her name.

Psalms 17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

Proverbs 7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

It is an old English use of the word “apple” and does not refer to the fruit we call the “apple” today. It refers to the center of the pupil of the eye. 
When you make something the “apple of your eye”, it means to watch over it and protect and cherish it.

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April 7, 2012


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  1. Anonymous

    April 7th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Her name is beautiful. 🙂 YOU are beautiful. Congrats, again, sweet mama.

  2. Health, art, and the girl gamer

    April 7th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I love it!! You look gorgeous.

  3. Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados & the Bay

    April 7th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Apple is the name of one of my very best childhood friends =) What a beautiful name that has such a sweet background.

    FYI, my friend Apple is a great person. She's really smart, kind, works as a nurse, and is so pretty. I know your daughter will carry those same qualities.

  4. Amanda

    April 7th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Casey! I love it! Can't wait to welcome Apple to the world!

  5. Anonymous

    April 7th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Simply beautiful! I adore this!

  6. carina@a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut

    April 7th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    absolutely lovely. so happy for you and your sweet girl.

  7. Anonymous

    April 7th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    such a precious name!! 🙂 i love the meaning behind it.

  8. Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots

    April 7th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I know I already knew the name, but seeing it with the scriptures makes it so real. Sedric and I went shopping right after I got your text, and we picked out something sweet for Miss Apple. Expect it soon…it needs some handmade touches first though. 🙂 Love you! Love her! Love this post!

  9. Jocee

    April 7th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    that's the most different, and yet most creative name ever! can't wait to see apple for the first time :))
    -jocee <3

  10. Anonymous

    April 7th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    I love the meaning behind it! Names are so special when there's meaning 🙂

  11. Abbey Robertson

    April 7th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    So pretty… You look great! Hope the 2nd trimester is restful and productive 🙂

  12. Stephanie

    April 7th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Beautiful. I love the verses backing up her precious name. May she always keep the love of our Lord as the apple of her eye. Beautiful choice! Beautiful pics. <3

  13. melody-mae

    April 7th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I love it when there is a meaning behind the name!

  14. Katelyn Rattray

    April 7th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Beautiful. I seriously am so happy for your family, I can't even put it into words. No words truly seem good enough. God is good.

    – Katelyn

  15. Erin

    April 7th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    precious name and meaning! 🙂

  16. the plaid sparrow

    April 7th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Aw! So precious, Casey! 🙂
    I love the name and everything it means.
    You look so beautiful as a glowing momma!
    Much love to you and your family on this Easter weekend, friend!

  17. Lena @ Mom2MemphisAndRuby

    April 7th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    such a pretty name! it's perfect!

  18. Anonymous

    April 7th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I knew it! For some reason, when you said you were going to tell us her name, I immediately thought of Gwyneth Paltrow and said "Apple" in my head. I was hoping!! It's so lovely, and it's just perfect.

    Congrats again little mama! xo

  19. thecoffeehouse

    April 7th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    what a perfect name and meaning. love it.

  20. Alisha

    April 7th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Recently found your blog. Congrats! Such a cute family!!!

  21. Makin Memories Of Us

    April 7th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Aw my niece's name is Lucy. Congrats on another girl 🙂

  22. Sandy a la Mode

    April 7th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    what a beautiful name!!

    btw, where did you get that skirt!? i love it!!

  23. Kassie

    April 7th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Precious meaning. Can't wait to see her little face!

  24. Morgan Brooks

    April 7th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    This is just so lovely. You are glowing in these pictures. You look so beautiful (As always though!). And that name is one of the most precious things I have ever heard. I am very happy for you and your family and I feel very blessed that you share so much with us.

  25. Beth's Blog

    April 7th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I love it, love it!

  26. teeny

    April 7th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    beautiful. truly. how did you come about naming aides and ainsleigh?

    wishing you nothing but smiles.


  27. teeny

    April 7th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    beautiful. truly!

    how did you come about aiden and ainsleighs names?

    wishing you nothing but smiles.


  28. Melissa

    April 7th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    love the name. love your headband.

  29. emsie

    April 7th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Very sweet! Congratulations on another lovely little lady 🙂

  30. Franchesca

    April 7th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Juuuuust when I thought I couldn't love you more… I DO! It's absolutely perfect Casey!

  31. AbsoluteMommy

    April 7th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    So precious! You make beautiful babies!!

  32. Shannon

    April 7th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Beautiful, I love it!

  33. Ashley

    April 7th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    How exciting!!

  34. Drea

    April 7th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    love it!

  35. misty venne

    April 7th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    🙂 congratulations 🙂 another beautiful girl to add to your 2 lovelies! just wanted you to know – i soak up your blog. it's super sweet and just gorgeous!

  36. Hanna

    April 7th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Awww……it's beautiful!!!!! Love it Casey!!! Live the middle name too. It gies perfectly with Apple:) so excited for you!!!

  37. Cindy

    April 7th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Such a beautiful meaning to your baby girl's name. 🙂

  38. Jeremy and Megan

    April 7th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    aww! Congrats on another beautiful girl!! I love the meaning behind her name! 🙂

  39. Paige

    April 7th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I love it. Such an incredibly sweet name! Feel good girl!

  40. Anonymous

    April 7th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Such a unique name! I love the meaning behind it 🙂

    Say x

  41. Eloquent English

    April 7th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    I LOVE IT!!! xoxo A-

  42. Kylie Kreikemeier

    April 7th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    So happy for your precious family! What a sweet name, just like the rest of your littles.


  43. Lindsey

    April 7th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Cool name, and awesome thrifted shirt!

    Et tu, tutu?

  44. eliz

    April 7th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Could you do a post on how you & Chris decided on your childrens' names? So excited for you & your family!

  45. Anonymous

    April 7th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Very, very beautiful. Congrats.

  46. Alison

    April 8th, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Many, many blessings!!

  47. Roksalanna

    April 8th, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Apple is such a beautiful name and the meaning of it is so lovely and special.

  48. Kaylee Hornsby

    April 8th, 2012 at 1:59 am

    I love this name Casey! You can tell that you and Chris put so much thought and prayer into this choice. She will be one lucky Apple of your eye. LOVE YOU GUYS!

  49. brooke hammel

    April 8th, 2012 at 2:26 am

    ahhhhh!!!! Casey I am so excited for you. What a precious gift… 🙂

  50. saturated canary

    April 8th, 2012 at 3:16 am


  51. Mindy Harris

    April 8th, 2012 at 4:05 am

    eeeeeeeee! i love that name…of course i am more of a fan of the unconventional names.
    you look gorgeous.
    we are trying for a 3rd soon.
    i can't even fit in a pencil skirt now.
    i'm sure i couldn't preggers.

  52. Heather

    April 8th, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Apple Lucy? I like. very unique.

  53. jessica

    April 8th, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Im in love with this name and with your outfit! you look stunning!

  54. Jessica @ jessicaNdesigns

    April 8th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    SO sweet Casey! What a blessing she will be to you and you to her! <3 LOVE the name! As you know, my sweet baby girl is named Lucy! 😉 xoxox Friend!

  55. Lindsay

    April 9th, 2012 at 12:21 am

    beautiful name, and congrats again on the little baby girl.. oh, and can i please come raid your closet?! 🙂

  56. Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box

    April 9th, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Love love love you! 🙂 ANNDDDD Apple! 🙂

  57. Allie Ruth Morris

    April 9th, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Such a sweet name! All your kids have such awesome names.

  58. Sadie Dear

    April 9th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    That is such a lovely name! I am so happy for you and your family!

  59. Sadie Dear

    April 9th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I love the name you chose SO much! And I am so happy for your little family. =)

  60. Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny

    April 9th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Aww what a beautiful name, it's perfect!!!! Congratulations to you and your amazing family!! 🙂

  61. Megan Pence

    April 9th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Stunning, just stunning!! All the best and blessings for this sweet baby girl! ~Megan

  62. Redheaded Daybook

    April 9th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    omgosh! a girl!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! congrats!!! shes going to be so super precious!

  63. {annie_loo}

    April 9th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    ANother little girl! Hooray for you! And what a sweet little meaning for her name!

    You look wonderful AS ALWAYS!!!


  64. Anonymous

    April 9th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    What precious meaning behind her name and a powerful blessing over your sweet little one even as she grows! Congratulations 🙂

    xo Elisabeth

  65. his little Lady

    April 9th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    oh goodness, i am absolutely in love with the name, not only because it is precious but because it has such great meaning! thank you for sharing with all of us. we love her already 🙂
    xo TJ

  66. Sam

    April 9th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Can I just say you have the prettest hair! I'm your new follower 🙂 Yeah!!


  67. MessyDirtyHair

    April 9th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Wow! Congrats! I had no idea that's what apple ment. Now I see why gwenth Paltrow named her daughter apple! You look so beautiful! Love the Floyd tee & ur amazing headband!

    Xo Kelly

  68. alicia.king

    April 9th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    congrats, she will be beautiful just like you! love her name 🙂

  69. Meagan Murtagh

    April 9th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    oh my goodness what a beautiful name! i have a friend from childhood named apple and i always loved it! congrats on another little lady in the family~

    xo the egg out west.

  70. Shelley

    April 9th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    What a sweet name! I love that you searched the Word for it!

  71. SassAFrass

    April 10th, 2012 at 12:41 am

    So cute! I love the name! Congrats on another little beauty.

  72. Faith

    April 10th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Beautiful name and the meaning behind it! You are one beautiful mama 🙂

  73. Songbook

    April 11th, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Ok, I love the name Apple. I have for a really long time (don't worry, I won't steal it). But seriously, good choice. So happy for you

  74. Hollie Ann

    April 11th, 2012 at 7:06 am

    apple seems so right for your family. i couldn't imagine that name on very many people, but it sounds absolutely beautiful for her. that must mean she is going to be one special lady 🙂

  75. astr!d

    April 11th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! congrats! (i was secretly wishing for a boy bc i think little boys are the absolute most precious things in the world) im so excited for you guys! and i think apple is a great little name! cant wait to see pix, you guys make purty babies!!!!!

    ps- love the skirt!

  76. stephanie joy

    April 11th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    love it!
    it's perfect for your sweet darling baby girl.
    and the scriptures to back up the name choice… priceless.
    i can't wait to see her gorgeous face in a few months.
    keep pressing on… keep faith in our God.

  77. Jessi at Nine to Phive

    April 11th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Casey, I can't get over how cute of a bump you already have! Do you have any idea why you're already showing so much at the stage when most mommies are just starting to show?

  78. natalia

    April 11th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    just catching up on the blog today.

    first of all. congratulations on your beautiful baby GIRL! so excited for you & the healthy pregnancy thus far. second, girl i fell in love with the name immediately…but after reading your reasons & meaning it became that much more beautiful. apple is going to be a precious daughter to you & the LORD. & i love that you take time & serious thought & prayer in naming the blessings He has given to you & chris!!!!!


  79. Lottie

    April 12th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    What a beautiful name and she will definitely be the apple of your eye along with Aiden and Ains–love it!

  80. Shon

    April 14th, 2012 at 2:33 am

    So precious!! Congratulations on yet another beautiful blessing from the Lord!! I can not wait to see/meet her.

  81. Melanie

    June 4th, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Wonderfully lovely name & the meaning is beautiful! It certainly captures how we feel about our children…cherished, protected, loved, delightful! And, I may be biased, but Lucy is precious as the middle name! (Our youngest is Lucy.)
    The photos are beautiful & I especially love the old school Pink Floyd tee!
    May God bless your family!

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