introducing josh & the joy of red TOMS

i ran over to athens earlier this week to take savannah a little
“congrats on your new sorority” gift, also know as red TOMS.
move in day was totally hectic & the girls hadn’t finished decorating their dorm
i had reason #2 for a visit.
of course as soon as i got there i realized i had left my wide angle lens at home,
hence the choppy photos.

Β savannah & i have talked a few times
about how fortunate and blessed she is
to start off her college life on such a good foot.
she is seeking out others that love the Lord
& finding so many on the same page as she.
her roommate Mckinley is a major answer to prayer.
they have such a great connection already
& seem as if they’ve known each other for years.
she wasn’t able to visit with us that day…
she had classes.
imagine that.
i also got to meet josh.
josh is trevor’s roommate.
i’ve heard big things about josh~
“josh is so cute”
“josh is charming”
“josh is such a great guy”
(sources will go unnamed)
he was indeed!
these four are going to be life long friends.
they already seem like a hilarious sitcom.
to all the moms & dads out there
who’ve raised the Josh’s and the Trevor’s and the Mckinley’s…
what an honor & blessing it is to see such great young adults
who i’m certainΒ 
bless those that they are around
encourage each other
will change their world.
i can’t wait to watch it happen!
August 26, 2011 - 11:43 am

Kat - You know how I love a pair of red TOMS!! What a fun gift. I love reading about SMK's college experience, I am so excited for her. You have a raised a great girl so it is only fitting that she be surrounded by great friends!

August 26, 2011 - 1:09 pm

The Avery House - Brings back such great memories! I am so glad she is starting off on such a great foot. It makes all the difference! Enjoy these years Miss Savannah! They are gonna be some of the best in your life!

August 26, 2011 - 1:21 pm

sle - So glad you are feeling better! Savannah's room looks like she has lived there for a least a year. They've done a great job. The right roommate is so important! When my daughter went to college her original roommate decided to go to a smaller private college at the last minute so she was left scrambling to find someone to whom she had a connection to avoid potluck. Turns out a friend of a friend was admitted off the wait list and needed a roommate. It was a match made in heaven. Really, it was a match made by the Lord. They spent four years together. They moved from the dorm to the sorority house to a real house and are best friends. I wish that same experience for your sweet girl. Have a great weekend.

August 26, 2011 - 1:43 pm

Jboo - Oh sweet! Hmmm – red is our state color (not kidding) so I will definitely be checking out the red Toms!

So wonderful to hear that all is going so well! Savannah's room is adorable — as are those two cuties she is posing with in that pic.

Hope you have a great weekend!


August 26, 2011 - 1:48 pm

just call me jo - What adorable young people! You are blessed. I know nothing about Toms but I will check 'em out. Who doesn't love red shoes?

August 26, 2011 - 2:08 pm

Debby - I love her gift. So nice that you can just hop on over to see her. My daughter was just a couple hours away her first year of college. If one of us had a bad day, we could met and return home in just hours. I miss that now.
Love her room and her friends.

August 26, 2011 - 2:38 pm

smk - i just told josh about his shoutout, he is going to be beyond excited!
thanks so much for my toms. i'm wearing them as we speak and missing you so much.
love you mom!

August 26, 2011 - 2:49 pm

3 Peanuts - Okay, how adorable is that message that Savannah just left on this post. I had no idea that trevor and S were at the same school. Not sue why but I thought he went somewhere else. I am sure these 4 are going to have a BLAST! you will update us from time to time on all their adventures, won't you????

You are lucky that S is close to home and also thats he welcomes you to come visit occasionally. I am sure that is not always the case:)


P.S. their room is ADORABLE!!!!

August 26, 2011 - 2:57 pm

Alecia - YAY!!! I love that she's making such great connections already. God is good…I'm excited for Trevor too…it's great for them to both have such good friends.
That has to be the cutest dorm room I've EVER seen! Great job ladies πŸ™‚ It looks like the room everyone will want to hang out it.

Blessings Savannah…I pray the Lord continues to bring a strong support system of other believers that you can grow & learn with. I pray you'll be a BRIGHT light on the campus and that God will use you in a mighty way to reach your peers.

August 26, 2011 - 3:11 pm

Katie - They probably have the cutest dorm room I've ever seen!

August 26, 2011 - 3:38 pm

Kelli - There room is so adorable and collegey…I love it. And to the mom and dad of Savannah… ditto πŸ™‚

August 26, 2011 - 3:51 pm

Dawn - How blessed you are to be able to drive over to see Savannah…and really, I have NEVER seen a cuter dorm room πŸ™‚ Powell's good friend just pledged Alpha Chi Omega at WSU and she was thrilled, in fact Powell is going to a “date dash” with her tonight!

August 26, 2011 - 8:44 pm

Simone - So glad you had such a great visit πŸ™‚

Her room is SO lovely, full of cute things, wish I'd had one like that πŸ™‚ X

August 26, 2011 - 9:00 pm

Kerri - I love reading about Savannah's college adventures! And I love that she just left you a sweet post! You are amazing mom and an inspiring woman and I thank you for that!

August 26, 2011 - 9:49 pm

ko - Would love to know about your bible? What it's called and where to buy. You mentioned it's by day or month? That's wonderful.

August 26, 2011 - 10:13 pm

Privet and Holly - Those shoes
are almost
as sweet as
your heart….
xx Suzanne

August 26, 2011 - 10:27 pm

LLH Designs - Their room is so dang cute! Love the twinkly little lights…so happy! Are all dorm rooms this cute these days?

You're such a fun mom! And your Savannah is a very blessed girl!


August 27, 2011 - 12:36 pm

Love Being A Nonny - Any reason to go see your girl……I see more Toms in her future!:)

August 27, 2011 - 2:36 pm

Rachel - Oh my goodness, her dorm room is CUTE! Makes me want to go back to my college years. I loved dorm life πŸ™‚

August 27, 2011 - 6:54 pm

LuLu & Co. - What a fabulous look inside her dorm room!!!! Its just fantastic!!!! What a true blessing she is finding her way with such a wonderful support of great friends! I was thrilled to see that Trevor is also at her same school! Now that is a blessing!!

August 27, 2011 - 8:39 pm

melissa - Savannah's dorm room is just darling .. And love those Toms! Have you seen the b&w houndstooth??!

August 27, 2011 - 9:47 pm

Between You and Me - yay!!!! some of my dearest friends came out of my days spent at UGA….two of them are still living in Athens, so imagine how awesome it is to do life with them again 15 years later….with husbands and kids. πŸ™‚

life is good…these will be some remarkable days for her in the next 4 years!

August 28, 2011 - 2:13 am

Ruth Grigson - Love the Toms shoes. The founder is speaking at our church this weekend, so excited to be inspired by Blake. My 5 year old just purchased her first pair of Toms for her first day of kindergarten. Pink sparkly ones of course. She liked mine, and so I told her about the one for one campaign. It was one of my proudest moments as a mom when she said she wanted to use her own money to buy a pair so that another child could have a pair of shoes.

August 28, 2011 - 5:17 pm

Jodi - I am so glad that Savannah is having a great time! Her room looks so homey and cute; I love it! AND…I LOVE the red toms!!!

You are a GREAT Mom!!! πŸ™‚

Take care!

August 28, 2011 - 10:10 pm

Debra - Love her Toms! Her room looks so great – but I expected as much. πŸ™‚ Finding the right roommate is such a blessing- they will probably be friends forever. Looks like she is having fun. I agree about Josh. πŸ™‚

August 29, 2011 - 3:27 am

Evan - My first year at UGA was one of the best years of my life! Savannah will have an awesome time!