A lot has been going on here at the Larson household! Did you know I am a Larson? I guess I rarely say that here. After getting married, I was in a bit of a predicament trying to figure out if I change my website and shop to my new name or just keep my maiden name of Murray. Obviously, you know what I decided on…..but it still feels a little odd to me. I get all mixed up sometimes with my signitures because for checks or personal documents, I need to sign Kelli Larson, but for art prints I need to sign Murray. I can’t tell you how many checks I have had to rip up because I sign it with Murray! Ugh…the worst. Aaaanyway. This weekend was a ton of fun for Sam and I. His family, who all live in 4 different states, came out to visit. Sometime’s I don’t realize how lucky I am to have my whole family within driving distance from me. Sam’s twin sister, Hannah (in the 4th photo) has a baby boy, Jonah (5th photo) who is just 4 weeks younger than Rylee. Although sitting side by side you would never guess Rylee was the older of the two. Jonah kills her in the weight department. But then again, most babies her age do. I am still waiting for that growth spurt (hair included!) Anyway, it was the first time out little ones met each other so we had fun watching them get acquainted! Mainly, it was Rylee jabbering away and plowing over Jonah, poking his face and stealing his pacifier. Ha! She is ALL over the place right now. But Jonah just sat there like a gentleman and let the crazy girl go at it. I had no idea Rylee was such a social butterfly. But get her around a crowd of people and she is the bell of the ball. I’m not sure what I’m getting myself into with her! She is developing quite the personality, and is certainly more mobile than ever. Notice the crouching tiger pose in the first pic?….that is her favorite of the moment. And I worry every time about a face plant. It’s the only time in my life I have ever wished I had carpet. But she is getting stronger and stronger every day.
THINKING ABOUT – My mom. She left two weeks ago on a last minute trip to Wisconsin to help my grandmother care for my grandfather as his health continues to decline. She told me this morning that the hospice nurse that continues to check in on him said that it will be just days, if not minutes, before he passes. I cry every time I think about it….so I can’t imagine what my mom is going through just watching him slowly fade away. I will certainly miss my gramps. But soon he will be in heaven with his Savior, and with that thought, I am comforted. I am so thankful for my mom for her strength and unwavering love. She is one of the most selfless people I know, and I am sure it means everything to my grandmother to have her there by her side. My mom will still be away on mother’s day this Sunday, which makes me sad, but I am so glad she can be with her own mom, who needs her more than ever right now. I didn’t realize it until tonight when Sam said to me “Sunday is a special day for you” that I too get to celebrate mothers day this year! It’s amazing how much life can change in one year. One life ends just as another begins.
LISTENING TO – Down Like Silver. I kind of stalk Kelly Ann’s blog to find new inspiring music. I’m not great at keeping up with the music scene, so I rely on people like Kelly Ann to help me out! (thanks girl for your music monday’s). I discovered them about a month ago through this post and was instantly hooked.
WATCHING – Revenge. I’ve been watching it on hulu while I feed Rylee. It’s the perfect waste of time! haha. Have you seen it!!? It’s so addicting.
EATING – On the healthy side – spinach & arugula salad with dried cranberries, walnuts, and gorgonzola. One the very opposite side of healthy – Trader Joe’s Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels. Killing me.
OTHER HAPPY LOVELY THINGS –
– Coury has a baby in her belly!! So thrilled for her! I can already visualize her baby’s vintage wardrobe.
– Katie’s hair. I have been seriously considering going red….and it’s all her fault. ha! But honestly, isn’t she just the cutest?
– Lots of great blogging advice HERE from Elsie. So much I still feel like I can learn and get better at. One step at a time I guess!