Thursday, March 21, 2013

March Madness

This past weekend was the true definition of March Madness – and NOT the basketball kind! Don’t get me wrong I am an AVID CBS watching, bracket busting,  cheering NCAA fan but this March I have been ALL about some BIRTHDAYS. I know you are thinking…oh gosh we already know it was your birthday, but this one isn’t about me! March is also my two nephews and hubby’s birthday! This weekend was all about celebrating them!

On Saturday we celebrated Ford Tyler’s 2nd Birthday with a construction themed party full of little ones running around the garage. Complete with cake, ice cream, and juice boxes, the party was quite the success. Campbell also celebrated his 7th last weekend but he got his presents this weekend!

Sunday was a complete surprise for the hubs! I have been contemplating getting him an English Bulldog – only his MOST FAVORITE animal in the world. I decided to bite the bullet and into the family we brought General Axle Frank. His wrinkly face and bobbed tail are the perfect match for our little family and Luke couldn’t be happier!

Our New Family!


This weekend was full of family and I loved it! I can’t wait until one day it’s ALL about family!

Frankly My Dear….March Madness is the best!

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Saturday, March 9, 2013


As Taylor Swift so eloquently puts it…I don’t know about you, but I am feeling 22…too bad I am 23 now!

22 Definitely did not disappoint and what a year to do the Photo365 Challenge! For more information about how awesome 22 was you can just scroll through the pictures, but this post is all about 23! When you’re a little kid and you’re thinking about the future, 23 seems so old, and now that I am here I feel like I have so far to go! It hit me….I am ONLY 23 and I have way more than most 23 year olds around me –how blessed and fortunate am I?!

Those of you who know me really well know that although this has been the best year, I have been faced with some learning curves. God has given me some of my greatest blessings and important lessons this year but I still remain thankful. I can almost feel him shaping my life into something he wants it to be. There have been so many times this year that I look back and see God’s hand in every way because I know there’s no way I could have gone through that by myself. It’s crazy how the seasons of our lives prepare us for the next. Romans 8:28 says “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” I know that to be true, not because his words tell me that, but because he is showing it to me in my day to day life. He gives me an attitude of prayer, seeking him first before others, and shows me that my “worst” situations are the ones that I learn the most from. I am thankful for a God who loves me, wants the best for me, teaches me, and uses me for his purpose. My prayer today is that I will have the courage to live out his will…it’s not easy, but the rewards in heaven will be far better than ANY of my “bests!”

Here are some of the highlights of turning 23! I can honestly say I have the best friends, family, and husband a girl can ask for!
Work Celebration!

Waiting for me when I got home!

Cards from Friends & Family

My BEST friends!!

and NO Birthday is complete without cupcakes! 

Frankly My Dear….I am feeling 23!

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Day 365!

One year ago today I began Photo365! I pledged to take a photo a day for one whole year....365 Days! And I did it! It was an absolutely incredible year! I worked five months a the Kentucky Soybean Board, planned a wedding, became a wife, started a new job, moved {twice}, and I am learning that God's plan is so much greater then anything I could imagine. Looking back through 365 photos is an amazing way to remember how blessed I am and just how quickly times does fly. I don't know that I will blog a photo-a-day in 2013 but I have no doubt that it will be any less exciting!  I hope that this will become a place to vent about life and share my favorite things! I can't wait to see what the next 365 days will hold!

Frankly my dear...23 is going to be even better!

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Day 364

Cupcake Celebration with my favorite people in the world! 
Saying good bye to my besties! Can't wait to be reunited again! 

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Friday, March 1, 2013