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from our family to yours

from our family to yours

Many of you should be receiving a little Christmas cheer from us, in the form of an adorable picture card of Miss Dimples. This year I was in a bit of a time crunch trying to get photos taken of my…

beautiful feet

beautiful feet

It’s been too long since I’ve updated you all on Joy Belle’s progress. Since the last time I filled you in on her beautiful feet, she’s said good-bye (finally!) to those casts and hello to her new shoes. With so many…

thanksgiving recap

thanksgiving recap

It’s so hard to believe that this holiday one year ago, we shared the best news with our families – we were expecting a baby! And this year, she’s here! Although Thanksgiving 2014 will always be one for the books,…

registry do’s & don’t’s

registry do’s & don’t’s

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked wedding around here, which is funny since that’s what really kickstarted this whole blog to begin with. Planning my big day had been something I’d dreamed of since I can remember – but then…

five months

five months

Joy Belle, five months. How old is baby? 5 months. Best moment(s)? Getting her last set of casts off, for good! Favorite food(s)? Milk. Sleep? Since transitioning into the shoes & bar, she’s backtracked on her sleeping at night. Over the last week, she’s…

best surprises

best surprises

These days, the best surprises fly in from Korea and are beautiful sisters. If you remember from this post, my sister left for Korea whenever Joy Belle was only a few weeks old. Her husband is stationed in south Korea,…

two tuesdays

two tuesdays

Two Tuesdays from now, Joy Belle will be cast free! On November 18th (Justin’s birthday), we will say good-bye to these casts forever. I can barely contain my excitement. That is in 8 days! The plan is to drive up…

pink casts & progress!

pink casts & progress!

Surprise! After 18 weeks of white, plaster casts, the doctors surprised us with hot pink, fiberglass casts. We were so excited for a change-up and Joy Belle is fascinated by the bright color. However, we are most excited that these…

james v | powerful prayer

james v | powerful prayer

In the days before Joy Belle’s surgery, the Lord placed James 5 on my heart. I can’t tell you how many times I read this scripture. On the Sunday we left for Atlanta, our Sunday school class surrounded us and…

four months

four months

Joy Belle, four months. How old is baby? 4 months. Best moment(s)? When she laughs, it makes my heart melt. Favorite food(s)? Milk. Sleep? Still only waking up once to eat (at 4 am) during the night and she goes right back to sleep….