Friday, May 31, 2013

Graduation Season

Adam and I recently attended three different graduations and they were all for people who we love dearly.

The first graduation was for my sweet, college friend Hilary. Hilary and I met at the University of Mobile and have been friends ever since. I love, love her. Hilary and her husband live nearby and we love getting together with them whenever life allows. She blogs over at Gunns and Roses.

 Love you Hils!

A few hours after we watched Hilary receive her diploma we went to the Mitchell Center, at the University of South Alabama, to see our friend John graduate. Adam went to high school with John and he also goes to church with us at DWBC. He is known as the third member of our family and best friend. This past week, he moved away to do a summer internship and then will be going to seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He already miss you John. 

The last graduate we watched, walk across the stage, was Adam's sister, Mary Beth. She graduated from Murphy High School. MB we LOVE you and pray that you seek God in finding the next step for you!

Our cute little high school graduate!

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wedding Day Recap!

We have been married ONE WHOLE YEAR. Wow, where has the time gone? Adam and I just got back from a little trip for our anniversary and I can't think of a better way to start the summer. I will be filling you in on our trip soon but first I want to recap our wedding day.

I am participating in a June link-up series,with a few other newylwed girls, and I would love for you to link up as well. You can find the details here. It doesn't matter if you are a newlywed, engaged, or have been married for several years. I would love to hear from you and your thoughts on the journey of marriage. Each Wednesday, in June, we will writing on a different topic from our first year of marriage. If you aren't married yet or have been married longer than a year, feel free to make the topic fit for you!


Adam and I said, "I DO" on May 26, 2012 at Dauphin Way Baptist Church. The day was perfect.  To celebrate our anniversary, I wanted to share a few of my favorite moments from the wedding and what better way to do that than a blog post full of pics!

My sweet bridesmaids and family prayed, for the day, before everything got started. 

Sweet Abbi, (cousin of the bride), was signing my wedding shoes. This was my "something blue" for the wedding.

My Dad passed away when I was a baby. This was a card he had sent my mom, while he was away at work one time. She then gave it to me! Our perfect are the words? 


First time seeing each other! We met at the front of the church,
 just the two of us, and
our photographer snapped some pictures!

I love my bowtie wea\ring husband!


I could not have asked for a better wedding party. These people are our absolute favorite in the whole world.
My sweet grandfather walked me down the isle.



We had a cookie bar, filled with all of our favorites, at the reception!


Who can get married in Mobile without shrimp and grits?


Wedding favors! We love St. Jude and everything it does for children.


We could not have made it without these people. Our parents are amazing! We love you dearly.

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One Year! {Link Up}

Calling all engaged and newlywed gals! 

What would you say if I told you 10 newlywed bloggers are linking up to bring you an entire year's worth of marital advice for a one time only June series!? Whelp, get excited! 

Meet the forever newly wedded Brides!

Each of the 10 Brides shown above have been married exactly one year as of June 2013. We will be posting each Wednesday during the month of June on 4 topics of marriage, while including our trials, triumphs, and all that fell in-between. The goal of this link-up series is to encourage the pursuit of love, joy, and hardships within a sacred marriage, all of which are completely worth each minute the Lord provides with our better half. 

If you are engaged, or married, we invite you to write on the topics with us and link up your posts. It doesn't matter if you are engaged and planning your big day, are a newlywed, or if you have been married 25 years... All the marital advice contributed, all the better for everyone involved! 

Visit our blogs today to meet our spouses and learn about our weddings! 

The Topics: 

June 5- Funny Moments From The First Year
June 12- Hardest Moments From The First Year
June 19- What Have You Learned From The Unexpected and How Have You Grown as a Couple During The First Year
June 26- Anniversary Celebration Recap 

We look forward to reading about your engaged, newlywed, and marriage journeys! If you have any questions feel free to email Kalyn here

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Maw's Chicken and Rice

Tonight I am making/made the easiest chicken and rice recipe ever known. It just has to be.  I have made it once before and it was extremely easy, I just knew it couldn't be good but no worries it is very good. 

 My grandmother always makes the best and, of course, when I asked for her recipe she said that she doesn't use a recipe, she just "makes it". What kind of answer is that for this newlywed who needs a recipe?  My Maw doesn't measure anything and just uses whatever she has in the pantry to make delicious home cooked meals. At some point I hope I will be that good of a cook but just not yet. So..I took what she told me she normally does and made it into some kind of organized recipe. This is what I got and it was no where near complicated.


Chicken Breast (they usually come in a package of three so I just use one package)
2 cups of rice
1 large can of cream of chicken or two small cans

...Told you it was the easiest ever.


First, boil your water and add your chicken breast. After the chicken has cooked, take it out of the water and cut the chicken in to small pieces. Do not drain your chicken, you want to use the boiling water. Pour the rice, cream of chicken, and chicken breast back into the pot of boiling water. Stir and let it cook for about 30 minutes. Let it sit for about 5 or 10 minutes after cooking. Add salt and pepper as desired. 

It make a huge pot. Perfect for lunch the next day.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! You can thank this sweet lady..

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