Memories from May

May was a sweet month.  It was a month of blessed days, difficult decisions, hard work, and hard play. All in all, I look back with gratefulness on another month of life and the grace of my Jesus.

I did a lot of study, planning, teaching, and general office tasks for work, and those days were often accompanied by extra coffee (see above). The main things I was learning about were leadership and customer service.  I find these two topics fascinating, and absolutely loved my time spent learning in those areas.


One day saw me loading up my sweet younger siblings and meeting up with dear friends at the park (photo on left). Several other days I spent some time with a very dear friend and her little ones, playing, cleaning, and having a generally grand time (right photo).

I always, always eat breakfast, even on mornings when I leave for work before the family eats. Hard boiled eggs, energy balls, cheese, and blueberries was on my menu one morning (left). And middle of the day iced coffee accompanied by the sweetest note from my little sis…..well that made my laundry folding and contemplations a little sweeter! (This extra special gesture also happened during a time when I had extra responsibilities and decisions weighing on my mind, and I thought it was so sweet that my little sis, Elizabeth, was encouraging me like that.)


I absolutely love interacting with guests at the Inn, and this particular gentleman was so friendly and interesting.  We had a fabulous time chatting in the hotel lobby (right photo)! Several days were spent spring cleaning and painting verses in all the guest rooms. This project was completed on May 31st, per my goal.

My little brother, Josh, also got engaged in May, which was pretty much the most fantastic thing ever! Watching some very special things happen in my siblings’ lives during this month was incredible. I will be doing a special post about that soon.

And that’s my happy little update on May! June, let’s go!


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  1. Loved hearing about your life last month, Allison. 🙂 And I love all your scripty handwriting!!

    1. Hey Chanae!
      The one I was reading this spring is called, “Follow Me Anywhere” by Kyle Sexton. I had an opportunity to hear him speak as well, and he was excellent!

    1. I will try to do that! Do you have more specific questions I could address? If so, feel free to send me an email through my Contact page.

  2. Hi, Allison! The scripture painting is beautiful! 🙂 You also mentioned that customer service is an interesting topic to you….I would recommend checking out “The Go-Giver” by Bob Burg and John David Mann. It’s really really good!

  3. What’s Follow You Anywhere about? And this is kinda random but, isn’t it neat that the post, “My Letter to 17 y/o’s has 17 comments 😜

  4. That scripting is gorgeousness!! I always love reading your happy updates. And Allison, YES! You are SO a JOY!!

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