November 26, 2015

thanksgiving 2015

Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...
it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, 
and creates a vision for tomorrow.

|Melody Beattie| 

Happy Thanksgiving, friends & family! 

November 25, 2015

Amos 1, 2, 3

Just Because ... 




November 24, 2015

maternity | dave + gina








Dave & Gina are expecting their first baby, a little boy, at the end of the year! Mike & I love having them in Greenville & can't wait for baby Beep to join in on all the fun!

 Baby Beep, you are already so loved. I can't wait to see you grow up with our boys. Your mom & dad are so, so special to us. Know that we love them & we love you!

November 23, 2015

celebrate | Amos' party











We capped off Amos' birthday celebration with jumping at Gravitopia and dinner a Chick-Fil-A. Man, pleasing a three year old is easy peasy. He was SO EXCITED to jump around for an hour (and exhausted afterwards) and have everyone come to Chick-Fil-A for dinner, presents, and a red fan cake (thanks Cakes to Dye For) afterwards. He racked up on Nerf guns and has played with them every day since. 

My sweet, sweet, BIG BOY!!! Happiest birthday from mama, dadddy & Solly! You are special and loved more than you will ever know little dude! 

PS---If you're looking to have a party at Gravitopia, my suggestion is to NOT have the party there. We spent about 1/3 of the cost of a party (for 10 jumpers) by just paying for whoever wanted to jump and having the "party" part afterwards at our local Chick-Fil-A. (: 

November 19, 2015

celebrate | Amos turns THREE







Birthday celebrations actually started on Amos' birthday eve (thanks to Daddy-O). He opened his "want" from us -- a freaking huge MegaRed nerf gun. Y'all...this gun is about 3x as tall as he is and he loves it. This boy and his guns. 

On Amos' actual birthday we celebrated with our annual birthday breakfast - donuts! Three year old Amos' favorite is pink icing + sprinkles. After breakfast we headed to Ft. Inn for a bit, then met M for lunch a McDonald's to continue the celebration!

November 17, 2015

birthday eve | amos







On Amos' last day being two I asked if I could take some pictures of him (and he oddly happily obliged). These may be some of my favorite pictures of him, ever. 

I loved watching him run with no abandon, chasing the dogs, yelling at them to "COME!" ... his little spirit is so free. I truly hope that I can remember how he ran back and forth to me with arms swinging furiously until he declared that he was tired for all the days of my life. I want to remember that fake "cheese" smile, and then his real smile (that came when I asked him to say, "Papa, I love you."), the way he looked at me and kissed my cheek when I asked him to. 

Mooska, what a sweet & precious soul you are! 

*While editing these he was sitting in my lap...when he saw the last one of the two of us he exclaimed, "I LOVE that one!". Thank you sweet boy for loving me--no make up, shaggy mane hair and all. 

November 12, 2015

counting down to three | part 2

EEEEK!!!! Tomorrow, sweet boy, you will be THREE!! 






Mama and daddy cannot wait to celebrate you ALL.DAY.LONG! 

November 11, 2015

counting down to three

Since Amos will be THREE in two days, I've been strolling down memory lane - reliving his past birthday parties ...

It's been so fun to watch you grow, Amos! You're amazing. You're (incredibly) smart and funny. You love to be outside, rain or shine. You're a bird of an eater. You're obsessed with (nerf & real) guns and puddles. You're sort of shrimpy (still in 2T pants) and very athletic. Your favorite shows are Umizoomi and American Ninja Warrior. You love to do math with gummies and can count to 20 in Spanish (Ria is working on your colors too). You are learning to be such a good big brother and every once in a while I see glimpses of you and Solomon being best friends in days soon to come. Occasionally you want to hold him and play with him (but most of the time you bump into him and knock him down and take things from him). You're coming around to the idea of another baby and I know you're going to be a great big brother to this baby too.

Mooshka, I love you. You'll always be my biggest boy (besides Daddy-O). I love just sitting back and watching you explore and take on the world. You're so brave big one. I love you so very much and can't wait to celebrate you turning THREE!


November 9, 2015

etsy shop | rust and stardust




weave 1

weave 2

Friends! We just reopened our etsy shop with lots of brand new necklaces, a new style of headbands AND these awesome wall weavings! The shop is open until Nov. 15, so check it out today! AND - just because we love ya, use the code FIRSTDIBS for 20% off your order! 

If you're in Greenville, check out the Boco Art Show where our jewelry, weavings and headbands will be featured! 

November 18
2 Meyers Drive, Greenville SC 29605 
9AM - 7PM 

November 6, 2015

big brother, little brother | october 2015


pluviophile: (n) a lover of rain...

Amos tells me when it rains that it's raining to make puddles for him to jump in. Like his daddy (and most rainy days) his mama, he loves the rain and wants to be outside in it. 

Mooshka, I hope you always love to jump in the puddles and that you'll always go out of your way to splash in them. Know that Solomon is right behind you - splashing..jumping..following..

Splash on, boys, splash on. 

November 3, 2015

celebrate | showering baby emery

November 1, 2015










This past Sunday we celebrated my cousin, Amber, & her on-the-way babe, Emery, with desserts and diapers at Coffee Underground. Her littles will be close in age (and both girls), so we thought diapers would a great way to celebrate while helping out too. Coffee Underground was perfect - we ordered the sampler tray and an assortment of drinks and had chocolates that Ashton brought from Vaughn Russell (yum!). We also took a poll on Emery's birthday ... (fingers crossed - Dec. 16 is this sweet girl's day!)! So much fun!

Sweet Emery, just a few short weeks 'til you're here! We're counting down! xo