June was such a happy, sunny month. It always is! Here are some memories we made last month:
+ Leia riding in the trunk
+ Weekend trip to Boone for J’s birthday
+ Boston with the birthday boy
+ Bike riding to Harvard
+ Getting lost in the North End
+ Business trip to Blacksburg, VA
+ Card playing with friends/family
+ Antique shopping with my SIL
I was walking in Target yesterday looking for the seasonal outdoor section, when I realized that entire section had been taken over by Back to School stuff. What the what! It is July 1st people. Don’t let time fly any faster than it already is! However, as I was walking away in defiance, I did pause and glance at the aisle of colored pencils and beautiful clean notebooks. Schools supplies are just the best! But not yet. Not yet! Stay strong, summer.
I kind of feel like Target sometimes in the middle of summer — ready and longing for the next season. June is so happy and sunny and warm and wonderful, but July and August are hot and humid and make me long for autumn to arrive already. But I don’t want to be one of those people constantly wishing away today. So this month I’m looking to be intentional about choosing joy and savor these long days of summer.
Last year I shared highlights and goal recap each month, and I got out of the habit of sharing those this year. I plan to bring them back, though, as it’s always a nice refresher of what I did each month. Maybe I’ll back-post January through April… we’ll see. :)
May was a full and good month. The first three weekends I was out of town — first to Hillsville, VA for a mountain weekend with my family, next to Knoxville for a wedding in J’s family, and then to Sunset Beach for a relaxing girls’ weekend with friends. The last two weekends were spent at home, mainly doing yard work and painting.
+ Pet-sitting for a friend’s bunny
+ An impressive sandcastle sighting at the beach
+ Attending a wedding in Knoxville with J’s family
+ Camp fire with my family
+ Bide riding on the beach
+ Cinco de Mayo fiesta
+ Painting the foyer and stairwell
+ Watching dogs swim in the river
+ Tasty margaritas with friends
It’s June! I love this month. The beginning of summer, which means the bugs are small and the warm weather is very welcome. We are taking a couple of trips this month. First to Boone, the prettiest place on earth to visit in the summer, and then to Boston. A while ago J and I realized we haven’t taken a trip just the two of us just for fun without any agenda since our trip to New York almost three years ago. So we picked a city (Boston) and decided to go for a long weekend. I’m so excited! Anyone have any Boston recommendations? We are trying to pack in as much as we can in three days.
Keep my tomatoes and basil alive
Read at least one book
Blog at least once a week
Organize and create a plan for teaching ESL this summer
Build wainscoting in dining room
Learn to grill pizza
Start a neighborhood running club, if anyone is interested :)
Go to a Red Sox game with J
Throw at least one cookout with friends
Memory verse: “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:7,8