Monday, June 19, 2017

Life Lately~What's Been Keeping Us Busy

Hello??? Anyone still out there?  I can't believe it's been two months since my last post!  How is it June already?

We've been busy doing this thing called Life.

Today, I thought I'd catch you up on what has been occupying my time outside of blog land.

As most of you know, we lost my sweet MIL in mid-March.  You can read the tribute to her here.
She was very blessed to have lived in her own home for more than 60 years!  But, with that comes a lot of stuff.  While we cleaned a lot out while up there in March, we still have a bit more to take care of.  And of course, we brought many things home with us.  You might also recall that our youngest moved back home in December.  So, three households under one roof.  We have finally dug our way out. Haha.

May brought some happier times for our family.

Our youngest daughter graduated from the University of TN with her Masters in Speech Language Pathology.  And, today she starts her new job at a local hospital.  We could not be more proud of her.

We then celebrated Mother's Day.  While bittersweet this year, the girls made sure that I was remembered and made the day a little easier for their dad to get through.  Church and then a delicious meal cooked by #2 was in order.

May 21st found us celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary.  I have been blessed to be married to my best friend, and the most wonderful father to our girls.

The girls and I so enjoyed celebrating him yesterday on Father's Day.  #1 had dad help her with a wood project she is working on (the girl knows her way around power tools thanks to him), I made him fresh homemade salsa with ingredients from the garden (his request), the girls and I prepped dinner-cilantro lime shrimp and grilled veggies that he prepared on the grill with his new grill pan #1 gave him, and #2 made him a blueberry crisp using our homegrown blueberries. Scrumptious.  We so enjoy having our girls close by.

And, if you follow me on Instagram you know that our precious Henley has gotten quite big.  6 months and 46 pounds!

He is such a joy to have around.

Tomorrow I will be sharing a yummy grilled chicken wing recipe, so be sure to check back.


Stacey said...

You have been BUSY with so many wonderful things. ;)

Rustown Mom said...

It does sound like you've been busy! And I know what you mean by sorting through a lifetime and home full of things. Hubby and I visited an estate sale this weekend - only brought home things we could begin using right away. But with that, we talked about how we wanted to simplify our home and life after kids - we don't want to saddle them with what we went through with his mother' house. It was packed to the roof with so. much. stuff. Truly, it was a burden and we don't want to do the same to our kids! Happy belated anniversary, Mother's Day, and Father's Day from our family to yours! (:

Calypso In The Country said...

Yes, you have been busy! Congrats to your daughter on her next journey. Oh that Henley is the sweetest! Glad to hear you are well. I haven't posted much in the last couple of weeks due to our crazy end of school year schedule! Have a great week!

Tanya said...

It sounds like you've been busy. It is so hard to combine households and decide what to keep. Congrats to your daughter. I love all the family pictures!

Laura said...

Much love in these picture, Lauren! Praying that God continues to bless you and your family! So proud of Katie!

Junkchiccottage said...

Good Morning. Sorry about your MIL. Such a hard loss. Prayers to all of you. Sweet little Henley is so cute.
Congrats to your daughter. What a great profession she has chosen. So happy for her. Have a wonderful start to summer.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

You sure have been busy! Congrats to your daughter! I love that y'all made so many dishes with homegrown things. Those always taste better. And look how big Henley is! Wow!

Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane said...

So many things in the past few months! Typical of life, there's bitter and sweet all mixed together. It's so good to "hear" your voice again and see pictures of your beautiful family. XO, Christy

Billie Jo said...

Congratulations on some happy life moments...
And love for the sad one too.
Beautiful photos of a beautiful family.
Have a lovely week!