Friday, March 30, 2018

Friday Favorites: Last One for March

Happy {Good} Friday, friends! I'm so thankful for this weekend and beyond grateful that we serve a risen Savior! It's Friday, but Sunday's coming! 

Well, we have been keeping a little secret...

We are moving!!! 

It's not far -- about 20 miles across the DFW Metroplex -- but it's a big change for us! We simply needed more space with two growing boys and also needed to be closer to Brandon's work for commuting purposes. And, in the "wants" category were much better schools for our boys. So, we signed a contract on a house in early February, listed our current house in mid-February, sold it in about 36 hours and are moving next Friday. Eeek! 

We are so excited -- a little scared to leave what and who we know, of course -- but very thrilled about the future and beyond thankful for how the Lord provided. I'll share more details in the coming weeks, including some inspiration photos for the house and rooms in it. 

My top is the cult favorite from Nordstrom {here

I shared some fun posts this week: my experience with {here} and a delicious, easy weeknight recipe {here}. Hop on over to those if you missed them! :)

I have been so engrossed in "American Dynasties: The Kennedys" and can't stop watching it!  I realize this makes me such an old lady to admit to watching documentaries, but I love history and this family is so interesting to me. 

Ashley monogrammed the boys' seersucker swimsuits, and I just adore them! I'm going to sneak them in their Easter baskets! 

What are everyone's Easter plans? We are planning to go to one of my best friends' mom's houses for dinner and to let our collective four boys have an Easter egg hunt on Saturday evening. These are our friends who recently moved to Austin and they're coming up for the holiday, so we're thrilled to see them. On Sunday, we are planning to go to my in-law's church since we are moving right by it and want to try it out to see if it's perhaps our new church home. 

But I was looking back at pictures from last Easter and oh my heart! Time is such a thief. 

My dress is sold out, but a similar version is here

And speaking of Easter, it is so much more to our family than the Easter bunny, egg hunts and baskets filled to the brim. It is about the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I'm so grateful God sent his son, Jesus, who died for each and every one of us. And y'all, this gift of salvation is just that: a gift. It's free! It costs you nothing! I know that in this world of "tit-for-tat" and "there's no such thing as a free lunch," that is a hard thing to comprehend. But, I pray wholeheartedly that if you don't know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you would come to know Him. I promise you, it is the best decision you will ever, ever make! 

Linking up with: April, Amanda, Andrea, Claire and Katie


  1. Congrats on selling your home! We live just south of Fort Worth :) Your kids are adorable!

  2. So excited for y'all with your move! We moved in November and sold our house in February. We also wanted to be a little closer to work (our commutes are over an hr still), bigger house since we are expecting our 2nd baby in less than 2 weeks, and better schools. And those swimsuits are to die for!!!
    A lot of my cousins and I and my sisters plan to round up all of our kids at my Aunt's house and have an Easter egg hunt Saturday (Rory's 1st egg hunt!) and then my mom is going to have a bonfire that night. We still need to somehow fit in time for egg dying too. And then on Sunday we're going to Jesse's Aunt's house for another Easter egg hunt (the youngest kids besides Rory are like 14... so it probably won't be too magical) and an early dinner.

  3. Again so excited for yall and for you to be closer. We have egg hunts galore this weekend. And then of course church. I just love Easter. I do not know about you but I always feel so much alive and refreshed in this season. Amen He is Risen!

  4. Congrats on the new home! And selling your house quickly as well.. the housing market is crazy! Commuting is the worst so I can totally understand wanting to be closer to work. I've heard of Swap but never been to their website to see what they have. Definitely checking it out now! Have a great weekend! :)

  5. Congrats on your new home and selling so quickly!! Good luck with packing and such. We are actually headed to Dallas next weekend for a surprise trip for my husband's birthday and cannot wait - I've been looking at the weather, and it looks so nice. I hope you have a happy Easter!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  6. Congratulations on your new home! It sounds like such a great decision but I know that leaving what you know is also so scary. Prayers for a smooth move! I need to try that recipe - I have been thinking about it since I saw it on your stories. Happy Easter!

  7. Congratulations on your new home! It looks fantastic!!!

  8. I am so excited for y'all and your new house!!! Thank you for the swim suit shout out and so glad you love them! Have a wonderful Easter!

  9. Congratulations on your impending move! So exciting! I love Walker OOTD - blue and yellow is the best spring colour combo and he's rocking those yellow pants bless him! Super cute. Love your blue dress too! Have a lovely Easter - Joanne (Europafox Blog). BTW - us Brits are as obsessed with Kennedys as you are, may have to watch that show! :)


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