February 27, 2011


I can't express my love for St. Simons Island enough!  So I won't sit here and babble about how beautiful and prefect it is.  Or how we've been going there for the better portion of my life, or how many memories that place holds.
....no, I won't go into all that...
 But we had a nice little family get away planned and as nice as it was down there and how wonderful it was to get away JUST THE THREE OF US...jason got sick....then Georgie started too...great. But we did enjoy our time togther and let the bean put her toes in that wonderful SSI sand.

February 19, 2011

It's Offical

My sweet little Bean has her moma's curly hair.  I think I'm excited about this because baby curls are the cutest things EVER!  But I am also already sympathizing with her because I know what the middle school and high school years hold for her... a lot of trial and error with a hair dryer and a straightener
I just adore this sweet hair...mmmmuah!
.....at this moment I'm trying to find a not so horrible picture of me from high school (middle school pictures are out of the question!!!).....
Note: I have cropped out others b/c it's not my place to embarrass them the way i'm embarrassing myself.

Could my hair have poofed anymore?  And you can't see it, but I have on a hemp necklace...
Homecoming...oh sweet homecoming
I seemed to have taken a few steps back in progression this day.  But I did have my nails 'did' for homecoming the next day...
Not the greatest pic, but at least you can tell it's getting a little better still
Rained all day, and although I would have loved to have straightened my hair...I had to let the curls flow
ok, ok... here's one from middle school

I hope my embarrassment contributed to your great weekend!

February 18, 2011

A Day Late

Ok, so FIVE days late.  But I have to share a sweet little moment from Valentine's Day.
Jason got his girls flowers!
The white ones are for our little one and the red ones are for his main squeeze*
 It was just really sweet b/c my dad always did something like this for me and my mom.  I just love that Jason did too.  so special!
Happy LATE V-Day!


I was so refreshed and so thankful at the words of encouragement I receieved from my post about anxiety.  The comments, texts, and voicemails I got were so needed and appriciated and I honestly feel rejuvinated!  I've actually caught myslef saying "It is what it is" a LOT.  Those of you that know me well know I get stuck on phrases in phases (say that three times fast): "SHUT UP!" or "I'm just saying..." or the worst one ever was "you BRAT!" if somebody got to do something I didn't.  (My friend, Anna, cringed everytime I said that one.)  But I think I found a new one

"It is what it is"

Again, thank yall for you sweet, sweet words!
Plus I figured out a way to make blogging easier on me.  I can actually send pictures from my phone to my blog album, so although you might not be seeing too many 'quality' pictures from me at least you'll see pictures!
* L o V E *

February 16, 2011

Let's Talk About...

...Anxiety, Baby!   It's beyond ridiculous how much anxiety I have placed on myself until May.  I did it.  I basically asked for it.  And I got it.  I honestly don't know how some people do it.
I want to make something very very clear before I continue.  This is NOT a complaining post or a pity-party post.  This is simply a "what's on my mind today" post.
I feel like as much as I'm trying not to listen, the Lord is yelling at me.  I've taken on so many different things for the next few months, but I keep telling myself, "everybody is this busy".  Well... in the past week I have read at least three separate blogs talking about slowing down life.  Talking about not having to 'have it all together'.  Talking about their imperfectly messy home. Talking about not having time to do everything by themselves.  Talking about 'do what you can and don't worry about the rest'.  So this is why I think the Lord is yelling at me.  But, I don't listen.  I've always had a hard time listening.  I didn't want to listen to my parents or my teachers, I'm still learning how to listen to my husband (yes, I'm ashamed of this), and I definitely do not always want to listen to the Lord.
Here is the dumb part... I KNOW I SHOULD!  My life would be 10x easier if I could just listen.
I'm a Martha (no, I'm not referring to myself as a martha stewart).  For the past two months the story of Mary & Martha from Luke 10:38-42 has been weighing on me like a 2 ton elephant (I have no idea how much an elephant weighs).  I'll say it again, I'm a Martha.  I run around making sure I get everything accomplished and then make sure everything looks right and it's physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting.  I have friends who are a Mary and I adore them.  I adore their ability to let things be.  I adore their ability to just want to sit and listen, and "be still, and know that He is God", not me.
At the end of the day, I know I have no control over this world, but this is a very hard concept for me to grasp.  I love my life, I honestly do, but sometimes it's very hard to tell b/c of how busy I keep myself.  I think I've got to juggle 54 different things at one time...and I don't.
This has actually felt really good to type all of this out.  I had to let it go in some capacity.  I don't know if this has even helped anybody else reading it, but it's helped me.
One thing I am going to stop doing is editing dern (southern for darn) pictures for this blog.  I can't do it.  And it's pointless, b/c most of the pictures are of Georgia anyway, and she is precious the way she is!
One thing I am going to focus on is Bird & Branch.  I have loved it more than I ever thought I would and it's actually expanding a little.  Check out my website and see what's going on!
I am trying to fully embrace this season of being out of balance and just grow from it.
I love you, Jason,
Love you all!

February 3, 2011

Thankful Thursday

The ever-so-cute Julia from Black Tag Diaries has decided to make her Thankful Thursday posts in to a linky party.  Every Thursday she lists some things that she is thankful for so I'm going to join in on this little party.
Today I am thankful for:

1} My healthy child!  I feel like I keep reading on facebook how many little little kids are really sick or even in the hospital right now from this Flu.  I'm so glad we've been able to keep Georgia Bean from it so far.  But we will continue praying for this wonderful health!

2} This beautiful (inside and out) couple coming to spend the night with us on their journey to Charleston.  They are so special to both Jason and me.  They have actually been away for quite some time; a year in Romania and now they're on their way back from Colorado.  They are the reason Jason and I even met.  So yes, I am very thankful for these two.

February 2, 2011

Check Up

I have a MAJOR love-hate relationship with Georgia's doctors appointments.  Thankfully we've only had wellness check ups (with the exception of one).  And I really and truly thank the LORD for that!
I love them, because I get to hear those two magic words come out of the doctor's mouth: "She's perfect."  You just never know...ya know!?  For anybody on their first kid, I hope you're agreeing with me, but if not...well...just don't read anymore.
But you just read what you can read in books and on the internet and hope you're best is the best.  You don't really know if they're growing at a normal rate, developing at a normal rate, doing LIFE at a normal rate...until those wellness check ups.  So, yes, I absolutely adore the moment I walk in, tell our doctor way more than she needs to know, and hear those two wonderful words.
Then I hate it, because at the end of each appointment she has gotten a shot in her sweet little kissable, hugable, lovable thigh {insert sad face here}and it just kills me to see her cry because she's in pain...I hear this never gets easier though.
So needless to say, I didn't get a picture today.
But she's a tall 29 1/2 inches (98%)
and has only gained 1 pound at 23.14 lbs. (93%)
She's perfect!


I have many random things to share today...but that's the point of a blog right?!
First of all, my brother got the most adorable puppy you've ever seen!
His name is copper and he is a chocolate lab. I will own one of these one day (mark my words).

 A few weeks ago, when I mentioned our little road trip and having the new car seat, we were headed to the beautiful Beaufort, SC, where Jason's parents live.  It was much needed family time with aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, and even the cousin-in-the-oven!  Yep, Georgie is going to have another cousin to play with and actually they just found they're having boy #2!!! We are so excited for them and I just can't wait to meet this new little baby on June 6!
 So this past weekend was gorgeous! It was unseasonably warm; sun shining-birds singing-people walking-WARM!  So I made the decision that my girl and I were going to be outside as much as possible.  Now, as much as I love our stroller, sometimes when your by yourself it just seems unnecessary. Unnecessary b/c getting in and out of stores is harder and b/c I feel like we're hanging out together a little more when I'm holding her.  So this weekend...I RE-DISCOVERED THE SLING!!!
It was incredible!  I haven't used it in months b/c she doesn't lay in our arms anymore!  But it works like a dream and the Bean LoVeD it!  I snapped a quick shot with my phone before we headed out.
 And then another quick pic with the phone because her Grandpa wanted a picture with all four of her teeth showing!
My gosh, I love this girl!
That's all, I think...
happy Wednesday!


Nothing big and exciting on this post, but I was looking for a picture on my phone today and found these that I look of the 6 inches of snow we got! Pretty crazy for sweet little SC!
Then our dear neighbor sent these pictures of the downtown and their so pretty!