Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Bachelorette party for RACHEL KAY SUTE! (I have to say her full name now because soon it will change!!!)

So thankful to be safely in Dallas in time to celebrate my WONDERFUL cousin! Thankful to be reunited with friends from long ago (Lisa and Sarah!!) and also to meet some of Rachel's other friends from Dallas.

What a great night!! Tex-mex followed by CHEESECAKE FACTORY! We are the wild type if you can't tell (sense the sarcasm?!).... ;) and we sure do have fun!

Katrina, Rach and Sarah

Lisa, myself and Haley

We walked around a really cute part of Dallas (not sure if it was really Dallas)
and there was the most cute little truck. :)

Dessert at the Cheesecake Factory.... mmmm!

Rach and I split this massive coconut/chocolate cheesecake and it CHANGED my life!

I love Rach!! I love this picture of our weird coffee drinks that we mixed.
I love the memories I have with her.
This just sums up alot!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012


DALLAS BOUND!!!!! Headed for a fun-filled wedding weekend celebrating Rachel Sute and Will Reynolds... thankful for my family and the relationship/friendships we share!

Monday, February 27, 2012


Mmm.... Thankful for two very important things. (one being a person)

First of all, thankful for DINNER tonight... ate sushi at 356 with the OTHER thing I'm thankful for today which happens to be a person who happens to be Ronnie. :)

(you'd think I'd get tired of taking pictures of food.... nope!)

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Thankful for our office... :)

Little D is the one who runs everything.... :)

Dad, Mom, Carrie, myself and Uncle Blake... we'd like to add Monroe to the mix!

This sums it all up!
Also, so blessed to look back on the Restore conference at Clemson Pres. There is so much I could write but I'll leave it at this: Thankful that my relationship with Jesus is REAL. Thankful that I have a reason for faith, and so convicted to share that reason more and more confidently. God is so good... so kind, loving, faithful. So blessed to know Him.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Happy Birthday, Uncle Clough!!

Sara Margaret and Uncle Clough

So thankful for Sara Margaret... and looking forward to her upcoming wedding!
So many great memories made with these two!
So thankful for Uncle Clough and his life! :) We all went to Grammie's to celebrate this afternoon and what fun we had! Blessed by my family, and blessed by Uncle Cdawg... :)

Friday, February 24, 2012


I am making a new week resolution to carry my camera with me more often. I've been so slack in recent months and really have no excuse!

SO, today Carrie brought little Ellie and several of her precious outfits to Gigi and Boppa's house. Unfortunately I couldn't find my camera card (actually didn't realize I was missing it from my camera until I had taken several GREAT shots of happy smiles-- ahh!), but was able to find one from an old camera and snap all of about 30 pictures. (that's all the card would hold.)

Here are a few of my favorites!

Boppa's attempt to make Ellie smile....

The result of Boppa's efforts. Classic.

Blowing bubbles... starting to get it!

Smiley little girl!
 Love this little life and so very thankful for her!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


POWER group tonight... what a blessing. Followed up by FCA at Clemson... double blessing.

Thankful for the GRACE of God in my life. (Romans 5:8-9)

Thankful that He pursues me. (Hosea 2)

Thankful for the BODY. (Philippians 2)

Thankful for Christ. (John 3:16)

Thankful. (1 Thess 5:18)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Thankful for the beautiful weather we are experiencing here in beautiful SC!!

Also thankful today that in ONE WEEK I will be with the lady pictured above... and the rest of my family! Very excited about the upcoming wedding of Rachel Sute and Will Reynolds! Can't wait to post pictures from our fun adventures!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Little Lara has been singing this song today... and playing it on my phone... non-stop.

Thankful for how GREAT HIS AFFECTIONS ARE FOR ME. Oh, how He loves us! There's NO REASON He should aside from Christ. Thankful to Jesus for the cross and what that means for my life.

Also, I got my hair cut today and then had the privilege of watching little Will Bice (Tonya's little one-year-old boy). Abby Arblaster, Lara and I had the best time watching him and hanging out- watched the Little Rascals for the first time in a LONG time. Thankful for this time with Abby and Lara... and little Will.

Monday, February 20, 2012


Little Lara is here to stay! I didn't realize I was going to have the privilege of having her stay with me this week, but she's here 'till Thursday!

Thankful for my cousin and the time that we have together!

Can you believe it that RECENTLY somebody asked me if I was her MOM!!!! Ahhh!
I know I am mature... but to have a daughter this age? Really!
Need to start using wrinkle cream!

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Thankful for repentance. Thankful that we have a God who is SO kind and gracious, who seeks to convict us. He's real, ALIVE, and working- and He desires to work in your life just as He is consistently pursuing me.

If you have some time, go check out the series on Joel that Ken Lewis is preaching at Crosspoint. It's been such a blessing, and so convicting. Thankful. Thankful that God continues to CARE for us by pricking our hearts and drawing us to Him.

He is wooing us... Hosea 2.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Thankful today for a lazy morning, a good 7 smiler with MadiCarp (as my dad calls her... thanks to WORDS with friends), and then I got to spend the afternoon/evening with Ronnie and his mom, step dad and sister. His mom's birthday was yesterday, so we went to Spartanburg to celebrate!!

What a fun-filled day with MANY blessings... so very thankful for a day to sleep in, relax, get in a good run, edit pictures from last night, sip on coffee (lots of it), go birthday shopping at MAST GENERAL store (and find GREAT sales!) and spend time with people I care about. Blessed and so very thankful!

Friday, February 17, 2012


Enjoyed a very new experience tonight as a "photographer"... had the privilege of shooting an event for Meals on Wheels in Anderson with  my dear friend Madison. My aunt is on the Meals On Wheels staff and asked us to help out... so to the Mardi Gras party we went. It was a fun experience!

Lots of restaurants set up booths... food was delicious!

Loved the balloon man!

So glad Madison, Katie and I could spend some time together... had to take a break from snapping!

Great professional right there... ;)

We loved the clown... and he loved having his picture made! :)

Some of our favorite couples...

Classic! THIS sums it all up!
Lots of fun... lots of bright colors, silent auction, band, dance (had some swing and shag going on... ah!), lots of laughter. Thankful to be able to help them with the photography!

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Thursday, February 16, 2012


Visited Ronnie's CP group tonight and was blessed. Enjoyed meeting lots of new people- encouraged by the body. :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Thankful today for my sister Sarah Louise... :) And her blog...

Check it out- she's so witty! Thankful for the laughs she brings to my days!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Happy Valentines Day!

Enjoyed so much today-- not only celebrating a fun holiday (I know many people hate it... which is sad!), but also celebrating JOSH MILLSAPS birthday! He is just such a precious brother, and I thank God for his life!

The day started early at Chick Fil A with the family (and Ronnie :)) for heart shaped biscuits-- mini birthday celebration meal for Josh!

Then we split up the party, got some work done, and all resumed the fun at the house for dinner, then a Clemson basketball game, then dessert, then a movie. What a fun day! So thankful! :)

Mmmm... Carrie's chocolate cake...

It's so good I had to put two pictures up. :)

Have to brag on Jon... this is the card he made for Sarah. It's a board game with
pictures/notes/cards/STUFF that they've exchanged over their years dating.
Precious-- love those two!

Josh and Lacey hung out with us... so fun!

My BEAUTIFUL flowers from Ronnie. :)

Basketball game... and Clemson won!

Carrie and Dan hooked us up with some awesome tickets.... ;)
Love them!

Little D loves Ronnie! :)
What a fun day-- so thankful!

Thankful most of all for the LOVE of Christ. True love. Unfailing love.