we've MOVED.
we are getting all settled in, in a bigger & more family oriented location in Coralville. I am loving decorating & such.....& will be sure to put up photos of the NEW place soon.

& I started a NEW JOB.
It's in Kalona at the Family Salon & Day Spa & I'm calling it 'ADORN'.

ADORN: decorate. embellish. beautify. grace. enhance. ornament.

If you would like to make an appointment, my # is 319 325 5523
I do: cuts, color, highlights,
facial waxing, custom hair treatments, up-do's & styles

This is the Perfect Job for me..... I love working with people, beauty, fashion {LOVE}, figuring out the best style for YOU,
& I pay attention to details/I can be a bit of a perfectionist.
love love love love love what I am doing.

bottom line is......I would love to have you in!


Momma's Day

Happy Mother's Day [a day late]
I have the privilege of being Mason's "Ma-Ma".....
I couldn't ask for a sweeter, cuter, spunkier boy!
There's nothing like a mother's love.
I always knew I loved my mother a whole lot, but I never really fully understood how much she loved me until I had Mason, it's kind of a hard thing to wrap your brain around sometimes.

I really look up to my Mom. She is a successful business woman & a very successful mother. She is very loving & nurturing--- I hope I can be just like her in that way with Mason. My Mom is also a giver, she loves giving......she loves fashion......decorating.....vintage.....shoes.....
[& i just so happen to love all of these things too---wonder why?!]
One thing I most respect my mother for is her faith in God. She has inspiring bible verses & such all around our house & she prays every day for Me & Drew.....& I'm sure she now includes Caleb & Mason. But it's so reassuring to know that someone prays for you always.
Whenever I would have conflict at cosmo school, my Mom would always send me a text,
reminding me that I had God's favor & that she was covering me in prayer.
I ALWAYS felt God's presence in the room.

I don't believe pushing your faith on someone is the best way to make them a Christian, or throwing a bunch of rules at them either. God loves everyone---he created you & knows your heart. My Mom has a lot of verses & quotes around that suggest just being a good example. A couple of my favorites she has found in books & such.....

"Our number one goal in life as Christians should be Christlikeness. Our lives should make other people thirsty for what we have in Christ. The bible refers to us as salt, which makes people thirsty. And light, which exposes darkness."
"Begin a ministry of affirmation. Encourage everyone you meet. Ministry is not some great profound extraordinary thing, but ordinary things done in an extraordinary way."

I think those are some great truths to live by.....



5 Years & Counting....

On May 29th my husband, Caleb & I celebrated 5 Years of dating. It is probably the last time we will celebrate on that date, because now we have January 2nd for our wedding anniversary & September 6th for when we renewed our vows in front of all of our friends & family.

Wow.....looking back on 5 years ago makes me feel giddy all over again. It all started in the IMS chapel when we had assigned seating next to each other & we ended up exchanging phone numbers back in January of 05' ...... we immediately starting talking on the phone every night sometimes for 4 hours at a time, my dad was not too happy with the phone bill, and that's when we switched to unlimited text messaging also..... woops. sorry dad :)

We both remember noticing each other for the first time (ims is a very small high school).... Caleb asked one of his buddies, who is also one of my big brother's buddies, "who is that hot freshman?!" and his reply was...."you better not tell drew you said that, that is his sister, britt!"
and of course my memory involves shoes, I remember seeing him walk across the foyer with some nice puma sneakers on, and I whispered to my bff (kelsey), "who is that hot guy wearing the pumas who walks funny?" we giggled about it for awhile of course.

And what do you know.....now we are MARRIED. ha! :)

Caleb & I are opposites, we even each other out...... He is sensible, practical, goofy & outgoing. I am artistic, a bit of a dreamer, cautious & yet spunky. We need each other! I come up with a big business plan, caleb sets up my books & taxes & insurance..... I start sketching our house, Caleb starts a savings plan. I don't want to do anything new/risky, Caleb pushes me to do things. Caleb trys to save every penny, I push him to enjoy life :). I think I need another pair of shoes, Caleb knocks some sense into my head (I already have 100 pairs!).

okay, enough.... how about a recent picture? :)