Friday, April 30, 2010

The one about our 6th anniversary

Six years ago, I was here
Atlantis on Paradise Island, Bahamas

Getting hitched to the man of my dreams

And six years later, I love him even more!
Happy Anniversary Sweetie!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Jeremiah 1:5

I have awesome kids and this weekend really backed it up.  They are both so special and I know that God has big plans for both of them.  Of course, I'm their Mom, so I can say that!



Noah, my precious son, was baptized this past Sunday.  As his mother, I could not be more proud of him.  Since having each of my children, it has always been my greastest hope that they would come to know Jesus as their Savior. 

Noah and Pastor Paul Brashier at Parkway Baptist Church

On Saturday, we took AnnaLauren to the mall to see Dora the Explorer and to ride the carousel.  Although she is quite the little drama queen most days, she was remarkably well behaved on this trip and LOVED Dora and Boots!
With Daddy on the carousel

I am so very blessed!
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart...
Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)

If you have questions about Jesus, you can find answers here.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Shopping Trip - Black & White Damask

It's Friday again and that means I go on a virtual shopping trip for something I love.  I always strive for cute items that won't break the bank!  Enjoy!

Lately this has become quite an obsession of mine.  And, although I am still working out a way to put this in my house, I definitely heart it!

Armless Slipper Chair
$189.99 at

God.Grace.Gratitude. Notepad

Cute, Cute Girls Bedding & Accessories
Starting at $23.99 at

Set of 4 Tea Light Holders

Darling Personalized Diaper Bag Set
$28.99 at Parsik 93 on

16 pc. Dinnerware Set
$49.99 from

Indoor/Outdoor Rug (5.3 X 7.6)
$118.00 at

Cutest Dress I've Seen in a While
(my Gram is making something similar for A)
$89.00 from FattiePie at

Liz Claiborne Tee
Misses & Plus!!!
$21 - $23 at

Baby Girl Shoes
$6.99 at
For the record, I am neither affliated with nor compensated by any of the items or websites that are mentioned above. I also do not make any statements as to the quality, workmanship, etc. 
They are simply things I like! :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The one about WSP

Ok, so assuming you read the title first, some of you immediately knew who WSP is and some of you were like WSP-a-what?

First things first - our anniversary is May 1.  Tommy and I have been married almost 6 years and they have truly been the best 6 years of my life.  Loveyousomuch, T!  Now onto the real post...

My sweet husband has a favorite band - a jam band in fact, called Widespread Panic (WSP - get it).  He collects live recordings of them from way back when they were basically a bar band.  After high school, he spent a summer on the road following them.  I think his count of shows seen is well over 100.  He listens to them non-stop, checks their setlists online, and talks about what should and what should not be in rotation.  Yes, it's that bad!

Since 2003 when we began dating, got married, had kids, etc, he has only gone to a handful of shows.  And although he has thankfully grown up from his hippie ways, he still LOVES the music. 

So, since I am such an awesome wife, for our anniversary this year, we are going to the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival to see them.  They are playing on April 30th - pretty darn convenient.  Not only that, I have begged for arranged from FREE accommodations and tickets!!! 

Yes, I know I rock!

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Fun Thing to Do in Spring

Every year, in the Spring, we pick a lovely day and head to the Memphis Zoo.  I love the zoo and my family will tell you that the trip is mostly for me.  However, it does give me the opportunity for some gratuitous family snapshots.  Forgive the photography, but it has been a while since I put some new pics of us up. 
I won't bore you with the ones of animals!

Noah and AnnaLauren outside Cat Country
(note how excited an almost 14 yr old is to be at the zoo with his family!)

See he gets more excited in every shot!

AnnaLauren and Mommy on the tram
She LOVES to ride the "choo-choo train"

The Hubby and I in front of the Yukon Trek fireplace

AnnaLauren's Everyday Look
Yes, the paci is tied on - it would be B.A.D. if it got lost!

And lastly, proof that the zoo really is fun for the whole family!

Hope you are making time to have fun with your family this Spring!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Shopping Trip - Paisley!!!

I got really good feedback from last Friday's post, so for now I'm going to do it on Friday's that I am inspired.  This week is all about one word -
I love paisley, so this post has no rhyme or reason -
just stuff I love that won't break the bank. 
Have fun and be inspired!

Symphony in Hue Collection from Vera Bradley

Home Casual Bath Collection from - under $20

Cute, Cute Beach Towels - $9.99 and up,

Flirt Paisley Rug in Chocolate from

Savoy Lunch bag from - $16.00

French Bull Kitchen Accessories from - $16-$38

Pillows from - $11.38 & $29.95

Dresses $39.99 - $61.60 and Catherines.Com

Brava by Mikasa Dinnerware at - $6.50 and up

Slipper Chair from - $217.99

For the record, I am neither affliated with nor compensated by any of the items or websites that are mentioned above.  I also do not make any statements as to the quality, workmanship, etc. 
They are simply things I like! :)