Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Girls weekend

Two weekends ago I had a girls weekend with 2 of my best friends and college roommates.  We met in Atlanta (I actually drove through Nashville to pick Kacee up) and had a wonderful weekend just catching up, shopping, and eating great food.

We started on Friday night at a restaurant called The Optimist.  It was very hip and delicious.  We laughed a ton because there was valet parking every where we went and I drove my minivan and most of the cars we saw were not minivans...more like Porsche's, BMW's, etc.  I had to remind others that just because I drove a minivan didn't mean I wasn't cool. =)
One of the best mixed drinks I had ever had.  Untitled Untitled
We tried ending the night at the famous ice cream shop called Jenis but it was closed. We made sure to hit it up the next afternoon though.  We instead had a midnight dessert at Sprinkles...the famous cupcake shop.  We ordered a cupcake from an ATM machine.  Thankful they don't have that in would potentially kill me.  Untitled  Untitled
Saturday night we enjoyed dinner at Wisteria. I loved this place. The food was delicious and our waiter was great. The girls made sure I felt very loved since my birthday was 2 days later. Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled We ended the night by hitting up CVS...all the delicious food had done a number on me with heartburn...nothing like feeling your age when the waiters are all telling you the cool clubs to go to and you are searching for the closest drugstore for heartburn medicine. While at CVS we ran into Ving Rhames. He is in a ton of movies and I recognized that he was someone famous right when he got out of his car but I couldn't place him right away. I actually told Kacee I thought it was Evander Holyfield =). I finally figured out it was Ving Rhames from the Mission Impossible movies. He was so nice and even told us to ask his girlfriend if it was all right for us to get a picture with him. We ended our "wild" night in Atlanta in CVS and ran into Ving Rhames. Nicest guy ever!  @ashleyculwheatley @kaceemcguigan @vingrhames
It was a great weekend and so much fun to just get away with girls that have known you for 16 years.  These 2 have been through so much with me and I am so thankful for their never wavering love, guidance, and friendship!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Good luck daddy!

Our favorite person in the whole world is taking a HUGE test today in Chicago and we are wishing him the best of luck!  We believe in you and know that you will do great!  Love from your biggest fan club!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Four for Friday - fun weekend

1.  Any quesses where I am headed this weekend?
2.  Excited about eating dinner here tonight and here tomorrow night.
3.  I am headed to Atlanta for the weekend to meet my best friends and roomates from college.   

4. I can't wait to see these girls!!!

Happy Friday friends!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Time to sign up!

It's time to sign up for the Forrest Spence 5k.

Click here to download a brochure if you want to mail it in or click here to sign up online.  Even those that live outside of the area can sign up as a ghost runner and receive an awesome shirt in the mail.

A little information about the 5k if you are new to the blog:
The 7th Annual Forrest Spence 5k will be held on August 23rd at Overton Park.  The 5k begins at 8:00 am with the 100 yard dash for kids 8 & under at 9:00 and 1 Mile Fun Run for kids 12 & under at 9:05 am. There will be games, bounce houses, slides, food, awards, door prizes, and more.  Bring the entire family for a fun filled morning at Overton Park.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fun days of summer

We have been super busy this summer but having a great time.  So great that I haven't had time to blog.  I have a ton to catch up on but here is just a little recap of our adventures.

Checking out the new Beale Street Landing Park.
Tee-ball Swim Party

Swimming with our best friends.

Uncle Toph came to visit and we swam a bunch with him and loved having him in town.
We have had the BEST time with Uncle Toph in town and are so sad to see him leave town. My kids are blessed by the best aunts, uncles, and grandparents. @xophmiller
One of our Monday Fundays was at Chuck E Cheese.

David and I had a date night to Tunica to see Jim Gaffigan.  It was hilarious!

More swimming parties.

Birthday parties for friends!

Maggie started school on Mondays at Special Kids and Families.  She loves it which makes this mommy happy.

Feeding the fish with friends at the Botanic Gardens.

David and I went on a couples trip to Mexico with no kids.  It was amazing!  That will have a seperate blogpost.

Lots of playing outside!

David and I attended the Big Wig Ball for Le Bonheur and had so much fun!
"Mom, where is your brown hair?" -my 3 year old #bigwigball #epicdatenight
Lots of being silly!

This little guy turned 4...a blogpost on this will come soon!

Enjoying new birthday presents!

Snuggling with daddy.

Enjoying the 4th of July...even though Mommy got the stomach bug that day that lasted for 48 hours.
Getting a new family picture taken in the Forrest Sibling Playroom.
family pic
Enjoying a Knightly Tale VBS at our church.  A princess with her 2 knights!
A princess with her knights. #vbs #knightlytale
Another Monday Funday of bowling and splash pad!
Monday funday with my boys while Maggie is at school. Bowling and splash park fun. @jenniebrooks23
It has been a great summer so far and I still need to update on a lot more.  Be back soon.