I did it! For the first time in what feels like forever, I posted the “little things”in the month after the happened! (There is tumultuous applause in my mind right now.)
May was such of fun month. The temperature finally started to warm up, the sun actually felt warm, and I didn’t have to wear tights or socks anymore! Finally, bare feet and ballet flats. The bad part? Realizing just how white my skin is after a loooong winter. Ugh.
We got to babysit for our friends who just finished a master’s degree in engineering and wanted to go out for a baby-free dinner. We were happy to oblige. They have the cutest, sweetest little boy. We loved every minute of it. It was really so sad to have to put him to bed. Also, this melted my heart just a little bit…
We bought a boat, named her the U.S.S. Inflation, and took her out for her maiden voyage. It was awesome.
Our Stake Relief Society (meaning all the women from about 8 congregations) hosted a wonderful Saturday meeting for us where we attended some great classes and work shops about finances (Grant was so proud of me) and the psychology of happiness (so interesting) and so much more and then had a delicious lunch together. The decorations were INSANE. Somebody somewhere is quite the balloon-sculpting and fruit-carving master.
I’m not sure why we decided we needed to bend down in these pictures. We definitely weren’t going to get ourselves to the level of that balloon octopus. The theme was something ocean-related like, “happiness cruise line.” We talked a lot about finding joy in the journey of life, where ever our journey may take us. There was the most beautiful hymn sung, and it was really really great.
and yes, I did too. Please forgive the horrible picture of me below. That cake though was delicious (flourless chocolate torte), and those boxes had some fun stuff: a salt grinder and a block of pink Himalaya salt, a children’s hymn book, a cookbook, and some beautiful bowls that hadn’t arrived yet. Have I ever mentioned that he spoils me?
I even got a beautiful custard cake at work as a birthday gift. It was so fun to share it with everyone.
Free rhubarb at church meant that I had to make something with it. My plans to make muffins quickly turned into plans to make a pie once Grant made it very clear he preferred pie over muffins. I think in the end the pie was definitely the more delicious option, and I got to try my hand at making a homemade pie! It turned out better than I expected.
We drove to North Dakota and saw all of my family, and I failed to take any pictures of anyone. Really? I am SO disappointed in myself. I did however, take a picture of the mosquito massacre that took place on the front of our car. Gross.
May also brought with it the most beautiful skies and sunsets. Although the winter had its own beauty, the clouds and colors that come with the warmth of may are so so beautiful, and I am so so grateful for the front row seat that we have to this incredible display.
And May ended in the most lovely way. With a Tea Party! I think I’ll write more on that very soon, so i’ll just leave one picture as a preview. Aren’t my friends beautiful?