Wednesday, February 19, 2014


A few weeks ago Andrew and I got to travel with some sweet friends, Josh and April, to Snowshoe, WV to ski for a few days!!! Andrew, sweet man that he is, surprised me with skis for Christmas and they had only gotten to be used at Perfect North (no offense, Lawrenceburg, still love you) but we were REALLY looking forward to going somewhere a little bit bigger! We had been there once before (my first real time skiing... which was mildly horrible because I was so bad. I fell. Alot. And then some more.) It was so much fun to have a little getaway and spend time with some of our closest friends!! :)

It was a snowy winter wonderland.

Yes, I was trying to dress up as Bane on the mountain ;)

Loved the week with my love. Man, he is WAY better than me at all things sports, and his snowboarding is no different. Whatever. :)

Sweet boys making our lunches (or dinner. or both haha.)

Love these two alot and so thankful for them!!!


It was SUCH a beautiful place!!! So thankful for all the beautiful snow, since Nashville has apparently been cursed by the snow gods (joke. I know there aren't snow gods.).  We said bye (well, I literally said goodbye and Andrew waved from afar) to our snow gear and packed it all away. Until next year, skis!!

Happy Beautiful Wednesday :) :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

friends. family. holiday recap.

It's not really an update because there isn't much to report, but here's a recap of the past few months via pictures :) Been such a fun/reflective/restful/busy season. Thankful for such incredible friends, amazing family, and my sweet love that makes every season something to celebrate. 

Sweet sweet friends that we've gotten to do life with, and learn so much from!

Thanksgiving in Cincinnati :) Love that place so so much and so thankful for getting to spend it with sweet friends!!!

Love this little boy SO much. 

Shelby Smith took some incredible (maybe I am bias) pictures for us. She is SO talented and was so sweet to take our pics on the coldest day ever (maybe I am exaggerating).

Ventured to Home Depot and got our second little Christmas Tree :) It was magical.

Lots of cookie decorating with sweet friends, and Santa came 

Nick, Meredith and the Girls celebrate with us at OUR new place! It was REALLY fun to have them over and get to celebrate together :) Jenna and Grace Anne are so sweet and LOVE my Andrew.

Christmas in Murray! Santa came to visit Christmas Eve. 

Little angel baby tuckered after Christmas morning! 

So fun to watch her grow up and learn and notice things!! We built this house in the living room and it was SUCH a hit. But only a few were welcome inside... Elmo, of course, being top of the list. 
Jo? (her baby doll) not so much... She got thrown out the door after this pic.

:) :) :)

We went to Flat Creek for the Farrar Christmas and we got to take some flowers to Nanny's grave with Gramps. Really special to see Gramps love Nanny in every moment... 
Beautiful image of God's desire for us!!!

On the way to Cinci Christmas, we stopped by Perfect North for the day! :) A little tradition we started last year. Love my love (and apparently his crazy hair in this picture). 


Spending the week in Cincinnati was so fun. Little Barrett LOVES his Uncle Andrew and will say both of our names! He's so sweet and his little grin dimples are precious. 

if this doesn't give somebody baby fever, I don't know what would.

Loves Uncle Andrew :) :) :) :)

:) :) :)

Got to celebrate AGAIN with dear friends :) So glad we could be together!!

yes, this is Shauna Neiquist. Yes, you should read her books. Yes, we got to hang out with her. 
Yes, it was awesome.

That's all for now! :) Happy Monday, people! :)
If it's not gonna snow, BRING ON SPRING :) :) :)