Life Lately

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve written anything on here. So long ago that WordPress wasn’t even showing up in my most frequently visited sites. Sheesh. The last time I wrote was about NYC in May. Since then, a lot has happened…

  1. We got a freaking cat. We. Have. A. Cat. I kind of still can’t believe it. Trey has never really had a cat, and I swore off having a cat a long time ago, unless a beautiful, Halloweeny, black kitten were to wander up to my door step, and what would the odds of that be? Slim. BUT. Sometimes, you change. So, I hopped on over to the animal shelter and fell in love with a black and white fur ball with cow spots and pretty green eyes. He has a “mole” (black spot) near his lip, just like me. Processed with VSCO with a6 presetMeet James. Trey and I are obsessed in that weird way where we want to show coworkers pictures and videos, but we refrain because neither of us enjoy when people do that.Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
  2. We went to Florida to look for apartments and we have an ever-growing list of things that we are excited about. I love this season of our lives. So much is still undecided, but we are still overjoyed for the things to come.
  3. We celebrated Trey’s birthday! We had his all time favorite donuts, and rang in his 25th year with fried catfish and my family. I know that he would have loved to spend his special day with his family, too. But I’m glad that he fits in so unbelievably wonderfully with my family, and I’m happy that they all love him as though he has been in our family all his life. My brothers see him as a brother, and my parents love him like a son. It’s a special, special thing and he is a special, special person.Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
  4. I read Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected by Kelle Hampton and I will carry it in my heart for all my life. I have followed her on Instagram for a while now, and have developed a major girl crush on her. Her memoir is about her journey when she found out that her daughter, Nella has Down Syndrome. I’m such a softie for stories like this because of my younger brother Jon, who has autism. Her story is so honest, and so, so important.
  5. Reading this book has made Trey and I talk more and more about creating our family. NOT YET. But we talk more about it than ever before. We talk about names and what we would do if they (insert something). We talk about church, school, our future careers, plans and timing and how we shouldn’t even talk about plans and timing because life happens. But, the idea of freckled or blue-eyed little ones is fun to think about.