• The Palmers Turn 10

    “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 … Continue reading

    Kevin and Layla 10 Year Anniversary

    A Storm, A Song And A Son

    “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 … Continue reading

    Snow House

    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, … Continue reading

    Adoption Photo Book

    Weekend Wanderings

    “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.” … Continue reading

    House Of Belonging Sign | Oh Darling Lets Be Adventurers

    2014 Word Of The Year

    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 … Continue reading

    Word of the Year | Haiti Adoption Blog

    Your Life Speaks

    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 … Continue reading

    Popes | Tara | Palmers

    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 … Continue reading


    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 … Continue reading


    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 … Continue reading


    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: … Continue reading


    Spoon Art and a Love Story Sliver

    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 … Continue reading

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    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 … Continue reading


    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 … Continue reading


    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 … Continue reading


    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 … Continue reading