Casa de Youngren
I breath deeper at the HCC Ranch in Montana than I do anywhere else. My heart muscles burn when I breathe that deep and my ribcage bones tend to crack because they haven’t been that stretched in a long time. I feel the air go all the way into my belly when I come to HCC. You might remember Mark and Kaitlyn’s
A few happy things are coming up soon that prompted me to pull these images… next week, my parents are visiting us from Idaho, and in April, we’re flying back up to Montana to visit this beautiful ranch again. In case you didn’t realize this about me, I learned to ride my first horse at seven-ish
Jeff and I travel quite a bit, and we truly love photographing weddings in new wonderful places, but we don’t travel nearly as much as we used to. Why? Because of our friends and community in San Diego. When we’re not present, neither are our relationships with the people that matter the most to us.
Did Thanksgiving sneak up on anyone else this year? Or was it just me? And was anyone else feeling this exact same way last year? I mean, yesterday was Halloween and the day before that was Labor Day, so I don’t know what’s happening to the yearly calendar as I get older, but apparently time
So Jeff and I spatchcocked a turkey yesterday… and yes, we giggled every time we said the word. A spatchcock is a turkey, chicken, or other poultry that has been flattened for grilling or roasting. Yes, flattened. There is no better descriptor, folks, than flattened. You remove the backbone of the bird, then stick your hand
Jeff and I are enjoying a lazy weekend with Jeff’s sweet cousin Sarah from Minneapolis who flew out to San Diego to celebrate her 30th birthday in America’s Finest City (we love this girl!). Lazy weekends are hard to come by for Jeff and me during this time of year when weddings are busy busy busy and the
Oh. My. Dear. Heavenly. Goodness. I’m not a cookie person really, but I’m definitely an Almond Butter Sandwich Cookie convert. These cookies are nothing short of HEAVEN. And every time I’ve made them for friends, the health-nuts at the party that always skimp on dessert gobble them up like they’re made of carrots instead of sugar.
Jeff and I are not what you’d call ‘fish’ people. We love our seafood, and will eat it when presented with the opportunity, but we don’t cook fish or seafood on a regular basis. In fact, this was one of my first attempts at grilling salmon, so I felt a bit like a fish out
I simply can’t believe that summer is coming to a close already. My teacher friends are back in school and Labor Day is coming up in just a short week. How did this happen so quickly? I feel like I just got in the groove of shorts, sunscreen, hats, and pools and now the summer
People tell us quite often that they could never work with their spouse the way that Jeff and I do. They would kill each other, they say (usually laughing). While I understand where their comments are stemming from, I feel lucky that I don’t feel the same way. Jeff and I work together which means that we
When it comes to making my own burger patties, I’m always the keep-it-simple type. We don’t put a lot of extra stuff in our homemade patties – we keep it to really high quality beef and that’s pretty much it. Jeff and I joke around that “this is a burger patty – it’s not meat
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted an installment of the love story between Jeff and me – the story of how we met, our first date, and the series of events that led up to the day we said, ‘I do.’ To catch up on our love story up until this point, read all of
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