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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Life Lately…

Hello, friends!  It's so hard to believe that as I type this, we're closing out our school year AND the month of May.  The last several weeks have had me spinning like a top and I just now have bit of a breather to come say hello to all of you. Last weekend we put the For Sale sign in the front yard.  And leading up to that was an unbelievable flurry of painting, purging, and packing.  Nineteen years in a home will do that to you...  It was … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: Turning 50

Hi there, friends!  I had no intention of being gone so long!  But I was hijacked by a surprise 50th birthday celebration AND getaway for several days and have been digging out from under ever since. :)  I've had my nose to the grindstone for the last several months and have been reluctant to get away -- I didn't want to spend the money OR take the time away from what's been all-consuming.  But apparently my husband and BFF had other ideas.  … [Read more...]

Personal Goals for 2017: Let’s Do This!

Greetings, friends!  Anyone else limping back into reality last week??  I had a college kiddo still home until yesterday so even though I'm back at work, I'm having a hard time finding routine.  Oh well, it will come, I'm sure! I spent some time over the break thinking about my personal goals for the coming year.  It's going to be another year of big changes so any hopes of status quo or coasting have gone out the window.   While I could … [Read more...]

2016: Highlights and Lowlights

Where to begin?  Now that I'm finally catching my breath a bit, it seemed like a good time to reflect on 2016 before turning the page to the new year... and I'm READY to turn the page! 2016 was the year of change around here... One of the biggest was opening our preschool after quite the journey.  This time last year I was in the midst of sharing our Legacy Story here on the blog.  But within a month or so, when Legacy was registering … [Read more...]

Holiday Bits and Pieces

Greetings, friends!  I hope you're enjoying this Christmas week... it is always one of my favorite times.  The hub bub has died down and I can regroup, rest up, watch football and get organized for the new year.  How about you?  I need it more this year than ever. 2016 just about plowed me under -- so. much. happening.   And while I make a point of choosing joy on a regular basis -- and there was plenty of that! -- there have also been some … [Read more...]

Christmas Prep is Underway…

Ok, so yes -- I'm a first-things-first kinda gal, but how can I pass up a coupon code for Christmas cards??  So I seized my moment... and may have strong-armed the college kid to get the tree put up. :)  But I promise... no decorating... for now. :)  Enjoy the day! Card with envelo Save … [Read more...]