Chris. Canton & Love.

June 04, 2013

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 If you live in Texas you have probably/possibly heard of First Monday (Canton)... it is basically a giant flea market! Chris & I went all the time when we first got married and again when we opened A Little Artsy... you can't beat the prices and everything there is amazing! Chris has been wanting to go to grab a few hooks and locks for the airstream, so we made a day of it! I always snag a few old bottles to put flowers in and Aiden found an old metal lizard that he loves. It was such a fun day and sitting here looking back through these pictures, my heart is so captured by the way Chris loves our babies. I mean.. I see it everyday...but it's so sweet to see it captured and frozen on my screen. 

I am coming up on seven years married to this guy in a few weeks and gosh...it's been such a journey. In a weird way I think it's getting better & easier the longer we have been together. He really is my best friend in the world and thinking about him not being around for 8 weeks makes  my heart ache in a deep way. On our very first date the first thing I noticed about him and was smitten by was his smile. And when I opened up these pictures to edit, I couldn't help but notice that same sweet smile in the pic above. 

Thankful for everything he is to me. 

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33 comments:

  1. so fun. for the past 3 years we have lived about an hour from canton & still have not made it to first mondays. Reminds me of first Thursdays in Austin. Hopefully it will happen soon :)

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  2. I've been married 6 years to the most amazing man and I will 100% second everything you said about it feeling easier the longer we're together. I know it won't always be perfect, but Nate is truly my best friend and always will be! Plus seeing him as a dad is incredible - I love it :)

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  3. How absolutely precious! You have such an adorable family!

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  4. We will have been married 10 years in August. It has flown by. But we are so different from who we were when we were first married. I used to be very rigid and afraid and being married to Zac has made me more relaxed and brave. He used to have a hard time communicating verbally and now I hear him in business calls and church settings and his communication skills are amazing - he says that's because I talk a lot ;) It does just keep getting deeper. Love my best friend so much.

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  5. agree to that too. the longer I'm with my hubby, it does feel like it's gotten easier. We will be married seven years too, this december. I've never heard of canton!!! I am so going to look into this next year.

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  6. Canton sounds amazing! Love taking the kids to flea markets; we always find such great treasures as a family. Oh, and the cinnamon pecans are the best!

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  7. there are a ton of flea market/swap meets around here but i haven't gone in years!! my husband and i drove by one the other day and decided we might take the kids one of these weekends.

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  8. My sister has a shop in Canton! I don't know if it's the same but it's something about the first weekend there? It's called Little Ethans.

    Happy Anniversary!

    Jessica / www.teamwiking.com

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  9. adore these photos! i love flea markets
    kw ladies in navy

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  10. nice shots, so optimistic:) regards, Gosia - Four'eMki

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  11. Such sweet and beautiful words and pictures! Happy Anniversary this month! :)

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  12. Agreed flea markets are awewome! That first picture is priceless. There is no greater feeling in the world than being a dad.

    -Chris
    Fatherhoodwithacamera.blogspot.com

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  13. I just found your blog and I absolutely love it!
    Now following :)

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

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  14. I live near Houston, so I've been to canton a few times. Love it. And also love these pics of your family. They are sweet and yes Chris' love shines through for the kids and so does yours. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. omgoodness, I always love your photos- but the one of your half face in bed---- ART girlfriend- just stunning!

    have a blessed day- beth

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  16. Where are the little red shoes from? I would love those for my daughter Lola. So cute.

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    1. aw! they were actually a hand me down from a friend!!! i know the brand is "crocs" !!

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  17. I love your style of photography. Your shots are always beautiful!

    Belle la vie

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  18. love reading your life story. i've been so encouraged and inspired by your blog. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I love going to Canton! I may just take my girls next month!

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  20. We go to Canton many times a year, but I love the way you captured it in these pictures. I love to see other perspectives!! And such precious moments.

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  21. Beautiful pictures! You have such a lovely family :) God bless you.

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  22. beautiful photos! you have such a gift that you are able to capture beautiful moments behind a camera lens. I hope that all your preparations for your travels are going well :)

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  23. It's always a difficult time to be away from your husband / best friend / confidant. and it's always a lot better when he is around. I feel the same way. My husband is in school full time and works full time too so he is always out. But when he is home, we make the most out of it. and when I see him with my kids, I, too, am smitten all over again.

    Beautiful family.

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  24. Thanks for sharing your story on ohdeardrea, so glad I found your blog. Your story was beautiful and that photo of ya'll? Just too much. Love it!

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  25. Such great pictures - that market looks amazing! Hopefully those 8 weeks will fly by fast and you'll be reunited before you know it!

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  26. i love the pics of chris and ains! so cute. it looks like apple is getting some hair, too! my baby guinnyth is still pretty bald. ;) i will be praying for you... i cannot stand when my hubby is gone.

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  27. Daddy swinging Apple is SO BEAUTIFUL and the picture of Ains kissing him on the cheek is FRAME WORTHY!!!!

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  28. Aww you can tell how much you love him and I am sure he feels the same way about you. :)

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  29. you are such a refreshing spirit, sweet casey!

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  30. Newest follower! :)

    Love your pictures of just everyday moments! What kind of lens do you use?? Can't wait to read more! :)

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    1. You are so so sweet!!!! I love the 50mm lens and a wide angle lens!!!!!!! xoxo!

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