Thursday, March 31, 2011


random tid bits:

The past two weeks have been a blur.

Our JuJu is finally on her path to recovery-*sigh* of relief.

I love this boy, 86 days until we're Mr. & Mrs.

This pic was taken on St. Patty's Day-it makes me smile and this is my blog so I can post what I want.
Cheers to you Scotty boy!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

She's lovely.

Isn't she lovely?!

Oh yes, our Julia is.

Keep the prayers coming...our JuJu is BACK!

Friday, March 25, 2011

JuJu's Favorite

Our JuJu loves the beach.

Our JuJu loves the sound of the waves rolling in.

Our JuJu loves shaggin' music.

So this is for our Julia!

Please continue to keep the Sims family in your thoughts & prayers.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Wearin' red for our JuJu.

Lovin' these bracelets-expect to see lots of peeps rockin' these for awhile!

Keep them prayers comin'!

Love YOU Julia!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Caring Bridge

for updates on our Julia.

Keep sending your thoughts & prayers to JuJu & the entire family.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Life...that is one word that has so many meanings right now; yet, when you see it so close to be taken from you, it's a little bit easier to understand. It's unconditional love. It's fun memories. It's relationships. It's moments of purpose. It's learning lessons. It's hugs and kisses. It's tears and sorrow.

Over the past 48 hours, we have hugged, laughed, cried, told stories, had quiet moments of reflection, smiled, been angry, asked 'why?', been nervous, given high-fives when good news was delivered, watched youtube videos, tried to understand medical terminology, cuddled up with Snuggies, reaffirmed each other that 'it's going to be okay" name it, we've done it or felt it.

When something tragic happens, you all of a sudden see things crystal clear. You tell yourself, "I will never take another day for granted."

Julia, also known as our JuJu...we love you, we are praying for you, and you are an inspiration to all of us. I cannot explain how much I miss you and cannot wait to hug you. Every day you are making strides and gaining strength. We all know you will be back and better than ever very very very soon...and when you are, get ready for hugs, 'Pier 1', margaritas.

God is good.

Continue to send your prayers to Julia and the entire Sims family.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Praying Hard

"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you."
Jeremiah 29:11-12

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13

Live every single day as if it were your last, because tomorrow is never promised.

Our dear friend, Julia Sims suffered a severe heart attack around 3:00 yesterday afternoon.

That is a phone call I will never forget.

Please please please, say a prayer for her and her entire family.

Hug all of your family and friends a little tighter today.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patricks Day!

I loooove this song & the late, great Mr. Marley.

...all his jams take you straight to the islands.

With the birds chirping this morning and that bright sun shining through, you could feel Spring tip-toeing in.

Happy St. Patricks Day :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Here's a little dose of mid-week motivation:

There are no words for how happy this forecast makes me.

80 degrees, oh how I have missed you.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I like this.

I like this song.

In addition to...

Nothing really new going on today so I figured I'd put up some more fun from this wknd's celebration...

Thx Shu-Shu for the pictures :)

Momma & me

The Baker Boys

He's SOOO handsome :)

Fun peeps


The ladies.

Momma & me again...note a silly boy in the background.

Group shot!

Jacob + birthday toy

Baker family
(minus our Cola' peeps, sending hugs & love to ya'll!)

"You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands."  Isaiah 55:12

Have a wonderful day :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

a birthday wknd.


Friday night:

Drinks & dinner with some fun friends.

Throw-back card games lead to this guy dancing...


A mountain of mulch + three worker bees = a pretty yard

*Thx Kel for all your help!

Date night @ SR w/my handsome boy.


Ran many errands, cleaned the house.

Cookout & side porch sittin' time for my JWB!

Baker Boys + two friends.

Love the smile Pat.

Even though we celebrated yesterday, TODAY my hubby-to-be turns 27!


Friday, March 11, 2011


After what felt like a week of monsoon weather...

This weekend is supposed to be gorgeousss! Thank goodness!

tonight: dinner party to celebrate...well I'm not sure what we're celebrating but we will figure that out around 5 when hands are promptly filled with cold beverages of choice

tomorrow: working in the yard & enjoying the warm breezes

sunday: more working in the yard + cookout to celebrate my soon-to-be hubby's birthday

whatever you do this wknd, make sure your days are filled with smiles & laughter.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


After I got back to the office from a quick lunch date with B,
this was on my desk...

Mom & Dad-you made my day.


Happy (but very sore, thx bootcamp) girl right here, folks.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Last night was the first meeting with my personal trainer...

SHE IS SOOO AWESOME, love love love her.

Her positive attitude & high energy + the fact that she has zero % body fat allowed me to have instant faith in her.

We tore up the gym...

By the time our hour was up, I couldn't even move.

'Sore' doesn't even begin to cover it.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I like.

I like this song.
Love Miranda.
We would so be friends in real life.
God bless ;)

I like this quote.
Mrs. Roosevelt = smart.

I like this boy.
I like him, alot.
His last name will be my last name in 109 days.

I like coffee.
I like it even more when shared over morning chats with girlfriends.

I like a busy calendar.
Current events:
Personal trainer begins her wrath tonight-so excited, so nervous. Ekkk!
Dance lessons in progress.
Lunch dates.
Cocktails planned.
JWB's birthday.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Wknd recap.

Well this wknd was supposed to be filled with a dinner party, cleaning, and lots of productivity...anddd about 10% of that actually JWB came home sick from work on Friday, so we decided to switch some plans around!

Friday night, me & Kel decided to have a girls night so my sick boy could have a quiet house to rest in...and well, we work really hard and deserved a cocktail.
Plus, alcohol kills germs right?! ;) Cheers to being flu-free.

SR, duh.

Then we ran into my "big brother"...which ALWAYS leads t-r-o-u-b-l-e & ALOT of laughter.


Our wedding invitations arrived-OMG. Loveee them.
Had a nail appointment that was over-the-moon fabulous followed by a relaxing night @ the casa.

Made a big ol' breakfast then had a movie/couch day.
Wings for 'lupper'...I think our group of friends eat them so much they have become their own major food group. No really.

Overall, the weekend was great! Jacob is finally feeling better-yay!
Our mountain of never-ending laundry was tackled.

Monday morning, the sun was shining and we're both rejuvinated & ready for a busy week!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Dear Lilly,

Please place this in my closet at your earliest convenience.

That is all.



Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I have a heart full of bliss today, and everyday, thanks to this country boy...

June CANNOT come fast enough :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Time to dance.

Tonight, Jake & I begin our dance lessons to get ready for June 25th.

My fiance has perfected all of the following dance moves:

Fred Astaire Dance Studio, please help a bride-to-be.