The Meaning of "Grow Through What You Go Through"

We’re back! And this time, we’re talking about what inspired us to make our “Grow Through What You Go Through” card.

It’s one of our most encouraging cards, and provides some comfort to everyone during their most trying times.

From Jess:

A really good friend of mine was having a really difficult time. I tried so hard to be there and help at every turn.

We were talking about growing through the hard times — if you let the hardest seasons of life teach you something, you come out the other side having grown stronger. As hard as it feels when you’re in it, you become a better person once you’re through it.

I really wanted to make this card so that it would be out there in the world for those times when someone needs to hear it.

Plus, I believe that hearing these kinds of things when you are young make the growth easier. It’s important to learn that life won’t always go perfectly — but that the imperfect moments are just as important as the perfect ones.

A Halloween Recap!

Halloween is a big holiday, especially for those with kiddos. We wanted to share with you the way each of us spent our Halloweens in Nashville and Hilton Head.

Read on to hear about trunk or treat, and a hayride that grew out of a natural disaster.

Tell us on Instagram what your favorite part of Halloween was this year!


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This year, we went to a really fun trunk or treat at my daughter’s school the Sunday evening before halloween. There was a bouncy house and slide, along with cotton candy making, art projects, music and lots and lots of trunks with candy! Pretty much a dream for River and Scout.

In Nashville, Halloween night was super rainy so our awesome neighborhood changed the annual big Halloween party to the night before. So, we went to the huge block party (bouncy house, huge potluck, costume contests, music and lots of candy!). Then after the party everyone went trick or treating! It was so fun — TONS of kids and so much happiness!

My guys were a Titans Cheerleader and a UGA Bulldogs fan. Pretty easy peasy, fun costumes!

On Halloween day, I went to my sons class party and helped do face painting. It’s so fun to see all the smiling kids — even thought the sugar highs can get crazy ;)

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The Hilton Head tradition of the Gull Point Hayride started 3 years after Hurricane Matthew. Unfortunately due to the devastation of that storm most neighborhoods cancelled their Trick or Treating because of the debris on the side of all the roads (it wasn’t safe for the kiddos).

We got together with some pals and took matters into our own hands. 

Brian loaded up one of his trailers (he owns a construction company) and the dads in the neighborhood built a Hayride. This quickly became one of our favorite nights of the year! This year, all the dads met at our house the night before to create it (they were super proud of themselves — ha!).


We gather with about 10 other families and take the kids down streets in Sea Pines — it’s such a beautiful place. This year we learned the kids would rather just stay on the trailer and eat their candy rather than knock door to door. Ha!

It is such a fun night with our closest pals, and I love that this tradition grew from a rough situation.