Thursday, October 24, 2013

first anniversary.

On this day, exactly one year ago, the Bargerons became homeowners for the very first time! Check out our first glances here! I remember every detail of that once-in-a-lifetime day, and it blows my mind to think that it's already been three hundred and sixty-five days since we stepped out further into adulthood. We have made it ours more and more each day, adding our own little personal touches in each room in the hopes that it will create continued warmth throughout. Sure, they're just walls, but they're our walls. And, yes, it's just stuff between those walls, but it's all our stuff that we've worked so hard to make ours. This past year has been filled with ups + downs + close calls + false alarms, but more than anything, it has been overwhelmed with blessings. The best part of it all? Sharing a home with the most wonderful man ever created. Mmm, I love coming home to my precious Teesh.

We have formed relationships with most of our neighbors, and we're frequently found outside chatting it up with one of them. We've had several family gatherings hosted here, and our door is always open for drop-ins. We handed out candy to the neighborhood trick-or-treaters only a week after moving in. Remodeling and renovating quickly became our favorite things to do. We've had more sleepovers + dinner parties + movie nights than we can count. We currently have a fabulous roomie living with us while she attends school. My little brother even confessed Jesus as Lord for the first time, stepping out of death and into life, sitting in our living room this summer. Y'all better scream and shout for that one!

The Lord has been faithful to bless our socks off even in the midst of our sinfulness. I can't wait to see all that happens to + in + through our home over this next year, and it is my prayer that we would continue to let Jesus use this beautiful place for His glory and fame on Brookdale Avenue. We may not know what all will take place here between the first + second anniversary of calling it ours, but we are confident that it will be good. As long as we are hidden with Christ on high, Ecclesiates 7:14 will be our anthem. Praise be to our gracious Father who enables us to experience so much joy at the Bargeron Bungalow.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


This past Sunday marked the third annual Bargeron pumpkin pickin' extravaganza at Stewart Farms. Our first and second years were so fun, and this trip was no different. We even had a guest come with us, which made it even better than it would have been! There are few things I love more than fall and everything that comes with it, so I was on cloud nine all afternoon. Something about walking down rows and rows of orange makes my heart so, so full. Family traditions are the best, and with Teesh by my side, I've got the best family around to make them with.

Monday, October 21, 2013

color run.

The Bruiser Cruisers got up early on a Saturday to get painted from head to toe with colors galore. The overcast + rain made for a chilly morning, but we warmed up eventually; the running and post-race dancing helped with that, of course. We had the most incredible time, and I am so thankful to have been doused with powder with some of my best friends. I may be speaking before I should, but my gut keeps screaming "See ya again next year, Color Run!" and I'm perfectly content to go with it. Happiest 5k on the planet? Fo sho.

Friday, October 18, 2013

on earth as it is in heaven.

"When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."
-Luke 3:20-22

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Adventuring with my Teesh in a new place is the most fun, especially when it feels like you're strolling through paradise. Discovering new things with this handsome man will always be one of my favorite things to do.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

mr. and mrs orton.

This was the day my best-friend-since-seventh-grade got married. She was stunning, as usual, and her beauty made everything around her glow, too. I'll cherish the irreplaceable memories from this flawless day for as long as I live.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

the works.

We all loved watching Eden get ready to walk down the aisle, but none of us loved it more than Isabelle. If I could have read her mind, I bet she was thinking that her mom is the most beautiful bride in the whole world. And she was right.

Monday, October 14, 2013

the day before.

On Friday morning, Teesh and I left out of the Bargeron Bungalow at 4AM. Eleven hours later, we arrived in Longboat Key, Florida with two hours to spare before the rehearsal + rehearsal dinner. It was so great to hug the soon-to-be bride, and practice standing next to her as we prepared for the big day. The weather was flawless, the couple was eager, and I loved every second we got to spend with Eeedo as she quickly approached becoming a wife.

Following the rehearsal, we had a Mexican buffet dinner right on the water at the most gorgeous house in Longboat Key, and everyone enjoyed each other's company for several hours before turning in for the evening. There were laughs shared and tears shed, and we were all excited to be there in support of the future Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Orton. And, of course, our precious Isabelle!

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