Tuesday, March 13, 2012

trying to unpack an amazing event....

the girls are getting ready this morning to head back to school.
i have no idea what they're gonna wear because i'm certain
all of our clothes are in a pile waiting on me in my laundry room.

yesterday was a holiday for them
& today is back to reality.

i'll be honest ya'll, i hope we'll still be friends
& ya'll will stick around with me because it's gonna
take me a few posts 
or atleast a few days
to unpack what occured in my little world this past weekend.
(& because i captured the entire weekend on my iphone
not my wonderful camera...so i apologize in advance for any blurry shots!)

my friend sibi...
i'm having a hard time coming up with words for how much i love & respect this woman.
so that'll be one post.
that edie?
ya'll. she's the real deal.
if i could pick only 3 blogs to read, actually 2 blogs,
she'd be on that list...& has been.
that'll be another post.

the powerful stories of jane & sarah blew me away.
the worship was beautiful.
the stories of the women i met,
& the online friends that i'm now real life friends with
were amazing.
the list goes on.

since talking about shopping doesn't require much mental effort
i'll start with that!
we headed out early friday morning & drove to Franklin Tennessee.
i've wanted to visit Franklin for years.
i lived in Nashville as a little girl, but since that was 428 years ago,
i don't remember much.

the music city is home to many famous musicians
& so is the charming town of Franklin.
we were on the look out for Keith Urban & Taylor Swift
and during lunch, we were certain there were several music talks, things, intereviews
whatever they're called, going on around us.

we didn't have long to shop but found a couple shops that i fell in love with.

could you die?
in the immortal words of sibi, rapture me up right now!

 savannah was out of town & sadly couldn't join us.
we took our sweet abby & warned her that we were kinda boring
& that someone may or may not snore friday night
crammed her in the suburban
& then proceeded to feed her fast food all weekend.
i'm sure she had the time of her life.

the town was so darn cute
& driving by pastures with gorgeous southern homes 
& fields of horses....
i've officially added Franklin to my list of possible future hometowns!

it was priceless to have my girls & my sweet man with me 
this weekend. 

sibi & i have a handful of phone calls planned to catch up
& relive the weekend.
so i promise i'll be back with some details & stories
of how great our God is!!



traci said...

karlie and i went to franklin a couple years ago while in nashville. it is an awesome little town. i didn't want to leave. looks like you all had a wonderful time.

The Avery House said...

Dear Paige,
I am so happy that you had such a wonderful weekend here in my home state and that your weekend was do full of many many blessings. I am also happy that you and Edie finally got to meet. You are right, she is the real deal and I am certain the two of you were cut from the same cloth. I am so sorry I didn't have the chance to meet you in person. It had been a very long week of stomach flu in our house with both girls and I being ill. But I want you to know that I prayed for you and all of you on your weekend. I look forward to hearing all about the many graces you experienced at the Pearl Event II!

Love Being A Nonny said...

Franklin is fabulous! We visited Sunday before heading back to NC! I am working on a post about the weekend....how do you put it in words how FABULOUS you girls are?????

Kelli said...

I look forward to each and every post. I know you all had to have had an amazing time :)

Amanda P said...

We live in Franklin, so seeing it on your blog is so cool! Stop by and see us when you are in town!!! Can't wait to read about the rest of your weekend!

1 Funky Woman said...

Jealous that you were in that shop, wow! Those lights amazing! Looks like you had a beautiful time with your family!


Home: Inside and Out said...

I'm struggling to put it into words myself. Awesome weekend.

Deborah said...

We love Franklin. It's on our list (nearly the top of the list) of possible future hometowns too. Maybe we'll be neighbors one day. Love the traffic circle area of town and lovely shops, especially Lulu's and Shoppes on Main. We made a stop on the way to Pearl Event II and on the way home. Thank you so much Paige for blessing me with your beautiful story. You've always been an inspiration to me and now that I know you were our sweet Jesse's nurse, I love you even more dear friend.

Jennifer said...

IRON GATE! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Need to bring your fashionsta girls back and shop in Green Hills area and Hillsboro Village.

3 Peanuts said...

Shana lives there and I am dying to go visit!!! It looks darling. I am so glad y'all had an awesome weekend. I was thinking of you and knew it would go just as God intended it to. Can't wait to hear all about it.


Love Being A Nonny said...

I did it. I put part one into words!
I made you sound good!!!!! :) You ARE!

amazeingteacher said...

i had tickets to the event, but couldn't go for several reasons. i hope you and sibi and edie get together for another event together:) maybe the pearl event III! so sorry i missed it:(

Heather said...

What fun! Can't wait to hear more about this fabulous event. You look so young and fashionable in these pictures!

Yvonne said...

Franklin, TN looks simply charming. Patsy Clairmont lives there also. She is my all time favorite speaker at the Women of Faith conferences. I hope Pearl Event becomes an annual tradition held in Franklin so that I can attend next year. So sorry that I was unable to attend this year. Looking forward to hearing about all of the details.

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SSM said...

Oh, Paige, so glad that you had a such a great weeekend.

Loved the dress you were wearing in the first picture with Sibi.

It's to bad Savannah couldn't make it.

Love Madison's boots and her glasses make her look like a Rock Star!

Nice to see the girls had each other to keep company.

Looking forward to hearing more about the event.

Do you know if Jennifer from (the former blog) Southern Butter was there?

I really miss her blog! (:

I never had the chance to communicate with her because I didn't have a blog then.

Our children are the same age.

Tiffany said...

oh i longed to be there - circumstances didn't allow for it! I prayed and thought of you sweet ladies most of Saturday!

I feel blessed just reading about it - truly I do! And if I am lucky enough to attend TPE III - i will squeal right along with you and be the one crying the whole time! That's what God's love does to me!


Karena said...

So many amazing images. I can see you all had the best time!!

Adore that console and the chandeliers are amazing!!

Please do come over to visit, I have a New Giveaway I think you will love!

Art by Karena

Debra said...

Glad you had a good weekend! Can't wait to see future posts on your event.

Tennessee is on my list of places to live if we ever moved (fat chance!) and Franklin is darling!

Privet and Holly said...

I think I need a little
Franklin, right this
very minute......!

You had me at the
movie theater. The
houses and shops
were just a bonus : )

Looking forward to
the play by play!

xx Suzanne

Hannah said...

so glad you had an awesome time! i moved to franklin when i was 13 and my parents still live there...so i get to enjoy it several times a year! and that store you loved so much? my fave! i would move back in 2 heartbeats if my husband ever got a job there! :)
happy tuesday!!!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

so fabulous!! can't wait for more.


martha said...

so glad you found your way around for some fun shopping. but next time i TOtally want to tagalong!
Still basking in pearl event...did a post on my blog last pm:
happy laundering.

bb. said...

How fun!! Can't wait to hear more about the weekend, but I do have to chime in and say how much I love Franklin! I was born just outside of Franklin, moved all around, then finally moved back my senior year of high school. Downtown Franklin is amazing!! Did y'all get to go to "What's in Store?" or "The Registry"? Two favorites!! Once hubby's out of the military, I hope to move back!!

susan said...

Paige-Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your story this weekend! I am still trying to process it all. I want to let what I learned change me. I want to bravely embrace the love God has for me and let his Holy Spirit direct me. I don't want it to end up being just another fun weekend with friends. Thanks for listening as I babbled on to you on our way to the restroom!

Your girls are adorable and so patient with everyone making over them. I can just imagine what they must have been thinking!

We ate in Franklin on Saturday night at Puckett's Grocery and hear some FABULOUS music. Love that town!

Have a blessed week!

All Things Cherish said...

Hi! New-ish follower. Isn't Franklin amazing? And isn't Sweet CeCe's the most adorable little shop? We visited in December a few years back and it was decked out in Christmas decor as we're all the storefronts. Truly a beautiful sight and town.

Jodi said...

i am so excited to hear all about it! I just can't imagine how exciting and amazing it was.

I love the shopping trip pictures, you girls are just so cute and what beautiful shops!

take care!

Design with Grace said...

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED meeting you!!! can i say how awesome you are?! so glad you got to get down to dtf (aka downtown franklin) as my boy says :)...yep, it is a great little town to live in, always said i was going to move here! so glad you found sweet cece's...did you find pd's?!

Bobbie said...

Thanks for sending the Noonday bracelet so fast! I just got in the mail. Beautiful!

Jboo said...

Wow! So cool. Can't wait to hear more about the pearl event!


Anonymous said...

When you get a minute -- will you list the names of the shops/restaurants you went? Heading to Franklin for an overnight trip in 2 weeks!

Alecia said...

1- I am in LOVE with that last house...sooo CUTE!

2- The shopping looked amazing!

3- How cute are you?!?!

4- I cannot WAIT to hear all about it!

Lindsey said...

I'm just dying for the next posts. Loving all these pictures though!!

Anonymous said...

Glad you enjoyed Franklin, it really is a great place to shop, eat and just hang out on a nice day. Did you happen to go into Lulu? It is my sister's store and I think you would love it!

Come back soon!


Christan Perona said...

I'm finally getting caught up on some blog reading. I can't WAIT to hear all about your past weekend in future posts.

I love Franklin - and I'm not even southern! :)

Kathie Truitt said...

Whew! Been catching up on your blog. I LOVE that you always wear cowboy boots - you'll just have to come over and see my blog to understand what that means to me! I so wish i could have gone to the Pearl Event. Next year, for sure!