Sunday, July 29, 2007


We have had a relaxing, slow, and quiet weekend.

It has been very nice to just be at home. Cleaned the whole house
and washed all the clothes on Saturday.

Remember that eggplant we planted. Well it produced
these two little beauties...

and I made this Eggplant Parmesan on Saturday night.

We went to Barnes and Noble tonight. I found 4 books I want, but I think I am gonna check them out from the library first, and then if I want a copy of my own I will buy them.

The books are :

Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Singer Simple Sewing Guide by Idontknowwho

I am overwhelmed by all that I want to do sometimes.

Sewing curtains. Making yo-yos. Reading the above books. Making cards. Scrapbooking. Creating a collage of pictures on our living room wall like the ones in Pottery Barn catalogs. Taking sewing classes. Planning a trip to Charleston.

When I get free time, I often waste it because I don't know what to do.

That just sounds ridiculous!

I gotta go to bed.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Saw these two precious sets of people weekend before last.
Above is my Paw-Paw Williams and Palmer his wife.
We went to visit with them on Sunday afternoon.
Below are Taylor and Cade, my nephews.
We took them to the Braves game on Saturday the 14th.

My Paw-Paw is just an amazing Christian man.
So loving, caring, gracious, and a prayer warrior!
Has been since I can remember.
Momma says that when I was less than a year old riding in
my car seat, I would bounce up and down when I figured out we
were going over to my Maw-Maw and Paw-Paw Williams house.
They used to live on a big farm. Complete with cows, chickens, ducks, a huge
watermelon patch, tractors, a couple of ponds, and a big vegetable garden.
Me and my sister Paige would ride on the tractor with Paw-Paw all
afternoon. We would go up the ladders and get the eggs the chickens
had laid. We would play on the big round hay bales in the
barn too. I was telling Paw-Paw the other day that I remember going
out there and picking potatoes up out of the field.
He told me it was easier for us to get them because it wasn't as far for us
to bend over. We just thought it was a game to see who could pick up the most.
I am just so thankful for them.
Thankful for who they are.
Thankful for the examples they are to Alan and I.

I can't imagine loving two kids more than I love Taylor and Cade.
When I hear their little voices on the phone my heart just
smiles. They always want Alan and I to come over, to spend the night,
to go swimming, or watch them play ball. Sometimes
the distance thing is hard to explain. They are so loving as well.
Always want to tell you they love you, always giving hugs, or wanting you
to sit by them or lay down by them. I asked Taylor the other night
if he was happy he was at the Braves game, he said "Yes, thanks for letting
me come". He is so sweet. Cade just cracks us up.
As you can see from the picture below he just lost his first tooth.
So, we see this homeless man downtown Atlanta who happens
to be missing his front tooth. From the backseat Cade says "I think
he lost a tooth too." As if the man had lost his the day before and had
layed it under his pillow for the tooth fairy! :)

I am just so, so thankful for the blessing of these people in my life.
It's hard to believe they are nine and six!

Went to dinner tonight with our past Sunday school teacher,
mentor, friend, and financial advisor, Todd.
It is always great to see him. He always encourages us spiritually and
financially as well. Lets us know what is going on at our home church
in Milledgeville. Alot of people tell us we don't need a financial advisor to save
money, but I sure appreciate the accountabilty and expertise.
Lauren and Chris also joined us for dinner.
It is always great to see my bff too.

Trying to get back into my routine with walking.
In college I was walking 3-5 miles 4-5 days a week, so I want
to try and build back up to that. Also trying to watch
what I eat better. I really need to lose some of this
pound-age I have found since we got married!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

how you live....

loving this.

You must go look at this.
It is so timely for what I have been experiencing this week. We lost one
of our cardiologists and his son in a car wreck this past Sunday.
It has, therefore, been an especially hard week at work.
Seeing his partners, black ribbons on everyone's scrub tops,
memories of his high-water scrub pants and
his dorky bouffant hats, remembering
his smile and magnetic-ness.

Being at his funeral only revealed that he was
even more wonderful than we already knew he was.

Been doing a whole lot of soul searching this week.

Preach the gospel at all times- If necessary use words. -Saint Francis of Assisi

Saturday, July 7, 2007

they're ours...

the rocking chairs that is.
My handy-man put them together with no problems.

We went yard sale-ing this morning. Found some awesome deals!
I need to take photos to share...
I'll do that later.

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday! It's hot and muggy here!

Edited to add...
Here are some pictures of some darling baby clothes
I bought from my neighbor.
And no, I am not trying to tell anyone anything. I am going to
put these up in the closet and save them.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Sweet summertime...

Sitting on the porch rocking away and drinking some ice-cold lemonade.

Doesn't that just sound like summertime to you?

We have already stocked up on lemonade, now all we
need are two of these.
Hopefully we will buy two of them tomorrow.