I’m working on a couple of projects right now, but I don’t have any “after” photos–or even any fun “in progress” photos to show you, so I figured I’d just give you all a quick update on what’s going on around our house.
First, I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. I know that we did! The weather was perfect in Savannah, as you can see in the above photo, and our church moved to the convention center for a single Sunday service and PACKED the entire ballroom.
Whenever I’m singing in church, but particularly on Easter, I always think of my mother and the other precious ladies in my family who have already gone on to heaven. Can you imagine what the singing must sound like there?!
My son is suddenly taller than me–I swear it happened overnight– but he was still willing to take his glasses off AND smile for a picture with his mom. He also graciously allowed me to deck him out in pink, seersucker, and a bowtie for Easter Sunday (that is the southern fashion trifecta for young men, if you’re not conversant with our customs down here!).
We enjoyed an evening Easter dinner with our neighbors; my husband smoked a Boston butt on his Big Green Egg so we deviated from the traditional ham or lamb, but I figured if I could hand over responsibility for the main dish, it was well worth it. And who minds eating BBQ–ever?
My husband and our daughter went to a Daddy-Daughter dance that our chaplain organized last week. This was one of the few battalion events that I didn’t lift a finger to help with because of some other events I’m working on for later this month (and yes, I did feel a bit guilty about that), but he had a great team of ladies who helped him make this a truly memorable evening for all the dads and daughters who attended. And, they sent me lots of pictures (thanks, Kelly!).
Finally, last weekend we traveled up to North Carolina to look at houses, schools, and the all-important ballet studios for my daughter, in preparation for this summer’s move. I have been feeling a bit blue about leaving beautiful Savannah and our fabulous school friends and neighbors, but the visit really set my mind and heart at ease and helped me start to anticipate our next assignment. We found another amazing classical Christian school that is so similar to the one the kids are attending now, plus Annabelle tried two ballet studios–and they both were terrific–but decided on the one that will be her new home away from home (she spends A LOT of time there!).
We also think we found the perfect house. This might be a short assignment, so we’re going to rent again, and none of the rentals on the market were quite doing it for me (I know–shocker). But God is a God of details, so it shouldn’t surprise me that we were contacted by a lovely lady who put me in touch with her sister, who wants to rent her drop-dead-gorgeous house to us and doesn’t mind if I plaster photos of it all over the blog as I decorate so you can see it, too. It’s on a golf course, which makes my golf-crazy husband happy, too. We worked out the details with her and her husband over dinner and had great fun figuring out all of the things–big and little-that we have in common. So now I’ve made my first new friend in the Southern Pines/Pinehurst area, too, which we all know is even more important than having a pretty house!
I’ll be back tomorrow with something new, but just wanted to let you know all the news that’s going on in my little corner of the world. Have a great Monday, and thanks for stopping by.