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Family, Life Love, #elliottgrahamAnaleisa LathamComment

I could totally start this post by (once again) going on and on about how I've been a horrible blogger - cause I totally have been a horrible blogger. But nobody wants to listen to that, and it will likely happen again so we'll just skip that part and get right to the good stuff. 

On August 7, 2016 we welcomed our first child into the world, a beautiful baby boy. 

Our first family photo! 

Our first family photo! 

We named him Elliott Graham, after absolutely no one. We liked the name Elliott, and we liked the name Graham, and they sounded like they fit together well so we went with it!

He was 20 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces - half of which, I'm convinced, was contained in his full head of thick dark hair!  

No, this wasn't photoshopped. He actually arrived with that much hair and got a mohawk after his very first bath!

No, this wasn't photoshopped. He actually arrived with that much hair and got a mohawk after his very first bath!

We are totally in love with this little miracle, and I feel like we are adjusting well to this new adventure of parenting.

I'll be oversharing photos of him in the coming days so just be ready for the deluge.  

This is the gospel

LearningAnaleisa LathamComment

I've been using the She Reads Truth App and really enjoying it lately. Right now I'm doing the Genesis study, and today's reading was on the Tower of Babel. 

The people thought they could build a tower up to God. Their pride got in the way. And we aren't any different.

We want to plan our own ways and think we can get all the glory. 

"Let me control the day."
 "Let me hear the praise."
 "Let me dethrone you, God, so I can enthrone myself." 

But that's just not how it works. Yet why are we always surprised when things don't work the way we planned - the way WE think is best?

"In HIs kindness, God divorces us from our desire to separate from Him and marries our sin to the unity of grace. This is the gospel."  

Anniversary #3 - 2015

Life Love, FamilyAnaleisa LathamComment

This weekend we celebrated our 3rd anniversary with a trip to Kiawah Island and a stay at The Sanctuary.   

We headed down Friday morning with a quick stop in Charleston for lunch at Hominy Grill (yum!) and some shopping on King Street.

Then on to the Island for 36 hours of absolutely nothing. 

Our room was incredible with the most gorgeous view of the ocean.  

It was a bit chilly so we spent most of our time relaxing insidee and, of course, a little shopping at Freshfields.  

Saturday night we had dinner at The Ocean Room - hands down the best steak I've ever had and just an overall great dining experience. 

While as with any mini getaway, it wasn't quite long enough, I'm thankful for the time we had.

Plus, there's really no better company either.