This boy makes me happy! After 7 months I think I finally realize that being truly happy and focused on Jesus, this sweet boy and his daddy is all I am asked to do in this life. Everything after that is just the cherry on top. We are making a personal commitment in our home to cut out unneeded stress and drama, and focus on the real deal. It is a challenge for me at times, but one that is refreshing and most honorable. I am blessed and it is time I act like it!
This is when I want to stress but have to stop and laugh…silly boy! He pushed the sweet potato jar out of my hand and there you have it…all over the floor, cabinet and me. It even made it to the laundry doors behind me in this picture. It was everywhere. He just had that look of wonder and confusion on his face and could not understand why the feeding stopped and he kept barking for more. I must say that it was a cute mess!
This clean, happy face is what it is all about. When you look at this face you can tell he knows he is loved, cared for, cherished and I think you can even see some rottenness in this face. ha. He loves his duck bath tub our friend Cathy gave him at my FS shower last Fall. I know she smiles when she sees how much he loves sitting in it. The beak of the duck even quacks!
I love being able to really enjoy all the simple things with Henry. Like his first time to sit in a shopping cart like a big boy ( *cough *cough – he sat in a cart while under the care of his Juju last month but we are acting like we do not know about that). And of course, it had to be at none other place than Wally World! We are Arkansans by the grace of God and we are proud of it! Ha. I usually go to Kroger but needed “staples” so Wal-Mart it was! He LOVED it. He had a look of shock and amazement the whole way through the store and back out to the car. It was a taste of independence and he liked it! We saw a Facebook friend in Wal-Mart that we never see in person and that made for a super fun trip. Facebook…Randall says it is the devil, but it has some redeeming qualities, like seeing our friend in person that we would otherwise not know that well!
Having more time to spend with those who mean the most to us is making for the happiest of days this Summer. We are headed to the Lone Star state to see this sweet lady and her better half (my grandparents…and Julie’s too) and I cannot wait to get in that kitchen with her and make something yummy!
What makes you happy this Summer?
Published by Abby Lee
Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me!
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3 thoughts on “Our Happy Days”
I know this sounds strange…especially when everyone is complaining about the hot weather. But my favorite thing is to get up early on summer mornings and go outside in my PJ's (we do live in the country) and just feel so warm! I hate cold weather so I long for going out first thing in the a.m. without 3 layers of clothes!!Henry is a DOLL!
Oooh, I love all the Henry pictures. And I love this post. And the first paragraph you wrote is just exactly what I am happy about in my life, too: Jesus, my family and all our blessings!Enjoy your time in the Lone Star state – we are loving living here! 🙂
Henry is so cute! This summer spending time with my husband and girls has been my favorite thing to do. I have enjoyed this new baby so much. I had the \”new mom syndrome\” with Mary-Kate. Everything scared me. I had her in the doctor's office over every little thing. (Not really, but pretty much.) I boiled bottles. If anything touched the floor I washed it. Ha. Now with the 2nd baby I am more laid back. I realize she will keep breathing if I am not staring at her. LOL.