Five For Friday: May Update!

Hey sweet friends! I know I haven’t been that great at updating you all on our lives as much as I mean to.  A lot of people seem to truly care about what and how we are doing so I wanted to jump on and give you all a little update. In case you didn’t notice, this is a lot later in the day than usual…because my week has been CRAZY. But good, too. So without making you wait any longer, here is what we have been up to the past few weeks!

We got a DOG!

You read that right-a sweet 7 year old named Sasha! She is coming in from another family who had to move and couldn’t keep her. She’s an absolute doll, great with the kids and my new favorite hiking buddy. We brought her on the trail today and she was amazing. I need to work on her endurance a little though, because she’s exhausted after 2 miles!

Our trip to Florida is PLANNED!

Yes, you’ve read that right. Our trip to Florida is ready to go! After much discussion and arguments, we reserved our house. We are staying in a gorgeous condo with two pools and a hot tub! We have our roads mapped out, I’m finalizing where we are staying the two nights we’re driving, and I’m finishing up our summer to do list to share with you all next week. There will be one for Florida and one for the rest of the summer. The rest of the summer one will be super cheap because we have to save some money, you dig?! Keep your eyes peeled for that.

I’ll also be beginning to share VIDEOS as I move forward with this trip. More on our future vlogging life later.

Mama didn’t lose her engagement ring.

Alright y’all, ready for a story? I don’t wear a wedding ring. That’s right, I don’t wear a wedding ring. Neither does my husband. My old ring doesn’t fit and doesn’t match my current engagement ring. Josh lost his. OK, he didn’t LOSE it. He knows where it is…behind a sink he can’t get to.

Anyway, we don’t wear wedding rings. Judge away. We have discussed getting them but for now we’re okay with not having them. I do have an engagement ring I LOVE though. It’s a pearl delicately put in rose gold. Everything about it was perfect for me when he gave it to me. Delicate, pretty, soft, intricate.

And then I had kids.

I always worried about putting my engagement ring on and losing the pearl or one of the diamonds or losing it. Mama only wears it on special occasions like Mother’s Day. Only, this Mother’s Day I thought I lost it-I couldn’t find it ANYWHERE. I spent a week searching for it only to find it sitting on my bureau UNDER my jewelry box. Put it on for Mother’s Day and at the end of the day I put it right back in my jewelry box!

Speaking of Mother’s Day-Praise Jesus for Mother’s Day.

This Mother’s Day was absolutely amazing. I’ve shared quite a few times on how rough it can be on adoptive and foster parents. It can be emotional and exhausting. This Mother’s Day however was absolutely fabulous. My husband surprised me with  day off, a present, and my kiddos made me presents and cookies. It was an amazing day I desperately needed and I am so thankful I got it. It was a breath of fresh air. I love you Joshua(not that he would read this but…oh well!)

Life has been really good lately.

Life has also been kind of hard the past few weeks.

I’ve always been pretty honest on here and I’m going to very honestly tell you…the past few weeks have been kind of rough. It may be because oh my favorite aunt flo coming back. It also may be weaning Bug. Maybe because it’s summertime.  No matter what it is, something has me all out of whack and pretty emotional. So that’s there. I’ve been pretty proactive in meeting with some friends and talking it through as well as getting out hiking extra. I would love your prayers as we make it through the summer. As I find joy and peace within this summer. After all, peace is my word of the year!

Anyway, that’s what life has looked like lately! I’m working on a post about hiking safety, the one about our summer goals, and of course-I truly AM doing a few on marriage! Just have to work myself up to them.

What have you been up to lately?

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