Sunday, May 1


Things to look forward to in May:
- Mother's day with my family
- John's 4th birthday
- Nana Kathi's birthday
- Putting our old house on the Market
- Martin's 2nd and 3rd immunotherapy treatments
- Another trip to Houston for scans and such
- More of this sunshine and blossoms that we've been enjoying
- Memorial Day
- Hammock snuggles in the shade

Things to work on: 
- Laughing more
- Doing something with my hair other than a top-knot
- Our family bucket-list
- Giving back
- Regular showers
- My patience
- My friendships
- Eating when my family eats

Things to let go of:
- Guilt
- Anger
- Fear
- Negativity
- Nervousness
- Judgements
- Waiting

Things to think about for this month:
- A book you're excited to read
- A skill you want to learn
- A recipe you'd like to try
- A good deed you'd like to do
- A purchase you'd like to make
- A goal you'd like to achieve
- A workout you'd like to test
- A lesson you learned in the last month

What are you looking forward to lately?
Happy May my friends,


  1. My fingers are crossed for your Houston trip to go well.

    I think if you're a little short on patience right now, there's no one who would so much as bat an eyelash at you.

  2. I've been lurking on your website for a while. Love the hair tutorials and the gorgeous photography. I still have a hard time believing you aren't genetically altered in some way, because I grew up with four siblings. My mother barely had time to swipe on mascara. Now as the mother of two, I can't imagine HOW you manage all that you do on here and in life! It's inspiring.

  3. I'm looking forward to celebrating my birthday and my husband's birthday this month! Our birthdays are one day after the other, so that is always so much fun for us! One thing I'm dreading this month is driving again. I haven't driven since our car got totaled in February, ugh! And one thing I need to do this month--teach my baby girl how to sit up on her own!

  4. I wish you the best May anyone could ever hope for :) Always looking forward to your posts. They make my day brighter <3

  5. Hi hon, whew what a list. I'm looking forward to my train journey from Texas to California so this month is all about getting ready. I'm wishing you the happiest Mother's Day ever. And of course keeping all of you in my heart and prayers. As I told my husband when the doctors gave him a disheartening diagnosis "God did not bring us together just to rip us apart" and I know that's the same for you and Martin. Love your incredible family & sending lots of best wishes & hugs.

  6. Happy May! Looking forward to a beach trip in Nor th Carolina! 😊 loved your post!

  7. Wishing you all the best with these goals, Emily. Thinking of you and your lovely family. :)

  8. Where is that beautiful book from Emily ??? 🙋🐬

  9. Thanks for your honesty.

    I am trying to maintain my house and to keep our as clean as we finally got it. Turns out I'm not a very good housekeeper, if I could finally admit it to myself. My 5 children need to learn how to be orderly and I've failed to be consistent. This is the month I am asking God for a lot of help. Sometimes the biggest struggle is within us. I hope God gives you strength to do all you wrote down. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. I'm looking forward to cooking more and eating healthier X

  11. What a great list to put things into perspective - I am going to work on eating healthier, especially when I am stressed!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  12. Emily,

    What a great list. I applaud your positive attitude during this time. I know that it's really hard, and maybe you don't feel it, but you sure are showing a positive attitude.I love your lists, your blog, and you and your husband's attitude. I have you and you and your family in my prayers and I wish you all the best!

    xx Kasey