Colossians 3:2

{Memory Verse Monday}

A great reminder for those having a stressful Monday or have been feeling overwhelmed. Whatever problems, big or small, I've got to keep them in perspective. He's got this even when I don't!

Thirty-One Twenty-Six.

Proverbs 31:26
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

Today is my 26th birthday.

It's warm and beautiful outside and I am blessed beyond measure.

How have y'all been spending your days lately? I feel like my mood has been given a facelift and a suntan. I even wore my BRIGHT citron pencil today in celebration. I'm so grateful that winter is behind us and that we've gotten to spend so much quality time outside of work and other obligations. This season of life is so, so sweet. I wish I could just hair spray it in place. 

I was able to spend some morning quiet time on my porch before work. It was a lovely 64 degrees, and I reflected on all that I am thankful for this year. It truly overwhelmed me. And made my hand cramp. 

Oh, how I hope I can use this year and this life for good. I hope to take this joy-filled freedom that God has so richly given me as his daughter and turn it into walking wisdom and kindness. I sure hope to love like I've been loved (especially in the last year. goodness)! 

Thank y'all for loving me so well.

Off to finish up the work day (sooner rather than later, let's hope). I can't wait to get home and grill out with my favorite two red, red head and "blonde with a tint of red".

Love ya, mean it.


"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit"

Romans 15:13

Carolina Girls. Best In The World.

Last weekend, I traveled to Greenville to meet up with some of my best gal friends from college. We then road tripped down to Pawley's Island, South Carolina for our friend Townsend's bachelorette. Oh, how I  miss the laughter and that salty air already!

As always, the weekend was too short, but my soul was nourished after being with some of the most fun, Jesus-loving gals on the planet. It was also the best to be back in my home state, which I'm determined, now more than ever, is the best in the whole union.When is this whole Air Force gig up again? I kid. ;)

Townsend was actually the first person I met at Clemson (besides my roommate and other high school friends). I will never forget walking in to a dorm room down the hall, seeing this gorgeous strawberry-blonde girl with a gash on her forehead: "We are trying to put my bunk bed together and it fell on me!" My dad ran in with his tools to help and we started chatting. It was love since then! 

She is getting married at the end of this month and I couldn't be more excited and honored to stand beside her on her wedding day. It was so fun to celebrate her and be together like "the old days".

Seven years, three weddings, and  a handful of moves later....still bffs. I couldn't be more thankful!
(Pic via 2007 oh yea!)

Hug your girlfriends today, gals! They are the BEST!

Oh, and ps: