Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I know I usually keep it pretty light and most of my posts are full of pictures, but today I just wanted to write. Honestly, when the blogs I read have a bunch of text and little pictures I tend to skim right over that post to the next one. So, I don't blame you if you've gotten used to the bright vivid pictures full of people and things and have grown tired of the black and white of the text. I feel the same way most days.

Here's the deal: I've been feeling extremely unsettled lately. Our life is just so in limbo right now that I just have to take a deep breath each morning, put my feet on the ground, and convince myself that I can make it just through today.

I try and read "Jesus Calling" everyday, but I've skipped the past week or so. This morning I decided would be a good day to grab it and get some quick words of truth because I was CRAVING some truth.

It was no coincidence that today says...

"I am taking care of you. Trust Me at all times. Trust Me in all circumstances. Trust Me with all your heart...

Before you arise from your bed in the morning, I have already arranged the events of your day. Every day provides many opportunities for you to learn My ways and grow closer to Me. Signs of My prescence brighten even the dullest day when you have eyes that really see. Search for Me as for hidden treasure. I will be found by you."

It was exactly what I needed to hear today.

Confession: Over the past year or so I feel as though I've been doing it all on my own. It makes a person tired and weary. I often times get in such a hurry and keep myself so busy that I rarely stop and listen. I rarely have "eyes that really see" because I'm too focused on what's next on our agenda: wake up, shower, feed laney, pack our lunches, get out the door, get to work (always at least 15 minutes late), feed laney breakfast, drop her off at school, work, pump, work, lunch, work, pump, pick up laney, snack time, drive home, start dinner, feed laney, bath time, nurse laney, bedtime, pump, go to sleep. Then it starts over again the next day.

I recently saw someone post something on facebook that said something to the effect of be thankful for the normal days. I am SO thankful for the normal days, and I'm definitely not complaining that my days are filled from start to finish, but what I am saying is that in the business and monotony of each day I'm finding it hard to find Him, to trust Him.

I know this is getting lengthy, and because of what I said at the beginning about getting tired of all the text, I'll wrap it up.

I guess I type all this out to just remind myself to stop and slow down. I am such a busy body, but I need to remember that it's ok to rest and trust and listen.

Wedding Weekend

Monday, March 28, 2011


We had such an amazing weekend. Emily married Josh and it was a beautiful wedding. I don't have any pictures from Saturday, but check Mary's blog soon for a preview of her wedding pictures.

Ok, I have to start out by saying, that I could be the worst bridesmaid in the history of bridesmaids. I gave the bride PINK EYE! Oh my gosh...I felt horrible! Luckily her eye cleared up just in time for Saturday, but let's just say we said a lot of prayers over the course of the weekend and most of them centered around healing for Em's eye. Ugh. WORST.FRIEND.EVER. Despite the pink eye, she was one of the MOST STUNNING brides.


Emily is such a great friend. I don't think I could say that enough. She is loyal to the core, devoted, loving and extremely giving. I think the weekend was such an extension of people loving her and trying to even attempt at giving back what she has poured out for us over the years.


She had one adorable red-head as her flower girl, that's for sure. This is Sydney and she loves Mrs. Emily.


Baby Olive even made an appearance. She came to all the festivities and basically slept the whole time. She was a great baby! Look at those cheeks and lips! Ugh. Love them.



She gave her bridesmaids some fantastic gifts. That clutch is super cute. I wish I had been as into to etsy when I got married. What a great resource!




It was safe to say the hostesses liked their aprons. Phew. I'm glad I didn't drop the ball on that one, like I did with the pink eye thing.



Emily- I hope you don't read this until you get back from Mexico, but I'm so thankful to have been a part of your weekend! You are going to make the best wife! Josh is one lucky guy and I'm so glad you married a man who really knows how lucky he is.

Happy Friday & a Recipe.

Friday, March 25, 2011

So I'm really busy with wedding stuff...but I just wanted to share a recipe from Emily's blog (this is a different Emily...I have A LOT of Emily's in my life).


This Emily is wife to Jacob, who is Eric's best friend. Eric and Jacob talk on the phone like women do. I mean they talk about all things sporty, like OSU, Bengals, ect. But it's still weird to me how often they talk and how giggly Eric gets when he's on the phone with Jacob. Anyway, Emily is a FABULOUS photographer and she recently shared this yummy recipe for "Rocky Road Rice Krispy Treats" on her blog. Check it out!

*Photographs courtesy of emilybphoto

Bag-a-li-cious & a Baby.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Emily's wedding is this Saturday! Holy cow! So, to tote all her stuff around on Saturday I made her this bag in her wedding colors! I love it! I told her I liked it so much I might keep it for myself (I was feeling extra selfish that day). I know, I know, so I got over myself and I'm giving it to her today. Eric even liked it so much he told me I needed to make one just like it for myself. Isnt' he funny?! I love him for caring about my sewing and thinking things I make are cute. He's sweet like that. He even modeled the bag for me to show you, but I decided I'd spare him the humiliation this time and not post that picture. :)


I also finished up her last apron. Which, reminds me, I know I promised a tutorial, and it's coming soon, just not yet. Might have to wait until after the wedding for that one.


And because I still can't believe I have a thriving, crawling, pulling up, teeth bearing 9 month old, here's some pictures to prove it.




Whoop! Have a good Wednesday folks!

Spring has sprung.

Monday, March 21, 2011

I always dread the months of January and February. They make me feel so in between...does that make sense? It's post holiday, which always makes me sad, and it's pre-spring. It's always so cold and dreary. And this year we got WAY too much snow.



Well today is March 21st, which means that my baby is 9 months old and Spring is officially here (as of yesterday). We set our clocks back last week, which means it's daylight longer and I'm loving that! The weather is warmer and I'm about to bust out the flip flops and spring dresses. I'm a happy girl!


Happy Monday, folks!

Last Weekend (recap).

Friday, March 18, 2011

Ok, so it's already Friday!? This week has FLOWN BY! Maybe it's because I wasn't at work on Monday and Tuesday. Have I mentioned I have pink eye...IN BOTH EYES!?!? Yes. I have caught every sickness there is to be caught in the past 3 months. I couldn't go to work Tuesday because the doctor said I was "highly contagious" and needed to quarantine myself for the next 24 hours. Blah. Eighty dollars later (for eye drops!) I'm doing better.


So, last weekend...My family and Eric's family were here. We did miss baby Jack. I feel like no one knows I have another little brother because he's rarely in any of my pictures. It's not my fault he's too cool for school and stays in T-town all the time. He's the only roll-tider in our family and he loves it that way. Anyway, Walker, Emily, Sandy Patty and Campbell got here Saturday late afternoon. So us plus the heimer's had dinner at Taco Mamacita. The hour wait wasn't so bad since it's right next to my favorite baby shop!




After dinner we had everyone over to our house for cupcakes! I got about 7 different flavors from Cupcake Collection here in Nashville. They were all SO good! But my favorite was probably the sweet potato. I know cupcakes are all the rage, but I rarely like cake and especially don't like icing. It's usually all just a little too sweet for me, but the cupcakes from here are just right!


Sunday morning everyone joined us for church, which was so nice for me. I really just love having everyone all together. After church Eric had made reservations for us to eat lunch at Barbara's. It's this little hole in the wall house in Franklin and it is SO good! If you love Southern food, this is the place to get it.






After lunch we had Laney's dedication.



I know y'all probably get SO tired of hearing me talk about my family, but I just love them so much! I feel so proud to be a part of this clan. :) Yesterday my SIL, Emily, found out she got her first choice for her pediatric residency. She chose Children's in Cincinatti, which is one of the top 5 programs in the country! She's not one to brag, so I feel the need to do it for her :). I was so sad I couldn't be in Birmingham, but I was watching the live feed online. When she got up there to read her letter, my eyes welled up with tears and I was just SO proud of her! Not only is she my SIL, but she's one of my best friends (good pick, Walk). I have so much respect for her. She has more self discipline than anyone I know (I wish some of that would rub off on me! :)). I'm so proud of you, Em! Cincinatti better watch out cause the Fain's are something else!

Happy Friday everyone!

Saturday, In the Park.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

(sorry to those of you in google reader, I accidently hit the post button too soon!)


It was a BEAUTIFUL day Saturday! Since Eric's parents were here we decided to load up and have a picnic at the park!



There were SO many people out, of course! When you've been cooped up inside all winter all you need is the first sign of spring to get you outdoors.



I have a lot more to share about our weekend, but I gotta go because I'm anxiously awaiting to hear what Emily's match is!! AHH!!! The suspense is killing me!!!

Laney's dedication.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

This past Sunday was a really special one for our family. We had Laney's baby dedication and both of our families came in town to share in that time.



Our church does baby dedications a little differently. They have their own special service on a Sunday afternoon. Each baby was presented with their name's meanings and a life verse. After all the families were presented then we left the stage to join our families and friends for a special prayer time.



After the service there was a reception with BIG BALLOONS! :)


It was really wonderful to spend that time with our closest friends and family. We love each of you guys so much and are so blessed to have you to encourage us along this journey of parenthood.




And to my sweet baby girl,
"I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
Ephesians 3:17-18
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