smile!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Love notes

Husband left me this sweet little note in my jewelry box.
He'll be at drill for the Army all weekend.
I love him.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Simply Happy.

Have you ever had one of those days where everything made you feel happy? I did! Although, I must admit the first part of my day was a bit nerve-wracking. I had a meeting with my boss this afternoon and I couldn't concentrate on anything for the first few hours. All that nervousness was put to rest when she gave me something like a PROMOTION! Wahoo! My creative mind is jumping with joy! {If you didn't know, I'm a Graphic Designer at an advertising}

Mama surprised me with these beautiful
pink & white congratulatory tulips!

My gal-pal headed back to Atlanta this evening (which didn't particularly make me happy). We had a great time during the few short days she was here. Milkshakes, Panera and a bit of shopping kept us occupied. She's a Sara/h as well, I spell it like that because I have an "h" and she does not. We still argue over the best spelling, what's your favorite? ;)

Miss Sara. I live vicariously through her. 

Tomorrow husband and I have a full day of house hunting. I would love to find a 1940's bungalow with white woodwork and little cubbies cut into the walls and  don't forget arched doorways. Is that too much for a girl to ask for? Perhaps my wish list is a bit too specific...

Goodnight dolls.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chicago, Chicago!

This weekend, Bobby and I took a mini weekend trip to Chicago for our friend's 27th birthday. The 24 hours we visited were filled with lots of love and laughter; we have such a fun-loving group of friends!

The birthday boy and myself.

2 of my best girls - Katie J & Molly

The boys - Troy, Matt & Bobby

Myself and Mr Bishop

Somedays I wish we lived closer to Chicago so we could see these guys all the time! Although, a little weekend trip is always welcome on our calendar! 

My bestie is visiting from Atlanta, so we're off for an afternoon filled with everything girly! 


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tamra + Tim | Engaged!

Tamra and Tim are by far one of the cutest couples ever! Their smiles could light up a room, plus their names sound pretty cool together... Tam & Tim. I had such a great time shooting their engagement photos today, trudging through the snow proved to be a bit difficult, but definitely worth it! Enjoy!

Congratulations and well wishes to you both! 

A whirlwind weekend.

Whew! What a weekend filled with celebrations! My mama came home from Hawaii on Friday, so my sisters, Bobby and I took her to Uno's for dinner (yum yum). Saturday, we celebrated the Badgers win against Ohio State with a trip to Buffalo Wild Wings joined by Molly and Troy and Saturday evening, we celebrated Valentine's Day at Ruth's Chris!

Sunday was Dennis' birthday, so of course we celebrated again! My mama made "Popover Pancakes" for breakfast. Simply delish. {Recipe here}

Molly and I spent the afternoon decorating the dining room for Den's mini birthday party. Mama made chicken n' dumplings and a massive chocolate cake, To. Die. For.

Needless to say, this was the weekend of eating. I felt like a beached whale on Monday morning. Meh. Bobby and I had reservations at Tutto Pasta for Valentine's Day dinner (our second one. we like food.) However, after filling our tummy's to the tip-top with food all weekend, we decided a trip to good ol' Hyvee Grocery would be a much better and lighter choice for dinner. Mr. Bishop had his all time favorite, Orange Chicken and I had some tasty sushi. Dinner was followed by a mini grocery trip. Weird you might think, but I thought it was super romantic. 

The very best part of the weekend was my Vday present......


It's heaven. How can a stupid little phone do so many fabulous things?! I'm simply obsessed.

I'm totally jazzed for the outdoor engagement session I'm shooting today. Spring-like weather + a couple in love = perfection. I'll post a sneak peek tonight. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Frigid doesn't even begin to define it. It is beyond cold. The type of cold that cuts you like little needles. I'm convinced that it will always find that little spot my scarf doesn't cover and get me. No matter how many layers I have on, no matter how stuffed sausage-ish I look, it will always find me.

On a warmer note, I wanted to share these winter wonderland photos I shot a few weeks ago. Kelsey was such a trooper & didn't complain once about the chill in the air.

We're expecting warmer temps this weekend. Just in time for Valentine's weekend! Yippee! 

Monday, February 7, 2011


Monday always gets such a bad rep. I sort of feel bad for it. "Ohhh Monday, I hate Monday." Well, Monday; I'm here to stand up for you. To me, you're a chance to start over, a fresh beginning. Here are the top 10 things that made my Monday super...

1. Husband made the bed

2. I had a new playlist to listen to on the drive to work

3. The huge snowflakes that fell outside my window at work (I felt like I was in a snow globe!)

4. Noodles & Co. for dinner (Penne Rosa-you rock!)

5. Husband gladly offered to snow blow the driveway

{This post mentions husband a lot. He's the best.}

6. Pearl's welcome home greeting; so sweet.

7. The Bachelor & popcorn with husband tonight!

8. My heels that 'clicked' on the hardwood floor at work

9. Husband's after-work hug and compliment (he told me I looked that good or bad?)

10. Blackberry tea

I have an outdoor engagement shoot tomorrow - I'm uber-excited even thought it's supposed to be frigid!

What made your Monday worth smiling?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Snowy Super Bowl Sunday!

It's a snowy Sunday here in Wisconsin. There's something so calming about a quiet morning with snow gently falling outside the window. 

We're off to my Father-in-law's for the big game tonight, I'm rooting for the Packers because that makes sense (we live in Wisco.) and husband told me to. I'm not a big football fan, don't get me wrong Badger games have always been a favorite pastime of mine, but after an hour of football I GET SO BORED (My attention span may be to blame for that). I'll make the best of it and hope for a Packer victory, so people will STOP TALKING ABOUT IT. What are you doing for the big game?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

simply me.

9.18.2010 was truly the best day of my life. I married my best friend, Bobby B. I love you.

Image by Krakora Studios

Right now I'm working on being a fantastic wife. I'm not quite there yet. I burn almost everything I cook and I forget the laundry in the dryer, but someday I'll get it right.

I'm a photographer/graphic designer and it's true, I really do enjoy a great piece of paper. Candid photos make me giddy as does a blurry photo taken by a plastic Diana camera (even though I have yet to get mine out of the box.)

Puppy Pearl is my sweet baby girl (until husband allows a human baby).

My sisters and Mama are my favorite ladies

That's simply me.