Mother’s Day Weekend.

What a nice, good weekend.

I spent Friday after doing what I now can’t quite remember (darn you early onset forgetfulness!), then I met my mama at the gym after she got off of work for our workouts. After that, I headed home to make some dinner – GF pizza for her, leftover grilled chicken with asparagus and a sweet potato for me. As soon as I had gotten out of the shower, a friend text me and invited me to join her and some friends to see Ironman 3. However, I’m not a huge movie fan (not to mention I haven’t seen Ironman and Ironman 2), so I planted myself on the couch and watched/helped the girls play games (my mom and sister were playing Apple-to-Apples and Headbanz with my nieces and two of their friends). I was quite content.

On Saturday, I woke up early for breakfast and devotions before I was off to the gym for some cardio and core. Kali, the new trainer, kicked my butt in her core class. But I completely enjoyed it! After a quick lunch and shower, I set off with mom and sis to get some grocery and dress shopping knocked out. Chesterfield Bottoms, Whole Foods and West County Mall on a Saturday afternoon – not our best plan! But we accomplished everything we set out to do, and when I got home, I threw together dinner (while helping put away all the groceries, I might add) before heading over to Kory’s for a relaxing night in with friends. I absolutely love nights like that. Nights where you play cards, take goofy pictures and stay up just talking, laughing and joking – it’s such a good time. By the time I got home and took a shower (I knew if I waited, I wouldn’t get one before church — oh the perks of living with a ton of people!), I didn’t get to bed until nearly 2:30am!



Luckily, I was wide awake at 6:30am on Sunday morning to start my busy day in the kitchen. First up, GF banana nut pancakes, eggs and bacon for a small Mother’s Day brunch! Then a cake in the oven for sister’s 21st birthday (a very drunk Barbie cake) and a GF apple cinnamon streusel coffee cake for mom (and me!). I got the girls and myself ready for church, decorated the cake and managed to prep a bunch for dinner before we headed to church. It was such a great sermon. Pastor spoke on how we don’t see ourselves as clearly (or near as beautiful) as everyone else sees us. What a much needed message! While out shopping Saturday, this young girl who was passing me stopped to say, “you’re really pretty, just so you know” – it completely made my day! It’s amazing what a simple compliment can do! I suggest you look for an opportunity to compliment someone today, as I promise you, it will make their day a bit brighter.

Mama Bear

Mama Bear

Mother’s Day with the family went off without a hitch! Well, unless you count the strawberry sauce that fell and broke, leaving glass all over the floor. Or the grill that kept going out because of the wind (I love/hate propane). Or the million other little things… but I didn’t let them get to me. I grilled, set up dinner, washed all the dishes, cleaned up after – all so my mama could enjoy her day (which she did, btw). By the time everyone left and I sat in the recliner, I was exhausted. I passed out in the chair at 8pm!

Next up…

Now, it’s a glorious Monday morning and I’m feeling so very blessed. I’m off to work on internship things before heading to an interview, a chiropractor appointment and the gym.

I may not be where I was expecting to be by this point in my postgrad life, but I know that I’m right where I need to be, right where God wants me. I’m working on being content where I’m at and living in the moment, rather than being so wrapped up worrying about the future. Let me tell ya, it isn’t easy, but it’s so worth it.

My Baby Sister.

My baby sister and I used to fight like cats and dogs. We were, and still are, completely different people.

I used to get so jealous that my friends all go along with their sisters. They were always the best of friends, and here I was, constantly feeling enraged by sister – she stole my clothes, took things without asking, used my stuff, got me in trouble (sure, they weren’t things to get enraged over, but I was a teenager…clothes are a big deal!).

In recent years, my sister and I have really gotten closer, and I couldn’t be more happy about it. I am so thankful to be blessed with a sister who is so loving and caring. She honestly would do anything for anyone, and that is just one of her many amazing traits.

This isn’t to say that we don’t still fight or say mean things to each other, because we do…but we’re getting so much better at not doing that, and instead just enjoying each other and the company. She is honestly one of the most important people in my life, and I wish I would have realized that years ago so that we hadn’t wasted so many years bickering. But it’s not too late.

She scared me yesterday. My dad had to rush her to the ER after she had been throwing up for a full day. By the time they got there, her blood sugar was almost in the 600’s, which is high for anyone, especially a diabetic. They admitted her into ICU and have been giving her medicine through an IV to treat a bacterial infection. I didn’t go see her last night, and everything in me wanted to. But she can’t really have visitors and my dad was already there, so he was going to stay.

I’ve never been so scared that something was seriously wrong. I worry and care so much for her on a daily basis, but this was so extreme. It makes me realize what a wonderful and amazing sister I am so lucky to have, and it makes me realize that we don’t know what could happen tomorrow, so we should never take for granted what we have today.

And today, I’m going to see my baby sister ❤


Sis and I