Friends, I am SO EXCITED for June!! As you’ll see below, we will be traveling for two weeks, and our trip promises to be full of some of my most favorite things: family, our dear high school friends, the New England coast, beloved restaurants, beach days, boat rides, evening walks, and so much more. Is it weird that I’m even looking forward to the 10- and 15-hour road trips we have ahead of us?? I just love going on adventures with my people! :)
Despite being gone for half of the month, I’ve got an ambitious list of things I’d like to tackle. Let’s take a look…
On my calendar this month:
— A week in Connecticut for a dear high school friend’s wedding (John is a groomsman!)
— A week in Maine with my family
— Father’s Day
— Blueberry picking at our favorite local farm, hopefully many times!
What I’m loving right now:
— I made this chocolate cream pie for a pool dinner date with neighborhood friends, and it was SO GOOD. The recipe might seem a little intimidating, but I found it to be pretty foolproof!
— I promise we eat lots of healthy things, but over Memorial Day we also had Trader Joe’s chocolate croissants as a special morning treat, and they were delicious! You let them rise overnight, so they seem pretty legit :)
— As a step in this year’s ongoing photo organization project, we purchased this external hard drive (and this case) to be our photo back-up back-up (we also back up all of our phone photos with Amazon Prime). Relieved to cross this step off the list!
What I read in May:
— We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter: I read this for my neighborhood book club, but didn’t love it. If you’re looking for a book that helps you have more effective conversations, I would highly recommend this one instead!
Revisiting my goals for May:
Make a plan for new baby’s nursery (hope to write a post about this soon!)
Purposefully plan for Memorial Day, since we’ll be staying local
Do something nice for June’s teachers for Teacher Appreciation Day (May 8th!)
Fill out the two-year-old section of June’s baby book
Inquire with three more designers/services about e-design (inquired with one, or rather, they actually reached out to me! We shall see what develops…)
Decide which baby book to use for new baby (Not yet! I’m stuck!)
Organize my 2018 personal photos into my new organizational folder system (made progress on my overall photo project but moving this to June!)
— Prepare entertainment for our long road trips (my tips for traveling with an infant are here – planning to write the toddler version later this summer!)
— Photograph our backyard to share with y’all! Finally!!
— Attempt to DIY some maternity photos… should be interesting :)
— Make a master list of things to do before baby boy arrives
— Upload all random digital photos/videos and sort them into external hard drive folder system
— Cull and edit all 2018 iPhone photos (thus far) and categorize them in our external hard drive folders
— Decide on a blog series for after baby boy arrives and start working on it
— Finish organizing baby boy clothing
— Film June in June, Volume 3!!
Whew! Again, that is a LOT, but the clock is ticking on baby boy’s arrival and I’m feeling ready to roll my sleeves up and get to work! If you have goals for the month (or something you’re loving right now!), I’d love to hear in the comments!
P.S. Would you be interested in a pregnancy update? Now that I’m in the third trimester, I finally feel like I have a few things to share, ha! I actually only did one official update last time around, too… let me know what you think!
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