The Great Exchange!

The great exchange between man and wife is rooted in the love Jesus has for His church.  When we accept the love of Jesus, we become His beloved. I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine… Song of Solomon 6:3 We have watched Victoria and Spencer in their first year of marriage live out…

The Wedding Day

Where do you start in your thoughts and soul to even begin writing about your daughter’s wedding day? Do you start from the first time you realize you were pregnant with a beautiful daughter to love, or maybe the first conversation as a little girl dreaming about her wedding day, or maybe you start……I just…

To My Daughter

Many years ago a mom and dad sat in a doctor’s office watching the heartbeat of their soon to be baby girl. Her tiny body seemed to be announcing, “I am here!”, like the town of Whoville with Horton. From the point of her announcement through modern technology, until this very moment, Victoria Louise has…

Giant Meatballs

This weekend is the weekend before the big day–the wedding.  This weekend has been filled with last-minute flower shopping, just the right earrings for her and her sisters, rehearsal dinner dresses, shoes, haircuts, and an “at home” spa night with classic wedding movies! …and a daddy who wanted to make Martha Stewart’s giant meatballs. Yuummmmmmmmmmm.  The…

A Daisy To Us!

One of my oldest daughter’s teachers from elementary school took the time to encourage her and our family through this post on Facebook. The comments that continued were equally a blessing and an unexpected joy! “When the heart overflows, it comes out the eyes. God is good like that; He doesn’t want our chests to…

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Thanks to generous friends, Victoria received a kitchen aid mixer/food processor! Between my love for cooking shows (especially Martha Stewart) and her new processor, we had some FUN in the kitchen!  Enjoy this fabulous recipe by Martha Stewart! Martha Stewart’s Devils Bundt Cake: http://www.marthastewart.com/1004063/devils-bundt-cake INGREDIENTS FOR CAKE Vegetable oil cooking spray 1 1/2 cups (3…

Love Languages

According to Gary Chapman’s, The Five Love Languages, we all have a love language that we practice and desire to receive. We love to be loved either through words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and/or physical touch.  The love languages are for any relationship–parent/child, marriage, friendships, and co-workers.  Most of us…

Seeds planted years ago will grow in God’s timing….

The things we do as parents bear fruit years later.  As I am growing older, I see the work of God and His faithfulness.  My oldest is getting married.  In my cleaning, preparing, and  organizing, many life events from our past are coming forth.  I found a letter she wrote to her “Beloved Husband” in…

A Bridesmaid

Bridesmaid:  a woman who is an attendant of a bride… My first is getting married.  Everything that is going on is “new to me” as mother-of-the-bride.  I’ve been a bridesmaid for many weddings, but never on the mother-of-the-bride side of watching bridesmaids love on my daughter.  I observed careful care of helping her with her…

She said, “Yes!” to THE dress!

Before heading inside David’s Bridal, we stopped to say a prayer for the Holy Spirit to fall sweet on our experience, and that we would be reminded of the Bride of Christ–His love for us.  We prayed to put all distracting “to do” lists and attitudes away and enjoy the moment. Before heading there, we…

Inspiring Gifts for the Bride and Groom-to-be

A gift box of soaps from Monastery Creations with a beautiful letter of why the scents were chosen was a unique and very special gift for my daughter.  Her theme is lavender, mint, and rosemary.  They have many selections and scents to choose from.  They have more than soaps!  They have art, music, books, and…

Hot Virginia Dip

From Tyra Lamb (mother of the groom-to-be) This was served at the engagement party and has become a new family favorite for the Hebbs!  Thanks Lambs! Hot Virginia Dip 1 Cup Pecans-chopped 1 Tsp. butter 16 oz Cream Cheese, softened 4 Tablespoons milk 5 Ounces dried beef (chopped)  –very hard to find in the grocery…