Friday, May 23, 2014

best. photographs. ever.

Amelia Moore has done all of our photographs for the last 3.5 years.

Our wedding.

Our first anniversary.

My pregnancy.

and Reuben's newborn days.

We wanted to get one more session in with her before we moved. She reccomended going down to Riverside Park so we could get some in front of the skyline to remember our beloved Nashville.

You guys.

I'm BLOWN AWAY with how amazing they are!

I'm SO in love with them and can't wait to print them all out and cover the walls of our new little town house with them!

If you live in the Nashville area and are looking for a photographer, I HIGHLY recommend Amelia. Check out more of her work HERE!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

life lately

This strange season has been full of a lot of repetition.

A lot of outside time.

A lot of mug making.

A lot of hanging out in my room while I get ready and playing with necklaces to stay entertained.

A lot of baths. Boys are apparently naturally stinky.

A lot of laughing.

A lot of time at Papa B and Bella's. Home gets boring.

And a whole lot of missing Dada.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

stephenomenal designs

I opened an etsy store!

With me scaling down to part time, just two days a week, I realized I'd have time to do what I love do to-- CREATE!

I've been cranking these mugs out and loving every single second of it. I've got countless ideas in my head of what I want to do and where I see this going.

Just from putting it on facebook/instagram, I got several requests for totally customized mugs and that's been really fun. I love being able to create something that's hopefully even better than what they'd imagined!

Let me know if there's something specific you have in mind for a mug and I'd love to make it for you!

Go check out my shop and look around!

Thursday, May 15, 2014


This last month, followed by the next couple of weeks, has been and will continue to be full of transition.

Dual parenting.
To single parenting 5/7 days a week.
Back to living under one roof.

Working full time.
To knowing I'm leaving in 2 weeks and trying to wrap everything up.
To staying at home for a little while and then working part time.

Living in chaos (housekeeping isn't my strong suit).
To living in a perfect show home I don't want to leave.
To living in a townhome we'll rent.

Reuben sleeping through the night for months.
To not.
To hopefully doing it again once we're all together.

It's a bizarre feeling. Trying to live life in Nashville, knowing I'll be in Knoxville at the end of the month. I'm trying not to pull away from friends here yet, but I'm working on establishing friendships over there at the same time.

I sort of feel like I'm just going on a really long vacation to Knoxville. I'm not entirely sure it's clicked in my head yet that I will LIVE there. When we come to Nashville from now on, we'll be visiting. We won't be coming home. That's weird.

The good news is that I know without a shadow of a doubt that God has planned for us to go to Knoxville and we're simply following where he's leading us. That gives me a crazy amount of peace. I love Sevier Heights already. I love the people we've met. I love where we're going to live. I love that I'll get so much more time with Reuben. I love that we'll be near mountains. I love that we'll be closer to friends in Chattanooga. I love a lot of it.

I just don't love transition.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

hasta la vista house

I haven't blogged because I've been up to my eyeballs in house fixing-up. It was never ending, frustrating, and absolutely overwhelming. I spent the majority of last Wednesday in constant tears, thinking of what I needed to get done to get our house on the market by Thursday.

Without Clint.

WITH a teething toddler.

Thankfully, our parents stepped up in a BIG way and came to the rescue and it was all done by 7:30 that evening. I sent our realtor pictures to let him know it was as ready as it could be and to put it up the next morning. I wanted it on the market before I went to Knoxville so I could get it clean and it'd stay that way for showings on the weekend without me having to do it again and again. Clever, right? ;-)

I left early Friday morning to go to Knoxville for Mother's Day. Our realtor, Jeff, called and told us that there were 3 showings for the day. While Reuben was napping, Clint said we needed to start looking for a town house in Knoxville since I'd be there soon. I told him we should wait because I didn't want to find something so soon when the house wouldn't sell for a while.

He said "I've been praying God would sell the house this week. He's going to do it."

I agreed to go look at a couple of places, fell in love with one, and as we were driving home from seeing it, got a phone call from Jeff...

You guys...


Seriously. In three days. I can't even believe it. I'll be in Knoxville permanently on June 1st. I can't even stand it, I'm so excited!!! 

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