lately || october || ethan and bethany





october is kicking our butts. there's not enough coffee in the world. 


we're having so so much fun. almost too much fun, even. 
we've been traveling, having meetings, shooting the sessions, capturing the weddings, booking for  next year. so on and so on. we just celebrated our 2 year mark for shooting weddings! what! no way. gosh, that's so cool. it's been quite the journey. so, this week. we're home sick. we have over 5 weddings to edit and get to it's owners and we have several engagement sessions, and various other sessions to get done. also albums to design and order and mail out. so many people waiting. and this is why i'm a crazy person. i don't know how ethan puts up with me. i'm handling this year better than last year. growth, baby. 
so naturally, we get sick. just seems right, ya know? like, it's time. 

we came home from our kentucky-arkansas adventures and cat was so happy to see us. she has to be touching us at all times. it's adorable and a bit annoying. cute, though. it also breaks my heart that she would ever feel that her humans left her. we were somewhere very late at night and had to stop for gas. there was a orange and white kitten (KITTEN. UGH) out all alone and i am not kidding, i bawled my eyes out as we left and got back on our road to home. alone. of course the kitten turned into kids alone, in my mind, and i just lost it. all the kids. i need to save them all. and the kittens. 

so we get home and cat slept with her butt by my face. not my first choice but i'll take it. 
and she curls up with ethan while he's on the couch like she's his scarf. it's too much. 
she's beyond adorable, my heart aches. 

we've been really enjoying the fall! it's lovely and the colors are amazing. 
everyone wants session in the fall so we are working hard! it's too bad we can't have like 5 months of fall and only a couple months of winter. seems like a better system, yes? but no body asked me when that decision was made. 

we've been really into making breakfast lately! it's really been helping with just everything all around. starting the day with breakfast and coffee. i'm less hungry throughout the day and i feel happier. we're making our own sausage patties, so i'll blog about that recipe soon. 
and we make a trip to trader joe's to get our groceries for the month so that's really fun. we don't mind the drive, ya'll know we love to travel. and TJ's is the absolute best place on earth, having all the foods that i can eat. THANKS TJ'S. UGH. love you. 

oh! we're coming up on FIVE years together. so i'm thinking of something really adorable to do for that. just a photograph and a mushy blog post, probably, so get ready for that. ;) 
it's so so fun to do life with e. a lot has changed and then not so much. we've been growing a lot spiritually. we seem to go through phases. and we're up on a huge growth spurt again. it's so amazing to grow together and individually towards Christ. it makes everything stronger and we also fall more in love, so that's kinda nice. 

we got to go back to somerset, ky this year for a wedding. it was almost too romantic. if that's even possible. so i was in heaven. a fun thing was that ethan was recognized at the local coffee shoppe by some sweet girls! that's what social media can do. he came back to the hotel and told me all about it. and it was just so fun. friends of friends of friends. social media. connecting the world. how awesome is that. 

on sunday i made two coffees. they were both for me. i wanted a large coffee but i only have shorter mugs. the lens mugs that are so darling that wonderful people gifted me with. 
so i made two. ethan said "oh thanks but i didn't want any this morn" i'm all, "i know. i didn't make you one" and we laughed and laughed. 

it's interesting the things you pick up on as you're married longer. i can wake up and know if he'll want hot or iced coffee that morning. i don't know how i do it. ;)