Hello Opryland!

I’m in Nashville hangin’ out with a whole buncha bloggers this week!

I rode up with Shaunna and Ashley yesterday afternoon.

They’re awesome gals, and I’m sure we’ll be giggling about that drive for years to come.  Aren’t road trips with your girlfriends the BEST!?


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  1. says

    OMG you are such a fun group of gals, can I hang out with you? Can I ? Pleeeeeaaaaase. Yep, hanging with girlfriends is the BEST and you are the best roomie!!!!


  2. says

    How fun! Did you meet each other through blogging? I have recently discovered Blogland. Rather late, I see considering the hundreds of women who are already here and thriving with stories of all kinds. Going on a road trip this weekend, to pamper my cousin (new mom). Enjoy reading about your adoption plans. Wonderful news. Have a great weekend.

  3. says

    Experiencing Blissdom vicariously through your blog posts. It was not in HIS plan that I attend this year but next year girl friend for sure!

    PS I received a package in the mail today from TLC. :)


  4. says

    thought i’d give you a laugh. got a new golden retriever yesterday and named her layla. love the name. its a compliment really it is. she’s little, blonde, too cute. pop over and see her pic on vintage-tickled-pink

  5. says

    I am new to blogging and have followed your blog for about a year. Blissdom is a mere 20 minutes from where I live so maybe I can join the fun once I’ve been doing this for awhile.

    Have fun and I love your blog….

  6. says

    Hey sweet girl! Looks like you’re having a blast…I am SO coming to Blissdom next year! :) Good thing I didn’t come this year though…the flu stinks!
    Can’t wait to see more pics…I LOVE that hotel…stayed there for a retreat one year…awesome! (does it look a lot different since it flooded and they re-did it?)
    Have fun for me too!
    Love ya

  7. says

    i need a girls road trip so badly! what fun!
    p.s. thank you so much for linking to my blog in your blogroll. what an honor!

  8. Danielle says

    Wow! I am totally loving your blog. You are beyond inspirational. I was reading your post about adoption, my parents are actually serving a church mission in Ethiopia right now. They have been there for the past 18 months and I have heard many stories about the children there. Best of luck with moving forward with the adoption, there are so many deserving children there who need a wonderful home like yours!

  9. says

    Woohoo!!!! This is one Ozark Farm Chick who loves a great roadtrip! Heck, I kiss anything that’ll get me off the Missouri Ponderosa and away from the wild~eyed cattle. I do need to get out more…ya think????

    I just popped over from PW’s and am so glad I did. Girl ya got one beautiful blog here!!! :o)

    You sweet little cuties have a great trip, a blast at the conference and a wonderfully blessed day straight from the beautiful hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

  10. says

    oh my good gracious, layla!!! i just found your site from pw’s & WHOA. i am sooooo inspired! you have A GIFT, my friend! we’re hoping in the next several months to be moving out of the city to an old, OLD house that needs major renos on a teensy (i mean TEENSY) budget, so i’m so excited to get ideas from you! also, i love that you & your hubs are determined to design a life that you love! i totally get that. we’re in the process of that, too & it’s like a breath of fresh air to read your words & think – we’re not alone!
    can’t wait to be back & read more!


  11. says

    Love the way you’ve redecorated your house. It’s gorgeous.
    As a mom of two children adopted as older kids [a 13 year old daughter from Russia and a 10 year old son from Kazakhstan] I applaud your decision to adopt an older child. Less than 5% of all adopted children are over the age of two. Reach out to other parents who have adopted from Ethiopia. I bet there is a Yahoo group for parents who have adopted from there. Also, read lots of blogs by parents who have BTDT specifically from Ethiopia. Most of all, be flexible. International adoption is filled with ups and downs, and it may take a year or more to get your child home. You may change agencies or countries before it’s all over. I have on my blog some Pages devoted to adoption info. which may be helpful [like here: http://deescribbler.typepad.com/my_weblog/thinking-about-adopting-resource-tips.html

    Good luck and God Bless! Can’t wait to read more about your journey.

  12. Ally says

    I LOVE Nashville! What an awesome place to be! Its sooo alive! Have a blast! Can’t wait to read about all you adventures there!

  13. says

    that looks like a really fun ride! i wish i was in the other seat!
    actually….i get car sick so i would have to be in the front seat.
    but you know what i mean.