Monthly Archives: January 2011


It seems like since my last post, so much has already changed.  CMB and I were having a heart-to-heart in the car today after church and we were looking back at what our lives looked like a year ago and crazy enough, not a single thing is the same.  It seems like in every area of our lives–jobs, living arrangements, relationship status, circles of friends, dreams, family relationships…you name it, it’s changed in the last year.  It absolutely blows my mind when I think about the last four months and where we’ve ended up. And honestly, I can’t even fathom what life will look like in four more months.  It’s hard to wrap my brain around the idea that I’ll be a college graduate, I’ll be a wife to the man of my dreams, and that we’ll be decorating our sweet little home. There is just so much to look forward to and looking back, there’s even more to be thankful for.

This weekend, CMB and I made a very special trip to Nashville for CMB to take care of some business.  This was the first trip of many and it played a huge part in what our life together is gonna look like.  The weekend held many hours of self reflecting, out-loud-dreaming, laughing, and praying.  We left with a lot of goals to reach and hurdles to jump, but we’re taking it one day at a time.

I’m honestly feeling like we’re at a place in our lives where so much is changing.   It’s hard to absorb the full weight of one change because it seems like before we can take it all the way in, something else changes too.  Most of our new changes have been good far beyond our wildest dreams, and I’ve really been immersed in God’s goodness throughout all of this. CMB and I have been consistently baffled at how undeservedly blessed we are. How could we not give the glory to God? There is no way that we could have made this happen for ourselves..we just feel so humbled and deeply grateful for the blessings we’ve been given.

Anyway, in the spirit of change..I’m super excited to tell you guys that this ole ugly blog is about to be kicked to the curb! It’s in the process of getting a whole new makeover…something I’ve been toying with for weeks and finally getting around to! The new blog will hopefully be much cuter and a little bit more “me.” Looking back at past posts, it seems like I only ever blog when I’m ranting on about something and I’m sure some of you think that I’m always so serious about things. The new blog will be a little more well rounded and will include some more day-to-day things, including our DIY projects for the house!

Speaking of house, (my favorite topic), I have a funny post with some pictures coming your way soon. We’ve been spending pretty much all of our free time there (wearing parkas because we haven’t gotten the gas turned on yet) and I get teary eyed at the thought of how much laughter we’re already sharing there. It holds such a special place in my heart (even though it’s just a silly ole house). We CMB just finished putting together our very first piece of furniture, and let’s just say, it’s not his new favorite hobby.  I personally had a great time witnessing this, and it will definitely be a story we tell for years to come. Don’t worry, you’ll get a laugh out of it too!

We’re about to begin project two and if it goes anything like the first, I’ll have a six pack from laughing so hard…and CMB will probably have even more blisters. 🙂 (helloooo sand paper!)

For now, though, Food Network is callin’ my name. Sleep tight, friends!



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Big News!

Well, I’ve waited a few days to share this with you, but wait no more!

This past Saturday, CMB and I signed an official lease for our new home!!!

It is the most darling house with original hardwood floors throughout. It has two giant bedrooms, and two fun bathrooms. It has a fireplace in the living room and a perfect wall of recessed bookshelves. The kitchen has new counter tops and a cute little fridge. It has a beautiful dining room (which I think is my favorite room) and two screened in porches. It has a great backyard and it’s in our favorite area of town! We’ve already started picking up new furniture (hellllllo, craigslist), and planning out some new adventures.

We’re so stinkin’ excited about our cute little house, and we have about a million DIY projects already lined up that we can’t wait to share with you guys.

For now, I’ll leave you with a picture of the cutest fiance in the world, opening the door to his new home for the first time.

Could he be any cuter?

I’ll keep updating with all of our new projects and fun! For now though, I’m off to buy new cabinet hardware for our new foyer table. 🙂


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