Philadelphia Eagles…

When we had Chandler all of our friends had little girls. Our friends’ daughters would sit and color, read books, and play imaginative games, but NOT our Chandler. He was WIDE OPEN from the get go. As a matter of fact, I can very clearly remember a fellow parent once saying to us, maybe not so fondly, ‘you’ve got yourself a “pine knot” right there”.

I don’t know much about what makes someone who they are or how our passionate fires first begin to flame, but Chandler’s first word was ball and I promise you that all we ever did, until I was no longer talented enough to keep up, was play ball from sun up until sun down.

He has chased this childhood dream from Atlanta, GA, to Chicago, IL, to Champagne, IL, to El Dorado, KS, to Storrs, CT, and finally to Philadelphia, PA. Honestly, it has been a remarkable journey.

Thanks to all of you that are our friends and family, or those of you that have coached, instructed, mentored, loved, supported, encouraged, and a very special thanks to all of the hard knocks, both literally and figuratively, that I know, that I know, that I KNOW to the very core of my being that God will one day use as a platform for Chandler to make a difference in someone else’s journey, today his dream of wearing a NFL football helmet and calling a cadence becomes a reality.

On this Mother’s Day weekend, I am so very thankful that God saw something special in me and chose me to be the mother of this wide open “pine knot”. He continues to teach me more than I have ever even thought about teaching him, and there is nothing more that I could ask for than an opportunity to observe him chase this most impossible dream with all that he has.

“Don’t just pray about what seems logical and possible. Pray HARD about the impossible. God will show you that NOTHING, nothing, nothing, nothing is impossible with Him. EVER. PERIOD. END OF STORY.” ~ Unknown


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Steph’s UGA Graduation…

It was so nice spending the day with Steph and her family at the UGA Spring 2015 graduation last Friday.

Steph, we are so proud of all that you accomplished while in Athens, and look forward to watching you grab hold of all of your BIG dreams and goals that lie ahead of you.

As Amy Robach so eloquently stated, during her commencement speech, “opportunity is all around you…ALWAYS say YES!”.

To see some of the outtakes from the fun weekend, you can catch Josh’s video here.



Kelly Sauer (in the forest)…

I wish that I could share every image from Kelly’s visit to Atlanta…literally…love her and love them all.

An afternoon spent with her and them is always welcome.

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March 20th…

Today is FINALLY the first day of spring.   Yes, the magical, thick and gray fog that has been ever present this winter will soon give way to longer days, an abundance of light and color, and a whole lot less complaining about the bitter cold.  I live for the rejuvenating newness of this season.

Happy Friday and Happy Spring.