Goodbye, Granny White Pike

.granny white pike, 1935.

Two more days of driving this beauty. Wednesday marks my last day of my first job out of college. I made it just over a year…pretty good, right? My goodbye to this road is bittersweet. Ever so sweet as it marks the end this job; bitter as this is my most favorite road in Nashville…the most beautiful, serene, peaceful drive I commonly make.
Considering the situation, I'd have to say that the sweet far outweighs the bitter, so Wednesday I'll be soaking in the beauty, but rejoicing all the way. *grin*


Wonders of the Weekend

Well, I wrote this super long post last night, well really all afternoon, then went to upload it and it said I wasn't connected to the internet. psh....
So here's a quick recap of the weekend:

Friday night coffee with the Burkeys, our new but feel like long-lost friends. This is one amazing couple.  (With one a m a z i n g baby, Owen) We kinda found ourselves asking God, why didn't we meet a year ago? But God knows what he's doing.  However he leads our friendship, it will go! 

Some new wall art. Homemade, I might add. (If ya couldn't tell) ;)

New curtains. Store-bought, and still need ironed.

Homemade oatmeal that's delicious enough for a picture.

Sunday morning church with the Mark and Lauren (mentioned above). This place was amazing. Another, where-was-this-a-year-ago experience. Ugh. But it was really a blessing, and the Pastor brought the Word like I haven't heard in a while. Maybe I'll expound more later. Good stuff...

And lastly, a sweet puppy cuddled on the top of the couch. A perfect ending to a wonderful weekend. 


kylee marries paul

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Paul Dawson! 

Is she not one of the most gorgeous brides e v e r ?? 

the wedding party.

being crazy...i think the boys were better at that than the girls.

daddy walking her down the aisle.

they got each other good!

the newlyweds *grin*

first dance.

Congratulations Paul and Kylee! Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day! Love you guys so much :)


it was six eleven

and i finally got out of bed after about 45 minutes of snoozing. ugh. Time to rush to get ready, again. As if I weren't already running behind, I decide to touch up my toenails so I can show off my new shoes (black peep-toe heels)  :). Great idea, right? Well apparently, I forgot to screw the cap on last time I did this, and you girls know how you grab the top of the bottle and give it a little swat in your palm a few times?  I don't even think I know why I do that. Maybe is that just how we're taught? Anyway, I did that. With the top unscrewed. See photos. 

Please someone tell me why practically all of it ended up on my hands! Why not on the tile floor where it's super easy to clean up? And please note: This is not what my hands looked like, as in past tense. These are present tense, currently what they are looking like. 
But ya know? End result was all the same. My toenails are painted and they look cute. *grin* And for those of you who know me pretty well, be pleasantly surprised that when this happened, I laughed. Yes, laughed. And grabbed the camera. Normally I probably would have screamed out of anger and thrown the rest of the nail polish up against the wall. 
Ok ok ok, I should have been at work like, 10 minutes ago, so peace and love ya'll! screw the caps of your nail polish on!!!!! :)



My cousin is getting married today *grin*
Congratulations Nathan and Kammi!! Love you both so much; wish we could be there!


How do you rejoice in sufferings? Seriously, this is a question, non rhetorical. Is there one way to rejoice, or many ways? Is the only way to rejoice through sufferings to look ahead as if looking behind and see how God has brought you through, built your character and given you hope? How do you continually give thanks to God in all circumstances, when your circumstances are causing you grief, pain, and heartache?  
There has to be a way. Otherwise God wouldn't command it of us. I think for me personally, it's a couple of things. I have to remember that no matter what is going on in my life and the lives of those around me, God is still God. He still reigns on His throne above, and we are still to worship Him because He is holy. Nothing changes that. No circumstances, challenges, or changes in our earthly lives. 

When I look back at my life (all 23 years, haha) and especially the lives of others, I cannot help but know and understand that God never leaves our side. He not a God who leaves us out hanging to dry and fly on our own. He walks beside us, He carries us when need be, all because of love. 

Just a friendly reminder (mainly to myself) this morning. God is good, all the time.