Lauren Scruggs Seen Laughing and Joking with Family
01/19/2012 AT 09:15 AM EST
Wearing a baseball cap and workout gear, Lauren was flashing a smile and hugging her father, with her eye patch and empty sleeve the only signs of what she lost when she walked into a airplane propeller after a Christmas lights sightseeing trip over Dallas.
While admitting on her CaringBridge.org blog that "It's hard to hear her tears," Lauren's mother Cheryl Scruggs credits the family's faith for her daughter's remarkable recovery.
According to GMA, Lauren, 23, spent the day at the center and seemed in good spirits.
Donations may be made to the Lauren Scruggs Hope Fund on the Lolo Magazine website.