I have an insatiable appetite for travel, good company, zoo visits, faith, red wine, tennis, legalese, too much sugar, and cocktail frocks!!! I absolutely adore my husband, baby Squeak, and pup Stewart. Cheers to life, legalese, a lot of Lilly, and the pursuit of happiness. Xoxo-BLC ♥
A year ago I was black and blue from pinching myself to see if it was true: I passed the bar exam!!! I was jumping for joy so much that I signed up for another one (what was a I thinking!?!). The second time around was worse: the pressure is just as bad, time was sparse with a big-girl job to juggle, none of my law school bffs were studying, and summertime is too much fun to spend hitting the books. Most of my studying was on the go (evidence above in pictures) and I was w-o-r-r-i-e-d, so I asked you all to pray, pray, pray. Many thanks to your thoughts, prayers, and uplifting words: I passed again!!! This is nothing short of a small miracle and lightening really does strike twice. Thank you thank you thank you: to my husband for everything, to my parents for raising me to believe I can accomplish anything, to my friends for issuing me summertime-rainchecks ... again, for my firm for asking me to undertake this, to YOU for praying, and most of all to God for Philippians 4:13 says: "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength." Xoxo-BLC
It's that time of year to pick a pumpkin or two and, of course, I am always on the hunt for PINK pumpkins. This picture is turning three, but it's too cute not to share again (and again and again):
Many thanks to my sweet college chum for letting me steal the above photog. She is such a talented artist and has displayed these pumpkins outside her darling Lilly Pulitzer Via Shop. Her shop, Pink Boulevard, is nestled outside of Charleston on Johns Island (in-between Seabrook and Kiawah). Pink Boulevard is one of my favorites and is a must see for all South Carolina dwellers or vacationers.
Well, these pink pumpkins put mine to shame ... how do your pumpkins fair???
Light of the world, hope for all man, You never let me down. I can't believe You call me your friend. It's turned my whole life around. But still it's hard to let go of the wheel, no one ever showed me how. Maybe this time You can take the lead, and I won't try to pull You by the sleeve. Because every time I think that I know better I lose my way, so God, What You wanna do Today? You are the King of Heaven and Earth, All of creation bows. I give you my heart for all that it's worth. I'm at Your service now. But I always wanna guess just what You need, trying to honor my vow. Maybe this time You can take the lead, and I won't try to pull You by the sleeve. Because every time I think that I know better I lose my way, so God, what You wanna do Today? Maybe we will, spend the hours just being still, and knowing You are God. You are God. Oh every time I think that I know better I lose my way, don't let me lose my way. Maybe this time You can take the lead, and I won't try to pull You by the sleeve. Because every time I think that I know better I lose my way, so God, What You wanna do Today?
This is my most favorite song of the moment. It's by NewWorldSon and you must hear it on the radio, download it in iTunes, and/or watch it on YouTube ... then tell me what YOU think!!! Xoxo-BLC
So I might-have-sort-of-did-make my cousin cross something off her bucket list:
CRASH a Sewanee wedding!!! Here is why: my cousin is a student at Sewanee,
the bride and groom graduated from Sewanee, the wedding was at Sewanee,
it was on her bucket list to crash a Sewanee wedding, and why not!?!
She crashed sooo late in the night, it almost didn't count. So we made rules:
dance dance dance like you belong and a picture with the newlyweds was a must.
Check and check!!! She was such a trooper and many thanks to the bride for her blessing.
It was such a lovely wedding. From the ceremony to the first-dance-portriat to Jason Isbell rocking the reception to the delish (and gorgie) wedding cake to seeing the lovebirds so in love, it was just perfect.
Cheers to their love, laughter, and happily ever after!!! We cannot wait to welcome you to the newlywed club when you return from the mooooon. Xoxo-BLC
PS: It's only fair to admit: post-wedding-festivities, I crash a fraternity band party with my cousin and oh-my-goodness was it sooo much FUN ... and oh-my-gosh did I feel soooo old (I'm a good 6-10 years old than those kiddies). The band party was a good time, but I only lasted three songs ... ta-ta to my early 20's and those late, looong nights!!! :)
This weekend, my husband had a college friend getting married and I had two law school friends marrying each other. We decided to divide and concur: he in South Carolina and me in Tennessee.
Being in Tennessee, I needed a hot wedding date: the only 10 I see to take: Mamatella!!! She was a wonderful wedding date. This is such a special wedding: the bride and groom attended Sewanee undergrad together but didn't fall in love until our law school days. It has been such a joy to see these two lovebirds fall in love and I cannot wait for their "I dos" tomorrow!!! Xoxo-BLC
It was so fun being in my husband's childhood home and surrounded by his childhood friends. They are such fun people with great pasts and bright, bright futures. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon ... after all, all roads lead home!!! Xoxo-BLC
Stewart has been begging and whining and pleading for a new, brighter, and more fun dog collar since this Fall weather hit. Smathers & Branson was his first choice as their needlepoint dog collars look THE best. The easy part was turning to Smathers & Branson, the hard part: which collar to pick ...
... Stewart fiiinally decided on their Duck Duck Goose print. We think he made a super choice. He prefers the belt buckle closure, silver fixings, and leather interior for added comfort. Now that he keeps begging and whining and pleading to go on more walks by Pippa's house ... just to show off his Smathers & Branson collar of course!!! Oh puppy love. Xoxo-BLC
My college chums and I have been planning this weekend get-together for quite some time and, as such, I have verrry much been looking forward to it!!! A 3:30pm kickoff time allowed us all day fun.
It was such a treat to tailgate in one spot ALL day, sit together, and spend the whole weekend with these girlies. I don't seem them enough and miss them ooooodles.
It's so much fun being on our old stomping grounds ... it throws us back to that place in time.
Just pulling into Clemson, I get the same feeling when I pull into my childhood neighborhood: it will always be my home away from home. And these girls (and all my Clemson friends) became my family away from family. It was such a fun-filled weekend. Is it too early to plan our next get together!?! I think not!!! Xoxo-BLC
PS: I had to snap this picture of our packed-up-PINK tailgate gear ... the girls clearly planned the tailgate and did the packing!!! We were thankful the boys did the heavy lifting. :)