a coffee date.


Want to have a dr.pepper date with me?

Actually I just ran out this morning so you would have to maybe bring one over for me :).


If you came over to hangout, Aiden would start bringing every single dinosaur from his room to you and tell you about each one. Ains would be giggling at our dogs and following Aiden around the room.

I would tell you that everyone that I know with due dates around the same time as me (the baby we lost) is now founding out the gender…and even though I dont want it to sting….it does.

I would tell you that I have been on an inspiration surge lately and cannot wait to share some new things I have been working on artistically.

I would tell you that my kid’s dreams have already become my dreams. I have many friends whose parents have helped their kid’s dreams come true. They helped them build a dream that would sustain and provide for their own families. So incredible, I too have made this a mission for each of our kids. 

I would ask you about you, your life….I would ask how I can bless you?

I would tell you that my marriage the past year has been better than ever. Chris and I have never been in a better place. Still learning, trying to understand each other, still knowing it takes work…. but just closer and happier than we have been ever in our time together.

I would tell you that when I look at Chris and his talents and gifts I beg and plead with God to let him use them for something phenomenal. Chris has so much to offer, it blows my mind.

I would tell you that I want a baby so bad I can hardly stand it. I want a full house of these lovelies.

I would tell you that A Little Artsy is growing and that our fulltime teacher there (DEB)-(although shes MUCH more than a teacher) is an angel from heaven. Along with Danielle and Heather who bless me beyond words.

I would tell you that 2 friends of mine miscarried last week…one it was her first baby and the other was just recovering from a stillborn birth and then miscarried. And that I dont understand it. Yet I do- because we aren’t made for here.

I would tell you that this time of year makes me happy. Boots, hot chocolate, fire going, Christmas music and baby snuggles.

I would tell you that I have some fun things planned for this blog and my art career in the next year! And would ask you some of your goals for the new year?!

Maybe again soon? xoxo

also this is TOO sweet not to share. Seriously, the sweetest ever: one of your lovely husbands wanted to surprise you and purchased an ad space for December as a small Christmas gift! His words in his email were, ” I am so proud of my wife for putting together this wonderful blog for our daughter and would love to share with the world how fun she is and how much she means to us.” So Dear Little Lady…you will be joining us next month! xoxo


November 22, 2011


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  1. Kristin

    November 22nd, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Casey~ I love how you always have such a positive outlook on everything. This time of year is so wonderful, but also very hard on alot of people. It's great knowing that anytime I come to your blog I'll get a good dose of positive love. Thank you for always being so great! 🙂 Xo

  2. Alaythea

    November 22nd, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Such a sweet post – I miss having an actual friend to talk to like this. My husband and I are also in such a good place right now and I hope it only gets better. I too look at him in utter amazement – he's so talented and I so badly want God to use him where he's passionate. I too want a baby SO bad but we won't be having any more biological children and right now our finances don't allow any other options……it saddens me greatly (now) that my child may be an only child. But I keep reminding myself of all I do have and I'm doing my best to find contentment there!

  3. Mrs. T

    November 22nd, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I want more babies so badly, too. We won't be able to for another year, but I am looking forward to that time!

    That is SO sweet of her husband to surprise her! How precious!

  4. Kylie

    November 22nd, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    This is such a sweet post.. I'm so happy to have found your blog~ you have such a lovely family and it's so clear how much you love them to pieces.

    Excited to see what else you have in store.

  5. Stephanie

    November 22nd, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Hello Casey! I am a fellow Texan as well… I go to UTA… I hope you get some down time today to check out my blog….

    I appreciate your openness and realness in your posting. You are a beautiful person from both ends and your children are angelic looking… I have been praying for you and your financial situation…

    May God Bless you and your family!! <3

  6. Mama bear

    November 22nd, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Casey thank you so much for sharing with us. I look up to you in so many ways!

    Congratulations to the wife whos husband bought them an ad space….so cute!

  7. Lesley

    November 22nd, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    what a sweet husband!

    Is your (bigger) dog a golden doodle? My parents have one named, Bella. looks just like her 🙂

  8. Ashley

    November 22nd, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Wow, I can't imagine how it must feel to hear news of due dates and such. It's great to hear/see that you're creating more and feeling inspired. I would think that these two things are related…

    Can't wait to see what new things you have to share!

  9. Mae

    November 22nd, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Such a great post. Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to see your plans for 2012!! Also, we live in TN but I have a crush on Little Artsy from afar. So great. Also, "Dear Little Lady" I can't wait to read your blog! What a sweet and thoughtful gift!

  10. The Arizona Russums

    November 22nd, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    maybe my favorite post of yours ever… so sweet. got a little teary on this one too! what's with you and heather getting me all emotional!? 🙂 xoxo!

  11. Anonymous

    November 22nd, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    such a sweet post.. 🙂

  12. Heather

    November 22nd, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    1.) Thank you for being you. Open, raw, real, honest. That is just one of the MANY things I love about you.

    2.) Seriously, can. not. get. over. how much Chris looks like Ashton Kutcher in that pic!!

    3.) Girl I am praying for your next baby. God knows when HE or SHE will make it's grand arrival. I am praying for you always!!!!

    4.) I am so excited to see all that is in store for you! I know it's amazing things!!!

    5.) I LOVE working with you!!!!!!!!!!

    6.) I still can not get over how sweet that hubby is— no words!! Just absolutely precious!!!

  13. Carly

    November 22nd, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I wish we really could sit and chat over coffee about our children, sweet husbands, and just life. Love this and love taking a peek into your blessed life!

  14. Liesl

    November 22nd, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Could that coffee be more beautiful…love it! Love all your open and honest thoughts in this post and I love how full of hope and inspiration you are above all else…so, so refreshing and lovely! Love, love, love that sweet note at the end!

    Liesl 🙂

  15. Anonymous

    November 22nd, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    This post made me smile, and gave me shivers, too. Wishing you all the best!

  16. Katie Boatright

    November 22nd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I love this idea of coffee with casey. And that hubby is awesome!!

  17. Shannon

    November 22nd, 2011 at 9:44 pm


  18. Amanda

    November 22nd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Oh my goodness….Dear Little Lady's husband is SO sweet.

    Praying for your sweet friends who lost babies….so hard.

  19. Sarah-Anne

    November 22nd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    you said a dr. pepper date instead of a coffee date. we are SOULMATES 🙂

  20. Meg

    November 22nd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    love your tender heart 🙂

  21. Meg

    November 22nd, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    love your tender heart 🙂

  22. Erin

    November 22nd, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    precious! love your sweet blog 🙂


  23. Ashley at flats to flip flops

    November 22nd, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    LOVE this post! For some reason I had a feeling that's what a dr. pepper, or in my case, a diet coke date would be with you! Fun, relaxing, inspiring and fulfilling!
    Thank you Casey:)

  24. jess ♥

    November 22nd, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Great post. <3 hugs to you all

  25. melody-mae

    November 22nd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    love this post. I would need to bring you a dr. pepper and myself a diet vanilla pepsi. 😉 Happy thanksgiving. I love how you and Chris seem to complete each other…very sweet to see.

  26. AbsoluteMommy

    November 22nd, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    My favorite part of this is that you ask – How can I bless you? You have the most amazing heart. I hope you know that. Once again you have been so raw and honest in a way that is so inspiring.
    Lots of love

  27. Kirsten

    November 23rd, 2011 at 12:10 am

    If the world were full of Casey Wiegand's it would be a better place…for sure.

    My plans for the New Year include being thankful everyday for all that I have, to continue working on becoming a more relaxed Mom and just let my kids be kids, to work on my overall health because hey…if I don't take care of myself (not in the selfish way) then I won't be much use to anyone else.

    I also plan to keep looking to you for more inspiration! Keep it coming(no pressure)! =)

  28. Anonymous

    November 23rd, 2011 at 12:25 am

    I heart your coffee dates. I too love dr.pepper….and I'd bring you a case! It sounds like a relaxing fun afternoon!

    Sounds like there are alot of fun and exciting things on the horizon!…can't wait to read all about them 🙂

  29. Rissy

    November 23rd, 2011 at 12:26 am

    well that last little bit gave me goose bumps btw.

    i love the whole style of this post.

    I had no idea you guys had dogs… and ones that are so adorable!

    I love that Aiden would tell me about his dinosaurs while his sister chuckled at the pups.

    I love even more that you are so happy with your family and are ready to expand it.

    Thoughts and prayers to you and your friends : (



  30. Shug in Boots

    November 23rd, 2011 at 12:45 am

    I don't have any children and my husband and I aren't trying yet. But, I have been working for the last couple years to get my diabetes under control as much as possible. I can hardly think of anything else. I read your story about your third child. Heart-breaking. My friend just suffered her third miscarriage. I have another friend who miscarried at 5 months. I am so incredibly afraid of this. But you are right, I/we all have to trust God's plans for our life – and know there's more to look forward to than just this life. I have thought/prayed about you often since reading. I am also hoping to one day be a stay-at-home mom and find some way to make our income work. But, I know those are really God's plans to work out – not mine. You are an inspiration. <3

  31. karla@ bluegrass jewelry designs

    November 23rd, 2011 at 12:49 am

    I would love to sit and talk with you about our kids, husbands, the pain of miscarriage and the desire to have more babies.

    Dear Little Lady-your husband rocks!

  32. Sandy a la Mode

    November 23rd, 2011 at 12:49 am

    this is such a sweet post. babies are soo precious and i can't wait to meet mine. my heart breaks for everyone who faces trouble conceiving or having trouble. i am just praying that mine is born healthy!

    and that surprise from the reader husband is soo sweet!

  33. jessica

    November 23rd, 2011 at 2:30 am

    This is such a good post. I love how real you are. 🙂

  34. nicolle

    November 23rd, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Oh my goodness 🙂 What a surprise!!! Thank you so much for allowing us to be on your beautiful blog. I have been following your story for awhile and you are truly an inspiration. Thank you again and thank you to my hubby 🙂 He always as something up is sleeve. There is never a dull moment with him.

  35. thb

    November 23rd, 2011 at 3:06 am

    your work is really cool!

  36. Heidi

    November 23rd, 2011 at 3:12 am

    I just stumbled across your blog this week, and I'm loving it.

    How have I never found it before?

  37. Mr. Taylor and his Lady

    November 23rd, 2011 at 4:30 am

    okay, so i know this isn't the highlight of your post, but i must know, what kind of dogs do you have? i'm kind of in love with the bigger one. SO precious!!
    xo TJ

  38. Heather :: AFD Jewelry ::

    November 23rd, 2011 at 4:58 am

    I love this post, Casey!

    …and I'm sorry about the sting. Keeping you in my prayers.

  39. ♥ CheChe

    November 23rd, 2011 at 5:06 am

    I would sit down and say do you mind… but I bought Root Beer…?? Hope it doesn't offend you.

    ha ha.
    I love your blog. Your so genuine and so beautiful girl. I think I would even drink 1/2 a dr. pepper with you!

    And that husband is so beautiful for giving his wife something so personal and intimate that he knows would make her smile.. so sweet.


  40. michelle

    November 23rd, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Love your writing! I am sorry fornthe baby you lost. <3

  41. Erin

    November 23rd, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I love how you put it that we are not meant to understand the things of this world because "we aren't made for here." This is bringing me endless peace and many smiles tonight. Praying for you, your husband, those little ones, and for the next beautiful baby that God will bless you with! Cannot wait for the day you announce it!

  42. I am LOVD

    November 23rd, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Casey, I enjoyed our Dr. Pepper break! Your words are so lovely. I'm not sure if my post had anything to do with realizing we, as parents, are our kids biggest supporters to their dreams, helping them make their way through this world by allowing them the opportunity to explore their passions and contribute their true gifts to the world.

    BTW, a local store boutique is having my son (age 9 – future film director), film and direct a TV x-mas spot for their store. I'm so proud of my kiddo – he had ideas for the production before I even finished reading the request to him!

  43. Becky

    November 23rd, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Love the coffee date posts!! And what a sweet husband for such a sweet surprise!!! Made me say "awww"!

  44. Carol

    November 23rd, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Casey…You are so so blessed….and I love how you post about it!! That's what makes you (AND your blog) so beautiful and relatable! I'm blessed to have 'met' you. Hopefully, someday, in person~


  45. RosyRilli

    November 23rd, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Aw, I love the concept of this post! Very creative. Keep it going and happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

  46. Maddi McKenna

    November 23rd, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I have posted a blog that I would greatly appreciate if you looked at and talked about it in an upcoming post. I dont know these people, but it is a blog about a couple who cannot have children, but who are trying to adopt. Their blog is beautiful and needs lots of exposure so they can have the miracle of a child in their life. Thanks Casey!

  47. Anonymous

    November 23rd, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Mmm, Dr Pepper and coffee and prayer keep me going through the day! 🙂

    lovely thoughts!

  48. Beth

    November 23rd, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    This post seriously warms my heart, Casey. You have a beautiful way with words. I can picture sitting at your kitchen table and having Aiden & Ains coming in & out with giggles & smiles. This makes me wish I lived in Texas, I'd totally do a Dr.Pepper/coffee date. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 🙂

  49. Heather

    November 23rd, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    More babies, yes, please. And no more stillbirths and miscarriages and losses for my friends (or anyone) who have suffered enough. My friends lost a baby at 28 weeks one year ago next month and it weighs heavy on my heart. I have so much with my daughter and they have to see that and wish for that and they may never have it.

    And the girl who's husband purchased that add space is such a lucky girl!

  50. Anonymous

    November 24th, 2011 at 3:38 am

    You have such a tender and loving heart… I love "we aren't made for here". I found your blog around the time of your recent heartbreak. My heart broke for you too. Thank you for your amazing testimony throughout it all, even though I'm sure it's a difficult road to go along.

  51. Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box

    November 24th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I love you. that is all! 🙂

  52. Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box

    November 24th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I love you. that is all! 🙂

  53. Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box

    November 24th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I love you. that is all! 🙂

  54. Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box

    November 24th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I love you. that is all! 🙂

  55. Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box

    November 24th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I love you. that is all! 🙂

  56. Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box

    November 24th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I love you. that is all! 🙂

  57. Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box

    November 24th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I love you. that is all! 🙂

  58. Cindy

    November 24th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    First of all~ Dr Pepper is my fav too and I would bring you some if I was closeby. (Have you tried the DrPepper Bold10? SUPA GOOD!) And second, I get so uplifted when I hear what a blessing Deb has been for A Little Artsy. I know she feels so happy there too. I'm proud of her. Third, how cool that there was a surprise sponser for a loved one. I love that!!

  59. Momma Bird

    November 25th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    You are SO Texan 🙂 That's one of the first things I noticed about you lovely texans – you and your love of Dr.Pepper! I couldn't believe that these women I worked with actually drank it for breakfast instead of coffee! lol Too cute. I actually jumped on that bandwagon after living there for 4 years. I miss that great state.
    Loved this little coffee date 🙂 Let's for sure do it again.
    Praying for so many great things to come with Christ, your artsy shop, and this blog. You are so very talented and have a heart that is so pure, I know God will bless you in more ways than you will ever know.
    🙂 Hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving weekend!!

  60. Anonymous

    November 27th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Hey Casey,

    Your coffee date posts are my absolute favorite. I love the simplicity of one or two sentences that cut straight to the heart of each topic that's on your mind.

    I wanted to ask if I could borrow your concept. I have a very small blog that is mostly read by family and friends who don't live near us. I think these posts give the feeling that the person reading is actually recalling a coffee date with you, and I think my family/friends would really love it. Would you mind if I did posts in a similar style? Would you prefer that I reference your blog as the source of inspiration for these posts?

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