Get out and Explore!

“Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.” -Author Unknown

Hey friends!

I have been totally slacking [again] for the last couple weeks so it’s time to catch up! Between working two jobs [12 days in a row, I might add!] getting bronchitis + a nasty respiratory infection, and having some gorgeous Colorado weather, I have been staying pretty busy since my last post!

The Denver area finally got some snow that seems to be sticking around. Let’s talk about this for a minute, because if you’re not from Denver,  you’re probably thinking, “She lives in COLORADO & they’re basically know for snow, winter, mountains, and skiing..” YEAH-That’s what I thought too! Before moving here, I had only visited parts of Colorado in the months of May & July, so the weather was warm, sunny, and wonderful. Little did I know that the Denver area we live in has extremely mild winters with only a handful of days of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. We get close to 300 days of sunshine a year in Colorado, which means that even if we get an occasional snow storm, the sun usually melts it away pretty quick, which I LOVE. With that being said, my little suburb of Denver has looked like the inside of a shaken snow globe the last few days.  We started getting heavy snow over the weekend, which actually managed to close some business, churches, roads, and other activities to keep people off the roads and safe.

Prior to this weekend, we’ve actually had some record breaking days in January & February with temperatures all the way into the mid 60’s and 70’s which means Drew & I spent every second outside exploring!

“Get out & Explore” shirt from: Mile High Clothing Company
Love & Laughs @ Genesee Park
Red Rocks & the hottest hubs 😉
Coozie from: Mile High Clothing Company
I ❤ MTNS Coozie from: Mile High Clothing Company
I'll never get tired of following this guy around
I’ll never get tired of following this guy around.

SIDENOTE: I have been loving my newest purchases from Mile High Clothing Company. I randomly found this local Colorado company online and have been SO happy with the items I received.  I bought two tee’s, a sticker, and a coozie, [pictured below] all which are super soft & comfortable. If you love mountains, adventures, and exploring, check them out today!

I’ve said it before and I will say it as long as I am living in Colorado.. I am SO thankful to reside in a place that lets me get out and enjoy all the beauty that surrounds me, even through the middle of the winter, with my most favorite person in the world by my side.  Thank you God for blessing me with the most amazing journey through this crazy life!

After all, life is but one great & grand adventure, so go out and start exploring today! 

Until next time,



Featured Blog: Jessie Nichole Photography

Hey Friends, Happy Wednesday!

 I’d like to mix it up a bit today by featuring a great photography blog by my friend, Jessie, from Jessie Nichole Photography. She is an extremely talented photographer who has recently relocated from the great state of Indiana, to beautiful Denver, Colorado. I found out that Jessie & her husband Bryce [who I knew from High School Cross Country] would be relocating to the Denver area through some mutual friends and family. At that point, Drew and I hadn’t really met too many people in this area that we really connected with, and after our brother & sister in law got some amazing maternity pictures done by Jessie, I reached out to her via Facebook.  We really hit it off after we met in person and Drew & I have really enjoyed getting to know both Bryce & Jessie better through taco Tuesday’s, church, and some other fun get-together’s. It has been SO nice having people from the same area in Indiana with LOTS of mutual connections to get to know better in the Denver area. We are truly blessed by their friendship!

One of the first things I ever mentioned to Jessie was that I had been wanting pictures of Drew and I in Colorado and after seeing her work, I knew I would LOVE to be a client of hers. In fact, the first fall we were in Colorado, I looked into some photographers for a shoot of Drew & I since we had not had any done since our wedding, 2 years prior, and have keepsake pictures of us to remember our time here in Colorado. Due some conflicts, I never pursued any that I had found. I have to say thank goodness I didn’t follow up with anyone else, because Jessie not only captured Drew & I’s personalities perfectly, she also captured the true beauty of Colorado that still blows me away with every picture I look at.  We are SO thankful for Jessie and the pictures she captured of us.  I honestly will treasure these images near & dear to my heart forever, no matter where Drew and I end up!

Here’s a sneak peek of some of my FAVORITE  images from Jessie Nichole Photography:

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There are seriously too many favorties to choose from! I’m not usually a big fan of pictures of myself, {I’d rather look at my handsome hubby instead!} so I really love the scenery & all of the natural beauty in these pictures that surround Drew & I. We had so much fun on top of Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado with Jessie & Bryce and we could not have asked for a better day to get pictures done!

Thank you again, Jessie, for sharing your beautiful talent with us!

Please do me & Jessie a favor and go check out her Blog & Facebook pages to help Drew and I win some FREE products AND to see even more pictures from our fall shoot!! Every “like” or comment on THIS [Rose+Drew|Anniversary Shoot] Facebook post will get us closer to winning some FREE prizes!! We need 30 combined “likes” and/or comments to get a free print & 60 combined “likes” & comments for a $50 credit towards a canvas {which I would LOVE to display in our home!} Come on guys, I’ve made it SUPER easy for you! Click the links above and help a girl out!  🙂

ALSO- If you or anyone you know is in need of a great photographer for engagement & wedding photos, maternity shoots, or family portraits, contact Jessie on her newly remodeled website here! You won’t be disappointed! Thanks for your support!