Sweet, Dear Friends

Sweet, Dear Friends

Me, mom and Remi headed up to Fayetteville after life group on Sunday to go to Amber’s bridal shower.

Amber is a sweet friend I’ve known since sophomore year of college. We got close in school, even saying at times I was her “life coach/mentor.” We’ve done a lot of fun life together.

I’m in her wedding in October, so I was so glad she was having a wedding shower so close (she lives in Memphis, not so close).

We got there and Remi was immediately drawn to the host’s cat. ha!  She pet him and sang him songs. It was presh.

While we were visiting, I got a great surprise- my sweet college roomie, Karlee, showed up!  I didn’t even think that she would be at that shower, but was SO EXCITED to see her and catch up.

Here’s Karlee, Amber and me. We were all in the same sorority together.

Speaking of doing a lot of life together, this girl and I lived together for two years and I just love her. We didn’t know each other at all when she first moved in with me, but I’m so thankful for her friendship. Even if we don’t stay super close, we were there for each other during a season of life, and for that, I’m always so thankful.


And Remi was just happy there was blue cake. 🙂



And I didn’t take a single picture, but after the shower we went to meet my sweet friend Haley’s new baby boy, Brayden. He was SO precious and just slept in my arms the entire time.


Friends are treasures, for sure.

Celebrating Sweet Friends

Celebrating Sweet Friends

Our “circle” got together to celebrate our sweet friend, Tara’s, birthday! We are all busy mommas, so finding time was a bit of a challenge right now. But thankfully, our church doesn’t have class one Wednesday a month- instead its a fellowship dinner.

And we decided to have our own fellowship instead. 🙂

We went to StoneHouse, which is a nicer restaurant in town. They have a wine Wednesday special with flights and cheese boards, and we went ALL out.

We got apps, drinks, and food. And I brought dessert. 🙂

They did AMAZING service for us, even plating the cupcakes on this gorgeous platter for Tara!


It was wonderful to get together and visit. We talked about how we all became friends and it’s random, but all we can say it that God did it. He knew we needed each other.


I’ll be honest that I used to be jealous when I saw pictures like this- wishing and praying for friends to be my people. And after years of trying, I found my people.


Much like everything else in my life that hasn’t happened on my timeline- they were worth the wait. 🙂


Find your people and hold them close. Love these girls!


Memorial Day Weekend: 4 Family Pool Day 2

Memorial Day Weekend: 4 Family Pool Day 2

Our actual Memorial Day was great- relaxing, fun and packed with family fun!

We went over to my mom’s to spend the morning with our Hot Springs family. We made breakfast and then hit the pool by like 9 a.m.

It was perfect weather! We swam and splashed and laid in the sun.

Remi LOVES to swim (until she doesn’t…then she just wants to go inside and play).

But she lasted for a while outside with us.


She wore sunglasses (which she NEVER does) but she realized they would keep the water splashes out of her eyes. Then she kept them on to color sidewalk chalk.

She drew a BUNCH of letter I, because it was the letter of the week at school last week. She was pretty proud of herself with allllll the Is.


I love days with my whole family, mostly because I don’t have to be hawk eyes on my kid. She is loved and played with and watched, if I don’t have to do it 100%. I got to drink a couple of these amazing things and relax, too.


We grilled lunch and then went home for naptime.

After nap, we just hung out at home- we all needed some down time after our busy weekend!

Memorial Day Weekend: 3 Church and Baseball

Memorial Day Weekend: 3 Church and Baseball

Sunday was the third installment in our fun Memorial Day weekend! We started the day with church. Remi is LOVING her “big girl class” at church. I love that she’s learning scripture and stories and songs- and not just playing.

She also looked so so cute in her sloth dress!


We went for Mexican after church and she is loving ordering this dip trio. She’s a funny kid. She just wants guac and chopped tomatoes (it comes with pico de gallo, but the raw onions are “spicy” so we just get her tomatoes). She ate 75% of this tray.


After lunch, we napped (amen!) and then headed to NWA. We stopped by Cabelas/Bass Pro (it will always be Cabelas to us…even if they changed the name) and then we went to a fun baseball game.

I love Naturals games! I honestly don’t know why we don’t go more often because they are always so fun!

Remi LOVED meeting Strike and Sinker. She’s not afraid of mascots AT ALL. She loves them.


We found our seats and then she quickly realized the kids around us were eating, so she wanted food. So me and Tyler got in line while she and Nancy hung out together.


We ate ballpark food and then we watched some of the game. Then we headed to the kids zone! They were closing the ticket sales, so she didn’t get to ride the train (which she took SO WELL!) but she LOVED playing on the playground with ALL the kids.


We found a beautiful sunset spot, too!


Probably the funniest was she spotted some kids rolling down the berm. She wanted to! But she didn’t really know how- so I totally got down in the grass and taught her how to roll, but she kept rolling sideways. She loved it though!


When we got back to our seats, we got snowcones (blue of course!)


The night ended with an AMAZING fireworks show! We all LOVED it.