Happy Valentine’s Day + Goings On + Weekly Meal Plan

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!  I hope your day is full of love in one way, shape, or form, and that you are able to give a little bit away too.  We had a fun morning with the kids- heart shaped pancakes and some candy and fun goodies.  They were all SO excited about their valentines for their friends at school- Fun Dip for Brantley’s class, Kool Aid for Grayson’s class, and Star Wars Glow Sticks for Ben’s class.  No doubt[Read more]

Thanks for the Memories, 2016, Hello 2017–Happy New Year!

Everyone keeps talking about how 2016 was such a horrible year, and everyone is so ready for 2016 to be over, but 2016 was a great year for our family!  Did it have it’s challenges?  Absolutely (what year doesn’t?).  But, 2015 was a HARD year for us, and we worked really hard through 2016 and made it work, and are now that much more excited for the year to come!  Not because 2016 was bad, but because it was GOOD,[Read more]

A Very Luton Christmas

Hello, Friends!  I hope you all had such a wonderful Christmas!  We spent a few days with my family and got home before lunch on Christmas Eve, spent a few hours at home, then headed to church for our first Christmas Eve service.  It was, in a word, magical.  The kids sat with us in the sanctuary (I brought coloring books and crayons, which was a life-saver), but by the end of the service, the families to the right of us[Read more]

#NoodlesSprinklesandSparkles: Elf on the Shelf Recap

Hi Friends!  We had a big time with our elves, Noodles, Sprinkles, and Sparkles this year.  Thought I’d share all the adventures they went on, the treats, they brought, and the fun we had! On Day One, the elves brought a letter, they introduced their new elf door, and brought chocolate advent calendars for the kids. Day 2- The elves and their friends had a sack race through the kitchen! Day 3- Noodles, Sprinkles, and Sparkles brought fun Christmas socks for[Read more]

Merry Christmas!

    Hi Friends!  We have been in full-blown holiday craziness-mode around here!  We went to Aiken last weekend (after the kids got sick last week), and we’ve been school party hopping, present giving, and wrapping up all our loose ends before school gets out today (WHOOP WHOOP) for THREE WEEKS (!!!!!!!!!!!!!) before we go back to school in January.  We’re headed to Blue Rigde tomorrow for a quick trip, and then coming back to have our family Christmas here[Read more]

Meal Plan Monday: Thanksgiving Edition

Hello Friends!  Happy Thanksgiving Week!  We had a wonderful weekend in Blue Ridge with my family, and are looking forward to heading to South Carolina on Tuesday to spend some time with Scott’s family.  It’s nice to have this whole week off so that we have time to run back and forth between both families, and then be home to celebrate Thanksgiving Day quietly at home with my sweet little family. What about you?  What do your plan entail?  Are[Read more]

Halloween Celebrations Recap

We had quite a streak of Halloween celebrations this year!  I have to admit, I am glad it’s passed and that we’re moving on to Thanksgiving and Christmas (can you even believe we are here already?!), but we had so much fun while it lasted!  Here’s a little recap of all the fun we had:   Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Math Day  Last Thursday, we had such a fun (but-OMG-exhausting!) day at Ben’s preschool for their annual Harvest Festival, and then in[Read more]

Things I Like

Who’s ready for the weekend??!!  After recovering from vacation, and having a busy week (what’s new), we’re ready for another break, hahaha!  We have plans for the weekend that include our local parade, fresh veggies, lots of red white and blue, a little trip to the mountains, and lots of relaxing!  On my list of things that I like this week, #11 could be long Fourth of July weekends, but that’s a given, right? 🙂 Big Brother- Our favorite show of[Read more]

Happy Birthday to our Gracie Girl

I can hardly believe this darling little peanut is five years old today. Sweet Grayson Caroline adds so much love to our lives, and I thought in honor of her fifth birthday today, I would share five (of the thousands of) things that we love about our Gracie. She loves to snuggle. Grayson is the sweetest little snuggler that there ever was.  One of her favorite things to do in the mornings is climb in our bed, burrow down into the blankets[Read more]

A Very Special Easter

What a beautiful Easter we had this year with our family.  We were so excited for the Easter Bunny, and more importantly to celebrate our risen Savior in church this morning, but as an added bonus, all three kids were baptized! But first thing was first on Sunday morning, the kids had to check and see if the Easter Bunny came! He did! After the kids opened all their eggs, dug through their baskets, and ate all the candy they[Read more]

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