Friday, November 29, 2013


Today, I am thankful for a tiny heartbeat. I will be 13 weeks on Friday and had an appointment today. After several tries of not being able to find a heartbeat, I just held my breath and prayed: "God I know you give and you take. If this is one of those times, please be with me to get through this. I know you never leave, but please let your presence in this heartache be tangible." She sent me down for an ultrasound and thankfully I was able to go right in. After only a minute I saw it and heard it. The tiniest of thumps. The slightest little wiggles of my precious and safe babe. Praise God.

We were not planning to get pregnant this soon after Wyatt. And at first, I struggled a lot. But in the good and bad, God is always faithful and He is ALWAYS good. I've already heard the comments, seen the faces made, and I get it. But children are NEVER mistakes. They are always blessings. Blake and I always said we wanted a big family, and we are well on our way to achieving that. Though the timing doesn't make sense to us, we trust a God who knows it all. Not only do I have faith in Him, but I trust the faith He has in my ability. I will boast in Christ.

So, happy thanksgiving! There is always so much to be thankful for. 

Love somebody.

Clear eyes, full hearts...can't lose

It's very rare that we keep up with shows. But Friday night lights, we were straight up obsessed with. When I was pregnant with Emma, Blake would get home from work and we'd eat dinner then get in bed and watch it for the rest of the night. So lazy and it was awesome. So there's a little random reference for you.

This post has nothing to do with tv, and everything to do with the opposite of tv (if that's a thing?). Anyways.... We got out for a little fresh air today. I've been itching to get out of the house but my car is in the shop so I guess I'm stuck. No worries though. The littles and I took a walk, rolled around in the leaves, and played on our swing set. Some days you just gotta clear your head and quit telling your kids no, ya know? Whatever Emma wanted to do outside, we did. And Wyatt just wanted to lick leaves. I let him try it, however, he was unimpressed.

Happy Wednesday! Tell someone you love them today!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


I can't type gatlinburg without laughing! my friend and i were texting about it before we left and her phone corrected it to garlic burg. how awful would a city of garlic be? i'm weird. but that's ok.

anyways. late in the game, but better late than never! we had an eventful trip to gatlinburg. got stuck in a mcdonald's parking lot (we eat at McD's?! yes..we do. oh the horror.), and on our way home we stopped at a super nice store for blake to do some christmas shopping and emma puked all over me and the store. so awesome. i know i've hit a new stage in life where i can deal with puke. that was probably the scariest thing about venturing into motherhood for me! haha..

so we went to dollywood! i think it's the first time i've ever been? but it was AWESOME. already decorated for christmas (did everyone forget about thanksgiving this year?) but we didn't care a bit. we had a blast! emma absolutely loved the rides and getting to run around. wyatt did a lot of riding and napping but i think he had a good time ;)

it was freezing in tennessee and i loved it! nothing like putting on your boots and your coat when you take a stroll at night. so cozy!

for anyone who knows us, you know how bad blake was wanting to pick up that mallard? i love my hunter.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

She'll be comin 'round the mountain!

We're off to gatlinburg for the weekend with the littles. So thankful to be getting away for a little bit. These past 2 weeks have been hard on the heart, so I'm looking forward to being with my man who always restores my heart (and attitude). I'm sure I'll Instagram a little ;)

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

halloween recap

so it's a week into november and i forgot to post about halloween. whoops...

in typical fashion, neither of my littles felt like cooperating for pictures. emma was too worried about the candy drop (my parents live in a fly-in community) and wyatt was more concerned with, well, anything else other than taking pictures. so here are what little ones i have to choose from. the most adorable panda and lion, if i do say so myself!