Monday, April 22, 2013

Around Here...

Things are pretty happy around here lately. 

Warm weather arriving, the sound of Scarlett playing, Ty cooking on the grill right outside our screened in porch and me, sitting here taking in the smell of grilled zucchini as warm air pours in through the windows. Lovely. If you know me, you know that I like to keep busy. I get bored easily. I like to have things going on all the time. I think it distracts me from knowing that I no longer work. This summer might prove me wrong...Last weekend we spent our last relaxing weekend until August!

 We are busy every. single. weekend. until August!!

No joke.

I was looking at my calendar with Ty the other night and it will definitely be an interesting summer. I'm sure it will go by in the blink of an eye, as does everything when lots of things are going on. Of course, it's all fun stuff. Not only am I getting married this summer, but one of my bridesmaids is getting married in August and my mother announced a couple weeks ago, that she will be getting married again in September! So, needless to say, we'll all be busy but I'm so happy that love is in the air!!

My wedding shower was this weekend and it was really nice that my friends and family all got together for me. We laughed a lot. The best!! It made me miss my friends from Massachusetts.
(an unfinished living room)

I'm having fun sprucing up our new home with decor. We moved in here this past December but the only room that is really complete is Scarlett's. I hope to have some Home Tour posts up soon. Things take time and money. Right now, our money is busy in wedding vendor's pockets. I still think often, why didn't we elope? It was our first choice but things didn't end up going that way. Mostly because we didn't want Scarlett flying without us while we stayed on our honeymoon. I love planning a great party or someone else's wedding, but when it's your own wedding, it's mostly just pressure to get it done.

Speaking of parties, I'm planning a small get together for Scarlett's 2nd birthday on May 4th. Nothing like last year's hurrah. Just some food, some decorations, family & a couple of Scarlett's friends.
I'm just really happy with life right now. That's the way it should be, right?

Sometimes that scares me. But not enough to deter me from enjoying it. 
(I love that there is a single letter S in the background of this photo.)

Around here, Ty has been wonderful. When isn't he? Awhile back I was feeling very alone, not just physically but emotionally. Ty would go to work, come home just to leave for fire fighting calls, go to the gym and by the time he got home, the last couple hours of his day were spent with Scarlett before she went to bed. Not much "us" time. I finally decided to tell him how I was feeling. Within minutes of telling him, he began fixing things. I love that he takes my feelings so seriously.
Ty loves fire fighting. It's something he enjoys. But he decided to put a hold on it so that he can be home more. This sacrifice that he made for me makes me very grateful to have such a great man. We have started going to the gym together more. Or he takes Scarlett with him to the gym so I can do grocery shopping without a toddler who refuses to sit in the cart...which by the way, is a vacation in itself! Ha ha.

With Ty, love is easy. I know that the man I will be marrying in two months (EEEK) is in it for the long haul. I can't tell you how many times he has proved to me that he will love me through the good and the bad. Because let's be honest, I'm not the easiest person to live with ;) He loves me just the same.

I feel lucky. Everyday. 
Hoping things are going well with you, too!!

PS. I was all smiles this morning when I ran across Babble's 10 Must-Read Mom Blogs with Style and who do I see? Miss Scarlett and I.....check it out and other style savvy bloggers here.

Misc Monday


  1. Congrats on your upcoming nuptials! It sounds like you have a busy and fun summer ahead. How wonderful is it that your Mom is also getting married. Happy planning! Oh and congrats on the feature!

  2. Love this post lauren! So happy for you! Your house is looking great !
    My husband works a lot and is in school so I can totally relate to feeling lonely at times ! It's a huge adjustment having a kid around and not having as much couple time, Thats great that your guy instantly made changes to spend more time with you! =)

  3. Lauren, I don't know if this will help or if you've even tried it at all but sometimes when I go to target I let Finn take her baby stroller with her baby and it makes her feel responsible because she's the boss (of her baby). A grocery cart would probably work too. Just an idea if you have to take her to get groceries.

  4. I love a busy schedule too! Always something to look forward to. So glad you had a wonderful shower filled with love! Congratulations to your mom!
    Love the photo of you and Scarlett outside.
    Happy Monday!

  5. LOVING the look of your house! Sounds like you have a fun summer ahead! :)

  6. great photos! i'm planning our wedding too, but it isn't until next fall. but already i'm thinking, can't we just elope? good luck this summer with all the busy-ness!
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  8. Loving your home decor and that picture of you and Scarlett is so adorable!!!

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  9. Wow, that is A LOT of weddings!! CRAZY! My mom got married kinda close to ours too :) But yay!! How exciting that your getting married soon! :) And of course your little girl is CUTE as always!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!


  10. Lovely Photos!! Beautiful Fam!!

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