When we moved to Tennessee three years ago, the #1 thing I was most looking forward to? Knowing and loving our neighbors. I know it was a long shot, but when I grew up in Germantown, right outside of Memphis, neighbors were a big part of life. The house I grew up in had a steep driveway and the week we moved in from California, we were iced in. A neighbor brought us groceries to the bottom of the driveway. I remember the ’94 ice storm when I had strep throat and the power was out for a week- Dad was gone on a trip and Mr. Danny came over and built us a fire, and then we drove to a hotel with the next door neighbors. Summertime always meant a bbq at the park and kick-the-can in the street with my friends. I really did have the idyllic childhood, and after 8 years in Florida, a huge reason we moved was that we never really felt that in Orlando.
We moved into our Nashville home in December, which meant not a lot of time for meeting the neighbors when everyone’s staying warm inside. We were really slow to meet people and I’d been praying for that special family that would help make our street feel like home. Cue Drew, a very pregnant Juliann, and their son Luke! These guys hailed from Texas and I couldn’t be happier to have them right next door. I mean, just look at Ansley!
Just a fair warning that if you have a family this cute and move next door, we will force photos on you. Especially when said photos involve colorful leaves or snow. ;)
Thank you guys for the photo time!!! :)
If you live in Nashville and haven’t seen the Cheekwood display Light by Bruce Munro, you have until November 10th to fix that. :)
Eskimo Quinn week continues on the blog! We just finished spending four blissful weeks with this sweet face. Before I share some of those photos, here are my favorites from his trip to see us in Nashville this April! :)
I’ve been asked a few times why I call him “Eskimo Quinn,” and it’s because of this song:
True story : I bought a ton of baby toys for his visit and all he did was eat the box they came in. :)
My brother is pretty much an expert at everything. And no, I’m not just saying that because he’s my big brother- He really knows pretty much everything. Nate was over the moon to have someone show him how to build shelves in our garage! I really should post a photo of the “after” because I’ve never seen more beautiful shelves in my life, but I sorta forgot.
Excited Nate and our faithful Pippi in the background. :)
We hear all the time from friends that their dogs want nothing to do with their babies- We kinda have the opposite problem with Huck!
Baby’s first trip to Pancake Pantry! <3
I don’t know what’s going on in this top photo, but I love the family resemblance in the next two frames. ;)
Mom and Iake came up to visit, too! :)
Oh, Huck. :/
I’m still so thankful we got to be a part of Quinn’s first visit to the zoo! And baby Kinley’s too technically, I suppose!
Another favorite. :)
My heart!!!!!!! <3
Quinn’s first ride!!!
Come back tomorrow for part two! <3
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Continued from Sarah and Christopher’s Wedding Part I. <3
Sarah’s mom did an incredible job on the wedding floral- Look at that bouquet!
The buffet stations were set up in the garage. :)
The band at Sarah’s wedding was the best bluegrass band we’ve ever heard. Imagine our surprise when I asked this man for their card and he tells me they’re not actually a band- Just friends that love to play together. He’s a friend of Sarah’s family… And a dentist. :)
Favorite- Sarah’s father / daughter dance. :)
Sarah’s mom had some fun with Nate and the mustaches. ;)
Sarah and Christopher, we can’t thank y’all enough for letting us be your wedding photographers!!
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