Life Lately

Hey hey! Every other Monday we spend a little time catching you guys up on whatโ€™s been going on in each of our lives.

Ashley โ€“

Hey Hey! Gosh – I feel like we have done SO MUCH over the past two weeks. We’ve had holidays and birthdays and parties which were all filled with so much happiness and love – and then we had some grief and sadness in the form of some loved ones passing away. It’s just really been a whirl wind!

Me with my Pawpaw MANY years ago. Don’t I look just like my Sophie??

Let’s do the heavy stuff first though? My paternal grandfather, aka Pawpaw, passed away on March 29th. It was a very unexpected thing, and I expounded upon my thoughts here in this post.ย  His funeral was this past Friday, April 6. While we were riding to the VA Cemetery for his final services, my Mom got a call that her father, aka Papa, had passed away that morning. I mean. It was incredibly emotional. And just all so unexpected. Death is a part of life, but it’s never easy to see your loved ones leave.

Balancing at the park. ๐Ÿ™‚

Some light things? We had a fabulous Easter that was filled with celebrations of life and family and multiple Easter Egg Hunts. Cooper even had an Easter Parade that his PreK 4 Class put on for the rest of the school. The kids each wore an ‘Easter Hat’ that their parents made. It was super cute. ๐Ÿ™‚

Easter Parade!
Egg Hunt at Beauvoir in Biloxi, MS
Painting Easter Eggs for the Bunny

Coop was on Spring Break this last first week in April, and I stayed home with him Monday – Wednesday (well BOTH kids…lol). We had a lot of fun. We made several park trips. Cooper went to the doctor for his big boy 5 yr old check up that included shots ๐Ÿ™ , we went to the beach on Tuesday, and Coop even had his first sleep over with Aunt Grace on Tuesday night.

Egg Hunt at Grammy and Ppop’s

Then along with my Pawpaw’s funeral being on Friday – we had a jam packed weekend. The following Saturday, I ran around all morning getting together last minute stuff together for Coop’s Bday party that Sunday. Saturday night we went to my Aunt’s engagement party. And then Sunday was Cooper’s Party at the Mullethop Trampoline Park.

Bed Head at the Beach ๐Ÿ™‚

Then Sunday night it was back to reality with getting things together for the upcoming Monday filled with work and school. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Rhonda –

I can’t even adequately describe the insanity of the last couple of weeks.ย  God bless.ย  For starters, I have been sick the entire time.ย  So that’s awesome.ย  I got well for literally like 2 days then started feeling awful again.

Easter was a lot of fun though.ย  The day before was supposed to be Claudia’s fourth birthday party, but we were all too sick to have people over.ย  So we celebrated her with some cupcakes and a couple of gifts, then let the fun spill into Easter.ย  I made a huge feast and Stuart and I hid eggs for the kids.ย  I can’t believe how much fun we all even when things are just kept low-key.

I launched my boutique a week ago and that has kept me extremely busy, as you can imagine!

When we finally had her birthday party, we all had the best time.ย  We got to know some of our neighbors and hang out with our usual besties too.ย  I am so thankful for friends you never want to leave.

We watched a lot of sunsets and did a lot of porch front sitting.