So, I decide to start blogging again and then all of the sudden there seems to be a whole lot of things going on! Now, it isn't that I don't have anything to write about, rather it seems I am having a hard time finding time to write about them!
On Sunday, April 28th, my daughter's young man took her to the beach for dinner and proposed! It was a sweet proposal at the top of a Ferris Wheel and she was completely surprised! Here is a link to her blog and her account of the day I said Yes! They have been dating a year and a half. I am so happy for them and can't wait to start planning a wedding because she has dreamed about this her entire life.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Thursday, May 09, 2013
As we approach our next step in life, I have been thinking back over all the places I have lived in my 40 some odd years. This upcoming move has brought a lot of soul searching. It is actually strange to lay it out visually, especially when I know most of my relatives live within a few miles of where they were born. Literally, my Mother lives next door to the house she grew up in (and her sister lives on the other side) and my DH's parents live next to his grandfather and across the street from his Aunt.
Who knew we were such rolling stones?
and now we are off to
I think this is my theme song....
***maps courtesy of TownMapsUSA
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
It has been a long while since I have blogged. I have been struggling with some changes in my life and just became pretty much overwhelmed with them for several months so I had to pull back on the blog. But I figured I had better jump back in or so much will have passed that I won’t have a clue where to start.
First off, the main struggle I have faced is we are moving…yes, again. It was only 3 years ago when we made our last move and we truly hoped it would be the last one. Well, not so. My DH began working for a company based out of Edenton, NC last August and I stayed here in SC for the school year. Although logically the move was something I understood, somewhere after Christmas I just locked down and got pretty depressed about it. My boys aren’t happy about the move either, which has made it even harder. Our oldest son is in high school, and a move during high school is so hard. He truly loves it here and loves his school and, of course, his friends. We have even discussed trying to continue splitting our time between SC and NC until he graduated but that would mean we would have to do it for 3 years (including this current year) and that is a long time not to be together except on weekends. It would mean DH would have to miss out on everything (pretty much) that the boys are involved in and I would be single parenting 2 boys. I will say that this move has been the hardest of all of the moves we have made. I am totally in love with our home and this town and the idea of leaving it all has really been a challenge. But, I suppose I have finally come to some level of acceptance and am ready to just get it over with
|DD and her Daddy, always a Daddy's girl!|
Recently we went to our last Phi Mu Parents weekend at Georgia Southern University! It was really bitter sweet because our daughter is graduating this week! I have enjoyed so much sharing her sorority time and seeing her enjoy so many of the same things I enjoyed during my college sorority time. I am so proud of her. She has already accepted a job in the Atlanta area which is perfect for her and she is ready to move into a cute little apartment at the end of the month.
|Me and my sweet girl|
Also, in other big news... DD got engaged on April 28th to her boyfriend of a year and a half! They haven’t set a date yet as he is going to be starting Pharmacy School this summer and then they will figure out the timing of the wedding. I am so happy and will blog about their engagement soon!
|DD & DS2|
|Phi Mu at GSU|
So, this mouth is full of bitter sweet things as we have graduations, new jobs, end of school activities and lots of good byes that are going to be so hard to do...not to mention a house on the market (another post as well!) I hope to be blogging semi-regularly in the coming weeks as I have so much to catch up on and lots to share from our little corner of the world.
Friday, March 01, 2013
I am taking a blogging break (which will shock all the fives of you that read this blog!) Things in life are a bit...hmm....unsettled right now and the muse seems to have taken a vacation so I don't have anything to write about. As ridiculous as it sounds, ignoring the blog just adds another "something I didn't get done today" so I am taking a break and hopefully I will come back at some point. Thank you all for your sweet support.
I will still be on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram (see buttons at top right hand of the blog) so I am not totally going away!
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Thursday, February 21, 2013
"My dear, this is something you must always remember. Your bosom can be fake. Your smile and your hair color can be fake. But your pearls and your silver must always be real." South Carolina grandmother talking to her granddaughter.
~Maryln Schwartz in A Southern Belle Primer
Monday, February 11, 2013
I struggle with getting older. Yes, I realize that sounds "very mature," but I do. No where is that struggle greater than with clothes. At some point, it seems, designers and store buyers are at a loss as to what to buy for those of us who are too old for the trendy teenager influenced set but not ready (by a far shot) for the grandama fashions. This is particularly true if you are petite. Trust me when I say, apparently if you are petite you want to dress like you are 90 years old...at least that is what it appears to me when I visit the mall. Hello! There are more than a few of us not ready for polyester down here!!!!
Recently, I found an adorable blog that hits this struggle right on target. Cyndy Spivey at Walking in Grace and Beauty is a fashion and beauty blogger with a twist, "For years I thought mixing Jesus with Fashion was an oxymoron until I realized that God created beauty in the very beginning when He created the world and He created me to enjoy beauty too! As a forty something wife, mother and grandmother, I think forty’s really are fabulous!"
|Walking in Grace & Beauty|
I LOVE it! Cyndi presents all kinds of wonderful, budget conscience, and modest but fashionable clothing, along with makeup and lifestyle tips to help you feel better about the way you look without forgetting that the most important element is your heart! I hope you will pop over and check out Cyndi's presentation of the latest trends in fashion and make-up and how you can incorporate them into your busy lifestyle. Please tell her I sent you!