Things I'm Loving this Thursday

1) Pinterest. I am officially obsessed. I just got it last night, and I don't think I've thought about anything else since then. Do you have it? Let's be friends. :)

2) This email that Will sent me this morning.

3) Photobooth fun with my favorite person.

4) These old photos I found of my 25th birthday at Graceland.

Hope you all are having a wonderful Thursday. In fact, I hope it's filled with hunka-hunka-burnin' love. 



I love the days when we take time to slow down, and drink in the goodness of life with big gulps. We took Hudson down to the river's edge for a little fun in the Spring-time sun, and he had a permanent smile as he romped through the grass, pointing out boats and babies and trees and bees.

We happened upon a meadow of traditional Native American tee-pees, and our little guy was in awe of each majestic tent, as he ran from the red one to the green one to the blue one. We all played Indians, until Hudson spotted something even more exciting in the distant sand pit. We made our way to the big, brown ship where we magically transformed ourselves from an Indian Tribe into a crew of Pirates on the High Seas.

Seeing Hudson's growing imagination develop before my eyes is one of my favorite things these days.

What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
-Pawnee Eagle Chief


A Time to Shine

{LISTEN: Rock With You by Michael Jackson}

There's nothing better than having a great time while raising money for a wonderful cause. The 2011 Shoals Heart Ball was a great success, raising an estimated $215,000 in contributions that will directly benefit our community through funding of research and educational programs, resulting in lives saved and enhanced health and wellness. 

We had a delicious meal, accompanied by a surprise performance by the renowned "Three Waiters", who serenaded the napkin-waving crowd with everything from Verdi to Elvis.

We heard heart-touching testimonials from this year's Heart Ball chairmen, Parke and Julie Cochran, who's daughter Rosemary was born with a congenital heart disorder.

And, of course, we danced. And we sang soul music along with the awesome band, Gino Speight and Tight Noise. And we sported some flashy, light up rings. And danced some more. 

The Heart Ball was definitely a time to shine. Not only did we have an amazing night out, through our donation, we joined the fight against our nation's number 1 killer: heart disease.