Happy Memorial Day weekend, y’all! I hope you had a sweet Saturday and Sunday!
We are currently trying to not bake in today’s 93-degree weather by sitting in front of a box fan on our porch. It’s our favorite place “in” the whole house and a little (okay, a LOT of) humidity isn’t going to stop us from enjoying it! Even Kit-Cat loves being out there most of the day.
We went to our niece’s graduation this past Thursday. I’ll never forget the first time I met her. Kevin had invited me over to meet his parents for the first time and they just happened to be babysitting LeeAnn that day. She was 18 months old at the time. They said she was “extremely shy”, so boy did their jaws drop when she toddled over to me with outstretched arms, saying “Angel!” and wanting me to pick her up. I think she sealed the potential daughter-in-law deal for me that day- ha! 😀
Steevenson couldn’t resist trying on her cap and gown while we were out snapping photos of her the other day:
He’s going into 2nd grade this Fall and Kevin and I are really looking forward to spending time with him this summer. He’s literally the kindest, most radiant kid I’ve ever met and I feel so lucky to be his mama!
And that right there is my new jumpsuit. I picked it up at Target the morning of LeeAnn’s graduation and brought it home without trying it on. What a treat to discover it fit and is SO incredibly comfy!
I shared about it on Instagram and a friend sent me a link to this HILARIOUS video:
And, yes, she and I are Insta-friends now. Her handle is @LaurysStormBorn if you want to connect with her too. 🙂
Here are a few links to other things I’ve been loving lately:
What I’m wearing:
What I’m reading:
1. Sunset Beach – I just got this from my friend Kathy (who goes writes under the name Mary Kay Andrews) and I can hardly wait to start it! I have thoroughly enjoyed all of her books. Summer Rental is my absolute fav!
2. The Lake House – I’m 3/4 of the way through this one and LOVING it! I picked it up because I enjoyed The Forgotten Garden (which was written by the same author) and because my dream destination is Cornwall. Here’s a description of The Lake House:
“Living on her family’s idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, inquisitive, and precociously talented sixteen-year-old who loves to write stories. One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest child, eleven-month-old Theo, has vanished without a trace. He is never found, and the family is torn apart, the house abandoned. Decades later, Alice is living in London, having enjoyed a long successful career as a novelist. Miles away, Sadie Sparrow, a young detective in the London police force, is staying at her grandfather’s house in Cornwall. While out walking one day, she stumbles upon the old Edevane estate—now crumbling and covered with vines. Her curiosity is sparked, setting off a series of events that will bring her and Alice together and reveal shocking truths about a past long gone…yet more present than ever.”
3. Glorious Weakness – I can hardly wait to dive into this one too. Here’s the description of what it’s about:
“As a girl, Alia Joy came face to face with weakness, poverty, and loss in ways that made her doubt God was good. There were times when it felt as if God had abandoned her. What she didn’t realize then was that God was always there, calling her to abandon herself. In this deeply personal exploration of what it means to be “poor in spirit,” Joy challenges our cultural proclivity to “pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps.” She calls on readers to embrace true vulnerability and authenticity with God and with one another, showing how weakness does not disqualify us from inclusion in the kingdom of God–instead, it is our very invitation to enter in. Anyone who has struggled with feeling inadequate, disillusioned, or just too broken will find hope. This message is an antidote to despair, helping readers reclaim the ways God is good, even when life is anything but.”
I’ve also been busy climbing up and down a ladder in our bedroom a lot lately…so I look forward to sharing those updates with you soon, too!