The last Wednesday of the month means What’s Up Wednesday. It’s a day that I share a little more about what we have going on behind the scenes with a list of provided prompts… Only this month I opted to switch things up a little bit. Maybe it’s because the same prompts month after month can be a bit repetitious or maybe I just felt like keeping y’all on your toes. Either way, mixing things up a bit was a nice change. I’ll definitely be doing more of it in the future.
One of my favorite ways to document our day-to-day life has been by linking up for ‘The Daily Dime’ once a month. The idea is simple: pick a day, take 10 photos, share them in a post. Easy enough right?
Well, I would partially say yes and partially say no. Taking 10 photos throughout the day can be a bit of a challenge. Which honestly is just another reason I love these posts. They encourage me to capture more of life’s everyday moments and share more of the “boring” stuff that doesn’t always make it to the blog.
This months photos were taken on Sunday August 13th, 2017.
Another month, another mail day!
Week one of school is officially in the books. Even if it was a week of half days, it was still school. Honestly, I’m super thankful we didn’t have to start back up with a full load. A week of easing back into things was exactly what we needed. Come next Friday I may not be so chipper about being back to school already 🙄 .
Today is mail day which pretty much is a combination of random thoughts, questions, and confessions. All of which should be taken with an extremely light-heart. The least thing I want to do is let the random thoughts I have offend someone. With that in mind, here we go!
Hello Monday, Hello Back to school!
It’s here, our first day of the 2017-2018 school year. I can’t believe it is finally here. I’m excited, nervous, and a bit anxious over how this first week will go. I feel like it sets the tone for our entire year, even though I know that isn’t true. So think a happy thought and say a little prayer today if you think of us.
I had so much fun linking up for The Blended Blog Asks last month that I knew I had to join again when Andrea invited me. These question are so simple and fun. It’s the perfect way to get to know a little more about the blogger behind the blog and a super easy read for a Monday morning. Because Mondays are hard enough, especially on the first day of school, keeping things simple is always best.
Let’s take a look at what I completed…
* Complete the 14 Days of Summer photo challenge.
* Organize a blog hop for August.
* Consider ways to scale back in August.
* Post a shouse update.
* Work on our summer bucket list.
* Average 4 workouts a week or 16 for the month.
* Complete weekly long runs (2, 5 mile & 2, 6 mile runs).
* Snack on fruit more often.
* Continue working on my Bible study.
* Enjoy our summer off.
* Work on reading.
* Accomplish something else on the new build (septic, electric, gravel, anything).
* Take the girls for milk shakes.
* Buy Russ’ anniversary present.
* Read 4 books.
* Work more on our house floor plans.
Happy Friday Eve!
Today’s post is nice, simple, and kind of late to the party. I am sharing what our August looked like according to the numbers. Yes, I do realize that it is now halfway through September but I didn’t want to skip another month. I love reflecting and recapping how all of the big and little things added up.
17 // Trips to the gym
24 // Blog posts wrote
16 // School days completed
8 // Chemistry experiments completed
3 // Dr. Appointments
156 // The number of miles we drove both ways to Children’s Mercy
500’ish // How many times I thought about vacation
26 // Lessons planned for a co-op class
4 // Pairs of glasses ordered 2 for Russ, 2 for Emily
1 // Eye appointment for Emily
3 // Hours spent in Lego Land
1562 // Photos in my August file
2 // New shades of lipstick purchased
24 // Miles ran
2 // Chalkboards doodled
110 // Pound reps on the pec fly
1 // Phone that fell in the toilet
10 // Boxes of crayons purchased for my school supply stash
13 // Jars of Jalapeno Jelly canned
76 // Number of selfies taken just since getting my new phone
48 // Books checked out from the library
100+ // Burnouts watched
August, you were a total whirlwind full of unexpected and fun surprises.
I can’t wait to see what September has in store.
Linking up with Deena @ Shoes To Shiraz