natalie_loves After nine years, I got to meet a beautiful friend (and a new friend!) in Denver. Such a great night of talking, sharing our lives, and remembering the faithfulness of Christ.
I'm incredibly thankful for likemindedness & for people who are open and candid.
#mykindoffridaynight #legendscoffee #laaaaaadies
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natalie_loves Administrative Professionals Day is legit at DPS. Flowers, coffee & breakfast deliveries, gift cards, and cards. I mean... Seriously? Who are these people? Definitely feeling honored & appreciated today. Love.
#starbucks #agooddaytonotbeacoffeesnob #administrativeprofessionalsday
#werunthis #imeanliterally #weactuallydo
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natalie_loves Sunrise in Morrison yesterday, with the Denver skyline in the background.
Thanking God for able bodies, a beautiful town, and the fact that hiking trails & views like these are only 20 minutes away. And coffee. #alwaysthankfulforcoffee 🏽 #morrison #colorado #sunrise #weonlysawlike8dogsbutheythatsbetterthannodogs
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natalie_loves This girl & I woke up at 5am, hit one of our favorite coffee shops at 6am, and started hiking just around 7am.
13.5 miles, one extra trail, two pairs of mud-soaked shoes, a few puppy cuddles, hundreds of laughs, and a couple burgers later, we've still got a whole afternoon ahead of us.
So I guess I'll spend it napping. 😴
#moonlighthikefail #sunrisehikewin #morrison #colorado #mudforever #bestfriendadventures
#bylunchtimewevealreadyeatenourdailycalories #luckilywejustburnedoff1500extra #morefoodforme
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natalie_loves Throwback to that one time my glorious bedhead was first captured on camera, circa the early years when Jen & I used to take naps together. #thedogdaysareover #donttouchmewhenimsleeping #lookatthatsmusheddoublechin #cheeksfordays #thunderchunky #tbt #littlespoon #letsberealtheresa95percentchanceiwasdrooling 1w

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natalie_loves ||Your love's not passive
It's never disengaged
It's always present
It hangs on every word we say
You don't give Your heart in pieces
You don't hide Yourself to tease us|| "Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath..."
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭116:2‬

Guys. Life has been something lately. So many changes, so many curveballs, so many early mornings & sleepless nights & stressful situations.
I'd like to think I've somewhat been taking it in stride, and keeping an element of joy and lightheartedness and enjoyment through it all.
Still, sometimes I wonder if I'm "faking it till I make it" in order to avoid negative emotions. I'm processing a lot which, of course, takes this little Natalie quite awhile.
On Saturday night, as I heard this song, I was reminded of some incredible promises.
God bends down to hear our prayers.
He is never passive; never disengaged.
To think He hangs on every word we say seems completely arrogant, but then I read Psalm 116 and—BAM—there it is.
He leans in to listen to us.
I mean... WHAAAAAAAT.
That's unfathomable.
I'm thankful that I love/know/am known by/serve a God who keeps His promises, who keeps His word, and who honors what is sacred because His vows are good.
It's unthinkable to be loved with a love like this, but I'm so comforted by these truths. Also, I'm ridiculously thankful for faithful, real friends through it all. #dang #love #truth #bethelworship
2w

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natalie_loves Such a happy day seeing old friends, new friends, strangers, and church family.
The fact that this place is FINALLY open rocks my socks & makes me so proud of friends who persevere in seemingly hopeless situations.
God is seriously so good, and coffee is pretty good, too.
#differentkindsofgood #butgoodnonetheless #visitlegendseverybody #seriouslyDOIT
2w
  •   thegfam So happy you guys came today!! Love you!!!! 2w
  •   natalie_loves @thegfam GIRL. Wouldn't have missed it! I'm so so so happy for you four! It's so beautiful and the coffee was fantastic.🏽 I love you! 2w

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natalie_loves GUYS.
Some of my favorite people in the world (yes. in the WORLD.) just opened a coffee shop in Aurora.
Legends ⚒ Coffee.
I know, I know... All us north-dwellers are probably thinking, "AURORA? That's too far to go for anything. I never venture further than South Denver." But... Trust me. This gorgeous coffee shop full of great people, quality craft coffee, and pastries is 100000% worth it.
I meaaaaaan, there was a full on blizzard this morning, yet the line was to the door for over an hour straight.
#worthit #legendscoffee #heroesgetremembered #butlegendsneverdie #callmeifyougoandiwilltagalong 🏽️#coloradocoffee #craftcoffee #supportlocal #southlandsmall
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  •   maegganrv I'm so excited for them!!! 2w
  •   natalie_loves @maegganrv Same here!!! I was so freakin stoked this morning, and just completely overwhelmed by seeing it ALL completed, and open, and thriving, that I thought I might cry. Buuuuuuut we all know I'm heartless, so that's as far as it went. Hahaha. Seriously though... ALL the feels. #likelegitallofthem 2w
  •   legendscoffee Blessed by your support! Thank you for being apart of grand opening! 2w

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natalie_loves That awkward moment when you find this in your purse and think, "Maaaaaaybe I eat too much pizza..."
Nah.
#pizzaforever #theyseemerollin #theyhatin #foodbabiesforever #notobsessed #origuessmaybemildlyobsessed
2w

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natalie_loves It was only two days ago, but after a sleepless night & a meeting-packed Monday, I'm dreaming of last weekend.
Can I get paid to hike with my friends?
I mean, is that a thing? ...No?
#coloradolove #wekeepitrockin #hollerfor70degreeweather #neature #ialmostgottakenoutbyamountainbiker30secondsafterthisphotowastaken #shesasclumsyassheisstupid 🏽
3w

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natalie_loves Brunching it up ALL fancy at the Brown Palace this morning with Chealsey and her family. #isthisreallife #20yearsstrong #secondfamily #denver #thebrownpalace 3w

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natalie_loves Today we went up to Enchanted Forest Trail and also hiked the Apex, Pick-n-Sledge, Sluice Box, Bonanza, & Hardscrabble trails.
It was indeed enchanting, and we had a freakin' blast getting tan, petting dogs, and talking about nearly everything under the sun.
Then we came home and ate burgers, fries, and s'mores, because, priorities.
#saturdaymorning #traditions #golden #colorado #puppiesforever #theseviewswereamazeballs #thanksfortherecommendationdavid #springtimeismyJAM
3w

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natalie_loves FRESH-BAKED gluten free donuts for the first time in... oh, about 9 years.
I'm in coffee-drinking, dog-petting, donut-eating heaven. #foodforever #thebesthikingfuel #actuallyitsprobablytheworsthikingfuelbuuuuuutletsjustsayitsnot #SloHiCoffee #denver
3w
  •   natalie_loves @taylormpowers It has, all thanks to you! I love that it's SO close, and can totally become my "Cheers." We also love Steam Espresso Bar in Denver, but an 8 minute drive totally trumps a 20 minute drive. 3w
  •   natalie_loves @heathersessler That's how I've always felt! Plus, I want ONE donut. Homegirl doesn't need a whole dang batch of them. I've had the frozen ones before, but nothing beats freshly baked! 3w
  •   natalie_loves @bekkapatton @xtjp808 Wish you were heeeeeeere... 🏽️ Come visit me and I will buy you all the coffee and GF donuts you can eat! And then we'll go hike it all of, because, you know, slowing metabolisms. 3w

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natalie_loves Throwback to that one time my parents were desperately trying to start my child modeling career by taking some wind-blown, beachy bathing suit photos of me... circa my Chris Farley phase.
#fatguyinalittlecoat #asianchrisfarley #readyformycloseup #lookatthatsmolder #americasnexttopmodel #borderlinebluesteelrightthere #mouthbreather #throwbackthursday #stoicasianclub
3w

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natalie_loves Breakfast, church, and hiking.
Just as the good Lord intended.
#waitwhat? #somuchroomforactivities #goldencolorado
4w

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natalie_loves This photo well expresses how I felt this past week.
My trip to California was a much appreciated time of seeing family and some of my oldest, closest friends.
However, all the sunny, hoodied, flip-flopped weather aside, I'm still so glad to be back home in snowy Colorado.
#home #likeforrealhome #nohardfeelingscalifornia #imjustnotthatintoyou #JTNP #dirtandrocks
1mon

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natalie_loves So... Apparently climbing over rocks and under boulders causes me to unintentionally identify closely with Smeagol.
#therockandpool #isniceandcool #sojuicysweet #LOTR #JTNP #ilivemylifeinacronyms #stupidfathobbitses
1mon
  •   natalie_loves Or in Joshua Tree. But you'll have to give me warning to get there in time. ;) 1mon
  •   jenifer.elisa That's my fishing song. 1mon
  •   whosthatgirlitsbea It is on my list of cities to visit. So within the next year I'm there !!!!!!! 1mon
  •   chasebenedict We only wish to catch a fish... 1mon

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natalie_loves Guys I am SO sorry for the photo overload. It'll be over soon. Promise.
But loooooook at these two...
I love my parents so dang much, and I love how they love each other.
They're also pretty solid for letting me take them bouldering and wandering for 4 straight hours yesterday.
#family #home #JTNP #california #nofilterneeded #crystalyouneedtocomebackwithmeandvisitthisplace
1mon
  •   apayala3 Are you actually sorry? Really? 1mon
  •   natalie_loves Hahaha. I am. But not sorry enough to stop (yet). So analyze that however you choose. 🏽️ @apayala3 1mon
  •   jenifer.elisa GAH! I love them. 1mon
  •   simplissity Yah. All 3 of them! Geez. Get a life. 🙄 1mon

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