Thursday, June 30, 2016

New address coming soon!!!

I found these adorable new address postcards on Etsy and knew they were perfect for us!

Plus they reminded me of Chris's groom's cake!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Suggestion Box

With our move less than 2 weeks away, Chris and I decided that after we get moved in but before I start my job that we wanted to have a Huntsville stay-cation. Since we moved to Jacksonville right after we honeymooned, Chris has only spent a handful of days in Huntsville.  I love my hometown but it's been almost 3 years since I've lived there so here's where we need your help...

We want to know all your favorite spots in and near the Huntsville area...good places to stroll, eat, shop, relax, learn, etc.  We love hole-in-the-wall treasures and local favs that not everyone knows about.  If it's within about an hour and close to free, we want to know about it!  We also want to know good spots for dates and more special occasions.  

After we were married, I started a similar list for Jacksonville so it's time to start our Huntsville list! 

Please leave a comment here or email or text me...and I'll report back later with all the suggestions and pictures of our stay-cation!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Birthday Love

As you know I'm a firm believer in celebrating my birthday as long as possible! Today's my actually birthday but we celebrated on Monday with the Brooks side of the family. We cooked out and had birthday cake!

Ranant, Chris's grandfather, serenaded us on his organ...

I got lots of sweet cards from friends
and family...lots of coupons for free things (love stores that send those!)...and of course some birthday gifts from the fam! Chris got me these cute glasses I've been eyeing...

We went to my favorite hibachi place for dinner where the chef stuck a birthday candle in my rice!

Now that's what I'm talking about!

Speaking of birthdays...Julie's little girl turned two yesterday. We mailed her a tiny apron we found at the Strawberry Festival and Julie sent pics of Alise opening it- the sweetest thing ever!

Thanks for all my birthday love!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Bama Bound {part 2}

The Lord is clearly providing as we prepare to move! Our first house showing was the morning after it was posted and they emailed immediately to say they wanted to rent it!  What a blessing to have a tenant so fast...mainly so I don't have to keep the house picture perfect!

We also nailed down our move timeline- our last day of work is June 30 and we will say goodbye to family over the weekend, take in the fireworks downtown on the 4th, pack truck #2 on the 5th, drive halfway on the 6th, putting us in HUNTSVILLE on July 7!  

The Lord has also provided a job for me in Huntsville!  Mt. Zion Baptist has hired me as their Student Ministry Assistant...and they are very flexible about waiting for us to move.  

I also want to give a shout-out to Moma and Daddy for all they have been doing.  They came a couple weekends ago and helped us prep the house and pack and they've been amazing help in getting our Huntsville house ready. 

We are still praying for the Lord to provide a job for Chris but we have confidence the Lord has a plan and will provide. 

Stay tuned for more updates...