12 Years

Back when I was a newlywed, I remember hearing about people who had been married for over ten years, and I thought “man, that’s a long time!” Here we are, 12 years in, and it’s been the blink of an eye. As I went through my wedding photos again to decide what to put in this post, I was reminded that 1.) I am definitely aging (ha) and 2.) I would do it all over again.

Adulting is hard, and 2018 was definitely the most tough year we have had together as a married couple, but here we are still standing. It hasn’t always been easy by any means, but as we strive to set a good and healthy example of a marriage for our daughter, we hope to encourage others who may feel like it’s too overwhelming. We took our vows very seriously on January 6, 2007, and they still hold true today.

I will admit, when you are 21 years old and saying “for richer or poorer, in sickness and health, till death do us part,” you aren’t THINKING about the bad times that may actually come and how you will respond. I haven’t always responded in the right way, but thankfully I have a husband who gives me grace every day and helps me learn and grow. We may be in a crazy season of life right now, but we are in it together.

While I definitely hope this next year brings about some hopeful and happy things for us, I know that even if it doesn’t, we can get through it because at least we have each other.

8 Year Anniversary

Yesterday Bobby and I celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary! It sneaks up on me every year because it’s right after the holidays. I’m not sure how we got everything all ready to go right after Christmas that year!

Looking back on everything Bobby and I have been through and done in the past eight years, it’s crazy to think that I still see myself as a college kid sometimes, and am quickly brought back to reality when a 19 year old calls me “mam”. We have had our ups and downs, but there is no one else I would rather have spent the past eight years with (over ten including the dating/engagement!)







I think at year 10 we need to do a vow renewal, don’t you? Smile

**If you would like to read full recaps of my wedding with more pictures, go here.

QOTD: What was your favorite part of your wedding? Have you ever been to a vow renewal?

Weekend, Weddings, and Doctors

Good morning friends! I am in Louisiana this week doing some dog sitting and spending time with the fam. He’s the sweetest little goldendoodle, and so soft and fluffy!

This weekend was a lot of fun, we went to my parent’s neighbor’s son’s (got that?) wedding, I used to babysit the groom, I can’t believe he is now married! Fun times were had by all.

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Sunday we celebrated Bobby’s birthday with my parents. I know the actual day was Friday, but any excuse to have cake right? The baby wanted it. I can’t control it.

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Now I have one month to make fun of Bobby for being 31 while I am still 28…before I turn 29. Yikes! My last time to turn a number in the 20’s. I may be in denial.

Oh, last Friday I had my first appointment with my new doctor and it went great. She’s really sweet and we got along well, so I feel good everything. I will be doing my glucose test in two weeks. I have heard so many things about it I am a BIT nervous.

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She said I didn’t have to fast, just not to eat anything with a lot of sugar. But she said I could have something “you know, like bacon”. Did I mention I love my new doctor? Ordered to eat bacon? I’m on it.

QOTD: Glucose test tips? I just don’t want to be nauseated after!

What did you do this weekend? I’m totally jealousy of everyone who raced!

7 Years

Seven years ago last night, at 6:30 in the evening at First Baptist Church New Orleans, I walked down the aisle and married my prince charming. Life hasn’t exactly been a fairytale all the time since, but I would never change the person standing beside me.


You can check out a recap of our wedding here, on my four year anniversary post. I love that to this day, many people tell us it was the best wedding they have ever been to. I am a little bias if I do say so myself, but it was pretty amazing.


I cannot believe it was seven years ago, I still remember all the details so clearly.



We danced, we laughed, we celebrated the beginning of a new stage of life with our best friends.



I am so thankful that I was able to have such a beautiful wedding, and an even more amazing marriage.

Here’s to many more years of wedded bliss.


QOTD: What is your favorite part of a wedding?

Wedding Take Two?


Some of you may have seen the teaser photo on my social media accounts yesterday, asking why I was wearing a lot of makeup and nice jewelry. Well, I got to do something fun with Bobby yesterday…we were in a local TV commercial for a hospital, and we had to dress up as a bride and groom! Also, I got to wear my own wedding dress! It was a lot of fun (and we got paid, which REALLY makes it fun!)


Bobby and I have dabbled in acting/modeling for years and we enjoy it when we get the chance to participate.

We headed to a church not far from our house to shoot the commercial, and once we got me into my dress (which takes forever!) It was show time.

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Truck full of filming equipment

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It was neat to see again all of the work that goes into filming just a short scene, those guys work hard! We had to stand and smile, look at each other, kiss, etc. and only shot for about ten minutes. However, I can’t wait to see the finished product!

Not to mention, I never thought I would put my wedding dress on again, so we couldn’t resist taking some fun photos since I was all gussied up. So, here you go, six years later! We had a blast taking these.















I will be sure to post the finished product whenever I get to see it.

QOTD: Have you ever worn your wedding dress for anything other than your wedding? Do you still have your wedding dress? Do you plan to save your dress?

Six Years


Six years ago yesterday, I married my best friend.

Check out my four year anniversary post for a recap of sorts from the big day.


I say this every year but wow time keeps passing so quickly. It’s funny to think back to that day, how you plan and plan for this day and when it was all said and done I just wanted to have a great time celebrating with my friends and family, and I don’t even remember what our centerpieces looked like or what kind of flowers were in the bridesmaids bouquets. My wedding was a fairytale, and I am so lucky I got to have such a great one with my prince charming. I have already started bugging Bobby about a ten year vow renewal in Disney World. Oh yes, it’s on my friends.


I may not have had a Disney wedding but we did have fireworks!

Bobby and I had a lazy day yesterday watching football then we stopped by a neighbors after the holiday, holiday party before going out to a nice dinner at our favorite spot on the gulf coast right across from the water, Half Shell Oyster House.

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Heading to the party then dinner

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Waiting for our delicious dinner

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Best chocolate martini ever!

A low key day and weekend was just what we needed to recharge to get us through the next few crazy days before we leave for marathon weekend in Disney. Great way to celebrate!

QOTD: Do you go all out on your anniversary or is it not a big thing? What about birthdays?

Five Years and Counting


I cannot believe it’s January 6 2012! On this day, five years ago, I walked down the aisle and said “I do.” I remember being so proud that we made it to one year, and we were no longer “newlyweds,” but it seems like just yesterday we were dancing the second line dance with boas and umbrellas in New Orleans.

For those of you who have been long time loyal blog readers, I apologize if you have to see some of the same pictures again, but I can’t help it, I loved my wedding and want to share it with you. Smile I did a whole recap last year, so you can find it on our four year anniversary post. It was quite the crazy wedding day so I suggest reading it if you like wedding recaps! I also wrote a post during the royal wedding which includes some pictures from my big day.







It was a fun day to say the least. I love looking back on pictures over the last five years, it’s so funny to see how much we have grown and changed. I’m sure we will be saying the same thing on our 10, 15, 20, 25 and so on anniversaries. Bobby and I are so blessed to have found each other, and I thank God for making us specifically for each other. I leave you with the lyrics to a song I love, one that was beautifully sung at our wedding.

When God Made You

its always been a mystery to me,
How two hearts can come together,
And love can last forever.
But now that I have found you I believe,
That a miracle has come when God sends the perfect one.
So gone are all my questions about why,
And i’ve never been so sure of anything in my life


Oh I wonder what God was thinking,when he created you.
I wonder if He knew everything I would need,
Because he made all my dreams come true.
When God made you, He must have been thinking about me.


Ooo ooo,I promise that wherever you may go, wherever life may lead you,
With all my heart I’ll be there too.
And from this moment on I want you to know,
I’ll let nothing come between us, and I will love the ones you love.
(guy):So gone are all my questions about why (girl echoes):about why                                                 and I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life

Duet:Oh I wonder what God was thinking when he created you,
I wonder if He knew everything I would need,
Because He made all my dreams come true.
When God made you He must’ve been thinking about me.


He made the sun He made the moon,
To harmonize a perfect tune,
One can’t do without the other they just have to be together.
And that is how I know its true,
Your for me and I’m for you and my world
Just cant be right without you in my life


(guy) He must have heard every prayer I’ve been praying (girl echo)
I’ve been praying (both)He must’ve knew everything I would need

When God made you, He must’ve been thinking about me.


QOTD: What was sung at your wedding? If you aren’t married, what do you want sung at your wedding?

Dance Fever


MORNING!!! How are you, dears? I had a great weekend and hope you did, too! Catching up?

Friday Favorites: Foam Roller

Team in Training is a go

Mother’s Day 2011

So, I had quite the fun weekend! Friday, after Bobby got home from work, we loaded up the car and headed to my parents house for the weekend.


Bella was excited to see grandma and grandpa

It’s so nice only driving a little over an hour to get there instead of over 2.5! I had one request, that on the way in we stop and get a sno-ball! (Yes, that IS what we call them in the New Orleans area, don’t make fun, it’s not nice). I got wedding cake with condensed milk YUM!!!

Saturday morning we woke and went for a three mile run. it was a great run! It was one of those rare ones where you feel really good and happy and you could just keep going and you smile the whole time. I did 3 miles in 28 minutes and didn’t really push till the last mile. I was a happy girl.

We had to hurry and get ready because we are going to a WEDDING for my cousin. Remember the bridal tea I went to awhile back? Well, now it was wedding time!


yes my hair looks straight out of the 80’s. I blow dried it straight, but didn’t have time to tame it…


Not really sure…I think I make that face a lot.One thing I do know is dad has a wide array of sunglasses. Dad, we are inside. No need for them just yet.


The five of us (my sister came with us) rode together to the plantation. (The ceremony and reception were at a plantation). The ceremony outside under a pavilion type thing.

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we had a little fun waiting for the wedding to start…

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Everything was beautiful, very sweet ceremony. After it was over we went inside and found a table. They had a buffet and servers came with pass around food, and we were strategically positioned right by the kitchen so we got a ton of food, and it was all amazing. I ate so much! (Glad I ran that morning!)

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Bride and groom dancing! Danielle’s dress was beautiful.


Mother son dance. I was crying! Josh is actually my second cousin, and his mom Wendy is my first cousin. He is her only child, and their dance/song was so sweet!


Daniella and her mom danced to Carrie Underwood’s “Mama’s song” and I cried so much I forgot to take pictures! It was SO SWEET! If you have never heard the song, go take a listen, or at least check out the lyrics.


my mom, me, and my aunt (one of her sisters, grandmother of the groom)


me and my cousin, mother of the groom so pretty!


beautiful couple! it almost isn’t fair how beautiful they are! Ok, totally not fair!

Ok, now as promised. We did a little dancing…I must say I look QUITE ridiculous on the dance floor. As does my poor mother. Bless her heart.

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Did I REALLY make that face? how embarrassing.

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driving a car maybe? vroom vroom.

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my mom, her two sisters, and a family friend dancing. It. was. hilarious.

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My sister and I finally drug my dad on the dance floor….aaannddd there is that face again.


cousins! Love this picture!


yummy cookies they gave as favors.

We had a blast, ate way too much, and danced the afternoon away.

 Sunday morning we just relaxed and had an early lunch together so Bobby and I could get back home and get some things done before the week began. Bobby and I picked blackberries last night and I made a cobbler. Recipe to come later, it was so good! I was glad I got to see my mom on Mother’s Day! All around great weekend!

QOTD: Did you get to see your mom yesterday?

5 Years ago today….


5 Years ago today, my husband got down on one knee (the night I had finished my last final exam for the semester!)


He asked me to be his wife


After we had eaten mac and cheese and hot dogs


and watched an episode of Friends (which we did every time we ate, we went through all 10 seasons more than once!)


In my college apartment (which I loved and miss by the way!)


I haven’t looked at our engagement pictures in years (except for the one or two in frames around the house.) It’s really fun to look back! My how we have changed. Bobby looks like a little boy to me in these pictures!

Here are a few from our engagement party at my parents house:




This is the day after we got engaged:



I was trying to figure out how I was thinner than I am now because I only worked out once a week or so…then I remembered, I HATED our college cafeteria food so I didn’t eat a lot those days. HA! Totally unhealthy, I know, but it’s what happened!

I cannot believe it has been five years that I have been “spoken for” I guess you could say. Most days I still feel like a college kid. (I get in trouble when I call people mam or sir….I forget I am not 15 anymore! Southern habit!) I can say that I am so happy to be married to the man of my dreams. He is an amazing man and I am so blessed to be married to him! Our anniversary is Jan 6 so more sappiness to come! Smile 

QOTD: Do you still feel 14? Are you 14? haha!