Monday, December 7, 2009

Click Me..No, REALLY...CLICK ME!!!

Seriously?? I didn't even know it was possible for such a F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S Blog Designer to exist.

Seriously...she had her work cut out for her big time between my Thesis of an Original Email sent to her after I initially won, and my additional "chapters" added each time I emailed her from then on.

Seriously...Hollie from The Drama Mama has serious talent. She is an absolute JEWEL to work with, and spends hours and hours designing and tweaking a blog design just.for. -->YOU<-- !!!! Seriously- Check out some of her other designs here!! I promise will NOT be disappointed!!!!

Seriously in Major Love with the new design!!!!

Seriously random...but Hollie just got the CUTEST new dog from the SPCA...check her out!!

{photo courtesy of The Drama Mama}

Seriously...I have a problem with "ellipses", no....seriously.....

Care to know the why's of the name change and the design??? Well stop reading here if ya don't care to know because here we seriously go....{don't get too excited, it's not THAT breathtaking}


You see...while I loved our wedding, and it was a life changing day, an incredible day and a day filled with love-- it isn't what the rest of my life is about (kinda sorta what "From this day Forward" referenced). I mean, I still have to finalize our wedding album for print, still need to put the scrapbook pages of our guest book together, and still have about 3 returns to make of some wedding gifts that we decided we might should exchange for something clearly it's not a #1 priority anymore. About 2 weeks after we returned from our honeymoon life's curveballs started comin'. One after another, after another after another. It was storm after storm after storm. And as I referenced in this post we were amidst a series of storms and felt the treacherous rains beating down upon us as we pressed on trying to see the sun ahead. While we new many of our situations were temporary- they were still the storms we were seeking protection from at the time. When the rain stopped for a moment, and the clouds parted- we were able to take a moment and look just slightly over our shoulders to see where we had come from. It's quite a sight. Mountain after mountain...rocky road after rocky road. And you know what??? Is the road a sunshiny smooth blacktop road ahead of us??? Absolutely not. I can't tell you what storms are brewing ahead, or what curveball is coming across our plate soon- but what I can tell you is that while you are walking this journey of life- you have got to learn to dance in the rain. You have got to grab onto the people in your life who mean the most and press onward. You have got to let go of the baggage and material things that truly don't do much other than burden you- and hold tight to the ones you love and the ones that love you. It doesn't take much to happen sometimes- to see what really matters. It can be an unexpected layoff, an illness of a family member, the passing of a friend or the birth of a child. It can be a multitude of things that bring life into focus. As I look back on the very beginning of our journey as one I can tell you that we were and are truly blessed. He was watching over us the entire time and just whispering to "follow Me, follow Me". We were provided for when we didn't know how to make ends meet. We were told we were loved and cared for when we felt alone. We were lifted up and carried when we didn't feel we could take one more step.

So as we continue on this road...I can tell you that while we walk this road it may feel like gravel, or dirt, blacktop or asphalt- but when we glance back to see the view behind us- it will truly be our Brick Road of Blessings.

I encourage you to follow along on my blog. It won't always be pretty..won't always be silly or funny- or sad or may not be right up your alley - but it will be feelings of a woman, a wife, a fun loving talkative girl who is simply trying to take life all in.

So whether this is your first time reading or you've read this blog for a while- make yourself at home-- and let's get this show on the road =)

3 talker(s):

bye bye bump said...

the new blog is perfect ammers xoxox

bye bye bump said...

it's cally btw lol

Kelly said...

Love the new blog! Looks fantastic :)