Thursday, January 3, 2013

Winter wedding bliss.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for all of your sweet words about our exciting expectancy :) Your comments (and texts and facebook comments) warm my heart to NO end!!! Thank you precious friends. We are just so very thankful to God for allowing us to have such joy in giving us another child. Thank you for sharing in this special excitement with us. I look SO forward to sharing  our journey on here of bringing our precious baby #2 into the world this July. 

I just cannot help but say one thing to any girl out there who might be reading this and wishing she could have the joy of expecting a baby of her own right now. I'm so sorry you are going through this time. In many ways it's a lonely road. I know your longing. After losing a baby in April 2012, I thought the feeling of utter desperation would never lose its sting. And while I will always remember what the 7 months of waiting and hoping felt like, I am here to say that God hears you. He loves you with utter desperation, as if you could allow your low state to somehow translate into how deeply He loves you. My prayer is that you would allow Him to use this time of waiting to pour out His love lavishly over you. Not as a time to separate you from Him or from your husband or from precious friends He has given you, even if they are experiencing something you wish for yourself.  I have so been there. And I type this because I have seen firsthand how God can use your, what may seem, "silent suffering" to bring you closer to Him. To bind you to a steadfast dependance on Him to be your portion every single day. I hope that means something to someone. But, either way. Glory be to God. He is trustworthy, I promise. And most importantly, He is sovereign and worthy of our praise. 


I have got a lot of catching up to do! We have been back home in South Carolina for 1 week now and I am still swimming in laundry and just some good ole' house dust. You know how it goes. Anyhow, we got to spend a wonderful 7 days back home in Kentucky as we celebrated 1) The wedding of my precious, precious little brother, Chaz, to his beautiful bride, Karinne and 2) The birth of our Savior Jesus with our family. 

On December 21st my little brother, who is beyond darling and amazing all at the same time, married the love of his life. She is a dream. And there wedding was the sweetest thing since Scarlett Jean. I mean sweet y'all. We love "Rinnie"and already see her as our sister.  It was such an honor for my sister, Ryan, and I to stand up with Karinne on her wedding day. I know Mitch felt the same as he stood as best-man and little Scarlett as flower girl too. 

these first two pictures are borrowed from [bc] photography

(most of these pics are borrowed because I was just not with it enough to have my camera out!) 
Me, Karinne and Ryan. Sisters! 

 I loved getting to spend lots of time with my Sissy!!

And after the sweet ceremony we got to party like it was 1999! Scarlett tore up the dance floor...heck, she tore up the whole reception hall by the end of the night. Seriously, there were moments where all I could see was a little white cupcake bouncing in the distance. That was our girl. 

My groom :)

My sissy and her hubby, Derek. Me & my sweet Mitch. 

Sissy pic! (left to right) my mama, cousin Lyndsey, me, Ryan, cousin Elizabeth and Aunt Barbie (my mom's sister)

I have to include this picture of us with the greatest neighbor ever (as in my parents' neighbor). Jackie! She is full of life, she is loving, she likes to party with the best and she's Italian :) 

My sweet, energetic, sleep deprived girl. She was a blast and a trooper! 

One of the highlights of the wedding for me was getting to see my precious friend who came all the way from Colorado... Jilly! There is just nothing like a FOREVER friend. 

 I know the Lord has great plans for this couple. We love you C&K!!! 

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  1. Erin! Congratulations!! Dear girl! I "stalk" you through the blog and though I rarely comment, it's a blessing to follow you, Mitch and SJ on your journey. I am so excited for you all and this new little gift from God.

    Blessings dear one! Love, Jody

  2. Oh Jody!! You are so precious!! I just love to know you are reading... :) Thank you for sharing in our joy. You will ALWAYS hold a DEAR place in my heart.
    from all of us to you, Erin

  3. Erin! Your words of the Lord's Sovereignty and how he hears us is so encouraging! I shared it with a friend who is going through the struggle of getting pregnant and it really uplifted her spirits! The Lord spoke through you to her and I wanted you to know I am grateful for that :)