Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
So I leave you today with this bit of excitement....
it is CHILLY outside today. That's why I'm wearing SKINNY JEANS tucked into RIDING BOOTS and a LONG SWEATER. hate me.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I used to babysit her kids, when it was only the boys :) From the first second I met her 2nd son, in the toddler class in the nursery at church, I was in love. He was the sweetest, most cuddly baby of them all. He was my favorite of all the kids in his class. I can remember when baby #3 was born, and even when he first learned to crawl. She and her hubby were always SO kind and joyful and loving.
I am so glad to reconnect with Jennifer in blogworld. She is an amazing woman, and you all should go check out her blog... Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
Oh and one more thing, she is GORGEOUS.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Don't know why this photo isn't rotated. I'm sorry. The letters are painted brown, and will hang from some cute polka-dot carolina blue ribbon.
Are you thinking "WHY HAVEN'T WE SEEN PHOTOS OF THIS DARLING BABY??" Well, that's because she hasn't been born yet! Her mommy was due on Saturday, September 13th. She still isn't here. Her mommy and daddy are getting cranky in anticipation. Justin and I are waiting as patiently as we can for a phone call so we can SPEED to Raleigh to welcome our niece to the world. Believe me, there will be plenty of photos once she decides to show her face.
**And thanks to everyone for all the sweet comments about the florist fiasco. Nothing has been worked out yet, but hopefully it will be by next week. Keep your fingers crossed!**
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Aren't they a sweet trio? They aren't even scared of the mess in the kitchen!
A year later, I sat on a grassy hill in Boone, looking at the clouds and thinking about the year that had passed. In that year, alot of things changed. I graduated high school, went to college, gained a pride in my country that I had never known before, and I also stood silent behind a chain link fence while peering through a collage of notes, flowers, and photos into a canyon of debris and death juxtaposed in a vibrant city. I couldn't believe a year had passed.
This morning, I had no clue it was September 11. I am so sorry I let the time slip by me. And as I sit behind a computer in my office, instead of on a grassy hill in Boone, I can't believe that seven years have passed.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I would love for any and all of you to meet my family. Just let me know, and we'll hook you up.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Here are Justin's Six....
1. I own nine pairs of shoes
2. I am nearsighted
3. I can only do 14 pushups
4. I am allergic to dust
5. I was born on a weekend
6. I find it hard to pronounce "rural"
Here are Lauren's Six....
1. I am entirely too busy
2. I hate it when people put shoes on upholstered furniture or on the bed.
3. I am a Certified Pilates teacher, but I am not teaching at the moment.
4. I am unorganized and messy deep down.
5. I am afraid of ET
6. I am dangerously addicted to sweets
There you have it folks, we are boring.
Now I'm tagging some of YOU.
1. Petersons Go Public
2. Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
3. Wilson Ramblings
4. Beautifully Imperfect
5. Bits and Pieces
Have Fun, Girls!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
We weren't quite as hyper once we hit bumper to bumper traffic in Atlanta, but what can you do? We decided to pass the time by only listening to our favorite '90s songs on the iPod. We're talking Semi-Charmed Life, Alanis Morisette, Boyz II Men, Hootie and the Blowfish, 10,000 Maniacs and anything else from the '90s from CHARLOTTE TO ATLANTA. We arrived in Atlanta closer to midnight, and were thrilled to see Emily and Rob (AND their new home!) They have recently bought a new to them, but old in reality condo on the edge of an EXPENSIVE history neighborhood. Their condo is basically what dreams are made of... high ceilings, huge windows, hardwood floors, state of the art kitchen and retro bathrooms. Here is a very poor quality photo of their dining room and screened in porch from their living room.After staying up till the wee hours of the morning, we slept in on Saturday morning, ate a wonderful breakfast together (oatmeal pancakes, berry compote, scrambled cheddar eggs and bacon), then headed into midtown (I think that's what they call it) for a little SHOPPING. My heart skipped a beat when I saw this...
Sunday morning, we decided to celebrate God's creation by trying to be the first in line at the Georgia Aquarium. Holy moly. That place was nothing short of amazing.
Again, after dinner we went home and watched more Planet Earth - this time the "Shallow Seas" disc to finish off our ocean-inspired day. Monday we woke up, packed up, and drove home so that I could teach a class. However, this did not keep me from stopping at the Pottery Barn Outlet in SC, and doing my part to help out at their Labor Day Sale. 70% off clearance = New Organic Duvet, and 4 Pillow Shams for our new bed!! (The same bed that I'm not allowed to sleep in until we're married... at least it will look pretty for 3 more months)
I cannot WAIT to show you all the stuff and fun design projects that I am going to do in the coming weeks, thanks to IKEA and PB Outlet... Guest Bedroom Redo and Laundry Room Redo comin' up. Oh yeah, and I'll refinish that hutch sometime, too.