Thursday, March 31, 2011

A little help from your friends

There seems to be a lot to post but almost no where to start. We recently threw our neighbor and friend, Bill, a surprise 60th birthday. We had several surprises set up for him over a couple of days with different people coming in on different days. He was completely surprised and completely floored to say the least. I will post those pictures soon along with my dad's surprise party pictures.

I also need your help a little bit. Annie and I are participating in the Junior League of Asheville's Spring Market at the end of April. I have never done something like this and I am pretty anxious about it all. I am not sure how it will be beneficial other then getting my name out there, which I guess, is huge! Annie and I would love if you would come and see us over those 3 days. If you go to my facebook page you can print out a free coupon for entry into the Spring Market. I would like to blow up a few more prints pretty large and would love your opinion on what that image should be. You all know my pictures from here and from my photography blog and website. What pictures stand out to you and would make a great first impression? Also any advice would be greatly appreciated for anyone who has participated in something like this!

As I look at these pictures of my precious girls, I would be remiss if I did not mention my amazing grandma and her one year anniversary (yesterday) of her passing. I woke up yesterday with my heart heavy and tears in my eyes. It is hard to believe that I have not heard her voice in over a year, or that I have not touched those hands I loved so much. We carry her in our hearts always and I know she is loving my girls from heaven. They have so much of her in them, in their smile, and in their name, and in their spirit.

"Always remember, there is nothing worth sharing
Like the love that let us share our name"

Monday, March 21, 2011


I was in the middle of uploading pictures to this post then completely forgot all about it, well I am back now!
We have been busy but I don't think I have a lot to tell you. I guess we have just been busy being outside and enjoying as much of this amazing weather as possible. March is so weird. Yesterday was overcast and cool and today is sunny and 70 with tomorrow going to be 77. I will take it! We recently went to Atlanta to celebrate my dad's surprise 65th birthday, although he ended up finding out about it that day. That was totally fine because I don't have any idea how we would have gotten it all together in the hour he was going to be out. It was a complete blast and I will post photos soon!
This post is heavy with Hollings pictures but this is really like her first spring since last year she was a newborn and didn't really know what was going on. It is fun to let her just be in her diaper and figure out what grass feels like on her toes. I am pretty sure we have another water baby on our hands and I dare to say that Hollings is probably more adventurous then BellaRose, if that is possible.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Sunny days

Pictures as promised!
I got my sweet girls in some beautiful sunlight and snapped away. We are all doing great. Everyday passes so quickly and at the end of each day I am completely exhausted. Who know two little girls could wear a momma out so much.

Girls watching the trash truck. Hollings is a climber and will climb on anything and everything. We find her in all sorts of places, hence all the bruises.

Ellen had some fun on the swing yesterday. She kept saying "Sunny look". I loved being called Sunny!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Blog love

Wow I have not posted in awhile. I mean I posted last week but that was only to make an announcement and no pictures. This is going to be some sad news for you, but I have not taken ANY pictures of my family for like a week now! That is horrible. I will make amends.
Hollings did have her one year doctor's appt. She is 18lbs and 29 inches. She is almost right on track with where Rosey was at one. My little peanuts!
The pictures below are the leg kicks and fist pumps that I did not send in to Today's Letters. I still think that they are pretty darn cute though. It was fun watching Will and BellaRose goof around. You can read more about what leg kicks and fist pumps are on Today's Letters blog, it is also just a great read and an encouragement to any marriage. Since I am spreading the blog love I thought I would mention a few more. Have you checked out Style Nook lately? Margaret is one of my besties and has insane style sense and on her blog she spreads the style love! Check it. Also a blog that has totally inspired me lately is Going Home to Roost. I discovered this blog a couple of years ago but am rediscovering it again. You have to check out her NC home make over. You will want to gut your house and start all over. I have just one more shout out for you and that is for my friend Seth's band Called Floating Action. His new album release is called Desert Etiquette and I have been listening to it non-stop. It is also getting amazing reviews from magazines.