. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Dear Lauren,

November 13, 2012

Dear Lauren,

I've been wanting a floral infinity scarf and finally found some fabric this weekend and made one!  
Now if only I could find a fabric with elephants on it.

shirt: old navy (similar)   jeans: kohls   boots: dsw (similar)  scarf: DIY

It always takes me a few days to get used to my new hair, but I think I am starting to like the darker color.
Unfortunately this wind makes it look like a slight mess.


I can't even wait to see you on Thursday.  Over three months is far too long. 

The other day you sent me this picture with this text: 

"Just getting Lena a snack and turn around and this is what I find.  
Travis why are you naked?
 'It seemed like a good idea.'"


and I honestly have looked at it and laughed about it everyday since. 

(Travis - I know that seeing this picture now will make you laugh and only think more highly off yourself.  Agreed.  But by the time it doesn't, I promise I'll take it down!)

I can't wait to give you these shoes that I found at Target for $4.50.  Now you, me and Lauren-in-law will be matching. 


Last week you told me that you told one of your clients about what I am going through during this infertility journey and how it has made me a more beautiful person, and you said you were able to use my story to encourage someone else. 

Thank you for saying that.  For reminding me that God is using me.  For reminding me that He will continue to use this struggle to grow me and others too.  

and for reminding me how blessed I am to have a sister who loves me, prayers for and encourages me. 


I love you Lauren and have the biggest hug waiting for you, Travis and Lena Thursday afternoon! 

Love, 

50 comments:

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Is a blessing to know that while we both g through similar pain with similar stories, our stories can help others also :) It reminds me that God has a purpose for everything that happens and everything we go through here on earth, you're a blessing to me!! && I'm thankful for you!
Have a wonderful time with your sister!!!!
XO

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a cute scarf. I bought you a little something that I can't wait for it to get here so I can send it to you. Just more proof why we were meant to be friends. ;) just wait. I love what your sister said! ;)

Christina @My Life, Laughs, and Love said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

precious :) so happy you get to see them so so so soon! What a special time of year this is - makes you truly appreciate family // friends and how special they are.

and I think brunettes have more fun ;) lookin' good!

Kirsten Wiemer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

ok, first love this scarf and the dark hair looks great!
second, dying over that picture.
and you are such a wonderful person.


K

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a sweet post! Your hair looks quite low-maintenance. Is it? I think I need a haircut.

Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love you new hair. and that picture of the baby butt- you are right maybe he will appreciate it. You are so lucky to have such a sweet person who thinks of you and cares for you!

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This post made me smile. You are a beautiful person.

The butt picture made me laugh out loud. Seemed like a good idea, haha. SO funny!

Love your hair darker!

Montana said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE your hair!!
and that scarf!
You really are a beautiful person, so glad you are able to share your story in such a beautiful way.

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you are such an amazing person - inside AND out. love this post! God is TOTALLY using you for His glory!

Michelle said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

$4.50 shoes!! rock on :)

Amanda Raborn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE your outfit! So impressed you made that scarf... you are so crafty! Oh, and last but not least... Why are babies little booties so dang cute??

Amanda
It's an Easy Life

Lily Marek said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your scarf is so cute, thats awesome you made it!

diary of this girl - megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

your scarf turned out great! if you find elephant fabric, i am mailing you $$ to make one for me :) and i love your hair darker! perfect for fall!!!

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your darker hair!! Your scarf is perfect. I think I need to hire you to make me one sometime!

Have fun with your sister Thursday :)

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your outfit Katie - so cute & casual and I'm so jealous of your sewing skills :) And what awesome Target finds! Travis is too funny!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Lauren Shaw said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a sweet letter. And Travis' booty is too cute NOT to share, I love you!

Ash said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Very sweet post! It made me miss my sisters (more than usual :). And I love that scarf!

Mommas Sunshine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I like your outfit. The scarf is nice!
Precious little one!

Hailey said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I just love infinity scarves and those shoes are too cute! I think I need to drop by one of our targets and see what I can find. :) Thanks!
Hailey @ Love, Laughter and Lipstick

anna lizbeth said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

loving the scarf! i have a similar outfit this week :) xo annalizbeth

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a cute scarf! Nice job! And I love those Target flats :)

Annie L said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your infinity scarf is adorable...can't believe it's DIY
xo Annie
newenglandromance.blogspot.com

Kelly Ann said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that scarf and the shoes are too cute!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes
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Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the scarf, great job! Travis is too cute. :) Gotta love those little booty pictures, he'll be happy to have those when he's a teenager.

Lily said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is so nice! Someone reminded me the other day that everything we say and everything we do can be judged by anybody so we should try our best to be a great testimony. You definitely remind me of that because even though you're struggling, God is turning your mess into a message and your test into a testimony:)

XoXo

Alyssa @ Sugar, Spice, and a Dash of Advice said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your darker hair!! Great Target find too with the shoes. Can't beat that price!! :)

sepatuholic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great DIY.... again with Target items post? I really miss Target as we dont have it here in Bali, Target is within my budget! <3

http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com/

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the darker hair on you, I think it looks great! That is wonderful that your story was able to help someone else.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

winetastegirl.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You did an amazing job with your scarf girl. Fabulous! Thanks so much for stopping by and for commenting on my post today:)
www.winetastegirl.com

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a sweet post Katie! And seriously, those shoes are from Target?! I want a pair!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This outfit looks so cozy! Your nephew is the cutest most hilarious boy ever... I bet you're so excited to see your sister and her family tomorrow! How fun!

Katie {katie lately} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you are beautiful, Katie. Truly!!

Zhanna Frid said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your hair looks so pretty dark!! Love the scarf and I laughed so hard that he thought it was a good idea!
XO,
Zhanna
www.lifeandbows.com

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love your outfit & those shoes you found at target for $4.50! What a great find!


xo

Chioma said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love this look! especially that scarf :)

Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love, love, love that scarf, and those shoes are so cute.

melody-mae said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love the DIY scarf and am swooning over the shoes and our target doesn't have them. oh boo.

Jen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Just so you know, you've been in my thoughts and prayers constantly.

christina said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love targets shoes and i love them even more when they are on sale!

kids, you can't turn your back longer than a second :)

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am really digging the darker hair. I wish I could go dark...did it once and I looked like death! That pic of Travis cracked me up. He is going to KILL you one day! And holla for Tar-jay!!! Thanks for linking up!! xoxo

Nicole @ The Style Hatch said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a sweet post! Target shoes on sale are always a good thing!

Lucie Srbová said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I really love your shirt and scarf!

Kisses!

preethi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVE the scarf with the button down. You look adorable as always!

preethi
lace, etc.

Whitney said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is such a sweet post, your sister is lucky to have such a sweet sister! And that picture....how hilarious!

Kacie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the Travis story! Too funny! lol. Cute DIY scarf!

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www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

CC said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your scarf and your outfit. :) Your nephew is too funny for words and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

Alisa Marie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I just blogged about that EXACT outfit last week, mostly my everyday wear on the weekends! I just bought those shoes for $4.50 from target too - love that place!

Katie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

hey girl! Came over from the link up and can't find your craft/recipe/pinterest outfit with our link up anywhere..am I missing it? If so, would you update the link!? Thank you so much :)

Katie

Holly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

$4.50 shoes?! Shut the front door!!! What a nice friend you are picking up a pair for Lauren!!

My Froley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

kids are SO funny !! my daughter is also obsessed with being naked !

currently holding a giveaway over at my blog
http://myfroley.blogspot.com