Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Difference One Year Makes!

Home Sweet Home!

Hopefully it won't become routine to wait every FOUR months to write a blog post but instead of mulling over that for a second longer...on to what we wanted to share!

One year ago today (the Tuesday after Labor Day weekend), we found out we were expecting our second baby. At the time, we did not know how far along we were, when my due date would be, or if we'd be having a daughter or son...but we knew our hearts were filled with JOY! Fast forward to today and we are enjoying each and every day with our #AdorableNels & #SweetNatalieJoy ... AND today marks the start of a new adventure for our family of four which is preparing to move back into the house that Brandon & I bought and lived in prior to our two year interim in Birmingham. 

It's hard to believe that we have already been back in Nashville for a year and a half now ... we could never have imagined how sweet this season would be. Getting to see our Nelson grow from a baby to a toddler, the pregnancy and birth of our precious daughter, living next door to some of our dear friends and getting to enjoy all that that entails with game nights, cookouts, wagon walks, and just living day in and day out so close...we stand in awe of how the Lord continues to show us that He is in all the details. There's certainly a mix of emotions about leaving the sweet street we're on now (even though the move to our house will be just around the corner) but we have seen over and over how the Lord is preparing our steps...

The tenants of three years are officially out as of yesterday and projects to freshen things up and prepare for our October move are about to begin. Thank you in advance for your prayers for our family during this exciting time! Read this quote earlier and thought it summed up what has been on our minds lately: "It takes intention to furnish a home with grace and rest and acceptance...I want to make a home on purpose — with purpose." -The Nester (aka: Myquillyn Smith)