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Thank You + Scenes From Our Weekend

Jun 25, 2012

Thank you all so much for the out pouring of support Friday.  I swear your prayers really worked because my grandfather made some improvements.  He passed his swallow test which means he won’t have to have a feeding tube.  They thought he would need one permanently so this was nothing short of a miracle and how prayer really works.  He is still in the hospital and it is going to be a long road to recovery but he is getting a little better.  I thank you for praying and thinking of my family during this difficult time.

Since he was doing better on Friday my parents encouraged Matt and I to go to my friend Jenna’s wedding in Blowing Rock.  In light of everything we had been dealing with all week it was nice to get away for the weekend.  

Thanks to my girl Katherine who helped me find the Milly Sari Hostess dress I wanted on sale!  I am so happy with it and feel like it is something I will love forever!

Matt bought Sterling his first pair of Cowboy Boots while we were there.  Yes they are pleather- this is what happens when men are allowed to shop.  I have to admit I made fun of Matt for buying them but Sterling loves them.

He has been wearing them everyday!  Kind of cute in a tacky way right?

I was sad to leave Blowing Rock it is so beautiful up there and such a nice change from the beach.

But as sad as I was to leave I was so happy to get home to see my little nugget.  I missed him like crazy!

He is now obsessed with Hammocks since my sister has one and he has played on it all week.  Looks like we need one too now.

Cuddling with my favorite man!

I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start and once again Thank you for the prayers and keep them coming!   



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  1. Happy to hear your grandfather turned the corner!! Your dress is ahhmazing!! Love! My little girls had pink boots! I wish I would have saved them for a keepsake.

  2. Love your blog, and so happy to hear good news. Love the boots! My oldest son wore nothing but boots (cowboy, frog wellies, monster rain boots, fireman boots) for months. His (and my) faves were the cowboy boots. He even wore them with his little john-johns. Enjoy it, you'll remember it with a smile.

  3. Prayer works, my Dear.

    PS, I've already told you but you're incredible in that dress.

  4. So happy to hear about your grandfather's improvement!

    That dress looks awesome on you!

  5. Nicole says:

    That is good news your grandfather is doing better! Didn't know you were from NC. I love Blowing Rock too, I was there with my sister this weekend.

  6. megan says:

    So happy to hear that your grandfather's health improved! Will definitely keep him in my daily prayers. LOVE that Milly dress!

  7. skinnyrunner says:

    the boots are adorable in a little boy sort of way. and your dress is cute too!

  8. So so glad to hear your grandpa is feeling better! And that dress is INCREDIBLE. Love it!

  9. Love that dress! Wow. Gorgeous. That picture of you and Sterling is adorable. He looks JUST LIKE YOU!!!

  10. I'm so glad to hear that your sweet grandfather is doing better. The power of prayer truly is amazing!

    I love that dress. You look gorgeous!

    …and now I want to go to Blowing Rock. Got to love a mountain getaway.

  11. Leslie says:

    I love your green dress! It looks like a great time. šŸ™‚

  12. Keely says:

    Glad to hear that your Grandfather is doing much better! We'll cntinue to send prayers! Dress IS GORGE! Worth ever penny. A classic!

  13. Val says:

    So glad to hear things are better…had you in my thoughts. You look gorgeous in that dress.

  14. So glad things are better! You look gorgeous and love the dress. Sterling is workin those boots!!!

  15. Virginia says:

    I'm so happy that your grandfather is doing better! You look great in that dress! Love the pictures of Sterling…what a handsome little boy! Where is that yellow sweater from? Love it!

  16. Bud and Leo says:

    so so so happy to hear that your grandfather is doing better! And the Milly dress is stunning! Looks amaze on you!

  17. Seriously obsessed with that Milly dress…it looks amaaaazing on you!! And so glad that your grandpa is feeling better…the power of prayer is an amazing thing!

  18. Kyle says:

    Natalie- So glad to hear your grandfather is improving!! That is fantastic news. You looked so great in the Molly dress! LOVE!

  19. So happy to hear that things are looking up for your grandfather. I am such a firm believer in prayer and am sending him special thoughts! Your family is gorgeous and that DRESS! swoon.

  20. A says:

    Your little man is too cute! Pleather boots are probably fine since he'll probably outgrow them by fall and you'll need to buy a bigger size!

  21. A says:

    PS that dress is STUNNING on you!

  22. Soo glad your grandfather is doing better and glad you guys had a nice time at the wedding. Your little man is so cute!

  23. Kara says:

    So glad your grandpa is doing a bit better. LOVE the new dress. It is fantastic!

  24. Alicia xoxxo says:

    So happy to hear your grandpa is doing better. I have been thinking of you and praying for your grandpa and family.
    Love your dress and I think Sterlings boots are cute!

  25. Nat says:

    Happy to hear your grandpa is doing well! You look amazing in that dress- what a great find!

  26. So glad your Grandfather is doing better! Will continue to keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    You look fabulous in that dress šŸ™‚

  27. Taylor says:

    so glad to hear he is doing better. and love your milly dress!


  28. Natalie, I just found your blog and you and your family are beautiful. Can't wait to keep reading!

  29. Halellujah and thank goodness!!! Here's to continued prayers and progress for grandpa (c: And girl, you look nothing short of goddess divine in that dress, definite keeper!!!

  30. I really can't get over how adorable Sterling is. Love his boots!!! And you look amazing in that dress.

  31. Melanie says:

    GUHHH, LOVE that Milly dress! Glad your grandfather is doing well!