Thursday, June 23, 2011

Baby Makes Three

Well, yet again it's been quite a while since I've posted. I'm not going to update on what all has happened, but just one big highlight....we're having a baby! We are so excited! We truly feel blessed and can't wait for what is in store. I'm now 16 weeks and I'm feeling pretty good! The first trimester was a little rough. I was nauseated all the time and was SO tired. I swear I hit 13 weeks and it immediately went away!

Another fun fact: I've only gained 2 lbs but everything has redistributed! I am already into maternity clothes and let me tell you--they are cute AND comfortable! That really helps!

I will try to keep this updated with the progression of the pregnancy and the baby!

Here is Baby Evans at 12 weeks:

Stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Worth the Wait?

Wow, I'm almost embarrassed to realize that it has been 3 months since my last post. So much has happened....I'm not sure if anyone is still following me or reading this, but in case there is, I won't inundate you with all the happenings...just the highlights. I don't really do New Year's resolutions, because let's be honest, they never really last, right? Well, this year I decided I would like to try and document blog and pictures. I've done better on the picture part, but obviously not on the blog part. So, I'll do an update through pictures.

We had a fun weekend skeet shooting with some friends

We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary!

We celebrated Christmas...multiple times

Happy New Year!

I got my new monogramming machine! (For more on that adventure, follow me here)


We also had some friends over for the Super Bowl, but I forgot to take pictures. I think that pretty much brings us up to date! I feel better now. Do you?

Monday, November 8, 2010


So, it's been entirely too long since I've last posted...So sorry! But we're coming up on my absolute favorite time of year: Thanksgiving and Christmas!!!!!! I can't keep silent now. I don't know if it's the gathering of family and memories being made and shared or the excitement that surrounds both holidays, but I love it so very much. I'm taking inspiration from a FB friend and blogging what I'm thankful for. Each person or thing that I am thankful for deserves its own post, and rightly so. Let's get started!

I am so very thankful for my Savior, Jesus. I truly don't know where I would be without His love and grace. So many times I can think back and see Him working in my life. No, I am by no means perfect but He loves me anyway. I want to be the best I can be..It's the least I can do in return. I want others to see Him through me and see what He's done in my life. Everything that I have achieved or have has been through Him. So many times I have failed and sinned, but he doesn't see that. He sees me as I am--His child. And he loves me and blesses me. He picks me up when I fall and puts me right back on my feet. I do not deserve any of it. But by His stripes, we are healed. I am so thankful that He died for me....and for you, so that we might live.

I could tell you story after story of how He has worked in my life. I never tire of telling them and can't wait to see what all He will do in my life. I thank my Nana and Mother for introducing me to His love and showing me what a true relationship with Him is. I don't know where I would be without their influences in my life. How lucky I am!

He has blessed me with a wonderful family, an amazing husband, friends and more.

Thank you Lord!

Two amazing Women of God!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Workin' 9 to 5...

Or 10-6....Or whatever schedule I need to work to get things done! I cannot tell you how much I love love being at home! I get up in the morning, cook John breakfast, go to the gym (Ok, today was the first day I went in the morning but I'm making it my it's in print!), get ready and head to my office to work! I feel so blessed. My friends, family and wonderful husband are all supporting me in this endeavor and this is my chance to make it work! I know that God has blessed me with this talent and now I have the opportunity to devote 100% to this. I'm really excited with the response that I've gotten so far and with what I've produced. I know that if this is what I'm meant to do, then God will bless it and this business will prosper.

I'm going to try to keep this blog "personal" and devoted to what's going on in our lives, but I'm also going to try and update the Lindsey Lou blog with what is going on business wise. You can check it out here.

We had a wonderful weekend celebrating my Grandmother's 90th birthday. She is so amazing. I will post pictures of that soon....too much fun!

My machine is beeping at me which means that my latest creation is done! Check out the LL blog to see pics! :)



Monday, July 26, 2010

Let's play catchup!

Well, it's been a long time since I've posted! A lot has definitely happened since November! Ok, I'll try to give the condensed version..... Here goes!

Well, I had a lot of time to think while John was gone. I realized that I finally would stop fighting the urge and try to start teaching. I've been fighting it since I was in college, I think. My sister-in-law told me about a potential opening in Cherokee county. I applied and actually interviewed with the principal in February. He really seemed to like me, but since I'm not certified AND he needed someone who could teach French and Spanish, I was on hold for months. We planned that I would take the Spanish GACE and then we would go from there. Well, then everything fell apart with teachers in Georgia, and the Principal didn't have an answer yet because he didn't know what he was going to be able to do, so I assumed it wasn't going to work out.

Well, then it was time for John to come home!!! Praise Jesus! I picked him up on May 26th. I don't know how to describe it other than AMAZING. It has been two months of pure happiness. :) I had just seen him in March, but to know that he was home for good was so surreal and exciting. I should also mention that I had not stopped thinking and hoping for this teaching job. My mom gave me the best words of wisdom that I will always remember.... "Give God the responsibility." Wow. What a simple phrase that holds so much power. He really wants us to come to Him with EVERYTHING. So, I figured I didn't have anything to lose! So, I let go of it and gave God the responsibility to work it out. After we got home that afternoon, I got a phone call from the principal. His exact words were "The job is yours, Lindsey, if you want it." Umm, Yes! I was scheduled to take the Spanish GACE in June but even if I didn't pass, he had it worked out where I could still teach. What a miracle! Thank you Lord! What an amazing day. Two miracles!

Well, after a week I turned in my notice at work. It wasn't too hard because I knew that I was leaving to pursue my dream (albeit a newer one) and something I was passionate about. Well, the day before my last day at work, I got an e-mail (yes, e-mail) from the principal letting me know that they had found someone more qualified with experience. Ouch. What a blow. No, I didn't have a contract yet, but I had filled out paperwork and been to the county office. As hard as that was, I had faith that something better was in store and for some reason God closed one door and then another one soon after, but that a huge window is in my future!

One blessing to come out of it is that I was able to spend a whole month at home with my husband before he went back to work. We were able to go visit friends and family and even go on vacation, while spending most every day together. Another blessing is that I have the opportunity now to start my business up full-time. Every time I think about having my own business, a passion rises up in me. I have been fortunate enough to have great work experiences where I was able to really shine....however, being at home is so great. I cook breakfast for John before he leaves for work and then come upstairs to work (and then cleaning up the house and laundry is thrown in too). I really feel that God has given me this talent and passion for crafting and having my business. So, that's what I'm working on right now. I'm not ready to launch Lindsey Lou to the world just yet, but it's coming....very soon!

To sum up the past 8 months, my life has been full of blessings and favor. No it's not perfect, but God is so good and I am blessed with a wonderful, loving and supportive husband and a great family. What more could I ask for?

Maybe a baby...... but that will come in due time. ;)

The day I picked him up!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Anniversary

So, Friday was our 4th wedding anniversary. What a tough day. John called on Tuesday to let me know that he had bought me 3 sessions to Spa Sydell. He told me in advance so that I could book a session for Friday. What a wonderful husband!! I was able to book an hour massage. Boy, did I need it. It was an okay work day, but just knowing that I was going home to an empty house was a little hard. So, I came home, straightened up, then went off to get pampered. After my wonderful massage, I went home to relax. At least I have the comfort that he will be home to celebrate with next year!

In case you didn't know, he was deployed when we got married. He came home on a Sunday, we got married the next Sunday and he left the following week! What a whirlwind. Here are some pictures from that wonderful time...

Seeing each other for the first time in 6 months


We're married!

Quick honeymoon!

Saying goodbye...

The last 4 years have been quite eventful, to say the least. It hasn't always been perfect but I wouldn't want to go through life with anyone else.

I am so blessed to have such a wonderful, loving, providing husband and best friend.

Here's to many many more!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

A trip to see Thomas... (taking my nephew Bo)