Monday Musings – A little life update

Happy Monday, friends! Just thought I’d share a little about life lately! Summer is in full swing and we’ve been so busy.

Harper is growing like a weed and is seriously the most smiley baby I’ve ever known. I know it could change at any moment, so I don’t want to jinx myself, but for now she rarely ever cries and smiles all the time. It’s just the best thing ever!

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Gray and I have been watching Friday Night Lights on Netflix and we both love it! It’s right up there with Parenthood (which is hands down the best series ever) and This Is Us. And, Gray likes that it’s about football, so it’s a win-win!

In the summer, we make a weekly trip down to a little produce and ice cream stand in Filbert, S.C. and the freestone peaches just came in. We came home with a big basket yesterday and I can hardly wait to slice them up and make smoothies, peach turnovers (you might remember this easy recipe from last year), and peaches and cream with butter toast and coffee for breakfast. All the praise hands!

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A few weeks ago, we took a little day trip to Lake Lure and it was so much fun! Landon loved playing in the water and of course, we ended the day at Moe’s BBQ in Hendersonville (our fave). Going on little road trips in the summer is one of our favorite things to do. Last year, we went to Lake Norman State Park, Greenville, S.C., Hendersonville and Asheville, N.C. and a few other easy-to-go-enjoy-in-one-day places. All the memories! And the kiddos make it even more fun!

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The fourth of July was a little different for us this year because Gray is usually off work all week and we usually spend the week in the mountains, go to the parade in Boone, and spend some time on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This year, Gray only had the 4th off work and it fell on Wednesday, so we stayed home. We found local fireworks several nights that week (which Landon loved), went to a fun little neighborhood parade that our church has a float in, and grilled out.

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I’m starting a new Bible Study with some girlfriends tonight and I am so excited about it. We’re reading The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst. Her book, Uninvited changed my life, so I am really looking forward to digging into this one as well. It’s so important to intentionally set aside to do things with your friends, especially after having a baby!

Speaking of intentionally setting aside time, Gray and I are trying to have more date nights and last night we went to the drive in! We saw the new Jurassic World movie (hey, Chris Pratt) and ate corn dogs and fried pickles in the bed of his truck. So fun!

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Gray is in full swing of summer football practices and I’m looking so forward to cheering on his team this fall. He has such a passion for the game, but even more so for the kids, and I love seeing him get to do something he loves. I can hardly wait for pumpkin spice lattes, boots and scarves, pretty leaves, and Appalachian football (and tailgating with our friends!). Until then, we have pool parties, more road trips, a beach trip, and lots of backyard grilling to look forward to. Can you tell it’s always been hard for me to choose a favorite season?!

Hope ya’ll have a great week!

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