Thursday, April 14, 2011


We are MOVING!!!!!!!! :)

The Lord has provided an incredible job opportunity for my wonderful husband & we couldn't be more excited!

We are packing up & heading to the Atlanta, GA area in literally a few weeks! :)

Matt will be the new Loss Prevention Manager for the Chico's FAS Distribution Center in Winder, GA which is right outside of Atlanta. I am SOOOOOO beyond proud of him and so thankful for our amazing God and his faithfulness in leading us to this point.

Seriously, the Lord has been so faithful in the details of this new job.

1. Matt is encouraged to take time off around Thanksgiving and Christmas (no more holidays where we can't go anywhere or are by ourselves) & he doesn't have to work weekends!

2. My last day at work is April 27. Our lease ends April 30.

3. Matt will only report to ONE person who is the Loss Prevention VP for Chico's.....Matt really respects and likes him a lot and they hit it off Target he has like 43932039 bosses who all require that they kiss the ground they walk on. Here is my husband ripping up one of his lovely red Target shirts :)

4. Target was planning to demote him to a hourly security position and reduce his pay by the end of May. This position is a blessing financially for us. Seriously, God, you are so good and your timing is perfect!

5. So...I love White House Black Market & my husband will be working at the distribution center with an employee store that sells shoes for $3 and tops for $5. Pinch me please. :) 6. We are going to live within 3 hours of my cousin and grandparents and beautiful North Carolina. And we are going to be within 30-45 minutes of the largest airport with easy access to fly to my sisters.

7. We have been saving for a house and are really ready to buy! :) House prices are at an all time low and the value for what you get in the area we are looking to move is incredible!

I just want to pour everything back to God in praise! He gives and takes away and no matter what, I will praise him! SO thankful we are his and for his incredible blessings that he gives us. I don't want to get caught up in the things of this world, but God I want to glorify you in this new fun adventure.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Somedoggy Loves the Beach...

We took Lucy to the beach for the first time in her little life.

To put it lightly, she LOVED IT....

Aside from continually taking a bunch of little licks of the salt water thinking it was fresh and okay to drink and getting sick.....she truly lived the dog's life and enjoyed herself. Matt and I had a prettty great time also...the closest beach isn't really the most glamorous or gorgeous like I grew up on (Oh, Pensacola, how I didn't take advantage of you enough) but it was still a beautiful day nonetheless.

This above picture actually was a self-timer mistake of all of us accidentally zoomed in but I kind of liked it and thought it was artzy. :) We relaxed, took walks, and Lucy and her daddy posed for the camera :) Carabelle actually is a dog approved beach and it was fun to be able to bring her somewhere there were other dogs that isn't the dog park.

On the ride home this was our view out of the precious. :)

And after a delicious dinner with just Matthew Ryan and I at Angelo's on the Bay (I had the best seafood and a strawberry daquiri and we had equally great conversation. :))....

we were exhausted.

It was a fun filled day with just our little family. We are really enjoying this time we have before kids because we know that our lives are going to change forever once that happens. We will be filled with joy when that day comes but for now it is fun to just enjoy this time in our lives where things are simple. And we can enjoy each other.

Friday, April 1, 2011

It's Great to Aunt and Uncle! :)

I am pretty certain that I will be able to share our news this week.....

I am trying hard to continually trust in the Lord as his plans for our lives pan out.

And I am very excited for his upcoming plans for us. :)

But until then, I have to post these pictures because it shows just how much Matt and I love being an aunt and uncle. Even though my sister and I live dreadfully too far apart we are blessed because when our families are with each other, we share wonderful quality time. It makes my heart smile....and so do these pictures with our precious nieces! :)

I hope you guys have a great week! :)

Will be posting as soon as I can about the news!