Thursday, August 25, 2016

One year.

Today marks one year since my dad suddenly passed away. 
I thought I would share this story for the anniversary.

I just recently went to Nashville with my friend to celebrate her upcoming birthday. 
One of the tours we went on was the RCA studio b tour. If you are a music lover this is an awesome tour. I grew up in a radio family so this was right up my alley. We heard some cool behind the scenes stories of Dolly Parton, The Everly brothers etc. I was getting a little emotional already because it was something my dad would've liked. I almost felt him beside me telling me interesting facts that the tour guide probably didn't even know. 

The tour guide took us back to the recording studio and started telling us stories of Elvis Presley. One interesting thing was how he liked the lighting while he recorded. He liked to feel the music. So while recording "Are you lonesome tonight" it was pitch black {picture above}. 

While the lights were still off he started to talk about his love of gospel music. Elvis loved to rehearse with gospel music. He was nominated for 18 Grammys but only won three Grammys all for his gospel records. The tour guide then proceeded to play us one of the records. I felt the moment before it happened. Something was coming.
"How great thou art" started blaring from the overhead speakers. I completely lost it at the point. In the dark with a bunch of strangers. 
Some of you may not know. How great thou art was my dads favorite gospel song. In the hospital when we had to shut the machines off that we're keeping him alive. We all gathered around his bed and sang that song one last time for him.

I couldn't believe out of all of the songs they played that one and right in time for the one year anniversary. It was an incredible and emotional moment during my trip that I will never forget. 

I love you daddy! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Home Tour Part 2

Since the movers are coming tomorrow to pack up our stuff for yet another move. I realized I never did the tour of the rest of the house. There are obviously still some pieces that are still on my to do list. Here is a little something to tide you over. Also in the meantime follow me on instagram @ashley.reed to follow us along on our journey to Georgia!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Conversations with a seven year old

Riley: I think I want to live alone 

Mommy: You never want to get married ? Why not ? 

Riley: Because it's boring 

Mommy: Boring ? Is that what it seems like it 

Riley: It's like sitting in a Dr's office for a long time 
It's just boring.

.....later that day

Riley: Why do you have to share a counter with daddy 

Mommy: Because we're married.
Is that why you don't want to get married because you have to share

Riley: Yeah 

Mommy: Do daddy's feet stink ?

Riley: {Smells feet} They smell like a vacuum cleaner with rotten eggs in it.

Mommy: Did your grandma call us or did you call her?

Riley: I don't know I'm not an expert in phones 

Daddy:Help me with this creed

::Reads the fiddlers green:: 
Mommy: This is a little depressing 

Daddy: Not for a soldier

Riley: I didn't understand one bit 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Family Pictures 2016

I know we just took family pictures last summer in Nashville but we had to do it again. I don't know if you know this but babies grow fast. They are like completely different people now. There's so much personality and sassiness. Not to mention the cuteness!
We found our lovely photographer on IG @sunnyjunebug and had a blast. 
Here are just a few of our favorites

All Photos by Sunny of