Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Two and a Half Years...

April 27th... Two and a half years into marriage and we could not be more grateful. We love a day to look back and thank the Lord for all He has done and all we have learned. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

March Favorites [2021]

I started this blog at the very end of February this year, and originally, I wanted to document all that had already happened so far in the year, so I made my January Favorites post about our start to the year and New Years trip to Jackson and my February Favorites post about our month of February with the Snow Storm being in the middle. 

I wasn't sure if I would continue for each month this year, but I thought I would add March and we'll go from there... I'll be honest, March wasn't that exciting this year in the Riddick house, but here are a few snapshots of what we were up to...

This Spring, we have found one of our all-time favorite things...coconuts!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Life Lately [4.13.21]

Just a little life lately for the Riddicks... 

Our life lately has mainly consisted of so much joy from some of our best friends visiting this past weekend. Caroline and I have been friends almost 10 years now. We lived together for 3 years in college, and when I say live together, I mean literally in a 10x10 shared room...and we truly loved every minute of it. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Our Easter Weekend

Easter weekend could not have come at a more perfect time for the Riddicks...

Now, this is not my photo, so I can't take credit for it, but we've been looking for a visual to match our hearts recently and this seemed to fit perfectly. On Thursday night, we were saying that our path between us and God feels like a "well-walked field" because of how much we have been in prayer, on our knees, in tears at times, seeking Him, listening for His voice, and just turning to Him when we haven't known where exactly else to turn. Pierce has been pursuing a new job and it's been a 12-week journey that has felt a little more like a rollercoaster than a flat path, but we have seen God bring us closer to Him through it. 

Our prayer going into this weekend was for a lot of peace, a lot of time together, a lot of laughter and healing and just rest after the weariness and exhaustion that we have both been feeling. And the Lord gave exactly that. I think we will probably never forget this weekend and how grateful we are for the answered prayers. And I continue to pray that when, not if, we enter our next weary season, we will look back with grateful and reminiscent hearts knowing that sometimes that well-walked path and closeness to the Lord is worth the journey to get there. 

So...here is our Easter weekend...one focused on healing and rest and a perfect reminder of our Savior's complete and perfect sacrifice on our behalf...one that we wanted to document so we wouldn't forget. ❤️

Cinnamon Roll French Toast


One Easter Morning, we thought it would be so fun to make something fun, different and sweet to celebrate. Cinnamon Rolls came to mind, but as we started looking up recipes, we knew we didn't have all of the ingredients and did not want to head to the store...so, we improvised and came up with French Toast Cinnamon Rolls with things we had on hand, and it's been a tradition ever since!! It is easy and fun and now a birthday breakfast favorite too!