We just went to our first wedding of the season (congratulations, Bryson and Rachel!), and the next few weeks will be filled with many more of the best kinds of celebrations—weddings, birthdays, and get-togethers.
We spent last weekend celebrating Mother's day with his parents. Puppy snuggles are so therapeutic—especially when they want to spend most of the day on someone's lap or in someone's arms. They especially love Nicholas (and I love that).
This picture makes me laugh—I love how all of us managed (accidentally or not) to squeeze into this photo on our way to Grandma and Grandpa DeVries' house.
Friday morning was low-key, since we took the day off for a wedding in the afternoon, so I made a big breakfast—cornbread buttermilk pancakes and farmer's market bacon—so good, with plenty of leftovers to freeze for quick breakfasts.
This weekend, we celebrated the beginning of the wedding week for our dear friends Fleet and Molly. And we've been planning the details of his best man speech! We are so blessed that we get to be a part of so much celebrating (and puppy snuggling).
Looking back at my recent posts, I realized it has been a long time since I wrote a little post about "life lately." I've written about things in our life, yes, like Cooper turning four, a visit to our friends in Bloomington, a visit from my family, a trip to the beach and the one year anniversary of my mother-in-law's passing, recent knitting and other creative projects, and some updates about our garden this year. But I haven't written a post with the little mish-mash bits of life since early June. So here I am now, playing a little bit of catch up.
It's been awhile since a "life lately" post where I write about all the little bits and pieces of our life. This spring has been a rather cold one, but just this past weekend, we are seeing much warmer temperatures and the weather seems to be catching up with the date on the calendar. As someone who enjoys the colder months, I will say that spring and summer feel a bit magical with kids, and logistically, lots of things just feel easier as the temperatures are more mild.
Starting sometime in the fall, I made a point to be a bit more creative and find new to us trails to hike on and explore. Since then, we have found several new favorites for when we are in the mood for a hike, regardless of the season.