Thursday, November 19, 2009

How we got our name?...

well... our "slogan"... Big Name ♥ Big Heart

One day I was at the walmart pharmacy and the pharmacist ran around the corner up to the register where a lady was helping me check out. He said "is that your maiden name!?" I hesitantly said ..."nooo." I wasn't quite sure what he was getting at. He could tell I was confused and then tried to back peddle. "Oh I just figure it had to be your married name, because if it wasn't you'd be in a hurry to get married!" I wasn't smiling yet... "so he added... you know what they say.... "Big Name... Big Heart!" ...and it fits! So that is where our blog name came from.

Valley Falls.... Labor Day...


This was a great day! Michael and I took a mini-vacation to Valley Falls State Park. It was beautiful and we really enjoyed basking in God's creation!  This was a great break from "life" and we spent some time literally counting our blessings!
God is soooooo good to us!






Highlights over the last few months...

so I was going to try to catch up with everything that we have done here, and it is just WAY too much!

So here are some highlights to share of our wild and wonderful adventures here in West Virginia:

Dr. Davis gets his white coat!
We really enjoyed being able to see my cousin, Tyler receive his white coat! What an awesome and proud experience!

Dr. Davis!

Tyler, Mom, Me, & Michael

So Proud!

My love and I.

Michael, Me, & Tyler.

Me, Mom, & Mawmaw trying to take a pic of ourselves! 

Aunt Martha, Nate, Tyler, Uncle Ron.

While there Michael enjoyed a car show!


We did some cloud surfing...

 My nephew Cooper called us while we were driving and we tried to figure out if we were
seeing the same clouds!  (in west virginia and florida!) it was so cute!
I saw a whale! and the big one did look like a BEAR before i took the picture!
Cooper said he saw the bear too!

We loved visiting with family in NC! It is always nice to see family and catch up! We got to hear a lot of Uncle Mike's (at that time) upcoming mission trip to Africa! We are so excited to see what God does!

We also got to spend some time catching up with my cousin Perry, hearing about the old ladies at the YMCA... he had some funny stories!

Uncle Ron and Aunt Martha drove down from a long day of work... catching up and hearing about family and new jobs.... we feel so blessed to have such an awesome family! We enjoyed every bit of it!

And while we were there we got to see the quilt show that Mawmaw (aka. Granny) had entered some of her quilts in! The pictures do NOT do them justice! They are truly AMAZING!   .... and she won! We are so proud of her!

Mawmaw with her "mystery quilt" she made for Carrie!

She should've one 1st!
(I even found a mistake on the one that had won 1st place... there was a spot that was not quilted and it clearly was supposed to be! Obviously they didn't have me as a judge!)

A baby quilt!

Mawmaw and I by the baby quilt.
... I am 6 weeks pregnant in this shot!

...for those of us who are dying to have one of Mawmaw's masterpieces,
she currently has a surplus of baby quilts... so lets get crackin'!  (o:

I also was able to see my GREAT college/seminary friend Sarah and attend a baby shower! I had wanted to go and see her and celebrate with her, and the timing worked out perfectly! We were headed to the NANC Conference in Spartanburg, SC and they live about 45mins from there in NC. She also was happening to have a baby shower that weekend, so I got to go and see all her goodies! We had Sunday off and really enjoyed sitting in a service together.  It was a great visit!


 Sarah & I at her shower!

When we got back, our GREAT friends from Louisville came to visit for the weekend. We had a WONDERFUL time catching up with Jeff and Courtney. We spent a LOT of time just relaxing and talking. They braved our airmattress in our living room and were great guests.
At church on Sunday Michael announced to the congregation that we were expecting. It was great to have Courtney and Jeff sitting next to me when he made the announcement.
... and I am glad Courtney had some tissues!

Courtney & Jeff

Courtney and I at Valley Falls

Courtney, Jeff, Michael, Me.