Salzburg, Austria Adventures // Sound of Music, Snow and a Massage!

Salzburg, Austria Adventures // Sound of Music, Snow and a Massage!

Oh, Sound of Music… Julie Andrews… Growing up, these were a few of my favorite things. :) (You see what I did there? hehe) I remember watching Sound of Music and Mary Poppins over and over and over again. My mom got me both of the movies on VHS (I hope you know what those are.) and I probably watched those two movies more than a thousand times.

Vienna... My New Favorite City

Vienna... My New Favorite City

If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, I think by now you know that Craig and I returned from our anniversary trip to Austria!  I'm still processing everything that we experienced there together.  It's still surreal to me that I was in Europe.  

CO Designs // Our Own Space

CO Designs // Our Own Space

If you're a parent reading this blog, I think we can all agree that we need our own little quiet space sometimes.  You know, from humans called children?  ;)  I grew up as an only child and I'm still not used to all the "noise".  As a mother of three, silence is all I need and want.  

CO Designs // Shiplap Wall Gallery

CO Designs // Shiplap Wall Gallery

As photographers, it's the most heart breaking thing when photos just stay in hard drives.  Photographs are meant to become art in your home!  One of my favorite thing to do is help our clients design the empty walls of their home and make it come alive! Seeing our clients' expressions when they receive canvases, prints or albums is absolutely priceless! Your photographs are one of a kind, unique art that you should show off!  

CO Designs // Our Prayer Room

CO Designs // Our Prayer Room

How many of you have a room in your home that you don't really use?  For us, it was our dining room... We put dining furniture there because that's just what you do.  For many years, I looked into that room and wondered why we even have it when for us, all we did was eat there once a year on Thanksgiving Day.  Since last year, God has been stirring in me a need to pray more and to create a space for this purpose in our home.  

2018 Birthday // I did NOTHING!

2018 Birthday // I did NOTHING!

“I know you’re busy, but….”

“Wow, your business seems to be doing well.  You guys are staying busy, huh?" 

“Being busy is a good problem to have!”

‘BUSY’ is the word that I’m still trying to figure out the definition of.  What does that really mean?  I feel that whether we want to admit it or not, we feel valued when we are busy. 

Emma's 10th Birthday // The Reason for it All

It's so interesting to see what's important to someone.  I truly believe that everyone has time and money for what's valuable to them.  I don't believe the words, "I can't afford it" or "It's out of my budget.".  I translate those words into "It's not important to me."  I have seen the lowest income people travel world, and I have seen the most wealthy struggle with basic needs.  It's all about where you put value in your life.  

Obrist Family / Portraits In The City & a Surprise Lamborghini

Obrist Family / Portraits In The City & a Surprise Lamborghini

Over the years, we have began many traditions, but taking family portraits is by far my fav.  A "side tradition" that comes from that is me crying from looking at them.  :)  I just can't help it... I look at these photos, and my heart is filled with so many emotions.  I mean, I just don't know whether to just sob and cry my eyeballs out or laugh because I'm so happy, so I just do both.  

Time to Give Back // Supreme Task International - Smash Hunger

Time to Give Back // Supreme Task International - Smash Hunger

"One day, if I ever make this much money, then I will give it to such and such...." was a thought we used to have.  But, we realized that giving doesn't happen under certain circumstances, it happens when you decide to.  With money, no matter where you're at, it's never enough because contentment comes from a sense of gratitude... in fact, they say, "More money, more problems", and that is so true.