can't help but smile

life on this side has been pretty neat lately. 
i'm glad to report everyone is happy and healthy and while so many of my friends are experiencing life changes, mostly by welcoming new babies, 
john and i are welcoming life changes, mostly by job changes and paint colors. 
first, i am so happy to report about this little family and their joys. 
pat and kaitlin welcomed baby william patrick last friday.
however, their pup, lucy, was spending the weekend at her grandparents house and to make a long story short, lucy decided to spend her time on the harsh streets of 'da ville from friday until monday evening. i'll admit, it was hard for me to have pure joy in my heart about the new baby when i knew their first baby was missing. thank God for dog collars and nice people to return family members home. 
i can't help but smile when i see all four of them together and 
the fact lucy finally got to meet her little brother.
i can't help but smile when i look at sweet baby caroline. caroline was born yesterday morning to the gorgeous julie and her hub davey. 
in case you forgot, here's julie before the above photo happened. :)

i can't help but smile when i think about how God answers prayers. 
i am so happy and grateful to announce i am moving onto my next phase of my career and my last day at my current job is this friday. my answered prayer is well worth the wait and while the last year as been interesting, i can't help but smile when i look at my future. 

sneak peek! 
before & after.
john and i used this rainy rainy rainy weekend to be productive around the house! i can't wait to reveal our new bedroom coming soon! i adore the paint job and we've added some touches that well, i can't help but smile when i set my eyes on our new "bedroom oasis," if you will. 

happy happy joy joy it's monday and it's a new week! 
xxoo :) :) :)
what can't help but make you smile today?

photo credit: first photo: thanks facebook. second photo: from julie. other photos: mine. quote: bitsotruth.blogspot.com


Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Ahh the new paint color looks calming. I love blues in the bedroom! So glad the pup was found - that must have been causing the new mama some strife!!

Ochi Bernadas said...

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Emily said...

Following from Monday Mingle! Love that color. I'm redoing our entire house and getting ready to pick out paint colors. It seems like the hardest part. I've already had it repainted twice in 4 years ugggh.... :)

Melissa Blake said...

Aww! Congrats!!

Lindsay said...

LOVE the new colors. Im in paint mode over here too... And Ive ruined ALOT of clothes in the process ;( Hope your doing well pretty girl. We DO need to meet in real life one day :)

Reese Carrozzini said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and I love doing home renovations and DIY too. The yellow drapes are beautiful and contrast well with the grey. It definitely adds a bit of sunshine to a room.

p.s. If you like children's art and personalized jewelry, 'm Having a Giveaway on my blog - Art Print and Jewelry up for Grabs.

Cheers Reese!


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