Monday, May 23, 2016


happy thirtieth birthday to my dearest and most handsome husband!! thirty years of life and hey! nine birthdays we have gotten to spend together!! his birthday always makes me so reminiscent of the past.  i very vividly remember celebrating b-day year twenty-one with him! and giving him a blue polo t-shirt and being a little bit hesitant and nervous because well i wanted him to know i put thought into it but you know, not too much thought !! [and, and, and]  because when your twenty-one  and have a crush on the cutest green eyed boy it's easy to overthink it! ooh dating!! so, happy thirty years of life to you aph!! my forever crush. boyfriend. husband. bff. stone! i really love growing up and old with you! [but let's not grow up too, too much] xoxoxo, yo wife

and because ... tangible mems!! 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

80 and darling :)

happy, happy eightieth birthday to my darling nana!!! for as long as i can remember she has called me her darling chelsea. and so now i really can't but help refer to her as anything other than my darling nana any chance i get! because  she really is darling! and i admire her so much! she takes such great and loving care of my papa now that life is slowing him down a little bit more these days and she  is one of the best examples i have of  the kind of wife and mother i want to be.  plus she raised my mom! and my mom is my bff  and i am so glad she is every bit of how she is thanks to my nana and papa! so happy birthday to you nana!! you are patient. you are kind. you are loving. and gosh are you you funny! and! you are so, so loved x eighty! and hey, cheers to eighty more! :)

Friday, April 29, 2016

some iphony black and whites & wallet mems with dad!

last night we had the greatest of pleasures of going on a din date with my daddy dearest! who just so happens to be in town for some biz things! i love when our paths cross like that and any and all time i get to spend with him. even if its just for a couple of hours, i will take it!!  and so we got to eat din on the prettiest of april evenings, outside with a band playing nearby and it really was the best. he makes me so proud to be his!! for a lot of reasons. but for one! i love all the sentimental things he keeps in his wallet [i am so his daughter!] he has a whole bunch from all the years that have passed but two he pulled out to show us.... a picture of my then tweleve year old little hockey playing brother from 2000! a good sixteen years he  has had that! so cute his little blonde self. and then he showed me bits of an old note from about nine years ago when my mom, dad, and i traveled down south to look at colleges! i was starting to narrow down my college search and we had just finished din one evening on the ole miss campus when  he wrote something along the lines of "we went to ole miss this morning. where will big c be - we want to know" and then we all signed it :)) [big c is a name my brother has called me for a long long time and so yes! that is me! it sure does wonders for your self esteem ;)] and how funny to see that after all these years! i remember us signing that little note and i had no idea he still had it! and even neater, to be seeing it for the first time in nine years sitting next to my husband! who i met at alabama! who i would have never met if i had chosen ole miss! thoughts like that are really crazy to me and make me thankful for everything that has led me to today <3 and roll tide. i love you dad!!! [and mom. and bri. and col ;)]

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

snippets of lately


welllllll hey! blog of mine! i miss you!  gosh its hard to keep up with you these days. which makes me sad because i love looking back on all my frozen in time mems and seeing where life has taken me and us in the past five [!!] years of life and documenting such! and with it being march i have gone back and read a few rambles from our baseball days which bring me right back to those moments. ohh those basebally moments! march was always such a tricky month for me and my heart because it always meant saying good bye to my baseballer of a boyfriend, i really don't miss those goodbyes. they make me want to run back in time real quick fairy god mother style and hug myself because geeez!! those were hard times! but then daylight savings and warmness and spring would come to the rescue just when i would be like #SOS!! and that would carry me on through. emotionally dependent on the weather, check! and while so much has changed since those days, that is one thing that has not. give me all the sun and blue skies and warm weather forever, amen.

Monday, February 15, 2016

once upon a bachelorette


pre marriage, i traveled to fort lauderdale with my best, best ladies to celebrate my bachelorette weekend! documenting in present day, ooooo for a while now its not my strong suit these days (turning into years !!) but always, lots of remembering to do as well so! this bach of mine! it had been in the works since probably right after austin and i got engaged, girls are soo on top of it like that. we rented a house in ft lauderdale right near the beaches and night life with its own little pool. there are a million things i suuuuuuuure would love to share, but what happens in fourt lauderdale stays in fourt lauderdale? yes i think that's how the saying goes. really, we just had the best, best time the entire weekend. so many funny events and people meeting and mainly, i felt so incredibly loved and special the entire weekend and that was 100% because of these sweet, beautiful, so hilariously funny people i got to celebrate with <3

Monday, February 1, 2016

let them eat (wedding) cake!

i do miss the days where i could really keep up with life here! i do. but i am happy i have so many frozen in time and my camera and phone by me at most times! sooo going back to last september! when we celebrated our one year anniversary. we traveled to greenville for the weekend, wanting to escape and we could not have had more fun. just us two. it was one of my favorite trips. [more on all of that later. i hope!] and when we got back! we finally opened up our wedding cake from one whole year ago! we were a little bit hesitant to take a look because we had no idea what kind of shape it was in! for one thing, the poor cake has been through a lot. moving out of our apartment and into our new homey, then finding its new home in our freezer, to then learning the freezer froze shut and the only way to get it open was to turn it off and letting it defrost, to then saving the cake by putting it in a cooler until we could get it to stone's mema's house and into her freezer! poor thing. so it wasn't in the prettiest of shape, but it still tasted so good!! gosh it was beautiful cake. and we still have a little part of it for year 2, and im willing to bet it will for sure be in worse shape ;) ha, oh well, let them eat cake! and we did. and we shared a little with charlie :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

once upon a time ;)

a few fall engagement pictures from an engagement many moons ago! and gosh, delay. i know. but they were saved as a draft that i forgot i had and well i love them so and must document for one day to peek on back on.  we had so much taking these with austin's sister in law behind the camera :)