Welcome to our little corner of the world. We are CC & Mike. Like I said, it’s crazy but it sure is nice.
So when I was in high school, the sixteen year old guy I was dating who just so happened to be my future husband unbeknownst to me, made me a cd. When I heard the first words to the first song he put on the cd, I didn’t recognize it. “Sun and rain, fire and ice, a little crazy but it’s nice.” It was a Garth Brooks song I had never heard before. I listened to the whole song then when it was over, I turned to him and asked him why he chose a song I had never even heard before for the very first song on the playlist. (I know, that was kind of rude and looking back I probably should have just said thank you but that is how I roll. I’m a say what I think kind of girl – always have been, always will be). He looked at me like I was crazy for not already understanding his motives then he just said in his simple, a few words is all I need kind of way, “Because it’s us.”
It is us. High school sweethearts. Small town, outgoing, wild at heart, say whatever she thinks, creative and scatterbrained preacher’s daughter moves to Tulsa her junior year of high school and meets a quietly confident, rule following, calm and controlled, analytical, baseball playing city boy. It’s so, so true what they say. Opposites definitely do attract. We are sun and rain, fire and ice. He is the calm to my crazy and I am the crazy to his calm. I jump without thinking and never, ever have a plan. He loves Excel spreadsheets and always calculates every decision that he makes in life. Yes, this life we live together is definitely crazy, but it’s also oh so nice.
So what are we about? I’m a natural light photographer out of Tulsa, Oklahoma who loves all things creative including photography, cooking, home design, and even a little writing. Together we design, build and flip houses. He does the details. I do the design. I drive him crazy when I go to thrift stores and Salvation Army and find amazing treasures to put in our houses. He has to take deep breaths when I tell him I want to paint the cabinets in a bathroom Benjamin Moore’s Newburg Green and do black hexagon tiles on the floor. But at the end of the day, we are a pretty amazing team. We do it all whilst driving our three kiddos around to dance and baseball and football and basketball and soccer and did I mention baseball, and sometimes we throw in a cross country road trip in the RV that we flipped (read about the flip here) and just to make it extra crazy, we take our boxer dog Oscar with us who slobbers on everything and keeps life even more interesting.