Chattanooga Field Trip + Weekly Meal Plan

Hello Friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Ours started out crazy and then slowed down considerably which was wonderful. My mom came into town on Thursday night to help with the kids so that I could go on an all-day field trip with Brantley and her FOCUS class.  Scott had an event all day Friday and was unable to take the other kids to school, so Bammy picked up the slack and then some!  I wanted to share[Read more]

What I’m Giving Up for Lent

As of yesterday March 1st, it’s officially Lent season.  And as I have been actively working on (in?) my faith for a while now, I thought it would be appropriate for me to make the sacrifice and give up something for Lent this year. Lent is the 40 days leading up until Easter, reflecting the 40 days and 40 nights that Jesus fasted and suffered in the desert before he started His ministry.  According to the Bible, he was tempted[Read more]

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Month: My Miscarriage

It’s hard to imagine these days, with my hours filled with carpool lines, cheerleading uniforms, legos, the toothfairy, sight words, and bedtimes, that there was a time of great loss in my life.  It’s hard to imagine when I look in the eyes of my three healthy children, that there was a time when I wasn’t sure that I would become a mother at all.  In honor of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Month, I thought I would repost my own personal connection to[Read more]

Brantley’s 7th Birthday

Last month, our big girl turned seven!  Her birthday was on a Saturday, and since Scott had an out-of-town work conference in Louisville, Kentucky the same weekend, we decided to treat Brantley to a little trip out of town by herself with mom and dad!  We didn’t tell her the big surprise until the day before, and she was SO EXCITED when she found out that she was going to get a special big girl trip for her special day!![Read more]

Brantley and Grayson’s Outdoor Movie Birthday Party

Since Brantley’s and Grayson’s birthdays are only 3 weeks apart, for the past four years we have combined their birthday parties, and had one big party for them together.  I offered them each the opportunity to have their own much smaller parties this year, but instead of two small ones, they wanted one big one again.  No problem by me, I said, and we started brainstorming!  I had been wanting to try an outdoor movie, and thought this would be the perfect[Read more]

#LutonsLoveSummer2016: Summer Bucket List

We made it!  It is officially summer in the Luton house, and has been since about 3:45 last Friday afternoon!  I was not completely sure I was going to make it through the last week of school with about 10 billion things going on, but we did!! I swear I baked about 400 cupcakes and gave out 650 teacher gifts, got about 2.5 hours of sleep, squeezed in two birthdays, three parties, a water day, ear piercing, and even got[Read more]

Mom-Preneurs

I am so very, very proud to be a stay at home mom.  It is not for every mom, and that is absolutely okay, but it has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl.  I have always wanted to stay at home and raise my children, just like my mom did.  And despite the daily struggles, the ugly moments, and the times I just want to crawl back in bed and shut the door, I honestly would not trade my[Read more]

What it Means to be a Mother

  One of my worst fears (if not the worst) is dying before my children are grown.  It’s not the fear of dying, so much as it’s imagining how hard it would be on Brantley, Grayson, and Ben to grow up without a mother.  How painful that would be to not have mom around during the most influential time in their entire life.  So when I was reading one of my very favorite blogs the other day, Cup of Jo, and her post about[Read more]

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