The Missing Sister

The Lee 3 have been moving in fast forward lately. I sometimes feel like someone has hit the fast forward button on the tape player while the music is playing and it makes that screeching noise as it rushes ahead. Not a great sound, but worth it to get to the song you love the most. That’s us right now.

Randall took us to the cheese state for a company retreat in the Dells at the Wilderness Resort. We stayed an extra few days to soak it up a bit more. It was needed after a really wacky spring in the planting department. It was nice to see Randall all kicked back on a lounger and watch him go down a few water slides. I sure love that man of mine and appreciate how he supports us so well.

This little mover of mine has proved to be in the middle of his third year lately. He is testing every button on my little tape player of life, I must admit. It can rewind fast forward and record all at the same time and never seems to makes it to my favorite song! If you lack patience, have a 3 year old.
He is so funny, smart and cute as a toot. I love his spirit but wish I could tackle that strong will some days. My constant prayer for him is that he will use his sweet spirit and strong will for good and God honoring things as he grows. Support me in that prayer!

Wee took Route 66 in Illinois and took some cute photos after our little stay in Springfield.

Henry and I spend a lot of time together this time of year with Randall having crops in the ground all over the south. I have started my real estate business with RE/MAX and it is the perfect fit for our busy little home dynamic. Henry now says “Are we gonna show houses today, Mama?!” and it makes me laugh. Poor little man drives all over to look at corn with his daddy and then now drives all over to look at houses with his mama. I laugh inside wondering if he thinks all people work out of their cars…because we do in this house. Good thing he loves to go!

I am under contract with several buyers now and praying for listings to come along soon. I am staying real busy growing my business and I really do like it. It is a fun, good busy. I can make my own hours and design my work day for the most part. I love this career decision and I am so excited to see how my business will grow.

Our view from the top of the Arch was so beautiful, I had to share. We went to the top on our way home from Wisconsin. Randall and I had never been and decided it was shameful to drive through and not stop. The photo of Henry and me posted above is from the little capsule we rode to get to the top. It was great to add that to our “done it” list, get an ornament and a magnet. I came home from our trip up north with 4 new oranaments. I may have to start adding branches or get a bigger tree! ha.

I collect ornaments and magnets from every new attraction, state, etc that we visit. It is getting a little insane and I love it!

Henry has a love for the American flag. It is so precious to hear him yell with excitement from the backseat “Look! There’s another American flag, Mama. Look, right there. You see it, Mama?! You see it?!”  So, July 4th was great fun for him to celebrate. We got his little hat and bow tie from the dollar bin at Target.

This summer is flying by so fast and Henry is growing just as fast. Even though we are both working really hard right now, it is wonderful to have the ability to take him with us, work unconventional hours if needed and soak up life as much as we can. God is forever blessing us with simple things and for that we are most grateful. Simplicity and fun are what we love the most around here.

I spend so much time on the computer right now with work that when it comes time to get off, I get off. I also have a smart phone…I know shocking for those that know me well! The constant pings, dings and messages about send me into convulsions most days. Convictions about my son seeing me with my laptop and phone in my hands all the time have caused my postings to be fewer of late. When he yelled, “Mama, put your phone down and listen to me!” one night I think my heart seized up in my chest. Ouch! All those blog posts about children seeing us distracted on our devices came to life at that moment. I have not posted as much as I used to. I hope to be able to pick up a new routine for posting soon. I enjoy writing and sharing life. It is a great outlet and I appreciate those of you who keep up with us on here.


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! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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