On Sunday Josh and I ventured to Springfield, MO, a town about three hours away from us.
Also the town that we will be moving to in July!
One of my very best friends, Abby, lives there.
I recruited her to take our engagement pictures, and she was happy to do so.
She even offered doing so for us as her wedding gift!
Such a nice gesture, and I simply love her to pieces.
So Sunday morning, a little thrown off by the time change, Josh and I headed over there.
I hadn't seen Abby since June and I'd really been missing her. :)
(I'll talk more about Abby and our relationship when I do my belated "I Want to Celebrate" post.)
I was so excited to be reunited!
We drove downtown to start with for the pictures...and from there it didn't exactly go as planned.
First of all, the jacket I had wanted Josh to wear had a huge hole in it. AWESOME. haha.
Secondly, it was freezing out there and on top of that, raining!
We had a cute little umbrella idea, but Josh totally hated it, and taking pictures was torture enough for him. Poor guy.
So basically the outdoors pictures are a photoshoot of me acting completely ridiculous. :)
There is actually one of us that I like a lot.
We went to this coffee house, The Dancing Mule, and tried to take cute pictures there.
We got one.
And it is one that I actually really love. :)
From there we met up with Audre, one of Abby's closest friends, and a girl who, over the summer, became one of my friends, too. Love her.
We decided to make our own indoor photo studio.
-cut out hearts
-empty room in apartment, due to roommate leaving randomly/secretly
-lots of light
We took quite a few photos in there.
I liked a lot of them.
Probably a lot of my love for them had to do with the background we made.
It was super cute and reminded me so much of NYLON magazine for some reason.
It was so fun and I'm seriously considering putting something like this in our future house, just for fun! We tried to convince Audre to just leave the room like that. NO GO.
Regardless of things not going entirely as planned, we still got a few cute photos.
Which is all i wanted!
We're going back again when it's more consistently warm to do some outdoor shots.
Abby hasn't had time to put all of our pictures up yet, which is why this is so lacking in pictures.
I'll be posting them later tho!
In the mean time, I really like this one:
It's a little cheesy, but that's us. And it's pretty cute, too. :)
After pictures Josh left us ladies to some girl time.
Audre made dinner, because she's such a good cook, and that's just her thing.
We talked and visited for a couple of hours, and then it was goodbye time. :(
Hopefully this time it won't be so long in between seeing each other.
And I'm so excited to be moving there! I'll have plenty of time with them.
And I think it'll be a great place for me and Josh, starting out.
before josh and i left yesterday we went to Petland.
they had so many cute, adorable puppies.
the first thing i was drawn to was this husky baby.
and then josh said, "lyddiiia."
and he was pointing at the most incredible thing of my life:
BABY ENGLISH BULLDOG.
she was so sweet.
i asked to play with her, and it was the most fun time.
She was so little and fat and wrinkly and wonderful.
I have never been more in love. (what, josh?)
she was super playful and cute.
too bad she was also $3600.
but honestly, if i'd had that money, i would have totally dropped it on this cutie.
seriously, this made my life! :)
(after we left, i realized i forgot a picture. so sad.)