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February First in a Fort.

2.07.2013



When I was a little girl, I made forts in my Mom's living room pretty much every weekend and any chance I could. If I invited friends over, I'd always thrown in the, "If you come stay the night we can watch movies, eat mac and cheese AND build a fort!" They were always SOLD.

That feeling of being surrounded by blankets and pretending we were in our own little world is something I've been craving. So guess what?

Drew and I kicked off February in a fort. Y'all..it was so much fun. We drove to Chick-Fil-A and got ourselves the goods, popped us some popcorn, poured ourselves a glass of wine, ate handful upon handfuls of candy, set our phones on silent in the other room, snuggled up with our pups and watched ourselves a movie (Taken 2 is not as good as Taken FYI). We laughed so much and stayed up late just talking about our lives, how far we've come, how much we've changed, how much we haven't changed, and dreamed about our future. We talked about how one day we'd have to build another fort when we had little Nelson's running around. Moments like this just make my heart so happy I tell ya.

It was awesome. 

Right as I was about to drift off to sleep, Drew said, "Babe...I really hope it doesn't rain tonight."

Me: (confused sleepy face) "Huh? Why?"

Drew: "Because we might just have a few gaps in our "roof"... :)"

I look up only to realize that there was a huge hole where the quilts didn't quite touch. 

Such a goober.








 Drew and I lately have found a newfound favorite thing to do together. I guess you could say it's now a tradition in the Nelson household. Every Saturday morning we make ourselves a nice breakfast or brunch and we cook it together, sit down and enjoy our morning, without social media or the TV. It seems so simple, and it really is, but it's definitely one of my favorite things to do with him. I look forward to it every weekend. :)

A fort AND waffles?

I'm a happy girl.


 I'm excited for our date this weekend. It's going to be an adventure, that's for sure.

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  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your fort! You two are seriously the cutest people ever. Just saying. :)

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  2. Shay! I love this! Austin and I made a fort a couple of weeks ago to sleep by the Christmas tree and it was seriously so much fun!! I don't know why we waited so long, the last time we made one was back in college. And I LOVE the lights yall added. I mean, you are a pretty good fort maker. You and me together. We could make one epic fort. That I am sure of :)

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  3. Adorable :)

    http://dashofglamm.blogspot.com/

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  4. Such sweet pictures :-) I want to make a fort now!

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  5. You two are just the sweetest! I love it.

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  6. Such a great post! I love the fort!

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  7. i love all the pictures, shay. you are such a talented photographer. looks like you guys never stop having fun together, that's awesome.

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  8. I love this. I might have to steal this idea and suprise Rick with this. He would love it!! Love all of your little details, including the lights :)

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  9. You guys are too cute! Love it. <3

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  10. PRECIOUS! I've been waiting for this blogpost!
    Hubs and I may have to make a fort this weekend now. Don't mind if I copy y'all ;)

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  11. can I share this post with the whole world?! I love it that much. This is total pinterest, re-pin worthy! On another note, cooking breakfast on Saturday morning together is also a tradition of ours. It's one of the few things I look forward to on the weekends :-)

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  12. you guys are so sweet. We love building forts with our boys. Its so much fun and who could ever outgrow fort building! :)

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  13. you and DDHP make my heart smile =) I LOVE that you built a fort and might have to do something similar this weekend - we love to blow up our air mattress and camp out in the livingroom kind of like you did. So sweet & so fun!

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  14. I just love y'all! How precious is this? So glad y'all have fun with the small things!

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  15. AWWWWWW!!! When I saw this I thought, D&S are geeks like Neal & I :) I LOVED forts, as a kid, mine did not look as cool as this one though. I can't wait to marry my best friend so we can have special nights like this one.

    This was just so sweet, and inspiring. I also LOVE social media free times - so important and not enough people believe in it - just turning off the world/phones and being in that moment. So important! Drew & You have these smiles that are so genuine and kind.

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  16. Looove this!!! I really need some more forts in my life.....

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  17. How cute are you guys?!? I love that you enjoy spending time together as friends and your fort is too too cute! I'll definitely be taking some inspiration from you guys for date night.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  18. You guys are the sweetest couple. Sour patches....seriously even more amazing, have u ever bought the 5lb bag at WalMart? It's like heaven for sour patch lovers.
    One more thing. Where do u get those Bellni? I must find this in my town..

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  19. I swear you two have the cutest, sweetest, most genuine love. It makes my heart swoon :)
    And I love your fort!!

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  20. Oh my goshhhh this is adorable. I tried this with my husband and we laid down to go to sleep but it was so uncomfortable we gave up after five minutes and went to our bed lol. What troopers you guys are!

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  21. This is the cutest idea ever! New follower! Found you from Katie at Keep Calm Carry On. Could you tell me what type of camera you use? Your photos are so good!

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  22. I want to have a sleepover and build a fort with you!!! These pictures are so wonderful... And I can totally hear your dog voice saying "this is the best night ever!" haha
    I just love you guys :)

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  23. Oh my goodness this is so sweet!!! Awwwwww <3

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  24. You guys are the cutest, I seriously want to come snuggle with you and DDHP in your fort. Weird, maybe....truth, yes :)

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  25. I am IN LOVE with the fort idea. I basically spend my life trying to find more ways to snuggle with fairy lights so this is perfect! :D

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  26. This is too cute. I think my husband and I may have to do this!

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  27. ok definitely one of the best things i have ever seen, not to mention the quality of your photos! AMAZING. i think this might be my valentines date idea for me and my husband. i was so intrigued by the perfection of these photos that i googled your camera and then was super sad because it's so expensive! :( is it really that great or can i get decent photos with a camera more in the $600 range? if you get a chance to answer, that would be so great!

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  28. I love the fort! Too cute & the photos are great. I love those too of course! & the last few photos yes please I want that breakfast :)

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  29. Hi :) I thought that I just left a comment.. But I don't see it so I'm trying again. I'm just wondering what that gorgeous font on your photos is?

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  30. THIS IS AWESOME!!! I planned on making a fort like this while I was snowed in, in Tahoe this past Christmas but I didn't get around to it. Yours is better than all of the pictures that I found when searching for inspiration.

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  31. This is so adorable! I love how cute you two are!

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