Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Back Side




The backside of anything is not necessarily pretty. Do you agree? There is a reason it is the BACK side. It is not supposed to face the world. It is the back.

I went to the zoo with Caroline's class on Friday and I saw a peacock with its feathers all spread out. It was something I had seen before but not in a long time. It is impressive. Very eye catching.

The peacock acted as if it knew it was on display. He turned ever so slowly as we all gawked at him.

When he turned all the way around so his backside was facing me, I was shocked. He was not all impressive. He was not eye-catching. He was not even really pretty. He reminded me of a skunk and porcupine mix. Not two of my most favorite animals.

I commented to a friend that the backside of the peacock left a lot to be desired.

She said, "I imagine the backside of most anything leaves a lot to be desired." So true. So true.

This week has been a HARD WEEK professionally. Super hard. One I did not handle well. One that left me angry. Hurt. Sad. Insecure. Feeling unwanted and unloved.

One that left me looking a bit like the backside of the peacock.

Being angry is easy right now. I feel a bit like I have been stabbed in the back. Or maybe punished. Either way it is not a good feeling.

Right now though, I am looking at the backside of this decision. I can say that honestly because I know the One who holds the reason for this change in His Hands and even though I can't see the answer to my "WHY?", I know He has got this. And I have to trust Him. I have to trust Him because He promised me He has my future and He has my best. And really, there is no one else's hand I would rather hold through this.

I certainly don't want to come out on the other side of this STILL looking like the backside of the peacock. I want His love and grace and mercy to turn me around and make me shine like new.

Paige

Friday, March 30, 2012

InstaFriday

It is Friday and I am linking up with Life Rearranged for InstaFriday! It is a glimpse into your week with grainy phone pictures!!!


This is Will last Friday before North Carolina played in the Sweet Sixteen. We had joined the PassFirst movement and put a 5 on our wrist in honor of our point guard Kendall Marshall who had broken his wrist the weekend before!

This was Caroline on the way home from school after a very late night at the ball field with her brother.

Melanie (BigMama) cleaned our her Caroline's closet and we reaped some of the benefits!!! She wore this dress for days before I peeled it off her little body to wash it!
OK--so we won on Friday and played on Sunday and this time Caroline and I joined Will in the movement...we lost. :(
Caroline has a tap recital coming up and she had "Show Your Parents What You've Learned" day. So this was her at the end of the dance. The rest of my pictures of her dancing are a blur because as you know, tap dancers rarely stay still!
Then, Caroline, in all of her wonderfulness, graced us with an allergic reaction. We have no idea what she ate that did this...but it was a bad one. And true to form, two days later we now have a wicked cough that will most likely become bronchitis right here at the beginning of Spring Break!
Anonymous and her family are at the Final Four in New Orleans and this is a picture of fried alligator...not sure how I feel about this. I hate live alligators but I am not sure I want to eat one either!
And lastly, my sweet Caroline had an Easter Egg Hunt at school yesterday. I had car duty right after school. When I returned from car duty, this was in my trash can and most of her eggs were empty! Holy cow!!!!


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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

Ok fellow readers...it is Wednesday. That means it is time to link up with Lindsey for some What I Wore Wednesday fun!

I sort of feel like that scene in The Bee Movie--where he is trying to figure out what to wear and he says "Black and yellow; black and yellow; black and yellow; ahh...yellow and black-change it up a bit". Yeah that was me this week but it was "black and white"! :)

#1

I know this is blurry. When I realized it, I took another one but it was the end of the day and I looked ROUGH...so you go stuck with the blurry one! Sorry.
Shirt: Old Navy
Leggings: Belk
Shoes: Dillards-
Scarf: Charming Charlies

#2
L/S tee-Old Navy
Tee: Ann Taylor
Skirt: ??? old and I can't remember!
Shoes: Lindsay Phillips
Scarf: The Pleated Poppy

#3
Tank: LOFT
Shirt: J.Jill
Jeans: Buckle
Shoes: Yellow Box
Necklaces: Combo of Silpada and basketball necklaces from the ACC Tournament.
My team played Friday night in the NCAA Tourney so I showed my support! :)


#4
It was COLD Sunday morning!
Tee-Target
Sweater: The Limited
Skirt: Belk
Boots: Steve Madden

#5
Shirt: Belk
Jeans: Buckle
Boots: Ariat

#6
L/S tee: Target
Shirt and pants: boutique at the beach
Shoes: Dillards



pleated poppy

Momma Go Round




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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

Ok fellow readers...it is Wednesday. That means it is time to link up with Lindsey for some What I Wore Wednesday fun!


Long sleeved tee:Target
Tee: LOFT
Pants: Boutique at the beach
shoes: Lindsay Phillips switch flops

St. Patrick's Day
forgot to get a whole body shot!
Green sweater: Target
Necklace: Silpada
had on jeans too--from Ann Taylor!

shirt: LOFT
Jacket: LOFT
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Boots: Steve Madden
Scarf and pin: The Pleated Poppy

Shirt: Chicos
Pants: Boutique at the beach
Shoes???


Shirt: LOFT
Sweater: LOFT
Skirt: Coldwater Creek
Shoes: Lindsay Phillips Switch Flops


Linking up with:
pleated poppy

Momma Go Round


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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

Ok fellow readers...it is Wednesday. That means it is time to link up with Lindsey for some What I Wore Wednesday fun!

My family and I met in Atlanta for the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament...we had a blast. And despite the reminders from my SIL Sarah to take pictures for WIWW the ACC edition, I did not take pics! :) I do have a few though.


L/S shirt: Target
Sweater: Belk
Leggings: Belk
Boots: Steve Madden
Hat: made by my friend for ACC Tournament

It says "Carolina" and has bling all around it. I LOVE it!!!!



These are my nephews...Josh on the left is 12 and Joey is 14! And I am short!
My Outfit:
Tank: LOFT
Shirt: LOFT
Jeans: Buckle
Boots: Ariat
Hat: by my friend
Scarf: Old Navy
Posy Pin: The Pleated Poppy

Their outfits?
Who cares...it says Duke! :)
Spring picture day at school...to be totally honest...I wore this shirt Sunday to the championship game...so technically you are seeing one of my ACC outfits repeated quickly!!!! :)
Shirt: Belk
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Boots: Steve Madden



Linking up with:
pleated poppy

Momma Go Round


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Friday, March 9, 2012

InstaFriday

It is Friday and I am linking up with Life Rearranged for InstaFriday! It is a glimpse into your week with grainy phone pictures!!!

My computer has been having issues at home...so I took a screen shot of it so maybe the tech guys could figure it out!! No such luck yet!

Caroline and her friend Addy---they are the same age...haha!

Will gave a report on Australia and my friend let him borrow her hat from Australia. He wanted to wear it the rest of the day. LOL

The kids and I then took off for Atlanta for the ACC Basketball Tournament! Before you think about going to rob me because I am gone, Mark is at home, so I don't recommend it! But this is before the first game yesterday...they were not so excited by 9pm last night!

FanFest is a fun place for kids to hang out and ALL of the mascots for the teams were very awesome posing for pictures with the kids. My mom jumped into this one because she LOVES the GA Tech Yellow Jacket! :)

This, of course, was our Favorite---we followed him around to make sure we got a picture with him!

Caroline, no doubt, found a cheerleader!


And dad, he started hanging out with the devil! smh :)

We are pumped for today...and can't wait to get our game on!!!!

Happy Friday y'all~

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

Ok fellow readers...it is Wednesday. That means it is time to link up with Lindsey for some What I Wore Wednesday fun!

I have been absent from WIWW for a few weeks--and I find that I have missed it! I am not surprised by that...just stating a fact.

#1
Dress: Old Navy
Leggings: Belk
Shoes: Bjorn
Scarf:???

#2
(Sorry it is blurry!)
And I have no idea why it is underlining!
Tank: LOFT
Shirt: LOFT
Pants: Matilda Jane
Shoes: Naturalizer

#3
Shirt: LOFT
Pants: Ann Taylor
Boots: Madden Girl
Hat: Funky Vintage Lovely
Petal Pusher: The Pleated Poppy

#4

Dress: Matlida Jane
Jeans: Ann Taylor
Boots: Madden Girl
Scarf: The Pleated Poppy

Linking up with:
pleated poppy

Momma Go Round



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