"Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deadlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, that it overflows upon the outward world."

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mobile blogging!

    So I just figured out how to blog from my phone.. and considering I have my phone on my way more than a computer I think this is pretty beautiful. Only problem I tried to post this blog from my phone and it will only let you do short, 1 liner posts.. sort of like Facebook. I think the idea is pretty cool, but I may need to play with it a little.

   I am interested to hear what you all think of mobile blogging (especially Julia, Im sure you have thoughts!). Now if I have a random thought I can just blog it right? Hope you love the idea! Be blessed and remember there is no excuse for not blogging now!
Let's see if this works..

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Time

    It's that time of year.. CHRISTMAS TIME!! Whoo hoo! I love it.. I love the decorations, the smells, the food, the shopping, the traditions, the cookie decorating, wrapping presents, driving to 5 different houses in 2 days... and my favorite part, celebrating Jesus' birthday and teaching Raegan about the story of Christmas.

    We recent spent a fun-filled weekend with the Babb's in Knoxville. We helped Sarah decorate her tree and put out all of her decorations (by-the-by I am up to 4 trees that I have decorated this year!). We stumbled upon a Christmas book given to her by a student, A Special Place For Santa.. Oh this was a fantastic book! I even cried a little reading it with them. It shows children the meaning of Christmas and Santa's place in the Holiday. Check it out if you have the chance!

    So back to the decor of the season.. I started early, the second weekend in November I put up my tree...

And a little bit of the mess I made in the process..

Look at my baby snoozing on the couch

Mike and Raegan were no help during the tree decorating.. but they did sit in the floor and watch a movie while I decorated, so I did have company.. and who can argue when Home Alone 2 is playing in the background!

    I continued to decorate throughout the next week.. Mike said I had way too much stuff to put out, but I love when every inch is covered in Christmas stuff...

Then we all rested and had hot chocolate!!

Here are a few pics of our trip to Knoxville.. we enjoyed staying in a hotel (long story hehe), watching UT beat Kentucky (Raegan's first football game), and having a rocking slumber party with Sarah and David!

Christmas time is so fun!! I love my family and spending time with everyone! Hope everyone has a great Christmas and don't forget to wish Jesus a Happy Birthday!! God Bless!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Royal Engagement

     Well they are FINALLY getting hitched!! Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement today! Although I am a little sad Prince William is taken off the market (cause I was so going to get him), I am very thrilled for them! This wedding is going to be spectacular im sure.. the news said they are planning on next spring or summer.

     William (we are on a first name basis) proposed with Princess Diana's engagement ring, given to her by Prince Charles, the prince of Wales, in February 1981.The ring is a stunning 18 carat blue sapphire and diamond ring... it is absolutley shokingly beautiful!

     I would like to take this chance to recognized the emense beauty of Princess Diana and her wedding to Prince Charles. I have to admit something.. I became a smidgen obsessed with her life after her death.. I owned several hardback books and multiple magazines.

   Her glamorous life and tragic death just kind of consumed me. So while learning about her I also became smitten with the princes. Funny thing though, I couldnt have cared less about Prince Charles.

  Like I said, I cant wait to hear about their wedding plans.. I have heard it wont be as grand as Dianas, but it is sure to be beautiful! Hope you enjoyed and shared my excited about this momentous event!

I am in love with this whole process.. I will undoubtedly be watcihng every step of their wedding planning!

*please excuse me for my excessive amount of exclamation points.. I am very excited! 

       Have a blessed day!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Updo anyone?

     I am super crazy right now... well sort of.. so I thought I would share some fancy hair I have done over the years!  I love doing formal hair. We had 4 family/friend weddings this summer that I did all the hair for.. roughly 8-11 girls a wedding.. it was nuts, but so much fun!! I have owned the salon for 2 years now and I have to say it is the best move I ever made! I love owning... I don't so much love being a boss, but we make it work pretty well and we are growing a lot everyday!

     So here you are Hair pics I love!

Crazy Model hair.. Brittany Tester

Mrs. Sarah Babb as Shirley Temple, before we put it up!

And after!

Simple, but lovely! Julia Haston

Oh I love the curls... her hair is one of my favorites to do.. Catherine Bennett!

Side Loops were really in this year..

The Bride! Elizabeth Fritz.. she was a beautiful bride...

I don't have actual hair pics from Julia's wedding, but these are the beautiful Bridesmaids.. I did the hair for some of them and one of my best friends, Lori Hughes, did the rest and makeup...

And the rest!

Beautiful Raegan Lyric Johnson... She is my Favorite little girl ever!!!

And my favorite hair of that day goes to THE BRIDE, Mrs. Julia Haston!!

These aren't great hair pics, but she was gorgeous!

Another Bride this summer.. Sarah Wilhoit... this is the preparation time!

Half back beauty!

Little Funky and twisty... Erin "Bill" Billingsby...

The only girl that day to bring me an idea of what they wanted.. thank you Laura Rowe!

Turned out very pretty!

And the Bride again, once we had put it up! (we had to touch up those bottom curls after this pic was taken)

Random updos from the salon...

Julia again..

Sarah Babbs niece, Amanda Cunningham, She looked like a little Lady that day!

And finally My Baby and I at my wedding! One of my Favorite most beautiful days ever, when I married my best friend (not Sarah, Mike! haha) and became a mom!

     There are just a few... Hope you loved them... There are some Beautiful ladies in there!! Have a beautiful Blessed day!!