Sunday, June 22, 2008

My life for the past two weeks...

I have decided to take my blog off of private - I am going to try it out for a while, and if it goes well, I'll keep it open. I want to be able to connect with other bloggers, and I feel like while I'm private, that is not exactly an option!

Anyways, back to the reasoning behind my post - updating y'all on my life for the past two weeks! Most of my days have been occupied with working at the shop, which has been A-MAZING! For those of you who have been wondering, I was offered a position at a middle school, but I have decided not to take the position for many reasons. Although I would love to work in the school system, I'm not completely ready to take that step. Taking the job would mean a huge life change for Brad and myself - new job, new degree, etc. etc. etc. So, for the time being, I will continue to work at the shop, which is right up my alley. We are preparing to launch a new website, have a Christmas in July event, and make a lot of new changes! I love working with small businesses, and I am enjoying working a job that has pretty much ZERO stress!

Besides work, my nights and weekends have been full of parties, showers and weddings! Summer is definitely the time for weddings, and it hasn't been any different for me!

One of the first weddings that Brad and I attended was for Jennifer and Matthew. Jennifer and I are sorority sisters and good friends! I loved seeing so many of my sisters, and we had a great time! The reception had a very tropical feel, so of course, the flowers were GORGEOUS! Best wishes to Jennifer and Matthew!

The bride and groom during the toast.
DIAMONDS at the reception!
Tropical flower arrangements - Brad and I at the reception - excuse the hot mess that is me - it was SO HOT!

Keeping up with the bridal/wedding theme, I threw a luncheon for my very dear friend and sorority sister, Myranda. I am in her wedding in July, so I wanted to be sure that everything was perfect for her. Here are a few pictures from our Southern luncheon -

The set-up at my house - we were going to do it outside, but it rained all day!

The "best wishes" banner I made out of scrapbook paper. And yes, I did use the CRICUT!!!

The menu for the luncheon - I wrote it out on my antique chalkboard!

Flower arrangement in a silver pitcher -

Myranda opening gifts - everyone loves a monogrammed acrylic tray!

Some of the ladies after the luncheon -

This past Friday, we had an ice cream supper at my grandparents' church. Momma and I did a few flower arrangements for the evening - here are a few pictures...

This is my flower arrangement I made -

This is the arrangement my momma made -

Brad and I after the ice cream supper -

On Saturday night, Brad and I had TWO parties to attend. Our first stop was a shrimp boil for Myranda and John - here is the happy couple opening gifts -

Katie and I with the bride - again, excuse the mess, it was so freaking humid! Typical Tennessee summer!

Second stop was a Luau for Rachel and Alex. I didn't take many pictures, but I thought the picture below captured all the fun we had! That's me (in the blue) with another sister, Mallory!

So, that's everything in a nutshell! God has been working wonders in my life, and I seriously don't think that I have been this happy and stress-free in quite some time. I am going to work very hard to keep my blog updated for those of you who are faithful readers, and I am going to try and get caught up on everyone's lives!

Blessings, y'all!


  1. Sweet Lena ~

    I am so happy to hear and see the good things that God has been doing in your life =)!

    You have a good, faithful soul Lee Lee!

  2. It is just wonderful to read the happiness throughout your blog! God has answered prayers in bringing you that peace and joy!

    The floral arrangements were beautiful!!!

  3. I am so glad things are going well! Your flower arrangement looked beautiful! Enjoy your week!

  4. LLLLLLLLLEEEEEEENNNNNAAAAAAAA how are you girl????? I am so glad to hear about all this joy in your life! Praise the Lord for it! you are so darling in that green strip shirt and white sweater!!!! i love it

  5. you look so pretty! I love Brad's bow tie!