May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings

May is shaping up to be a busy month. Lots of travel, weddings/anniversaries, events and such. But let me catch you up. It’s been quieter around here and I’m not apologizing! I live first and blog later.

I like the month of May and look forward to it every year. May typically marks the beginning of real spring weather in the area and a farewell to snow (generally speaking).

I look forward to this month often because it reminds me of so many milestones, the biggest of which is our wedding anniversary at the end of the month. This year is 4 years, a marginally unremarkable milestone but completely special to us. I laughed a little when I read that the modern 4th anniversary gift is appliances… seeing as we just got a new dishwasher, I think we got it covered!

Over the weekend, my aunt and cousin were in town. Brad and my cousin went to a comedy show, which was my cousin’s birthday present. While the guys were out, I spent the evening with my aunt, who is my dad’s only sister. She shared with me stories about her childhood and family history. I got to hear memories of my dad and stories passed down from my grandmother and my grandfather. When the ability to make new memories of someone you love is taken away, collecting the memories of others is the next best thing.

We’ve been enjoying the warmth and sun outside as much as possible, we’ve grilled for dinner five times already. (Not all burgers either, you can grill so much!)

Yesterday was a Cinco D Mayo inspired dinner of homemade guacamole from a recipe I’m working to perfect and white cheese chicken enchiladas (recipe here), enjoyed with a margarita.

I know it’s only Wednesday, but I’m already looking forward to our packed weekend which includes seeing Timber at the State Theatre, a wedding and Mother’s Day.

How is May shaping up for you? 

Do you like guacamole?

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