Summer is known for being the busiest season. With kids out of school and families taking vacations, the weeks go by in a blink of an eye. I’m finding that my summer so far is flying by right in front of my eyes. The past two weeks have been crazy busy… we volunteered for VBS last week, I’ve been hanging out with more friends and cultivating new relationships, I’ve been taking my son to more parks around town and doing more activities… it’s been a whirlwind but I am thriving!

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My Summer Bucket List

Oh no! I’m late to posting on the blog this week. It’s been a crazy week because Taylor and I are volunteering for our church’s Vacation Bible School and that’s been taking up a lot of our time this week. It means this week has gone by super fast, but there’s so much more activity than normal that some things (like my blog) get pushed to the side. Today is officially the first day of summer, woohoo! I’d like to share with you all the things I’ve accomplished from my spring bucket list, and also share what I have planned for my summer this year, our first summer in Boise! Continue reading “My Summer Bucket List”

I Don’t Know How to Adult, and At This Point I’m Too Afraid to Ask

Adulting (noun): The practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks. (According to Google Dictionary)

I’m a few years into adulthood, and I think it would be accurate to assume most other adults don’t know what they’re doing either… at least in early adulthood. “Fake it til’ you make it” seems to be the motto these days. I don’t enjoy doing most things adults have to do: getting the oil changed in my car, scheduling appointments, going to the dentist, figuring out which fruit is ripe at the grocery store, etc. I do enjoy doing some things: having freedom to schedule my own days, eating ice cream for breakfast, buying things for my own home and incorporating my personal style into my space… things like that! Continue reading “I Don’t Know How to Adult, and At This Point I’m Too Afraid to Ask”

Making Changes

My toddler turned one and a half this week. It’s a big milestone for him! He’s walking now, communicating more effectively, laughing a lot, showing distinct interest in things he likes. He’s turning into a little boy right in front of my eyes! I often sit back and am amazed that Taylor and I created life… a living being with his own thoughts and emotions and opinions of the world… we made that! His personality is shining through stronger each day, and I am just beside myself. He is a mild mannered, easy going, light tempermented child. I sometime joke that God is tricking me into believing that parenting is really this easy so I will have more children! With all of the emotional and physical growth my child is going through right now, I thought it would be wise to be more intentional with my parenting. I decided to be purposeful in the things I do, the things I buy, and the things that I teach my child going forward. My first step is being purposeful in transitioning out of a crib, then making conscious choices with his toys and play time. Continue reading “Making Changes”