Tuesday, April 26, 2011

my kiddos.

Did I mention how much I love having my own class? Because I absolutely, positively, no-doubt-about-it DO! I started out with seventeen precious little ones, and as the past two months have progressed, I have slowly worked my way down to twelve. I love having so few kids because I get to spend a lot more one-on-one time with each of them, which allows me to form deeper relationships with each little boy and girl, but it also gives me so many more opportunities to teach them even more.

We've already learned our full names, addresses, and birthdays, and now we're working on our phone numbers. They're so smart, and it makes Miss Anna SO unbelievably proud. :)

One thing is for sure...I'm getting LOTS of practice on how to be a parent. Teesh and I talk about and pray for our future little Bargerons all the time, and that didn't become such a tradition until I got to see firsthand how much children are effected by their moms and dads. We've still got a LONG way to go [no honeymoon babies for this couple! well, we hope...], but I love that we've already begun to plan for our future together as husband and wife, along with mommy and daddy. My heart could just explode!

And speaking of my heart exploding, these precious smiles nearly do it every single day. Just look at those faces!

"You can learn many things from children.  How much patience you have, for instance."
-Franklin P. Jones

Monday, April 25, 2011

looking into the future.

Random thought for the day:

I can't wait for the day when Teesh and I can go out onto the golf course every evening, walking hand-in-hand as husband and wife.

I love still having something I can watch him do. I miss sitting right behind home plate cheering him on at baseball games, but I sure am glad that there's still time for me to be a golfer's number one fan. It doesn't hurt that he's such a handsome fella to look at, either. :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

my source of strength, my source of hope.

"On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, 'Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'” Then they remembered his words.

When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened."

-Luke 24:1-12

Thank you, Jesus, for conquering death and saving my soul. May my life always be a light for you and only you.
June 21, 1998

Saturday, April 23, 2011

my B. Davis...

...is getting MARRIED! In less than a month! YAY!

I got to see her for the first time in over two months today, and it was FABULOUS! She had her final shower, and I was so excited to get to be a part of it. She was stunningly beautiful, as she always is, and she got SO much cute stuff for her soon-to-be home with Jacob!

I couldn't be more excited for my B. Davis if I tried with all my might! Hurry up, May 15th...we've been waiting on you for quite some time now. :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

the reunion of the year.

The older the friend, the better the friend. That's what I've always heard, anyways. And if that's the case, then I guess Ellen is just about as good as they come. Best friends since second grade is pretty incredible, don't you think? Thirteen years. Whew, I'm just glad she's kept me around this long!

We usually meet for lunch/dinner every few weeks at Pete's on Augusta [traditions are so fun!], but we've been SERIOUSLY deprived for the last three months. On January 10th, she left American soil to become a Spaniard for a while. On April 16th, she reluctantly returned to us, after living a fairytale-esque life for just long enough to make her want it forever. And today, she had her first outing since coming home. Yepp, that means that our tradition is alive, yet again. YAY!

Speaking of traditions, I can't count the number of pictures we have taken that look just like this one, with the only difference being wardrobe changes. As many pictures as we have like this, I can assure you that we'll never have enough.

Ellybeth, words can't express how GREAT it feels to have you home! Thank you for letting me [and my kiddies, who can't understand why you don't live in Spain anymore, by the way] live the past three months vicariously through you. :o)

I love you, best friend.

"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart."
Elisabeth Foley

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

so proud.

One of my best friends in the whole world and my accountability partner received the most wonderful news today. After months of going through the application process for an internship with the Chick-fil-a Bowl event planning staff, she got a phone call TODAY saying that...SHE GOT IT! [insert inappropriately loud hootin' and hollerin' here, please].

Lucky for me, it fell on a Wednesday, which just so happens to be our date night every week. Flowers and Outback and a whoooooole lot of celebrating took place on Wednesday evening, all in honor of my sweet, sweet Caitlin Sarah Davidson! I mean, SERIOUSLY, interning with the CHICK-FIL-A BOWL? Big. Timer.  I guess now would be the time to start picking friends who aren't so awesome, so I can pat myself on the back every once in a while. ;) Totally joking...I wouldn't trade/give up my friends for ANYTHING on the face of the planet. Sorry, but my friends are already taken and labeled as "the greatest ever." :)

Isn't she beautiful?

"There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other." 
Douglas Everett

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

cara danielle.

All babies are miracles, there is no denying that. There is no other way to describe how a being is birthed from another being--it's just one of those mind-boggling things that only makes sense when you think about it Biblically. I've met a lot of babies, and every single one of them makes my heart giddy and beat faster. It's no secret for anyone who knows me that kiddies are my FAVORITE!

My cousin, Josh, and his wife, Jennifer, just celebrated the birth of their first child, Cara Danielle, on Friday, April 15th and 9:16 p.m. To understand how this is miraculous in a more spectacular way than many other baby stories, I need to let you in on a few things. Humor me while I tell you a little bit about Josh and Jennifer's"God thing." :)

They got married seven years ago, and began trying to conceive after two years of marriage. They had numerous miscarriages, and found out along the way that it was pretty much impossible for them to ever have a child. Their first miscarriage was in 2006, and now, five years later, they have a brand new baby girl to prove that science has no hold over what Jesus can and will do in your life. They asked. They received. I can't tell you how many times I prayed for the Lord to give them a baby of their own, and I am certain that I was joined by hundreds of others with the same prayer.

The Lord is good. And merciful. And compassionate. And he loves us. More than our tiny little hearts can bear to comprehend.

Miracles happen everyday. Just ask Cara. :)

 meeting the sweet baby girl for the very first time. she's already captured the hearts of SO many people!

 man oh man, do I love this family. :)

 she's so stinkin' cute that it nearly kills me!

 her so wittle!

And as Teesh and I were leaving the hospital, we had a run-in with this little guy! Sweet baby Luke! We reeeeeeeally love babies in our family.

Look around. Realize the miracles that are taking place right before your own eyes. I promise you that the first time you ever see one, you'll never look at the world the same again. At least I haven't.

"He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted."
-Job 9:10

"You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples."
-Psalm 77:14

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Gaudy make-up. Retro-esque clothing. Stares from people riding beside us on the road. And waving to them. Zumba. The eighties. The nineties. A bunch of women dressed to impress. Or not so much. But, lovin' every minute, nevertheless.

That's just a teeny tiny glimpse into our evening. It was 80s/90s night at zumba, and we had been looking forward to it for WEEKS! Shannon chose to take the Madonna route [which couldn't have been more perfect for her], and I went with one of the things I remember most about my childhood: my mom's clothes. Yep, my delightfully tacky mommy was my inspiration for tonight's event. I know she'll be so thrilled to hear that when I tell her! :o)

Shannon loves the 80s. I love the 90s. And we both love zumba.

That is all. :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

wedding season is officially in session.

our beautiful flower girl. I have a feeling she's going to steal the show!

Our first shower was perfect. Absolutely perfect. I wouldn't have changed a single thing. In fact, it honestly blew me away with how wonderfully blissful it was! Perfect, perfect, perfect.

David and Jill let us hijack their barn for the event, which was, again, perfect for our Home & Garden shower. Angie, Candie, Savannah, Jenny, and Aunt Sissy were the master-minds behind the whole thing, and they killed it. Absolutely killed it! Sixty of our closest friends came to celebrate our soon-to-be marriage, and we got SO many goodies! Everyone blessed our socks off.

Wedding showers are my new favorite. Well, they've always been high up on my list, but when they're hosted for me? Yepp, they're the BOMB.

Thennnnnn, to keep the spirit alive, Teesh and I made a trip to Lowe's the very next day to look at buying a grill with all our gift cards. A grill. That's all Teesh wanted. :) And guess what? He got one!

There she is. Our very own top-of-the-line charcoal grill [because charcoal is the ONLY way to grill, of course]. Isn't she beautiful? I have a feeling that she'll be the one providing our first meal when we get back from St. Lucia. Until then, she'll be resting nice and safe under her brand new cover. YAY!

Only 95 days to go!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

dare you to move.

That, my friends is my most favorite scene out of all the millions of scenes over the past eight seasons. It's just so stinkin' sweet and full of raw emotion and makes everyone watching it feel little butterflies fluttering around in their bellies.

I can remember watching the episode for the first time with TJ sitting to my right, and I was so mad when Nathan blew her off in front of his friends. I was literally screaming at the TV, which is actually hilarious because Teesh and I hadn't been dating long at this time [pretty sure he had to love me all the way back then, because he totally would have run away screaming otherwise]. He didn't run, but he did look at me like I was crazy. I also remember tearing up when Nathan was apologizing to Haley for being so mean to her and then kissed her, mainly because I'm a girl, but also because it immediately made me think of mine and TJ's first kiss.

I was [and still am] very modest and picky, so by the time the eighth episode finally rolled around, Teesh and I had been dating for a little over two months and had only kissed twice [one of which happened before we started dating. I know, I like to live on the edge]. It's actually kind of cute, because I also remember it was the night before his fifteenth birthday, and I had already planned to put my nerves aside and give him an early birthday kiss--I guess Mark Schwann wanted to make sure I stuck to the plan. ;)

That was nearly eight years ago. Holy smokes, that just absolutely blows my mind. Call me lame, I don't care, but I promise you that Teesh and I are the real-life Scotts. I think my favorite part of our relationship is that it's so similar to the "fairy tales" you read about in books and see in movies and TV shows, but it's legitimately happening to us. We get to live it. I hope I never get tired of thanking the Lord for the one-in-a-million story he chose to give to us. I love our story. And I love that in 101 days, we get to begin a whole new chapter in our storybook.

I can't wait to share it with our little munchkins one day, and then tell our grandbabies all about it, too. Maybe I'll even write it down some day, so I'll always have it right at my fingertips. :)

"I don't think anybody understood the love I had for you; because if they did they would have ever doubted us..."
-Nathan Scott

Sunday, April 3, 2011

spring has sprung.

the ladies of Team Domination. yepp, you guessed it, the other teams were terrified after one look at us.

oh. yes.

Trent's first t-ball game! two words: cutie pie.

and speaking of cutie pies, here's another one. my wittle brudder is getting so big!

he's also a G.

Spring is here, and I couldn't be happier about that. Blue skies, rain showers at any given time, flowers sprouting, warm weather with a mix of heavy winds.

Mmmm, I just love it.

"April is a promise that May is bound to keep."  -Hal Borland
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