As of late, there are three points on my perpetual-psyche :

  1. Savanna’s wedding

  2., and

  3. God

Not in that order of course.

  1. Planning Joey and Savanna’s wedding has developed a pleasant cadence. Time we spend chatting, choosing, and cheering has [truly] been a lot of fun. We’re cooking up a super summer hoopla, for sure. But, like my wedding planner, Sean, reminds me, “it will only last about four hours.” Then, bam, it’s over. Thankfully, a rehearsal dinner and Sunday brunch will extend the joy of being with family and friends a bit longer. If you’re anticipating a wedding, here’s my advice thus far: don’t project too far in the distance; enjoy the stages and people you work with along the way, and have faith it will all turn out as it’s meant to be. The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9

Mother-of-the-Bride dress shopping begins. This one went back to Bloomies.

  1. Triangle Park continues to seek content cohesiveness as an interconnected body. Obviously, each of us is involved with the wedding. But, that will soon end. Then what? You might already know Diana is living in Chattanooga, TN, interning for Volkswagen. Jeff and I visited for the first time this past weekend. Chattanooga (Tennessee in general!) is heavenly IMHO. We’re hopelessly proud of the work Diana is doing at Volkswagen and also of her finding a place to live on her own, and how she has settled into the culture. In her spare time, she’s creating watercolor greeting cards. I love this because it wasn’t long ago that I was spending spare time (and then some) making art. Maybe TPA has a right-brain-focus future?

If you go to Chattanooga, checkout The Bitter Alibi for Sunday brunch. Very hipster.

Joy unspeakable (inside of The Bitter Alibi)

There are so many wonderful restaurants in Chatta.!

  1. Ahh, the best for last: God. I try not to brag about how smart my girls are, or how caring they are, or talented, or empathetic, or attractive, or the like. But, I must admit I do fancy bragging about their faith, love and hope in Jesus. There’s an abundance of broken people living in a broken world today – all of us? My hope is for Sav and Dan’s faith to carry them above fear and for them to share their love of God with their generation. As millennial/genZs they have a more crucial platform from which to reach, than I do. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” Joshua 1:9.

A drawing I did on an airplane. It’s special because the AMAZING Dylan Pierce “liked” it. (Thank you Dylan, I was humbled)

Whether we’re blogging about the wedding, art, travel, or Jesus you can count on it coming from our hearts. We’re doing what we love and we love what we’re doing. Mostly, we love and appreciate YOU! Writing is nothing without someone to read it. See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand ~ Galatians 6:11.

Thank you for reading!

Love, Shelley