Sunday, December 1, 2013

pretty pictures and a little life update

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving. Brandon and I have had a whirlwind of a couple of weeks, he finishing up a brutal test block, me moving forward with work and wedding things. We drove down on Wednesday after hosting a wonderful Friendsgiving Tuesday night with our loves in Chapel Hill, and spent the rest of the week through this evening in Orlando with my fam.

Yesterday, we had the BIGGEST blessing through Lori of Shutter Life Productions, who spent the afternoon with us shooting engagement photos. This is one of those God-really-came-through-at-the-last-second scenarios and seriously we were so overwhelmed with gratitude! We were even more blessed getting a text from her at 11:30 at night saying she had already finished editing our photos! What an amazing team!!

Needless to say, we are completely in love with their work. Below you can see a few of our favorite shots, and be sure to check out their blog post on us here.

I seriously want to get to a point in my life where I can capture life's moments as beautifully as they do. Wow, you guys. Just wow.

We are headed back to "real life" in NC tomorrow morning bright and early, and would love, in the most general way possible, for prayers as we enter this holiday season. Me, for some big changes professionally, and for Brandon to make it through the last push before a well-deserved break. We know God is in control, and we are trusting him through what has the potential to be a stressful December.

Anyone out there have any good Advent devotionals they'd recommend? I'm in the market for one!

Lots of love from sunny Florida,



  1. hi miss America! here's a great advent one called Emmanuel - plus the site makes me happy with all their artsy photos. you are missed in Nashville!

    1. I LOVE SheReadsTruth!! Thanks for cluing me in on their Advent series! :)

  2. Overflowing with Happy for you! And praying for your work and love life ;) As always.

  3. Abby! My favorite advent devotional/narrative of all time is Russ Ramsey's "Behold the Lamb of God." It's a brilliantly beautiful book. Also, these photos are happy for you, lady!


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