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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bye Bye Blogger

I have decided to say goodbye to my dear old blog. :( Blogger.. you have been good to me! It's just too much to deal with a job, starting a photography business, updating a website and keeping up two blogs. I will be posting all of my personal stuff over on my photography blog. Photography has just taken over my time and I can't say that I'm not thrilled! It's bittersweet. I will be updating my new blog, regularly! My newest post is coming shortly; so if you were wondering what ever happened to Wall-E after my last post, you can read it here.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

well hello there..

Remember me? 
I know it's been well over a month. We've been, well.... busy to say the least. So I took a month off from blogging!

For starters, we ripped up our stinky old carpet and put in new flooring. We didn't want to go all out and spend tons of $$ on very nice flooring, since we don't know how long we'll be in our house, so we went with laminate. And we love love love it! Jordan had our living room finished in a week! Have I told you how talented he is? Jack of all trades, that man is. 

The guest bedroom was finished last night. I'll quit talking and just show you some pictures! 

Here's what our living room looked like back in the old carpet days:

And now we have this!:

Ahh, it looks, feels and SMELLS so much nicer!

The photography business is growing before our very eyes. Every day we wake up and are in awe of what God is doing. Glory be to God for it all, seriously! Sometimes we think back and are like, wow! How did this happen again? and so fast? Our God is an awesome God I tell ya! We've found our niche, I would say, when we least expected it. When we finally let God have complete control of our future and stopped trying to make things happen on our own, God led us into something that we truly love (and gave us the talent & means to do so). When we get all excited and try to take things into our own hands again, we have to remind ourselves not to limit God, he's taken us here and will continue to take us to places we've only dreamed of going! I could talk about this for hours but I'll stop for now. :)

Here's a little update on Wall-E. He's currently in the "dog house" (pun intended). In the past week he has ran away from home & eaten through a door (I'm not joking, I have pictures). 
We're on the fence about what to do with him. :-(

On a brighter note, Spring Break for me starts at 1:30 tomorrow! You will be seeing a lot more posts from me from now on! At least I think that's a good thing! :)

I've missed all of my blogger friends! I can't wait for some free time next week to catch up on all of your blogs & see what has gone on in your lives over the past month! I got a sweet "we miss you in the blog world" email from Megan. The sweet husband who used to give the me "when will you be finished?" eye when I spent so much time blogging, even told me I needed to blog again. haha!

So here I am and I am happy to be back!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Newlywed House Crash + Weekend in Pictures!

This weekend we had the opportunity to crash at the home of my BFF-since-10th-grade. This was such a special treat because when she got married in August, she moved off to Orlando and I haven't seen her since! I was SO happy when she told me that they were moving to Nashville, because it's only 3 hours away! Another BFF and her soon-to-be husband were there, which made it an Uh-mazing weekend. I didn't want it to end! :(

Need some inspiration for your home? My friend Lindsay has only been in their new apartment for a couple weeks, but she already has it looking cute!
Lindsay & Caleb

If you want to know how to make that awesome picture collage, visit Scarlett's blog to learn! You will LOVE her blog!

We had planned on having a big photoshoot, but the freeeezing cold weather put a damper on that! So we took a few quick shots outside!

We even got in some pretty good group shots!

Oh, and I guess I should introduce you to Paris, their adorable, feisty Yorkie!

This weekend I realized how incredibly blessed I am to have amazing, loving & supportive friends. We have literally gone through so much together; from high school, being college roommates, wanting to kill each other sometimes (HA!), to celebrating each others marriages and careers! 
I love these girls SO much!!


Thursday, February 3, 2011


This week has been a whirlwind! 
I am so sorry that I've left all my readers with a "I'm sick" post for 6 days straight. You must've thought something went terribly wrong!

I'm okay!

I had a small allergic reaction to one of those six medications I was put on, but I'm much better now!

A lot has happened this week! Including the launch of our OFFICIAL website,

We've had two amazing photoshoots:


and my good friend Brett and her family.

We are having SO much fun!

I hope all of you have had a blessed week! I've missed all my blog friends!

Friday, January 28, 2011

heavily medicated.

I went to the doctor today after sleepless night #3 and feeling "flu-ish".
(I seem to be fine during the day but when it's time for bed, it kicks in).
The room felt like it was literally spinning when I woke up this morning.

The doctor's visit was interesting, to say the least. 
After telling the nurse my symptoms, she proceeded to tell me the various tests they were going to run...
flu test, chest x-ray, blood test...

BLOOD TEST?! (gasp!)

Yes, I'm the girl that faints after getting shots or "finger pricks"; esp. after having blood drawn.
It's never good.

Today was no exception.

Lets just say it took me a while to get on my feet. 
2 hours of dizziness, 1 cup of water spilled everywhere, 1 cup of Coke, a cookie, a nurse having to call my husband to the back, getting sick to my stomach in front of the nurses and having to use a trash can (embarrassing), a pregnancy scare (don't worry, we're not), my first wheelchair ride, and a couple X-rays later, I was walking out of that place with a diagnosis.

(mild) Bronchitis
Sinus Infection

Not cool.

Those poor people probably thought I was the most dramatic person to ever enter a doc in a box. 
I promise I'm not.... I just really really reallly hate to have my blood drawn.

And to think... I used to be a nursing major.
(It doesn't take genius to figure out how that could've gone).

Also, I had 6 prescriptions to get filled... SIX!! 
I feel like I'm 80! 
Someone buy me a pill box!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wedding Photography

I pulled out my "wedding box"...
and my old wedding stuff is still photogenic!
Did that even make sense?
It's late. I should be sleeping.

Tomorrow is Friday, y'all!
Can I get an Amen?

Goodnight everyone!

Overwhelmed with joy.

We just put our website up last night and I'm overwhelmed with the response!
I even got an email about shooting a wedding!!! 

I'm pretty sure the Lord is letting us know which path to take! 

With this though, comes insecurities.

Everyone has them. 
About different things, of course. 
I often second guess myself.
Putting myself out there with this blog and a photography site isn't typical of me. 

What I've learned by doing so, however; is the encouragement from friends, family and even people I don't know is far greater than those insecurities! I know who I am in Christ, and I will pursue anything He puts in my path to pursue! 
I'm so thankful for those who have encouraged me! 
You know who you are! :)
Love you guys SO much! 

I know not everything I do or say will be accepted by everyone. 
A wise man someone once said:
Sadly, this will always be true! 

Here are a few encouraging scriptures:
“I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5)

“Cast all your cares on Him for he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7)

“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind” (1 Timothy 1:7)

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wing's as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." (Isaiah 40:31)

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."(Jeremiah 29:11)

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

How comforting is that?! 

My security isn't in this world, it's in Christ!