Saturday, May 25, 2013

Viva la vita

Oh, life.  It is so precious.  Priceless.  It is the little things like a walk with someone you love.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

dressing my tresses

I am very much the romantic type.  I love flowy skirts and blouses.  I love lace and pearls.  I love braid and soft curls.

It is SO tempting with long hair to pull it up into a bun every day (especially days like today when I didn't put on a bunch of makeup and am staying home) for the sake of ease and just not having it everywhere and in everything.  :-P
BUT my romantic side wins out quite often and out come the soft, feminine hairstyles.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

One Year

"What is it about a kiss that makes me feel like this?
What is it that makes my heart beat faster when I'm in your arms?
What is it about your touch that amazes me so much?

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Favorites {No. 32} Crazy May!

Natalie and Nana... queens of expressions!

 This last week has included SO much!  It was a great combination of busy, fun, and simple days.  One of the great things I was able to take part in was a Mother/Daughter Banquet last weekend with my sister, Mom, and Nana.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Home Sweet Apartment

Pictures of my new home at last!  I'm the kind of person who doesn't want to post pictures of her house until it looks exactly the way she wants... but this time I've decided to forget that and just share what our home looks like now (with some fun "before" pictures so you can see how far we've come!). 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Who is this lil peanut???
This tike with the squeezable face and impish expression???

This is the cutie who grew up to be the man I married.

And he turned twenty-three yesterday!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Favorites {No. 31} SO much to share!

 So, so, so many pictures.  I really tried to level them down to a less-crazy amount.  Hope ya'll enjoy this peek at the last couple of weeks in my life.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

when life is full...

... sometimes you just don't have the time or energy to write, read, and edit a blog post.
This is really one of those times.  :-)
This is just one of those "yes, I'm still alive" posts.  The picture is of my hubby and two sisters with me on our new couch in our new apartment!  Moving, plus many other things, have kept me very busy this week, so I haven't had time to do my normal Friday Favorites post.  Hopefully I will be able to do my Modestly Monday post next week.
In the meantime, I hope you all have a lovely Sunday.
God bless!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Recipe Time: Mexican Beans and Rice!

This has become a favorite of mine!  My sister made it for my family and I was able to taste about a spoonful of the leftovers... and that settled it: I had to have the recipe.
So, here it is for you all to enjoy!  I'm all about cooking the easy way and the yummy way.  This also happens to be a good meal for your body too!  Beans are great and I use brown rice instead of white, which is SO delicious!