Well May Just Flew By

And just like that we are a full week into June and I haven’t even come back to catch up much during May.  Whew!  🙂

It’s been a good month, a trying month, a remembering month and I’m still alive and well.  To recap….

When I think back to the beginning of the month…some mothering stress happened.  It’s life, but one child’s brain fart threw me emotionally and quite frankly worried me, and made me wonder if things would be okay.

I’m learning this is the joy of parenting older kids.  Learning that discipline still needs to occur, but a parent’s love also has to let go and rest in the hope better decisions will come in the future.   Whew!  Teething toddlers were easier than this… just saying.  *wink*

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I’ve been blessed to be able to visit my girls this spring, and my son is the baby still at home…for one more year. 

My Mother’s Day was more of a weekend celebration.  I went up to Oklahoma to visit my daughter and attend a Mother’s Day Brunch her church put on.  We had a blast.  My son joined us and stayed with his friend and then we went home Sunday afternoon and I had flowers and a card waiting for me on the dinner table.  *awww….*

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Remembering my deceased mom in love.

This is the third Mother’s Day without my mom and I still had moments of missing her.  My daughter and I wore bracelets my mom made to the brunch;  they matched the bohemian style and they were our little ode to Mom/Grandma in honor of the day.

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Can we just stay here for a full nap??

The next weekend I enjoyed a spa party for my friend’s birthday.  Grown women treating themselves can be so much fun sometimes! 🙂

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Hand-embellished dish towels.  Super easy to whip up!

These towels are becoming my favorite item to craft and give as gifts.  This set was for the birthday girl and they matched her kitchen perfectly.  I was glad since I couldn’t remember exactly how her kitchen looked.  lol

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In memory of an exemplary young man.  

Memorial Day we always remember a young man who my husband used to have in his teen drama group at our church years ago.  Stephen was always smiling and I’ll never forget when his parents got the call no one ever wants to receive.  I always pray for his parents and his two brothers on this day especially.  And for the families of all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Memorial Day was also a day of celebrating two wonderful things….

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Linen skirts + Sandals = Comfort to me … even for walks!

I made it a point to go for a walk while the men were lighting up grills in the park for our annual church BBQ.  Usually, the men go early to get the coals and meats cooking and the women show up later with all the fixings,kids, etc. just in time to eat.  This year I decided to go early and enjoy a nice long walk until the ladies showed up.

It was glorious!  I also ran into a heard of peacocks.  That’s another story for another time, but they were amazing!  It was a beautiful day for pictures and they are so used to being in the neighborhood they just walked around without giving thought to me or anyone else that was out and about.

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Hello there, Sir! 

We almost bought our house in this neighborhood and I remembered being told about them, but we only came across a few.  On my walk I counted at least 14 peacocks — males and females — and about 10 of them were in one area at the same time.  So cool!

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Just enjoying a walk and wondering why this human is taking so many pictures. 🙂

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My son is in here somewhere…and so happy to be a part.

The other neat event was my son being able to play football with the guys at our church picnic.  It’s been three years since his skiing accident and he is just now being able to play sports again.  Our first picnic hear, almost two years ago, he had to sit out this game and was pretty sad, so it was a great feeling to see him being able to participate and know he was so happy to be able to do so.

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I need to work on my hand placement for these kinds of pictures.  I’m really not trying to steal the key from him.  *insert eye roll*giggle*

Oh…how could I forget?!?!?  We finally signed the papers on our house this month!!!  The sellers are waiting for their new built home to be finished, so they are leasing the house back from us until they can move.  We have a contract for them to be out by July 15th.  This is our first home purchase and we are super excited!

As for the scale…I hit total -5.6 pounds lost since my restart in April.  I had hoped to be down another 4 pounds this month, instead of 2.2, but I’ll take it.  Right now, my goal is to weigh less at the end of every month than I started.  So…. onward we go with that aspect of my life.

I’m ending May feeling a little rebellious with regards to eating, but I’m doing some thinking on that subject and taking a look at what is holding me back/becoming my excuse.

In the  meantime, thanks for stoping by!  I’m going to go pack my suitcase for a summer vacation and I look forward to some relaxing time with my family and friends over the next couple of weeks.

Have a good day!

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