Lutons Lately: May so Cray

Hello there! So I don’t know about you, but these last few weeks have been kicking my tail! One of my friends refers to this month as “May so Cray,” and I am right there with her. We’ve had birthdays, Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, more birthdays, the end of softball, the end of soccer (almost there), field day, field trips, a bout of some feverish illness for Ben, a trip to the vet for Dexter, out of town trips for[Read more]

Starting the Week Off Right: Week After Spring Break

Hello and Happy Monday TUESDAY! Our relaxing Spring Break is over, yesterday was the Mondayest Monday ever, and it’s back to school for just seven more weeks! I think we can do it… The kids did exactly what they wanted to this spring break, and it was glorious! They played outside all. day. long. for four days straight, were absolutely filthy, ate every last snack in our pantry, slept late, and generally entertained themselves. I was able to enjoy them[Read more]

Currently…

Hello my friends!  It’s been a while!  We’ve been BUSY.  I haven’t done one of these in a while (see the last ones here, here, and here!), so to catch you up on what I’ve been up to, read what’s currently going on around here… Appreciating- these cooler temperatures, hallelujah!!  I love layers- jeans, leggings, sweaters, jackets, you name it.  I love having a fire in the fireplace and snuggling up with blankets on the couch.  After a LONG, HOT summer,[Read more]

The Sweet Spot of Parenting

Happy NOVEMBER! Can you even believe there’s only two months left in 2018??  Blows. My. Mind.  After 3 Trunk/Trick or Treats, 4 different costumes for 4 different occasions for each of the 3 kids, and 9,734 pieces of candy, I am happy to be through Halloween and on the other side!  I really do love Halloween; I have such fond memories of counting down the days to dressing up and going door to door in search of my favorite candies[Read more]

Back to School 2018

And here we are.  Back to school. Did we mark everything off our summer bucket list?  No.  But did we make the most of the summer break that we had?  We certainly made a valiant effort. All three kids started back to school yesterday, all at the same school, my beautiful babies.  Honestly, most days this summer I took for granted.  Late mornings, coffee in my pjs, snuggles on the sofa.  Sweet conversations and pressure-free bedtimes.  All summer long I thought,[Read more]

Happy Birthday, Brantley Girl!

Nine years ago today, we were blessed beyond belief as Miss Brantley Parrish entered this world and made me a mother.  She has grown and changed and challenges me daily, and I couldn’t possibly be more proud of her.  She is a natural born leader and a first-born through and through.  She is smart, loyal, helpful, creative, brave, independent, athletic, head-strong, respectful, stubborn, and challenging, and 100% just. like. me.  She makes crazy some days, but when I think about her[Read more]

To All the Moms on Mother’s Day

Ten years ago this weekend, I had the worst Mother’s Day of my life.  A month prior, I saw those two blue lines on a pregnancy test, and started plotting and planning about how my life was about to change with a new baby and motherhood looming.  Then all hopes and dreams were dashed in a sterile doctor’s office, as I saw the baby but heard no heartbeat.  And two days before Mother’s Day, 2008, I was in the hospital[Read more]

Friday Coffee Talk

Happy Friday, friends!  Isn’t it funny how even if you’ve had the week off school or even if it’s the summer, it always feels SO GOOD to know it’s Friday??!  That’s totally how I feel today.  AND the fact that I’m doing something a little different on the blog today!  Instead of writing a post about what’s been going on around here lately and what we’ve been up to, I made a video! So pretend like we’re sitting together, over coffee, and[Read more]

Homemade Elderberry Syrup

If you haven’t heard (or have been living in a cave), this year’s cold and flu season has been horrible.  Every single family we know has been affected in some way, shape, or form, and not just by bad colds, but the flu, upper respiratory infections, strep throat, or a terrible combination of a few!  Typically I am not a big germaphobe, but I have been trying really hard to keep our family healthy by taking vitamins, diffusing and applying[Read more]

Currently…

I haven’t written up a Currently post in a while (this one and this one were the last ones!)!  Here’s what’s currently on my mind and on my heart… Appreciating- The amazing Children’s Ministry staff at our church.  The kids LOVE going on Wednesdays and Sundays (and at minimum one of the three cries when we leave), and Gracie and Brantley just joined the Glee Club, which meets during our Sunday service (Ben’s not quite old enough yet).  So they are belting out their praise[Read more]

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