Saturday, October 22, 2011

loved today

Have you ever planned out a day in your head, had ideas of how you hoped it would turn out
and then it ended up being even better??

That was just my day.

My beautiful friends and I had a blast on this gorgeous Nashville day shooting some pictures for my new line of hair accessories that will be released soon...along with some other exciting info!

A huge thanks to Gracie, Jenna, Betsy, Chelsea & Valerie! 
Today wouldn't have been near as perfect without you girls.
I am so blessed.

Monday, October 10, 2011

pumpkin patch

On Saturday, our little trio went to the pumpkin patch at a local church here in Nashville. All of the proceeds went to the church youth group. We were happy to help them out! We decided that we would wait until next year {when Layla is walking, climbing, interacting just a bit more} to explore the fun that Gentry's Farm has to offer. She really had a great time and so did we. She touched EVERY pumpkin within reach, climbed, even tried to eat the pumpkins and straw. She laughed and laughed at the new experience. We got some priceless pictures of our first family trip to a pumpkin patch!

I love starting new family traditions. What will be next...hmm...maybe decorating with the sweet little pumpkins we bought, baking pumpkin anything, decorating, tossing out {or putting in a bag} all the precious summer clothes! I'm ready for fall y'all {I'm from Texas} and I'm ready to make some family traditions!

What are some of your favorite fall traditions??

Friday, October 7, 2011

Jesus Calling

My mom bought me this book a few months back and has since encouraged me to read it...almost on a daily basis. For a wide variety of reasons, I have simply said "ok" and moved on about my day. I'm not sure why I avoided the simplicity and beauty of this daily devotional for so long but I am thankful to say that I have finally opened myself up to taking FIVE MINUTES out of my day to take in and enjoy peace in His presence.

Today's devotion was almost too perfect not to share. So, share I will.

"In order to hear my voice, you must release all your worries into My care. Entrust to Me everything that concerns you. This clears the way for you to seek My face unhindered. Let Me free you from fear that is hiding deep inside you. Sit quietly in My Presence, allowing My Light to soak into you and drive out any darkness lodged within you.

Accept each day just as it comes to you, remembering that I am sovereign over your life. Rejoice in this day that I have made, trusting that I am abundantly present in it. Instead of regretting or resenting the way things are, thank Me in all circumstances. Trust Me and don't be fearful; thank Me and rest in My sovereignty."

1 Peter 5:6-7
Psalm 118:24
1 Thessalonians 5:18

There's not a whole lot I can add to the simplicity and beauty of these words.

I plan on resting in His sovereignty today, y'all. I hope you do the same.

Have a wonderful Friday.

Edit: We went to the pumpkin patch today and my little punkin was just so happy. It brought me back to this devotion and the beauty of God's abundant presence in our daily lives.  She was so excited for this new experience. and God was there.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Layla Grows {8 months}

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and just like that she is eight months old.

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it is getting difficult keeping her on her back for these pictures :)
i gave her something to keep her distracted.
she loves paper & tags. it's hilarious.

i can already tell that she is going to be a climber.
she is so curious, so determined & so excited about her adventures.
she is such a happy baby.

now, i am off to explore with my sweet baby girl.
today, we will discover leaves.
it is autumn, you know.