Friday, April 21, 2017

Five on Friday - Boots, Happy Hour, Columns

1.  Miss Molly Anne is obsessed with her boots that Aunt Sarah gave to her for her first birthday!  She has worn them almost every day this week to Ms. Becky's even though it's only rained one day! ;)

2.  I got this dress from Lilly this week for a wedding we are going to.  It's on a farm so keeping it pretty casual but I do plan to dress it up with some jewelry!

3.  Kevin and I went out for a little happy hour last night with some friends of ours that we lived at The Avenue (our old condo building) with.  It was a big time just like the good ole days - aka pre-children!  

4.  We have to figure out what we want the columns on our rear covered porch to look like.  This is what we are thinking.  We aren't going the usual cedar columns route because our house isn't really rustic.  It's more traditional I think?  Anyway, we think something like this will look good.  

5.  Like Mother, like Daughter.  She took this Lilly bag out of my closet and ran into see Kevin and said, "More Lilly!"  I love her.  Poor Kevin.

Happy almost weekend!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

House Update - Kitchen Sinks

2 things today - 

1.  Update on the construction - they are trying to get the house under roof by tomorrow or at least by early next week.  They still need to frame the back and front porches too.  They put temporary stairs in this week so on Tuesday Kevin and I were able to go all the way up to the third floor.  I had been to the second floor by a verrrrry shaky ladder but Kevin hadn't been up there yet.  It was so cool to see our rooms laid out!  We also marked doors to show which way we want them to open etc. 

The next few things we need to decide - what columns we want for the back porch, where and how much load the swing we want on the back porch will be and finalizing exterior secondary doors.

2.  The main thing is in the next week or so, we have to decide on our final plumbing fixtures - faucets for kitchen and bath, sinks, toilets, tubs etc.  I think we have most of them decided but I'm still questioning our kitchen sink.  

I have been dead set on this one.  It is just really special and a gorgeous focal point. 
I mean is that sink not perfect or what?!!  But I'm concerned about standing in front of the curve.  I've stood in front of it in the store and it isn't awkward but for some reason I'm still questioning it.  I like that it isn't the usual farmhouse sink and this one is a little different.
This is also gorgeous.  I don't know.  I just really like the curve for some reason.  Tell me what I don't know!  Anyone have any opinions either way?!

We are doing a pretty faucet for it too but I'm too practical to have one of the above faucets.  We need one that moves around and pulls down.  This is the one we are getting and it'll be in polished nickel which is a little pricier but makes such a difference! 

Anyway, do y'all have any thoughts on the sink decision either way?!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Easter Sunday

I posted yesterday morning about our trip to Maryland and yesterday afternoon all about Molly Anne's baptism so hopefully you all saw those if you were interested.  Today I'm playing catch up and talking about the rest of Easter Sunday!

The Easter bunny came to see Molly Anne in Maryland!  

And of course Nannie had made Molly Anne an Easter basket too.  And she made Kevin and I one and his brother and niece one as well!  Because why not?!  It's Nannie after all!  I loved watching Mom watch her open it!  She always finds the most creative and cute things!

Then we went to church as you all saw in the pictures yesterday afternoon.  

After church, we headed down to West Ocean City and went to Sunset Grille for brunch!  While we were waiting on our food, Molly Anne and I went out on the dock.  It basically terrified me having her out there without a life jacket but after this picture which was taken extremely quickly, I held her wrist tightly ha!

I love these pictures I snapped with my good camera of her!

That's the restaurant where we ate.  It was a gorgeous 84 degree day!

After we got home, we took a few more pictures.  My parents yard was GORGEOUS and in top notch shape!  The shadows on these pictures are terrible but I still love having them.  

After nap, Kevin's parents, brother and niece came over to my parents for dinner!  We played out back while the steaks were grilling.  

Girlfriend loves to smell the flowers.  She scrunches up her nose, it's so cute.  

Mom and Dad of course went all out on dinner.  Filets, baked potato, string beans and salad.  Smith Island cake for dessert!

Monday morning, we headed to the airport to fly back to Charlotte.  Not before two over easy eggs over crab dip!  YUM and calorie free.  

One day we will bring this piano to our house.  Molly Anne loves playing!

Little Nannie in Nannie's chair!

At the airport not wanting to leave!  

She fell asleep in Kevin's arms with 5 minutes to go in the flight.  Bless her little heart.  

We picked up Mills from Camp on our way home and he had gotten a big time grooming!  It's the shortest he has ever been!  He literally looks like a different dog!  I bet he will enjoy being a little cooler!  

We have a busy few days ahead!  Will try to update on the house tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


On Easter Sunday, Molly Anne was baptized in the church I grew up in!  Here are the pictures!

While we were up there, Molly Anne wouldn't stand with us, she wanted to explore.  So in the below picture she is walking back down the stairs where she had been sitting.  Funny!

They always take them down the aisle and usually they're infants (we were a little delayed baptizing her!) so they hold them and show the congregation.  Well she carried Molly Anne down the aisle but Miss Molly Anne had to walk coming back and said, "heeeeeyyyyy" and waved to everyone on her way back!  So cute.  I love her little expression in the below picture!

It was a very special day for us!  Next up, the rest of Easter Sunday!