It's Monday, and you know what that means :)
Time for a recap of the weekend, and I'll be honest, this one was a little bittersweet.
We started out celebrating Andrew's 7 month birthday!
It was actually while we were in Florida, but we had to take some pictures once we were back and settled (and of course with the chalkboard frame!)
I'll be posting a 7 month update for him on the blog, but for now, a few of my fave pics from the photo sesh...
I've also made a habit of taking a few "bathtime" pictures each month. It will be fun to go back and see how he's grown and changed, in his cute little tub.
I had a lunch date with some friends from my "Moms" group, which was so much fun! We had Mexican (my fave), and bonded over dirty diapers and sleep deprivation.
Saturday was relaxing, and we spent the day by the pool and taking our favorite long walk down by the lake. Our neighbors just got some sheep - and it's been so much fun to show them to Andrew!
Saturday night, I picked up some fresh catfish at the grocery, and we decided to fry those bad boys up. We don't do a lot of fried food 'round here, but we were just in the mood for some ;)
It was SO good!
I also whipped up this coleslaw - delish!
Sunday, we went to church, and just hung out at home,
reading books, and watching a Scandal marathon (I've got John hooked!)....
You're probably thinking..."so why was the weekend so "bittersweet"? It looked pretty good and relaxing to me!"
Well, it was sweet. And it was bitter. We lost my grandmother this weekend.
She lived a VERY long, full, and wonderful life. Her body, soul, and mind are now fully restored, and she is with Jesus in Heaven. Playing bridge, eating peanut butter cookies, and having a nice scotch cocktail, right about now, I hope.
She was a beautiful woman, so kind, gracious, fun-loving, classy...with just the perfect amount of wit. I am so thankful that I grew up knowing her, and spending every summer at the North Carolina Outer Banks with her. She will be missed, so greatly.
It's funny how we sometimes don't celebrate life until someone is taken from us. With my grandmother's passing, I am reminded to live each and every day celebrating my own life, and the lives of my loved ones. Being thankful for the gift of life, and to not take a single day for granted.
Thank you to all of you who have called, sent emails and texts, and most of all, prayed for my family during this time. It means so much!
Love y'all - hope you had a wonderful weekend!
(linking up with Biana today!)