Highlights of 2018

I am so glad that I am able to look back on 2018 with fondness- our family had a really wonderful year! It was not without its challenges, struggles, and stresses FOR SURE, but it was also full of laughter, togetherness, learning, growing, adjusting, readjusting, and so much love. I have compiled some of our highlights of year, and most of them are pretty ordinary family events! But in this family, it’s the wonderful ordinary mundane moments that make a[Read more]

Luton Family Christmas 2018

Hello my friends! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas over the past few days! We have prasied, taken it easy, stayed in jammies, eaten well, played games, rested, and generally had a wonderful few days of Christmas celebration. We are right in the middle of my favorite week of the year, when you just take it easy, clean up bit by bit, eat whatever, take naps, play games, declutter a bit, and just rest after the chaos[Read more]

TGIF: WTFlu

Well, hello, my friends! I am out from under the blankets of my sofa, finally, after laboring through the misery of the flu this week. I haven’t been really sick in several years now, and let me just say, GET YOUR FLU SHOT if you haven’t already. I started getting a scratchy throat and a mild cough on Sunday, and I went to the doctor on Monday for an unrelated appointment. I was starting to feel worse and described my[Read more]

Mid-Summer Tops

Even though we’re still only about halfway through the season of summer, sometimes I have a hard time justifying buying more summer clothes once we get to the end of July and into August.  I start getting the itch to buy jeans and jackets and boots and such, but you know what, daggumit, it will be hot until around Halloween and I still have some time for summer clothes!  So here are a few cute mid-summer tops that I have my eye on:[Read more]

Friday Favorites + Reflections on the First Week of Summer

The first week of summer is always kind of an adjustment, amiright?  I feel like summertime is kind of like childbirth- you always look back on it fondly and don’t always remember how hard the bad parts were, haha!  We thrive on schedules around here and are definitely loving the lax bedtimes and laid back mornings,  but we’re still finding our groove.  But we’ll figure it out, just in time for school to start back, I’m sure, ha! So with it[Read more]

Birthday Weekend Recap

Hello Friends!  I hope you are coming off a restful weekend and are ready to take on this LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!!  I am ready to knock out these last five days, but we had a busy and fun birthday weekend and very little rest!  Last week was SO BUSY and this week will be SO BUSY, and I don’t feel like I have posted much on social media, so I thought I’d do a bit of a recap of[Read more]

Field Trips and Softball and Volunteering, Oh My! + Weekly Meal Plan

Hello friends!  As expected, we had a busy, busy end of last week with two field trips, a softball game, a quick family visit, and a morning of volunteering on Saturday.  I wrote up a little recap if you’d like to see… On Thursday, I chaperoned Brantley’s third-grade field trip to Callaway Gardens, the Bulloch House in Warm Springs for lunch, and then to the Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari.  It was a long day, but we had a really,[Read more]

3 Advent Calendar Ideas

Once December 1st arrives, our elves on the shelf, Noodles, Sprinkles, and Sparkles take over the house.  Bringing treats for the kids, with a dose of mischief, they really kick off the holiday festivities in our family.  But this year, in addition to the fun that the elves bring, I am trying to focus on the true meaning of the season, and share it with the kids!  So I’m incorporating an advent calendar into our Christmas celebrations.  I know, I[Read more]

5 Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Hello friends!  I Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday!  We spent it at home, our sweet little family, and had a wonderful day.  I prepped several dishes Wednesday night, so my cooking on Thursday wasn’t bad at all, but actually relaxing!  In fact, I think it was one of my best Thanksgiving dinners that I have prepared.  And, as expected, we have plenty of leftovers to last us at least until tomorrow, if not the rest of the weekend! And if[Read more]

Fall Family Pictures 2017

One of my favorite times of the year (and Scott’s LEAST favorite, ha) is when we get our annual family pictures taken!  Since Grayson was a baby, we’ve had our family pictures made in the fall of each year, just in time for Christmas and we had ours done this year by the lovely and talented Laura Roush of Laura Roush Photography. I was actually lucky enough to WIN a free session with her!  Earlier this year, she hosted a[Read more]

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