January 27, 2015

month four | solomon


"Solly Solly Mack" (what Amos calls you), you are FOUR months old! Little one, you are truly such a joy. You give the biggest ear to ear grins all the time, you have the sweetest laugh and you perk up at the sound of my voice (make my mama heart swoon, will ya!?). You also squeal when I come to get you first thing in the morning (maybe, just maybe, you'll love the mornings)...I hope you'll always love to see me! We've been practicing saying, "mama" - and I think you'll have it down in no time. Just kidding...but we'll keep practicing anyway. I'll admit it - I'm a creeper when you sleep. I feel like Amos has already changed so much so quickly so I'm trying to soak it in with both of you. I love your little cow lick that sits smack dab in the middle of your forehead hairline. As your hair grows longer (and it's growing quickly) your cow lick is more pronounced. I can't decide what color your hair is going to be - currently it's a light brown, but your eyebrows are really light (like Amos')..maybe I'll have two toe-heads?! You have the sweetest elf ears that I've ever seen. Honey noticed that you always "wear" a scratch on your face...we're already working on makin' ya tough (again, kidding--I'm just slack about cutting your finger nails). You have no teeth yet & no sign of any. You like to talk (maybe you just want to be heard over your brother?!) and nap on mama's bed. Also--you're wearing SIX month sized outfits (you were 97% for length & 34% for weight @ your 4 month appt -- a pound lighter and an inch longer than Amos at his 4 month appointment!). Solly Solly Mack, keep growing big and strong!


January 26, 2015

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Amos (2): coolest kid on the block 
Solomon (4 months): kisses from mama (those lips!!) 

January 20, 2015



i found this fun list on natalie's blog this morning & thought i'd follow along!


reading: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald (my something to read from last year) 

playing: the sound machine (rain & ocean waves)  

watching: downton abbey & fixer upper 

trying: to potty train my two year old (trying

cooking: all the whole30 foods & i am running out of ideas. friends, share with me your favorite whole30 food ideas! (this was Natalie's answer...and I'll 2nd that!!) 

eating: apples & peanut butter. all day, er'day! 

drinking: coffee 


calling: Haley (little sistermine) - we usually talk every day 

texting: kayla jean & mikey 

pinning: diy projects, house decorating tips / ideas, etsy ideas...

tweeting: i don't do twitter..


crafting: fabric garlands & wreaths for Rust & Stardust(!!!) 

doing: making lists / writing down recipes 

going: to take a nap (both boys are asleep right now) 

loving: 70+ degree weather - if you need us, we'll be outside! 

hating: the face that it's january 20 and i have journaled so little this year 

discovering: that "you can do anything, but you can't do everything." - david allen. a m e n 

enjoying: running (again) 

hoping (for): this warm weather to hang around 

celebrating: small victories in potty training 


smelling: anthropologie | capri blue (a Christmas gift) 

thanking: Mikey for the opportunity to stay home with our boys 

considering: new projects for the etsy shop ... and taking suggestions (: 

finishing: a can of diet dr. pepper 

starting: to reconcile receipts with cash from our cash envelopes (thanks Dave Ramsey) and to go through today's mail 

January 19, 2015


"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." 
|Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.|

January 16, 2015

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

January 15, 2015

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Amos (2): baths for days (when it's freezing out)
Solomon (3.5 months): practicing sitting in between an outfit change due to excessive spit up 

January 13, 2015

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Amos (2): sunglasses, puppy dog slippers and teeth brushing 
Solomon (3.5 mths): talkin' to mama after "lunch"

January 12, 2015

celebrate | baby powers gender reveal

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Such a sweet, sweet  night with CP & Whit finding out that Baby P is a BOY!!!! We cannot wait (for you guys) to add another boy to the mix and to walk through this next stage of life with y'all. We'll be counting down the weeks with you now, praying for a healthy rest of your pregnancy, Whit, and for a smooth and safe delivery. We're greatly anticipating his arrival with you guys! He is already so, so loved.

January 7, 2015

twenty fourteen in review

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Twenty fourteen was too good to us. We traveled...a lot. We added stamps in our passports, road-tripped to see friends, and checked off new states & cities. We added an arrow to our quiver (Psalm 127:3-5) and celebrated 5  years of being married. We enjoyed birthdays and holidays with those we love the most. And, we're already looking forward to the adventure that twenty fifteen has already promised to bring! 


January 6, 2015

birthday love

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Happy birthday to YOU, Mel! 

We celebrated Mel turning 26 with a progressive dinner around downtown Greenville. 1st course: appetizers and cocktails at The Cazbah (where we Facetimed Mere so she could see Mel open her gifts), 2nd course: more small plates at Stellar Wine Bar, 3rd course: dessert (where Dave & Gina joined) at Nantucket! This was SO fun and different! 

Melbug, I hope you know how very special and loved you are!