today || happy heart | friendship & all the coffee | burt and cole

some days are just extra special, ya know? 
today is one of those days. 

my bride - turned - friend nicole who i call cole or n.cole 
drove an hour + just to hang out with me on her day off. 
how cool is she? 

so we obviously started the day with coffee and a mini photo shoot in my home. 
i impressed her with my coffee making skills. 
and then we ate pizza and breadsticks. times ten. 

obviously i think it's really important to take photos of your memories. 
and i'm so happy we got these today. 
and i'm so happy she's cool with whatever i want to do. 
like stop on the side of the road to shoot by a cool wall. 

nicole is one of my girls now. 
like, i'm just so blessed by her. 
i'm thankful wedding photography brought us together. 
she's welcomed me into her heart and her family. 
her husband is the kindest sweetest soul. 
her aunt tam is now my aunt tam. 
grandma lois and my husband have a special thing going on. 
our mom's have the same first name and our sister's have the same first name. 
so i mean, this is really working out. 

and she loves coffee. 
and pizza. 
and she is extremely funny. 
i love the laughter. and she makes it happen. 
we just get it. we just laugh. 

we were antiquing today and we just had so much fun. 
everything is more fun when you experience it with her. 
and i obviously like that she likes me. 
we were looking at a table and then i saw awesome decorative cherries. 
and i yelled "oh i love these cherries" and got really silly about the cherries. 
which made her laugh and say "i really like you" 
and then my heart smiled. 
and i also yelled at the pizza. because yum. 
and she laughed. 
friendship is so sweet. 
i love being me around my people. and they just love me. and treat me well. 
i love having deep relationships and being good to one another. 
i just have to have her in my life. i love doing life with her in it. 
it's just precious. 

and then we had more coffee & treats from mad goat. because, duh. 

today i realize just how blessed i am. 

tonight i have book club with another girl friend. we have the best book club nights together. 
and later this week i get to photograph my bff's baby boy's 6 month photos. 
and cook with her and work on a fun kitchen slash art photography project that we made up. 
and i just have some incredible women in my life that need to be celebrated. 
and i also realize i need to blog more about the amazing women in my life. 

so this one is about my friendship with cole. 
and how precious of a darling she is to me. 

thank you for loving me. and liking me. 
you have incredible hair and the biggest heart i know. 
also, you're cute. 
i love to talk with you about fun things and serious things.
i love our daily texting & the photos you send me.  
 you pick out the best baby names. 
and don't judge me when i pick terrible baby names that no one else likes. 

^^
-are you some type of model or something?
-baby making hips.