Monthly Goals, July 2016

The year is halfway over.

Did you really let that sink in?
Halfway over!

We are only 4 short months from me going full-blown crazy Christmas and putting up my 6 Christmas trees? … I think it’s 6, I forgot exactly how many I own but needless to say, it’s a lot. The Fourth is over, school starts in just over a month, and I am definitely feeling some sort of denial about how fast the year is going by.

Why must time pass so quickly?

July Goals
Like it or not, time flies.

With the end of one month comes the beginning of a new one.
That means it is once again time to look back on my goals.


*Keep posting 4-5 days a week.
*Post one photo a day to Instagram and grow to 1600 followers
*Reformat 25 blog posts since my WordPress transition.

Posts were written, IG followers are sitting around 1630 but the post reformat… yeah I might as well hang that up until summer is over. Do you want to know how many I did? One. Yup, just one single post #pathetic.

June goals 2
*Celebrate Marissa’s 8th birthday
*Go swimming as a family
*Try something new together

Marissa had an amazing 8th birthday, We went swimming together twice and as for trying something new, we recently started taking family bike rides. We’ve been going about 3 miles at a time and the girls are doing so awesome. I can’t wait until we can go even further. 

June goals 1

*Pick a new event to train for this fall
*4-5 workouts a week
*Kids Classic 2016 for the girls

I found an event I am really interested in, a duathalon, but I have yet to register for it. I also logged 17 workouts so I can check that off my list. Then I dropped the bomb. I wrote the wrong day for the Kids Classic on my calendar. I assumed it was on Sunday since it is always on a Sunday. Not this year. By the time I realized that, it was over. I am so thankful my girls didn’t cry when I told them what I did.

June goals 6
* Summer morning devotions with girls
* Read a book of the Bible
* Attend VBS

I have been working through and ABC devotional book that my MIL gave us in the mornings and I read through Ephesians. VBS was loved by all, which is exactly what I expected. I think they are already counting the weeks until next year.

June goals 4
Home School-
* Continue lesson planning for 2016/2017
* Shop for some used curriculum that I still need
* Start lesson planning for the Co-op Kindergarten class I’ll be teaching

Lesson plans for next year are SO close to being done since I now have all of the curriculum I need (boy is it a big stack). Anna and I have decided on a plan for next years co-op class. We just have a few more things to put together before I begin to share some details with you.

June goals 3
* Finish our spring bucket list
* Create & Start our summer bucket list
* Girls Night Out WITH Marissa
* Go to a cruise night
* Try a new recipe
* Swim lessons

Done, Done, Done, Done, Done and DONE!

Boy was I close to finishing everything this month. Maybe if I wouldn’t have bombed on the Kids Classic I would’ve reformatted those posts just to cross it all off. There is always next month I suppose. 

June goals 5
All in all June was a great month and I feel pretty happy about that since June also felt like a very busy month too.

Now for new goals.


* Keep posting 4-5 days a week.
* Grow Pinterest to 1300 followers.  
* Reformat 25 blog posts since my WordPress transition.*Take two*

* Go swimming as a family
* Have a movie night with the girls
* Go on a family bike ride

* Register for an event to train for this fall
* 4-5 workouts a week
* Eat a healthier breakfast 6 days a week

* Continue summer morning devotions with the girls
* Read a book of the Bible
* Attend VBS round 2 *Marissa only*

Home School-
* Finish lesson planning for 2016/2017
* Finish a language book we’ve been wrapping up from last year
* Get lesson plans for co-op finalized

* Work on our summer bucket list
* Mom-cation with Anna
* Go to a car show
* Try a new recipe
* Build a desk for me in the school room

Recapping June and setting new #goals for the month of July on the #blog today #WithGritandGrace Click To Tweet

What is your number one priority for the month of July?

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