May was a tremendously busy month. I knew that it was going to be and it did not disappoint.
First of all, both of the kids’ birthdays are in May, as well as my Dad’s. Plus Mother’s Day, our anniversary, a school performance, the ballet recital and a million events for Elon’s graduation. Oh! And we completely forgot our fourteenth wedding anniversary. (Don’t get married in May, especially if one of you is academia!) The reality is May is going to be this busy for us every year. It makes December look like a breeze.
Even though I had every intention to blog ten times during May, I did not blog once. So I am hoping to have a quick recap and then I will get back on track of writing more. Following are some shots from Instagram.
Celebrating on Oliver’s Birthday
We celebrated Dad and Oliver’s birthday at the new art park in Downtown Winston.
Enjoying these two before bedtime on Mother’s Day!
Enjoying Lucy’s new sidewalk chalk from her sixth birthday. I am now devoted to the Crayola brand. They are bright, don’t break when thrown and do not roll around.
Least I forget, this happened fourteen years ago!
Lucy and I snuck in a mother/daughter night at the Railroad Track Party aka City Market.
Henry refreshed his herb garden.
We all bounced in this dinosaur at a Memorial Day cookout.
Today I sang Travis Tritt's "It's a great day to be alive" over and over again. It was the last song I heard on my way back from speaking out against #coalash and #fracking in the Rotunda of the State Legislature. We can't wait until my hometown falls victim to catastrophe. #crisismode #CleanUpBelewsCreek #perfectday #joy #100daysofjoy #the100daysproject #oneword #moralmondays #NAAACP
I spoke at Moral Monday in Raleigh regarding coal ash and fracking in Stokes County. (More on this soon!)
We wound down the month with a little “rest and digest.”
We have so much to be thankful for! Especially that we thrived through May. Only a few stumbles along the way.
Tomorrow I head to Atlanta for a training in Godly Play. So more adventures ahead.