Monday, August 25, 2014


Coke is on Clemson's campus and they have a station set up letting people design cans with their names on them. The idea was to get a can for yourself and one to share with another person. We got a few in the office and someone needed another name so I was able to all of us a can with our names!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Precious Moments

Here's just a snap shot of our afternoons together. He's the best. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

4 Years

This past weekend, the hubs and I celebrated our 4th anniversary. I couldn't have asked for a better mate. He is kind of awesome. It's been a great and tough year for us. From being pregnant, to have an emergency delivery, to our month in the NICU and staying at the Ronald McDonald house and now being on separate schedules, life is all over the place.  We really needed a mini getaway to hang out with each other.

It was a great time to go back to the mountain where we got married. It's the weekend of "the world's longest yard sale" so we packed up Archer and headed to North Georgia. 

Archer got to meet his Great-Grandmother and Grandfather! It was a special time seeing him love on them. They are wonderful people. I married into a great family. Cody's mom was there helping out at the yard sale so she brought Coleton and Kylee along. We had a blast doing the yard sale and even made a few bucks. 

Archer played with all the kids. They would push him around in his stroller through the yard. It was cute. He got some good napping in outside. 

Aren't they cute in their Newspring Empty Tomb shirts? Twins. 

Carlye and Hannah loved playing with him. They thought he was so funny in his jump jump! 

Aunt Kelly and Uncle Daryl babysat for us so we could take a day trip into Chattanooga. They all had a great time and Archer got a good kitchen sink bath that night. Uncle Daryl was so nervous, but we all know Archer loves water so he just splashed water everywhere! 

Cody and I rented bikes and road through the city after having lunch at Rembrandt's in the Art District. It was so good! We had so much fun riding bikes. We were really nervous since we were riding on main roads with lots of cars, but it was fun. After riding bikes we went to go see Guardians of the Galaxy and cool down! It was a super funny movie. Cody loves Marvel movies. After the movie, we walked down and had BBQ at Sugar's. Unfortunately, it was that great. We walked across the street and go truffles afterwards and that made up for a not so great dinner. 

Before we went home, we drove up to Sand Mountain to visit our wedding venue, Sunrise Farms. It was a beautiful evening. I am so thankful for the fun day we had. I miss my husband during the week even though we see each other everyday. It really only is in passing. We do long for the weekend so we can spend time together. We know right now our situation is perfect so that we get so much time with Archer and don't have to put him in daycare so we are trying to enjoy every moment. One day we will miss this. 

Happy Anniversary, Cody! You are my favorite.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

8 Months!

Archer is 8 months!
Two teeth
Can say Mama
Trying to crawl
Rolls everywhere
Eats avocados, sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, apples, peaches, mangos, bananas, watermelon, pears - looking at this list, I really need to step up my veggie game. 


I want to start a few new habits so I'm going to list them here for accountability. I hope that by listing a few that I'll be more mindful and they will become part of my daily/weekly life.

1. Talk a daily walk.
While taking a walk seems easy, I find that I have given myself the easy, lazy way out everyday. I love being outside, yet I am usually inside watching Netflix. Having a baby has worsened my laziness, because it's easier to sit inside and not having to get the stroller and everything you need to prepare to go for a walk. It's really not much as I sit and think about why it's so hard, but that's where my mental block has been. So, here's me telling myself to go take a walk.

2. Netflix - STOP
I do love a good series, but seriously. I realize this is another habit of mine that worsened with Archer. We have spent a lot of time on the couch watching tv during feedings or naps. Well, he is getting more active now and wants/needs more attention and I love it so I have found myself getting tired of watching tv in the afternoons. So, stop watching 7 episodes back to back and go for a walk instead.

3. Blogging
I love when my blog has life and is thriving. It brings me out of my shell and gives me a creative outlet when I might not have one otherwise. I find that my creativity is heightened and I start craving life, color, beautiful things... I want to make, design and breath in all the beauty. So, here's another shot at making this blog what it could be. How about we just start a weekly post to catch up on Archer and all the pretty things I see through out the week?

4. Phone calls
I need to make a few phone calls a week to catch up with friends, to cultivate old and new friends. This is something that has really taken a backseat. I miss my friends. Being away from so many of them, phone calls are important. I need to know them again.

5. Be a good wife.
I need to make my husband feel special. He is a great husband and father. I don't thank him enough. Life has a way of going by so fast that we forget to live and I never want to let him not feel loved or special. We had a habit of leaving notes for each other before just saying sweet nothings to each other and somehow through our crazy schedules that has ceased so I want to start doing that again so that is a habit I plan to cultivate and grow.


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