#2,464 When.

We’ve been getting so much attention surrounding the baby and it feels like the best time to offer a suggestion, coming from a place that hurt for a very long time and inspired by a post I read today by a woman named Adele: please, please, please. Stop asking couples when they are going to have a baby. It’s always asked with the best intentions, but the raw, awful feeling of explaining never got easier. For me, pregnancy was my biggest fear and it felt insurmountable. It felt impossible. I would turn out the light at the end of every […]


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We’ve been getting so much attention surrounding the baby and it feels like the best time to offer a suggestion, coming from a place that hurt for a very long time and inspired by a post I read today by a woman named Adele: please, please, please. Stop asking couples when they are going to have a baby. It’s always asked with the best intentions, but the raw, awful feeling of explaining never got easier. For me, pregnancy was my biggest fear and it felt insurmountable. It felt impossible. I would turn out the light at the end of every […]


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Monday, October 30th, 2017

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#2,455 Football on the Porch.

With such a dismal season and crazy busy schedules, our weekly football parties at my parents’ house on the back porch have been few and far between. If they weren’t white water rafting in the mountains, we were filming at Loblolly and so on. But this one week, for Ole Miss vs. LSU, we had a plan to spend it together like we always have, my family, catfish and hush puppies and pound cake.


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With such a dismal season and crazy busy schedules, our weekly football parties at my parents’ house on the back porch have been few and far between. If they weren’t white water rafting in the mountains, we were filming at Loblolly and so on. But this one week, for Ole Miss vs. LSU, we had a plan to spend it together like we always have, my family, catfish and hush puppies and pound cake.


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Saturday, October 21st, 2017

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#2,452 Life Lessons at the Waffle House.

It’s been a while since we had one of our long, lingering deep talks with Jesse over a meal like we did when he was a freshman in college, but tonight something about the Waffle House brought it out in us and 2 hours later we were leaving him with life lessons about relationships and family, with full bellies, smelling like syrup and waffles.


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It’s been a while since we had one of our long, lingering deep talks with Jesse over a meal like we did when he was a freshman in college, but tonight something about the Waffle House brought it out in us and 2 hours later we were leaving him with life lessons about relationships and family, with full bellies, smelling like syrup and waffles.


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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

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#2,409 Big is Home.

After three days away helping his parents get started on a laundry room renovation, Big finally came home today. I stood in the driveway at my parents’ house waiting for him and my heart leapt when I saw his old Chevy turn the corner. We had ribs and potatoes and green beans at my parents with Clark, Amanda and Walker: And now my world is back on its axis, at home with Ben, folding the laundry together.


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After three days away helping his parents get started on a laundry room renovation, Big finally came home today. I stood in the driveway at my parents’ house waiting for him and my heart leapt when I saw his old Chevy turn the corner. We had ribs and potatoes and green beans at my parents with Clark, Amanda and Walker: And now my world is back on its axis, at home with Ben, folding the laundry together.


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Monday, September 4th, 2017

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#2,395 Rose Colored Glasses.

So much happened today that I want to tell you about, but it’s just not time. Suffice it to say the eclipse occurred on a day when I was seeing through rose colored glasses for the first time ever. And life will never be the same.


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So much happened today that I want to tell you about, but it’s just not time. Suffice it to say the eclipse occurred on a day when I was seeing through rose colored glasses for the first time ever. And life will never be the same.


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Monday, August 21st, 2017

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#2,393 Lucy’s Fourth.

Today was Lucy’s 4th birthday party–Moana themed, of course. I say that as if I know something about Moana when I, in fact, have never seen it, but apparently it’s kind of A THING among the little kid demographic. Mallorie turned their backyard into a luau and the August sun relented for a couple hours and gave us a breeze that felt more like late September, and all God’s people said “AMEN.” How has it been 4 years? Happy birthday, baby girl!


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Today was Lucy’s 4th birthday party–Moana themed, of course. I say that as if I know something about Moana when I, in fact, have never seen it, but apparently it’s kind of A THING among the little kid demographic. Mallorie turned their backyard into a luau and the August sun relented for a couple hours and gave us a breeze that felt more like late September, and all God’s people said “AMEN.” How has it been 4 years? Happy birthday, baby girl!


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Saturday, August 19th, 2017

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#2,387 Jesse.

Ben’s baby brother is living here in Laurel these days, learning all the ropes of the woodshop and trying his hand at full time carpentry. When he’s not in the woodshop he’s always looking for anything to make a little extra money on the side, and I’m grateful that he doesn’t mind when we keep him busy around here helping us at our house while we are filming long hours every weekday. The backyard and garage both look incredible, and I walked outside to find him washing my very dusty and dirty car this morning. It’s so good to have […]


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Ben’s baby brother is living here in Laurel these days, learning all the ropes of the woodshop and trying his hand at full time carpentry. When he’s not in the woodshop he’s always looking for anything to make a little extra money on the side, and I’m grateful that he doesn’t mind when we keep him busy around here helping us at our house while we are filming long hours every weekday. The backyard and garage both look incredible, and I walked outside to find him washing my very dusty and dirty car this morning. It’s so good to have […]


Erin

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

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#2,357 Ellie is Ten.

We had a speaking engagement on the coast this afternoon that made it possible to stop by Sam and Lyn’s for our niece Ellie Claire’s birthday lunch. It’s not every day you turn 10 years old so we surprised her! And we’re so grateful we were given the opportunity to be part of the Mississippi Economic Development conference today, speaking on telling your story to tell the world about the towns we all love. 


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We had a speaking engagement on the coast this afternoon that made it possible to stop by Sam and Lyn’s for our niece Ellie Claire’s birthday lunch. It’s not every day you turn 10 years old so we surprised her! And we’re so grateful we were given the opportunity to be part of the Mississippi Economic Development conference today, speaking on telling your story to tell the world about the towns we all love. 


Erin

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

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#2,340 Sunday in the Country.

Today was Ben’s daddy’s last Sunday at his church before he goes into retirement (again), though I don’t imagine he’s done with the pulpit forever. We all came up to be there in the pews for him this morning and as always, I was in awe of his message: people with scars on their lives are the ones with the best opportunity to share the light of Jesus. Perfection is intimidating, but painful experiences draw us closer to God and make Him accessible to those who watch us go through it. I’m proud to call him my daddy-in-law and I’m […]


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Today was Ben’s daddy’s last Sunday at his church before he goes into retirement (again), though I don’t imagine he’s done with the pulpit forever. We all came up to be there in the pews for him this morning and as always, I was in awe of his message: people with scars on their lives are the ones with the best opportunity to share the light of Jesus. Perfection is intimidating, but painful experiences draw us closer to God and make Him accessible to those who watch us go through it. I’m proud to call him my daddy-in-law and I’m […]


Erin

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

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#2,319 Family Reunion Lunch.

And once again, the Napier family reunion weekend has come and gone. I will always feel thankful to be part of Ben’s family. My own family is small enough that every birthday or holiday is a family reunion, so it’s cool to be part of a huge family on his side.


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And once again, the Napier family reunion weekend has come and gone. I will always feel thankful to be part of Ben’s family. My own family is small enough that every birthday or holiday is a family reunion, so it’s cool to be part of a huge family on his side.


Erin

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

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