Friday, May 23, 2014

AND THEN THE WORLD WOKE UP



Through the bleak and dreary days, through the cold and wet, we waited...




We waited with bated breath for the world to wake up.  To suddenly spring alive with color.


And then it did. 




Suddenly everything bloomed and we laughed at our fears that maybe this was the year there would be no growth, no renewal. 




How could it be any different?  How could we expect any less?  But every spring it always seems like a shock that everything came back. 




It was there all along, though.




Just hiding from our view.




And waiting for the perfect time to say hello.




Well, hello to you, too, Spring.  I'm glad you're back.


Dress: Dillards (really old) // Shirt: Target // Shoes: Steve Madden // Earrings: Charming Charlie (kind of similar)

27 comments:

  1. OH MY GOD I AM TOTALLY FAN GIRLING ALL OVER THESE PHOTOS! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

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    1. THANK YOU!!! I really appreciate it:) Have a great weekend!

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  2. I second Alissa, they are wonderful! I hope you enjoy the long weekend!!!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! You have a great weekend, too!

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  3. So beautiful! I love all the colors and joy in these photos!

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    1. Thanks, Erica! I hope you have a great weekend:)

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    1. Ahh..thanks, Ginny:) I appreciate it:) I hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. I looove these pictures! You are stunning and I am obsessing over the outfit! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
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    1. Thank you SOO much, Darcy! I really appreciate it, and I hope you had a great long weekend!!

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  7. What beautiful spring photos, and how lovely to see that fantastic blossom. I especially love the photo of you taken at an angle from ground level where you have your hand in your hair, it's really stunning. I hope you and Wade have a really good weekend Kari. CJ xx

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    1. Thank you so much, CJ! I really appreciate your sweet comment:) I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, too!

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  8. What beautiful colors you brought together to celebrate the season! It did feel like it would never come along, but I'm so glad the sunshine is finally here. The world wakes up is a fitting way to put it.

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    1. I'm so glad the sunshine is finally here, too. It's just nice to be able to go outside again and not have to bundle up:) I'm sure soon we'll all be complaining about the heat:) Hope you had a great weekend!

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  9. KARI!!! I'm back! haha :) I love this post! I LOVE the hat! So glad you got it! I love the pop of color with your earrings! My absolutely favorite picture is the last one. I have been keeping up with all of your posts. Ace is such a cutie...what a fun tradition! I loved seeing your wedding day pictures again. Stunning! I enjoyed the Anthropologie post even though my mom and I aren't cut out to making paper flowers. Ha! I want to get together with you again. Oh, and if you get a chance, can you send me the picture of my mom and me?? Love you, sweet friend! I should have just emailed! :)

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  10. These photos are so gorgeous, Kari!

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    1. Thank you so much, Rachel! I hope you had a great weekend!

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  11. You are so beautiful! I love that dress!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenna! I really appreciate it, and I hope you had a great weekend!

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  12. these are gorgeous photos and i'm so happy it's spring too. the flowers are all so lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jackie! I'm so glad that the flowers are in bloom, too, and everything is in color again:) Hope you had a great weekend!

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  13. Kari, these pictures are amazing! You are so photogenic and I love all of the color contrasts.

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    1. Thanks so much, Kate! That tree was so beautiful. I wish it would have stayed in bloom even longer. Hope you had a great weekend!!

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  14. This is gorgeous! And so true in so many ways. :)

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  15. Gorgeous photos!! What a lovely post, so happy to have found your blog through the link up today!

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