The Palmers Turn 10

Kevin and Layla 10 Year Anniversary

“I love every part of you, every thought and word… the entire complex, fascinating bundle of all the things you are. I love all the seasons of you, the way you are now, the thought of how much more beautiful you’ll be in the decades to come. I love you for being the answer to […]

A Storm, A Song And A Son

Snow House

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” -Tom Bodett A winter storm blew through on Tuesday. Rain turned to ice mid-morning and our shrubs slowly leaned stiff into place with each freezing drop. By lunchtime, icy roads […]

Adoption Photo Book

Adoption Photo Book

She wasn’t where she had been. She wasn’t where she was going… but she was on her way. And on her way she no longer looked for the answers, but held close the two things she knew for sure: One, if a day carried strength in the morning, peace in the evening, and a little […]

Weekend Wanderings

House Of Belonging Sign | Oh Darling Lets Be Adventurers

“After all, I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” -L.M. Montgomery No new design or adoption news, so I thought I’d share some simple […]

2014 Word Of The Year

Word of the Year | Haiti Adoption Blog

My word of the year for 2013 was “June” mostly because it reminds me of us. I was born on the 5th, and Kevin came (early) on the 28th. We were so excited to discover that we were both June ’74 babies! We were married on the 25th in 2004, so we’ll be celebrating our 10th anniversary […]

Your Life Speaks

Popes | Tara | Palmers

We took a little trip with our friends Billy and Suzanne on Thursday and Friday… You remember Billy and Suzanne, right? They’re the ones that Kevin went to school with back in the day, and that we met (again) when we started going to Centerpoint, and that also adopted a little girl through our adoption […]

INTERIOR Design Inspiration


I follow a sweet gal named Tiffini on Instagram and she posted a really great quote over there on Friday. It read, “The more important a call or action is to our soul’s evolution, the more resistance we will feel toward pursuing it.” It rolled up into my feed at the Perfect time. I was […]

Cloudy With A Chance Of Master Class


Kevin and I drove down to my mom’s place this weekend, so we could spend time with her and my brother and my nephew…and the Gulf of Mexico… (Me and my nephew, at Navarre Beach, FL) We stared at it ’til our feet and ankles had disappeared waaay into the sand, and he told me […]

Half Bathroom Update – Sink


My ankle is still swollen, but it’s been so pretty outside this week. I needed to get out and about. Do you feel that craving when you haven’t been outside enough? That craving for vitamin D on your skin? I stuck my hand out the window as Kevin and I drove down a new road yesterday. […]

Paper Palmers


I surprised my Valentine with a Foldable Me yesterday, then I surprised him with a Foldable He, too! The paper pair starred in our very first Vine video yesterday. If you’d like to check it out just click on the photo below: If you listen closely, you can hear the non-paper version of my Valentine working on […]

Spoon Art and a Love Story Sliver

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We’re coming up on our 9 year wedding anniversary this June, but it’s been 10 years since I saw him standing there. Across the room, with his back to the wall…one knee bent up, and the bottom of his sneaker planted up against the wall behind him. He had his hat on backwards. I’ve always […]

Adoption Home Study #1 and #2


Our first home study interview was a telephone interview, and it went great! Today I wanted to blog about our second home study visit- which took place at our home. Something really cool happened a couple hours before it started the other day, so I wanted to make sure that I saved the memory here […]

Adoption Song


My Mr. wrote and recorded a song to our future ‘Sweet P’ (P is for Palmer!), and it’s called Love Collides. It’s an acoustic guitar-meets-piano style ballad. It’s very tender, and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed the process of creating it! Click the play button below to have […]

Adoption Song Roadtrip


Kevin and I went to see Andrew Peterson’s ‘Behold The Lamb of God‘ concert last Tuesday- the same day we found out our adoption application had been approved. Have you seen it? It’s so good! I took my mom to it a couple of years ago while Kevin was out of town, and I’ve been determined to take […]

3 Fall Favorites


#1- This stuff: Fluffy cotton tufts, dotting rows of spindly sticks, can be seen by the field-full all over Alabama each Fall. And to make matters even more marvelous-looking, runaway puffs gather up into pillowy clumps in the ditches, so taking the scenic route is an absolute must around here. We flew past that field […]