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well hello friends…


August 27, 2012

it’s time to revisit the old blog…not going to lie, i have missed you all LOTS! however, i feel way more energized, a bit refreshed, and am happy to write again now that i’ve got a tad bit more time and don’t feel like i “have” to.
what have we been up to these past few weeks you ask? oh all sorts of fun!
i had a few rough days and had to deal with the dermatologist… two spots were removed for “moderate to severe abnormalities” and had to go back to have additional tissue removed-OUCH! luckily, i’ve been given a clean bill of health now that all my pathology tests came back and all is well. i do have to say a big thank you to my mom, grandparents, and jeff though-without them, i don’t know what i would’ve done seeing as i was out of commission after each procedure due to my stitches. they always know how to jump in and save the day and i was so grateful they were there to give me time to recuperate and take care of my girl.
ok, now on to the fun happenings…we’ve been doing all sorts of things and i have been documenting most everything through instagram-this is when i am so thankful for technology!

we spent lots of time being lazy
and we spent time lots of time reading
i got back to cooking in the kitchen (peach cobbler)

and caroline tried new food, too! (please ignore my ridiculous “mommy voice”)

we took a little visit to the nashville zoo
and celebrated a friends’ gorgeous wedding
made some goodies to drop off to family (cream cheese banana bread)

we had loads of outside fun time…picnics, afternoons in the yard,
and walks on the local greenway

and shared in the joy of baptising our gorgeous girl

other than that, things have been spectacular…throwing another party for our wonderful friends lauren and andy, finishing another calligraphy order for my friend lindsay, and even finding time to get a little fall shopping done in preparation for lower temperatures, too! full recap of some of our festive events to come soon i promise.
thanks for all your well wishes on my blogging break. i’m back, though i’ll be posting a bit less in order to combat some of that stress that seemed to be consuming my life. i’m really excited to catch up on what you ladies have been up to lately…have a great week friends!

  1. Kaity says:

    Welcome back! Your hair is looking TERRIFIC these days! Not that it didn't always look radiant 🙂

  2. so glad to have you back for a post! You and Caroline are adorable- she definitely likes green beans more than me! 😉

  3. P!nky says:

    YAY green beans!

    We have video of my baby sister trying green beans and girlfriend basically choked on em. NOT a happy camper!

    Welcome back! xoxo

    ps.com I think your mommy voice is precious!

  4. Nicole says:

    I love that sweet video of Caroline!! Y'all are both cuties. 😉 So glad to have you back!!

  5. I'm so glad those spots were nothing serious. Praise the Lord! And so fun to get to baptise Caroline! What a precious day. Glad your break has given you time to enjoy your precious girl and get some needed rest. XO

  6. Arielle says:

    Yay! So glad your back!:)

  7. Jenna says:

    So glad you enjoyed your much needed time away from blogland 🙂 The video of Caroline is so cute!!

  8. Missed you, friend!

    So many comments on this….
    1.) Caroline, oh, sweet Caroline. Please come and stay w/ me for a week!
    2.) I loved the photo of you and your friends on the day she was baptized. Amazing to see so much love in one place and friends that you know LOVE your girl like crazy!
    3.) Glad you're feeling better and back to normal — I've had something similar done and it hurt! Dang sun!
    4.) Glad you've very much enjoyed your time away!
    5.) Mini treats for family? You are so dang good.

    Happy day!

  9. Andee Layne says:

    that picture of Caroline with her little sunnies needs to be framed! So darn cute! Also love your one shoulder black dress your wore to the wedding. Beautiful!

  10. YAY! Welcome back :o)

  11. Tess says:

    We've missed you dear. Getting moles removed by the derm hurt so bad! Sorry you had to deal with that but glad everything came back normal!

    So happy to see you've really enjoyed your summer!

  12. Lauren says:

    So glad you're back to blogging! We've missed you around here! Sounds like you've been very busy though. It's always nice to get a break and come back refreshed! 🙂

    Hope you check out my giveaway!


  13. Vicky says:

    So happy to have you back! The video was adorable 🙂

  14. Amy says:

    Glad to have you back! Glad that you are healthy, happy, and less stressed! You look gorgeous and of course Caroline just keeps getting cuter w/ each update!

  15. You have certainly been missed! Glad you popped in!

    You are too adorable to make treats for your family!

    How is Summer Rental? Although Little Bee wasn't my typical read, it was absolutely fabulous. Ready for another book now! Maybe I'll try Caroline's recommendation, Winnie-the-pooh's Opposites.

    And speaking of that cutie, I really cannot decide which picture of Caroline is my favorite – so precious!

    So glad you are rejuvenated, and recovered! Happy Summer, sweet friend!

  16. Yay! So glad you're back! And glad to hear you're healthy once again. How did you like the Summer Rental book? I'm looking for some new books! 😉

  17. a' la mode says:

    Glad to see you're back! I missed you and cc sweet faces!!

  18. Megan says:

    That banana bread looks yummy!! I made a chocolate chip banana bread but would love to try your recipe!!

    As always your little family is so cute!! I love how you are wearing your hair in your pics!! What size barrel do you use? So happy you are healthy! Sometimes scary moments make us appreciate the small things even more!!

    Enjoy your blight break!! We miss you but your time is better spent with CC, they grow up TOO fast!!

  19. Layercake says:

    So glad your back! But happy you were able to find time just for you and the fam! Caroline is adorable and looks like she is at such a fun age!

    BTW- I loved Summer Rental you are not going to want to put it down! Enjoy~

  20. Julie Rogers says:

    LOVE all the new pictures! What did you think of Summer Rental—that looks right up my my reading alley?!?! Hope you check out our awesome giveaways today and tomorrow on our blog!


  21. Jennifer says:

    I am so happy to hear that you are ok. It's so good that you had the spots looked at and dealt with them. Scary moments for sure but they're behind you now. I LOVE seeing your new posts but I also think it's great that you were able to take a step back and re-assess how much you could actually devote to the blog. Of course we miss you but it's so nice to see these updates. You look simply smashing and Caroline…what a little beauty. She's growing up so fast! Love love love your one-shoulder black dress.

  22. Shari says:

    Sweet Caroline is so adorable! Glad to have you back. What'd you think of that book? I've passed it a few times on Amazon.

  23. Liesl says:

    Your daughter is as adorable as ever, and what a beautiful family!!! Loved hearing all you have been up too, and that picture of your little one on the grass is ADORABLE!!! 🙂

  24. Heather says:

    I swear Caroline gets cuter each month!

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