Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WILW

I'm linking up with Jamie today for WILW

-I am loving the outpouring of love and support our family has recieved since Monday when my cousin was murdered. Local businesses and people in the community have helped raise over $16,000 as a reward for Wesley's killer.

-I am loving my brother's tattoo in memory of Wesley


-I am loving that the Thunderbolt/Isle of Hope Fire Dept's where Wesley worked are giving him a full honor memorial service at his funeral on Friday. Usually this is reserved for people who die on duty but since it was such a tragic accident they felt it was the right thing to do and I love that.


-I am loving that Savannah police have finally released a picture of the suspect. I hope that they find this guy soon and he never sees the light of day again. It just kills me that people like this exist in the world. How you could take the LIFE of an innocent person is just beyond me. There is a special place in hell for people like this guy....

-I am loving that I will get to be with my entire family this weekend! It's just a coincidence that we had already planned a trip to Tybee for this weekend. I was looking forward to seeing Wesley, unfortunately I won't be seeing him the way I wanted to but I am so glad we are able to make it to his service!


-I am loving that dispite this horrible tragedy people are celebrating Wesley's life and the amazing person he was. I have never met someone who was so mature, polite, and just a joy to be around. He was the life of the party and the happiest person in the world. I have so many great memories with him and he will be missed so much.


and just because I think it's hilarious here is a picture of me and my brother with our cousins Taylor, Blake, and Wesley when we were younger. My grandma posted this on facebook yesterday haha

~RIP Wes~

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

THANK YOU!! & Weekend Rewind

I'm also blogging over at Basically Bre today so be sure to check it out! : )

*I just want to say thank y'all for all the comments, tweets & e-mails yesterday about the news I shared. Our family is devestated--it just really sucks to know that such evil exists. We learned last night that the bullet went straight through Wesley's heart :( A few local businesses have already raised over $10,000 as a reward for any tips leading to the arrest of Wesley's killer. You can read more about the story here. We are heading to Savannah this weekend to be with family.

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This past weekend, like all of our weekends lately, was full of wedding festivities! Friday night Adam and I headed back to our hometown for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner for our good friends Kayla and Clayton. 



The wedding was beautiful & the reception was so much fun.. we danced the night away as always! 



They had a photo booth with tons of cute props.. we had a little too much fun! HA



Sunday we met our friends Callen and Scott at church for the first service and then headed to transit where we are small group leaders for the second service. Adam and I have been having so much fun as small group leaders this summer. I am so glad Adam moved up with his boys and is now in the middle school service with me. 

After church we returned Adam's tux and then headed to my grandparent's house to celebrate my great grandmother's birthday!
{wearing our matching church shirts, ha}


I loved how the sky looked when I was walking Lexie after we got home!


Adam called around dinner time wanting to know if my parents and I wanted to meet him at Sr. Sol.. I got a quick yes from my parents and we were out the door. After dinner I convinced everyone to go to Menchies {as always!} I love hanging out with my parents & Adam : )

I am so happy we got to celebrate another great couple this weekend, but I am SO glad we are done with weddings for the summer--it is so much fun hanging out with our friends but it is TIRING!!

I hope y'all had a great weekend!

xO

Monday, June 25, 2012

"It ain't fair you died too young..."

I had a post scheduled to share my weekend with y'all but I felt like I needed to share this instead..
My sweet cousin Wesley passed away early this morning.
It's never fair to lose someone so young but it's especially not fair when it's as tragic as this.
You can read the story here.
Please keep our family, especially Wesley's parents and sister, in your thoughts and prayers.
& pray that the police find his killer so there can be a little bit of closure in the situation.

Please hold your family close today, you never know what can happen.
Life can change in the blink of an eye.

RIP Wesley
-Our Hero-

xO

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WILW

**Make sure y'all change my blog address to www.southern-simplicity.org so that my posts continue to show up on your dashboard and in google reader--I have had some people tell me that they couldn't access my page & I think this will help! I would hate for y'all to miss any of my posts ; ) **

I'm linking up with Jamie today for WILW!

I am loving so much this week and I hope y'all are too!

1. I am LOVING that Adam and I have another wedding this weekend. This time it's his turn to be in the wedding. Our good friends Kayla & Clayton will be tying the knot at a church in our hometown & then we will head to the Monroe Cotton Mill for the reception--this place has become quite popular for receptions recently & I am so excited to go to another one there, it's so much fun!




2. I am LOVING my new Michael Kors purse. I have been eyeing this guy for a little while & decided it was time to make him mine ; )



3. I am LOVING these pictures from Katie & Trey's wedding! I can't wait to see more once the photographer uploads them!





4. I am LOVING that my sweet BFF Jessica had a chance to call me last night. She has been gone since May and will not be back until August! She is serving as a counselor with WinShape camps all over the South East this summer--I know she is having a great time & doing great things but the selfish side of me misses having my BFF around!!!

5. I am LOVING all of the running I have been doing lately with my Daddy! I will definitely be Peachtree Road Race ready when July 4th roles around : )

6. I am LOVING what Jesus Calling said yesterday. It applies perfect to my life right now!!
"My guidance for each of My children is unique. That's why listening to Me is so vital for your well-being. LET ME PREPARE YOU FOR THE DAY THAT AWAITS YOU and point you in the right direction. I am with you continually, so don't be intimidated by fear. Though it stalks you, it cannot harm you, as long as you cling to My hand. Keep your eyes on Me, enjoying peace in my presence."

7. I am LOVING my Pinterest finds this week...

One of my favorites



                                           This will literally be my life...#UGAfootballWife
I sent this one to A & he said it sums me up perfectly ; ) Ha whoops..

Best. Movie.Ever!


I am definitely doing this ; )




xO

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Weekend Rewind!

*Sorry if you follow me on IG you have probably already seen all of these pictures!**

This past weekend was one of the BEST in a while!

Friday night we had Katie & Trey's rehearsal & rehearsal dinner. Both were so much fun!!


Saturday was the big day! We got up early & headed to the reception venue where we spent the day getting pampered and hanging out with the groomsmen. K&T decided to see each other before the wedding for pictures & to help with nerves--I have to say, best decision ever & I will definitely be doing the same thing. It made for a much more relaxing day because we were able to get all of the major pictures done before the wedding & got to hang out with the boys the whole day.



K&T's wedding was absolutely beautiful & perfect in every way! I can't wait to show y'all some pictures once their photographer puts some online!

The reception was a BLAST! Since there were more groomsmen than bridesmaids I got to walk with 2 guys. We were introduced into the reception together & we put on a little show for everyone ; ) Haha the boys were so into this.. it was hilarious!

I can't wait for K&T to get home from Costa Rica so I can see them--I already miss them!!!

Sunday I had to be up early for church. Needless to say I was exhausted!! I had a great morning with my 7th grade girls though : )

After church Adam & I met my family at the lake. We had a nice, relaxing day just lounging in the water. The lake is my absolute favorite place in the entire world. It's my happy place : )




It was a great weekend surrounded by lots of love, friends, & family! and I can't wait to do it all again next weekend when we have ANOTHER wedding ((It's FINALLY our last one of the summer!!!!!wahoooo!!!!))

xO

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Blog Life to Real Life!

I saw this linkup over at The Magnolia Pair & knew I had to join in! I LOVE blogging & I LOVE the friendships I have made with a lot of girls. There are girls I talk to on Twitter, IG, & E-mail daily that I have never met in real life. It's so crazy but it's awesome! I have had the amazing opportunity to meet my bloggy BFF in real life a few times now & we are SO close. I love her sooo much & still think it's nuts that we became such good friends through the Internet ; ) 


Here are some fun questions about bloggy friends!

1. Do you have any real life blog friends?
-Yes! My BFF Jessica : ) She is gone for the summer working for WinShape camps and doesn't have too much time to blog but you should stop by and check her blog out anyway !


painted blooms designs.jpg


2. Which bloggers are you just dying to meet?
-All of 'em, geeze! But really, I would love to meet Rachel, Hailey, Emily, & Bre.. I feel like I'd be bff with all of them if we were real life friends!

3. Which blogger's closet do you want to rade?
-Emily's for sure! Have y'all seen her OOTD's on IG?! :)

4. You are stuck on an island, which blogger would you want with you to help you survive?
-I don't even know.. seriously everyone!!

5. The first blogger you remember "meeting" and connecting with?
-I honestly don't remember who the first one was but everyone that I have "met" has been great and I have made some amazing friendships through blogging!

6. Any blogger that you admire and look up to?
-Tons! But the top one would definitely be Kelly..she is the exact type of mom & wife I want to be some day--I love her blog so much!

7. Who is the craziest/funniest blogger?
-Stephanie & Kristin! I always look forward to reading about their crazy fun weekends--these girls know how to have a good time & I love it! I also love (especially Kristin) their straight forwardness. I feel like a lot of bloggers put their best foot forward at all times (I do it a lot too..) and don't show their "true colors" but these girls definitely do and I love it!!

8. There's a reality television show for bloggers, who would you want to be casted with you? 
-That would be the greatest reality TV show ever, why has no one created one?! Haha I would want all of my real life blogger friends+all my new blogger besties!

9. Some bloggers have really cool jobs, anybody you'd like to swap careers with?
-Well she's not really a blogger, but she does have a blog-Tiffany from MakeupByTiffanyD is a YouTube beauty guru from Atlanta and she definitely has one of the coolest jobs ever. I have been watching her videos for a few years! I always hope that I will see her when I'm shopping at Lenox.. haha lame, I know!

10. Favorite blog design?
-Rachel has the best blog design. I love how simple it is & I of course love the little peach, and I love that she made it herself! So talented : )

So who are your favorite bloggy "friends"? Have you met any of your followers in real life? I would love to know!

xO 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WILW

Happy Wednesday Y'all!!


I am linking up with Jamie today for WILW : )

Here are some things I am loving today..

I am loving, of course, that my beautiful roommate/BFF Katie is getting married this weekend. I guess I can't really call her my roomie anymore : ( I am looking forward to the rehearsal & rehearsal dinner Friday night with some of our best friends & then all of the festivities on Saturday. I have walked alongside Katie this past year as her and Trey have prepared to get married & I am so excited to see all of their hard work come to fruition.

I am loving that I only have one week left of one of my summer classes. {NOT loving however that I start another one the week after that and I am still in my math class. SO over summer classes.}

I am loving all the trips I have planned coming up. In a few weeks we're going down to Tybee, then at the end of July I am driving to Texas with some friends to see one of our friends that just moved there then I am flying to Vegas for a few days!!

I am loving the good news that Nicole shared on her blog yesterday. Nicole & I are pretty much in the same "waiting room" so to speak & we have really been there for each other over the last year and it's just great to see things falling into place for someone that you have prayed SO hard for. Now hopefully we will each have another special announcement to make soon ;)

I am loving some of my Pinterest finds this week...







xO