It's the Little Things that Matter...

Friday, March 11, 2011

turning on the news to watch my friends at the today show proved to be somewhat of an intense roller coaster of emotions this morning as reports kept piling in from the devastation in japan from the massive earthquake... first of all, this took me by surprise, and secondly i couldn't help but think that we're not guaranteed a tomorrow, and you never know what can happen next. in the pit of my stomach, so many of the things that have been consuming my mind lately just didn't seem as important.
just a reminder to always tell those you love just how much they mean to you and always do what you can to help others... i know i'll be looking for ways to help those affected. my prayers also go out to my one of my best friends bev and her husband christian as they are dealing with the loss of his grandfather--i love you both and will be thinking about you during this hard time.
and as always, please say a quick prayer for those lives that were lost and for the people that will have a tremendous time ahead of them to try and get their "normal" lives back.

in my little existence, today marks the 3-month countdown to wedding day... very excited to know it's getting so close, yet with still so much to be done, my mind is constantly swarming thinking of all the to-do lists i still need to attend to.
this weekend though, it's all about my special beau. we are having a big gourmet hot dog cookout tomorrow night and he is beaming he's so excited. the weather here in nashville is supposed to be gorgeous with bright sunny skies so i'm thankful we're in for some springtime weather to celebrate his 27th birthday with our friends and family. tonight starts all my baking and cooking for tomorrow so watch out people--betty crocker is back in action!
i hope you all have a lovely weekend... spend some time thinking of how each of us can do just a little something to make others' day a little more bright and to me that is the greatest reward of all. also, i couldn't help but notice that as of last night i reached 800 followers. never did i ever think i'd make so many friends and acquaintances in this blogging world so thanks from the bottom of my heart for continuing to give me a reason to share with each of you. best wishes and happy friday.


  1. I can't wait to hear how your gourmet hotdog cookout goes! It's such a fun idea

  2. Gourment Hotdog cookout...I need more details. Preston loves him a hotdog.

  3. I love this post. Beautiful.

  4. since we are not guaranteed tomorrow, i'd like to let you know that i adore you and your blog and i look forward to reading your posts and think you're a great writer and i wish you and jeff every bit of happiness forever and think you two are so cute together! and i also should add that i hope we can party together the next time i'm in nashville! or you're in louisville. haha

    have a great weekend!! :)


  5. Love the idea of the gourmet hot dog party theme! Make sure and post pictures next week!

  6. Great post. Have a fabulous weekend. Can't wait for the recap! :)

  7. Love your blog - I'm from Nashville and miss it even more when I read your blog. Graduated from Lipscomb and miss it terribly! Nashville is a great city. Been to wedding receptions at 3rd Ave South - you will love it! They were some of the most beautiful receptions.

  8. It was a tough and crazy morning for me, too! I couldn't take my eyes off of the news and everything that is going on. In fact, CNN is already on now and I am listening to it.

    You're so right about the guarantee of tomorrow. It's never promised to us.

    And your wedding will be here before you know it... ENJOY this time... you will never get it back. Don't let your self stress out, things will all happen perfectly!

    Have a wonderful weekend at the hot dog cookoff, that is so cute!

  9. My weekend was great! Hope yours was too! Love the last pic! XO Jessica