Thursday, April 09, 2009

My Bestees and Hilary's Home Tour

I was much in need of a mini-vacation and time with my best friends down south. Erin and Kim time is bitter sweet. When us girls are together it is non-stop fun, talking, and laughing. Never ever running out of things to talk about. We connect on every single level I can think of. They really seem to get me! Mostly because I think God knit our friendship that way, partly because we have known one another since our college days (where we used to spend every waking moment together in the dorms). We attended a very small private Christian college forming strong bonds of friendship rooted in the truths of God's word. We have been through many tears, heartaches, and life's tougher moments together. Needless to say, it's made our friendships stronger and lasting. I've known there husbands since our college days too and there children since there births. They have encouraged me on my toughest days and continually just because they love me. I often feel like a better person just by being around them. Which is why, when the day to part ways and say are goodbyes, is so hard. When I get home I know my life is missing them in it. We used to daydream together about all of us living on the same street when we were older. I still long for that. Never will I not!!! Until then I will cherish them no matter how many miles keep us apart.

This is my friend Hilary. Hilary introduced me to her cousin Newt (funny name, I know) a few years ago. We started dating which then led to a relationship. Although, we didn't stay together, I am really thankful we dated. In my previous relationship I ended up getting my heart very broken, and I just was not treated the way you always dream of growing up. I was not cherished or honored. On the other hand, Newt did treat me very well and I definitely felt cherished. He was raised that way and he comes from an amazing family. His family is huge, full of cousins and tons of extended family and they all love each other and the Lord. Most of all they just loved me and I loved them. I loved every moment I spent with them. When we broke up, I felt like I was breaking up with his entire family. It was hard on me but you know, somehow you get through it. I really think the Lord put him in my life to help heal my heart and past hurts I had. I am grateful Hilary set us up and I am so thankful to have Hilary in my life since she is an extension and example of all of them. She is so generous and hospitable and that is how everyone in her family is. Another cool thing about Hilary is her taste. She has the most beautiful home which I want to show you and NO, my pictures DO NOT EVEN BEGIN TO DO IT JUSTICE!

Let's start with the kitchen

the stove is too die for! hilary would kill me if she knew i was showing her kitchen before she had time to clean the breakfast mess!

pretty cabinet
pretty cake plates
ugly camera flash

dining room

where I get my silhouette inspiration

leading up to the staircase

living room armoire

more of the living room

where her 3 boys sleep
they just put in new built in cabinets that were getting painted the next day

it's like a nautical haven
you know boys never make their beds

aren't the built in bunk beds nostalgic?

the children's bathroom
i forgot to capture her daughters room
it's dreamy and girly
hilary and davie's room
these pictures look so much better in real life

it's gorgeous!


Kirra Sue Sutton said...

Jamie I loved this post! Love that you and Erin and Kim got your time together! So sweet! And seriously- this house? Are you kidding. Unreal. Does she live on that street with all the other family members? I got to walk through the Grandma's house? The one with the Tiffany's room...loved it!

Jamie said...

Kirra- I wish we could go to Hils' house together, you would go nuts! She doesn't live on Wimer drive (the amazing culdasack I Love), she lives in the canyon where Master's is. But her husband grew up on that street so his parents have a house there. I love there Grandmas house too! You would love Hilary and Davie's parents house. It's kinda like your walking into a fairy tale.

The Schmidts said...

Wow, that house really is amazing. What is even more amazing is that it looks that good and she has THREE boys! They must be well trained. -Rhiannon

Cherie Baker Vann said...

oh that hilary... HAHAHHAHHAHAHA those pics are gorgeous!

Linda Z said...

Such sweet thoughts about your friends! :)

jorden9879 said...

How fun to be with Kim and Erin and the kids! What a gift from God. That house was really neat. Thanks for posting those pictures.

Chris Kim Kinsley Cooper said...

Jamie, I loved this post!!! I loved what you wrote on it. I hope you had a fantastic birthday. I thought of you all day and wish I could have taken you to dinner (with no children :)). I love you more than you will ever know!

Ken said...

Hey Jamie! I missed saying Happy birthday to you becasue I was gone all that week, but I thought of you and Carrie and hoped you were having a great day. I also wanted to tell you that I don't know Hilary, but we go to church with Davie's brother Andy and his family. The Muxlow's are really an amazing family. Isn't it such a small world??? I hope you are well. Love you!

Jamie said...

Kristin- It is so good to hear from you!!! I love that you go to church with Andy and Becky. They are such an amazing family, with such cute kids! I have been to your church before! It's solid and I loved it! I love that you guys go there, that is so cool! You guys don't live in Kingsburg though, Right?? I think your in Lemoore?? I love you! If you come here this summer, I want to see you all!