Friday Wrap Up

Good morning, friends!  I'm back again this week to just wrap up and also to say -- THANKSGIVING???  It feels really early this year, or maybe I'm just behind again?  I think since I haven't been doing any decorating and recipe posts, this totally snuck up on me. Except that we hosted over 100 grandparents at Legacy this week for our annual Grandparents Brunch!  This is a pre-Thanksgiving tradition that we carried over from the school we were … [Read more...]

Getting Back in the Saddle

Hello, friends... long time no see.  I have missed you all and have started this post about 20 times over the last several weeks, only to be once again at a loss for words.  Yikes.  At the beginning of October, we lost my brother-in-law suddenly to a heart attack.  And my mother-in-law did not fare well in the aftermath of that loss.  We have spent the last several weekends (Thursday nights through Sundays) in South Georgia helping her navigate … [Read more...]

Prayers for Vegas… and the World

I had a different post planned for today, but it's hard for me to wrap my head around sharing anything other than this... Y'all. Isn't there enough heartache and tragedy in the world?? Mother Nature has ravaged our country in recent weeks, causing death and destruction of epic proportions.  The events in Las Vegas just devastate me.  This death and destruction was wrought by human hands.  By a human mind and heart consumed with … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: Thoughts on Our Move

Happy Fall and TGIF!  My word, what a wacky week!  I could've sworn it was a full moon with all the strange things that went on... but I made it through and now I'm on FALL BREAK.  #blessit  Today we're headed to Augusta for my daughter's white coat ceremony and then I'm off to the beach on an extended girls' trip!  Woo hoo!  I plan to do a lot of resting, reading, laughing, and sunning.  If you follow me on Instagram, you'll get some peeks at … [Read more...]

How You Can Help

Good Monday morning, friends!  What a difference a week makes -- this time last week we were under a tropical storm warning and the ATL was pretty much shut down.  While there were tons of power outages here, we were spared.  Things are pretty much back to normal around here, but not so for our friends in Texas and Florida. I was so blessed last week as we wrapped up our Diaper Drive at Legacy.  My sweet families answered the call and we … [Read more...]

Tuesday Thoughts: Church of the Small Things

Hello, friends, from a soggy Atlanta. I have to begin by extending my thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by Irma... I began to see pics of our beloved USVI on Friday and positively wept. The devastation is horrific in the wake of this storm, both in the Caribbean and in Florida. We were in a state of "lock down" here in an abundance of caution and so I spent yesterday alternating between watching hurricane and storm coverage and the 9/11 … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: New Finds

TGIF, friends!  And what a wacky busy week it was, in spite of Monday's holiday!  We're keeping a close eye on Irma -- we have friends, family, and a grandbaby in Florida and two of my kids close to the Georgia coastline.  We're praying for everyone's safety (and wise decisions!) and opening our home in case it's needed. These storms are so scary!!  And the photos coming out of our beloved St. Thomas/St John are devastating.  Another long … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Tuesday

Hello, dear friends and Happy September!?! Once again, I did not intend to be gone for a while, but -- WHEW!  We've got our school year at Legacy up and running and life just got away from me for a bit there. :)  And all of a sudden, here we are -- September! I'm clinging to summer still -- I feel like I didn't really have a "summer" with all the hoopla of listing/selling/moving/trying to settle/ramping up for a new school year.  It was just … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Monday

Hello, strangers!  The last few weeks have truly been a whirlwind, but I feel like things are finally settling down a bit.  I've missed this little corner of the internet so I thought it was a good day to pop in and bring you up to speed!  And to let you know, I plan to be back to regular posting over the next week or so. :) As you know, our house was under contract and we closed on the sale at the end of June.  I think I'm still … [Read more...]

Checking In!

Greetings, friends!  The school year is finished, my house is under contract, and I find myself in this very strange "in between" place.   This home-selling thing is not for the faint of heart.  We still have to get through the due diligence period (we're close!), so I'm working on that, as well as continuing to pack and think through what is coming with us.  Getting the house ready to list was a whirlwind and I have discovered I'm not sure where … [Read more...]