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A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

A picture is worth a thousand words. Ain’t that the truth?!?! There are so many times I will flip through my photo albums or scroll through my Facebook pictures from many moons ago and smile when I remember what was going on when the picture was taken. Elle had a brilliant idea for her link up today to share some of those memories. Do you follow Elle? The girl knows her beauty products and she is just so sweet!! You can read about the link up here.

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This first picture is very special to me, probably my favorite to date. It was taken at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia. This was right after Chris had started talking about how special Stone Mountain is to him. About how is family had been coming there for years to visit and how he knew mine loved to go there too. Then he started talking about setting things in stone and he said speaking of stones…..and pulled out an engagement ring and proposed to me!!!!


This looks like a sweet wedding picture, right? Well it is, but do you want to know the real reason we are laughing? We had to get in the car to change locations and I decided to check the score of the Alabama vs Texas A&M game and realized we were losing. We got out of the car and told our photographer friends to hurry up, we had a game to catch!


We had Adam take a picture of Chris’s 350Z on our wedding day because it was so pretty sitting there by the water. A month later, we traded this car in for his G37. I will never forget the day that this pretty blue car pulled in to the parking deck at 660 in Atlanta and Chris stepped out of his car and I saw him for the first time in person. That was the first day of the rest of my life.


This picture of Laura and I was taken at World of Beer when we were watching the Alabama game. If you look closely, you will see Laura wearing Auburn’s colors. We may not agree on which football team we want to win, but we can still watch a game together and be friends!! I am surprised my Houndstooth necklace didn’t burn her skin 🙂 


Chris and I are actually sitting on a Christmas parade float in this picture. Chris was responsible for mixing the Christmas music that would play when the Frozen girls weren’t singing Let it Go on our float. What you don’t know is that Chris agonized over this project for weeks. People he worked with kept changing their mind about what they wanted and he had to listen to Let it Go about 500 times in the span of a few weeks. We still haven’t sat down to watch Frozen because he simply can’t handle hearing Let it Go anymore.

Dog Outtakes

Getting these two to pose for a picture is damn near impossible. Just a sampling of their outtakes.


My blog picture was actually taken at Birmingham Botanical Gardens by Laura. Her and I were there to do a photo shoot for a book that we are being featured in and we decided to take some pictures around the gardens for our blogs. No shame in our double dipping game!

Interview Outfit

This might look like just another outfit shot but actually, this was the day that I interviewed for my current job. I had taken a picture of my outfit and texted it to my mom for approval. I got the job, so I guess I did alright!

Nadine and Tracy

Right before my sister and I took this picture, my mom was getting ready to leave and she said “Wait, we have to selfie!!!” My sister and I could NOT stop laughing. It was just so funny to hear her say selfie.

Throw Back Memory

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If you didn’t know anything about this picture, it just looks like my sister, dad and I are outside playing in the rain. And well, we were. But this picture was taken in front of my grandmother’s house on the day of her funeral. I remember sitting inside looking out the window with my sister. We were so sad and my dad came in the room and said, hey….why don’t we go outside and dance in the rain! No shoes allowed! It was the first time we had smiled all week.

I was only 15 at the time, but I just remember it feeling so symbolic to me. Anytime there was a thunder storm when I was younger, my grandmother used to say that it was just people in heaven bowling. If there was lightening, she would say that someone got a strike! Every time it rains, I think about this picture. I think about how freeing it was to just be outside in the rain. And anytime I hear thunder, I like to think that my Grandma Jerry is up there bowling with my Grandpa Carl and having a great time.

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  • Reply Jessica September 22, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Your wedding pics are amazing, those leaves!! And I LOVE that picture of you guys dancing in the rain, so sweet! When I was younger, my great uncle took me dancing in the rain at my grandparents’ house and I’ll always remember it!

  • Reply Heather H September 22, 2015 at 9:21 am

    This is such a great link up! I love the pictures you chose and it sounds like they all have some very special memories for you 🙂

  • Reply Julia @ Grace Makes New September 22, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Awww I love all of the stories behind the pictures, what a great idea!! Love the story behind the wedding picture, too funny!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine September 22, 2015 at 9:30 am

    This is beautiful, funny and touching Nadine!! The memory of dancing in the rain on the day of your grandmas funeral gave me chills!! And the part about your houndstooth necklace burning Laura’s skin is so funny as I love good football rivalries! Plus you two are so cute!! Your wedding day looked beautiful too!! Very cool post!!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo September 22, 2015 at 9:31 am

    The rain picture is so beautiful… just the meaning of it & enjoying LIFE in such a hard time. That’s what its about!

  • Reply Amanda September 22, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Oh my goodness… that last one… absolutely precious. 🙂

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista September 22, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Love the story behind your engagement – so sweet! And that rain picture is just too awesome <3

    Green Fashionista

  • Reply LAURA September 22, 2015 at 9:41 am

    That last picture and the story behind it almost brought me to tears! People say all the time to just put up the camera and enjoy the moment, but I like to say with a picture I can enjoy these moments forever. I’m also surprised that your houndstooth elephant necklace didn’t burn me!!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky September 22, 2015 at 9:44 am

    i love this!! i esp love the pic of you guys dancing in the rain, NO SHOES!!!

  • Reply Nicki Lewis September 22, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Great pics!! Love hearing the stories behind them

  • Reply Jenn @ Optimization Actually September 22, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Such a fun idea! Love hearing your stories. And your interview outfit was on point!

  • Reply Laura @ Life with Lolo September 22, 2015 at 10:54 am

    That is such a special story about playing in the rain that day and the link back to your grandmother. That is one of those memories you’ll truly have forever. This was such a fun link up! I wish I would have known about it!

  • Reply Tania // Run to Radiance September 22, 2015 at 11:06 am

    What a fun post! I loved hearing all the stories. And stone mountain, aww. That was sneaky of him, to set things in stones. 😛

  • Reply Mattie September 22, 2015 at 11:46 am

    You chose some awesome pictures with great stories! The ones about Chris and the one about your grandma got me all emotional. I loved reading this! I definitely want to link up the next time Elle does this!

  • Reply Kate September 22, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    I’ll have to look through some photos and remember the moment they were taken!

    Love the story behind your engagement picture 🙂

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer September 22, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    What a fun idea! Your wedding pictures could NOT be more gorgeous. Seriously what an amazing background! I love this prompt so much! And that last picture made me tear up. It’s so beautiful and the story behind the picture blew me away! When my grandfather passed away, it rained right at the time of his graveside service. It was just a popup shower but we knew it was from him because my grandma has always complained about it raining at the worst times! It was like he got one more over on her. 😉

  • Reply Kelli September 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I love the wedding picture, you can’t beat real smiles!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston September 22, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Love all the stories behind these photos, especially the engagement one!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply kristen September 22, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    awww i love that you all danced in the rain. so sweet to get a photo of that memory! and how cute is your proposal story!

  • Reply Katie MacDonald September 22, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Love this…the photo and story of your grandmother made me cry. What a special memory.

  • Reply Kerry September 22, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Forever a football girl! Haha! What a great reminder that your Grandmother is always with you.

  • Reply alyssa September 22, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    What a great post. I loved reading all these stories and seeing your memories of them captured forever. That last one though… <3 <3

  • Reply Heather @ My Little HEA September 22, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I am absolutely loving these behind the pic stories! The car looks gorgeous in front of the water and I don’t think I’ve actually read your love story, I need to get on that!!

  • Reply Katie @Runningwithwine September 23, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    These stories are so cute Nadine!! I love the story about stone mountain. Do you have a whole post about that day? If you do please direct me in that direction and if not I’m requesting one!

  • Reply Teh Megan September 25, 2015 at 9:21 am

    This is such a fun idea! Might have to steal since I’m always too late for the linkup, lol.

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