Bits & Pieces, Vol. 1

Life has been so busy lately. I'm not complaining, but the busy-ness has kept me off of here and running around like a chicken with my head cut off instead. In lieu of writing a lengthy post to bring you up to speed, I thought a few snippets from the past couple of weeks would be appropriate. In baby news, Micah has become decidedly more adventurous in her eating choices. Last Thursday, she ate about a quarter of an avocado for lunch. Let me just say that I never imagined my child would voluntarily eat something so green and squishy, but she did, and I was shocked.

When I was in Girl Scouts, we sang a song about friendship. It went like this: "Make new friends, but keep the old; one is silver and the other gold." Now, I'm not sure which group of friends is silver and which is gold, but I'll take both. This past week, I got to spend some time with some of my best high school friends. On Monday, Micah and I took a roadtrip to Memphis for lunch with my high school bestie, and we traveled to Nashville over the weekend for the wedding of another high school friend. It was so nice to spend time with people that I haven't seen in ages, and I enjoyed myself immensely. Since none of us {that I know of} are planning on attending our 10-year high school reunion {oh my goodness, are we that old??}, I'm glad that we were able to spend some time catching up and visiting with one another.

It. Is. HOT. Oh my goodness. The aforementioned wedding was outside. On the evening of a day that had been pushing 100 degrees. I took pity on Dennis and let him remove his tie, unbutton his collar and roll up his sleeves. Yesterday, Micah and I walked outside for a few minutes to rock on the front porch, but before I even sat down, I decided that it was time to go back inside. It's only June, people. I know that I live in Mississippi, but seriously. It's not supposed to be 100 degrees until July.

Speaking of the porch, we've taken to taking Micah out to swing in the evenings just before bed. She loves the Little Tikes baby swing we bought for her. She giggled and giggled when we put her in there for the first time. Baby laughter is such an addictive sound. There's no sweeter sound in the entire world. See {and hear} for yourself:

Just a Swingin' from Leslie Ann Jones on Vimeo.

I think that's about it for now. I've only got a bit more time before Micah wakes up from her nap, and there's work to be done between now and then. I've got cards to print, e-mails to send, and orders to package.

Until next time, grace and peace.