Sunday, April 26, 2015
I am going to be stepping away from the blogging world during the month of May. I wished I had done that last year with all the craziness that May holds so I promised myself I would do it this year for sure.
You see, my beautiful girl is graduating with honors on Saturday. Woo Hoo! She has made it through four tough years of college. She has grown and grown up in so many ways. Being eight hours away from home for the past four years has helped shape her into the young woman she is today, one ready to take on the world.
If you read last week's Coffee Shop Chronicle, you will know that she and I were in our favorite northern town for a job interview for her a couple of weeks ago. She was offered that position earlier this week and... turned it down. She is moving back home!!! You can probably feel my joy through this computer screen. She had a phone interview on Friday with a local organization here at home that she would absolutely LOVE to work for. We are praying for the next step, a face to face interview.
So there will be a transition period as she settles back in at home, as we adjust to not being empty nesters any more.
We have a family vacation planned for mid-May, the first real family vacation since we went to Alaska four years ago for our 25th Anniversary and to celebrate Mallory's high school graduation. We are going to the Smoky Mountains for a week. We are staying in a lovely mountain cabin with no Wifi, which I did mostly on purpose. I am looking forward to disconnecting for a week, enjoying creating precious family memories, and of course, taking lots of pictures. On our way home we are hoping to stop and see one of Mallory's friends that she spent five weeks with in Montana two years ago. We met this sweet girl as well when we picked Mallory up from that trip. Even though they were only together for five weeks, they have remained in weekly contact, and remain the best of friends. It is so cute, this sweet girl has a countdown going of how many days until she sees us. I would hate to disappoint her. Love you Ashley!
So many good things ahead this coming month, and I want to be fully present for all of them.
I do hope to post one more Friday Finds this week, but we will see how the week goes. I am working with a writing coach and my first piece for her to edit and give me feedback on is due on Wednesday. It is coming along nicely, but I have a feeling there are a few hours bent over the laptop keyboard yet before it is finished.
The one place I will still be present is Instagram. I am twenty days into a hundred day project on there called #100daysofleadinglines. Instagram is where I will be getting my daily creative fix.
I will be returning Thursday, May 28 to celebrate Paisley's 3rd Birthday. See you then.