Saturday, December 20, 2014

Something to ponder in all the busyness~


While most will be running from store to store today, finishing up their holiday shopping, I will be attending the funeral of a life taken too soon.  It really hits home this time of year.  The second year in a row I have had to witness a dear friend bury their beloved child.

That brings me to the question above.  What REALLY is important?  The perfectly decorated tree?  The perfect vignette for a blog post?  The perfect gift?  1000 followers?  I could go on and on.  It truly is something to ponder.

While I have enjoyed all the perfectly decorated trees, the holiday fashion posts, the yummy holiday recipes, the one thing I will take away from it all is that in the end...none of that matters the minute a loved one is taken from you.  Someone else is suffering, whether from illness, loss of a job, or being miles away from home.

So, this will be my last post prior to Christmas (not that I post everyday anyhow, only when I have time and feel it is something worth sharing).  I will be spending my time with loved ones, friends, and maybe even the stranger that just needs a smile or a door held for them.

I know beneath all that pretty, for some, is a whole different picture.  May we pray and remember those who are hurting or in need this season.

Merry Christmas Everyone! May God bless you in the New Year!!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The World Lost a Bright Light on Friday~


This was a rough weekend for our family.  A former, fellow high school cheerleader -college buddy and dear friend of our oldest daughter lost his life on Friday.  A life taken far too soon.  Josh was a bright light to all he knew, the life of any party.  24 is too young!

I can say, he truly will be remembered for how he made those around him feel...loved, accepted, understood.

My heart and prayers go out to his family, close friends and all whom he touched in his short time on this earth.

God bless you Josh, and rest in His everlasting peace.

***I will be taking a few days off to fly to Texas and bring our baby girl home for the holidays.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Home Tour 2014~

Welcome to our home...
I am going to keep it simple and let the pictures tell the story.





Y'all come on in...the entryway,







My home office,



Downstairs powder room,



The library/living room, 






The dining room,








The kitchen-the heart of our home,












The family room,













#1's room and tree to match,




#2's room and tree to match,




I hope you enjoyed the tour!

Wishes for a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year my friends!!