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So, I haven't blogged in forever, so this will be a (long) random post mixed with iPhone photos and regular photos sided with lots of words. Here goes...

First of all, I must explain why I haven't blogged in about a hundred years. Let me show you:



My house seems like it's constantly a wreck, so I guilt myself into doing housework 22/7. I say 22 because I have to sleep for at least a few hours, right?!

Anyway, a couple of Friday nights ago, Mat and I went to eat in a small town close to where we live at a little place called Doe Run Inn. It was an old mill they had turned into a restaurant and bed and breakfast type hotel. It was just adorable.



I tried a Hot Brown for the first time, and I have to say, I am not a fan. Maybe I'm just not Kentucky enough, but I truthfully hated it.


That night, we also went to Home Depot to pick out paint colors for my bathroom. You'll remember that I had said I was going to do grasscloth wallpaper in that bathroom, but after some serious research, I found out that grasscloth does not do well in humid areas, and since this is a bathroom, I figured I better shy away from it.

I picked out 4 Martha Stewart colors, and here they are:


The one on the far left looks really orange, but it's actually called Nantucket Red. The two on the far right are grey-ish colors. And that navy is just as she seems-- navy.

Almost 4 weeks later, and I still haven't decided what color or even if I'm going to use ANY of these colors. Help me.

Two Sundays ago, I helped a few of my friends throw a Gift Card Shower for one of our friends, Sarah. Sarah and her husband Ken are currently in the Ukraine to finish up their adoption process. In just a few short weeks, they will be brining home a 4-year-old, blonde little boy. Will you pray for them?






On Monday night, we went over to to our friends Emily and Drew's house to eat an Irish dinner. Emily made the most adorable cookies for us. And they tasted even better than they look! I tried corned beef and cabbage, and I'm beating myself up for not trying it earlier in my life. It was amazing. Thanks for your hospitality, Drew and Emily!


Spring is beginning to creep around the corner here, and I got these beauties from a sweet lady in our church last week. Have you ever seen such beautiful eggs before in your entire life?!


Mum-- my leaves still don't have roots. Is this the right kind of plant? And please don't look at my windows; I know they need to be cleaned. 


I'm off to help my husband hang this mirror...as soon as we can get to Lowe's to buy a picture hanging kit. Would you believe this mirror weighs like 397 pounds? It does. And it's heavy.


Finally, it was this little princess' birthday this week. She turned two on Wednesday. I can't believe she's two. 

Ellie, you are a source of constant joy in your Uncle Mat and Aunt Whit-Whit's life. We cannot wait to see you grow up and see the person you become and are already becoming. We pray God's richest blessings on you, and we pray that you will come to know Him early. Thank you for always doing things that make me laugh. You are beautiful, child, and I love you as tall as the pine trees and to the moon and back. 



  1. I love this post! Thanks for keeping it real with the house pics. :) I cannot keep our apt clean to save my life! Is that the restaurant Mat wanted to take Adam to? Love the shower pics! Fun memory...

  2. Girl!! My whole kitchen looks like that some days!! At least you are cooking!