Hi hi! Sorry it's been quiet around here this week. As you know, we are on vacation, and I've been using my quiet time to do more important things like read, nap, and get sunburned. ;)
We have had SO much fun and I honestly cannot WAIT to share pictures etc. next week. (I promise I'll have at least one good blogging week before the school year craziness starts again on the 19th.)
Until then, here are five things on my mind currently...
My growing boy! Hopefully you read my two-year old post earlier this week; but, y'all, I could write 100 posts about how fast Sam is growing and what an awesome little boy he is becoming. (I'm totally that mom. Sue me!) He has absolutely loved the beach this week and been so.much.fun. It seems like just this week his language has totally blossomed and he is saying SO many new words. He is also beginning to show signs of being ready to potty train and (maybe) give up his paci. Where does the time go?!?
|On Kiawah Island at the Ryder Cup golf course. Adorable outfit c/o Lil Sweetie Designs|
Call me crazy, but I am getting so excited about Back to School and the re-introduction of routine in our lives. A new school year is better than January 1st in my book for starting fresh and making changes. I'm already making mental lists and dreaming of all the ways I'll be "better" this year - more organized, healthier, more productive, more intentional, etc. etc. etc. (Have I mentioned I'll be working full time again this year? More on that soon.)
|The School Days Organization Kit from Clean Mama Printables on Etsy|
Fall weddings! Usually the summer is our busiest time of year for weddings (and we did have three), but this year our fall is PACKED. Beginning in September, we have 5 weddings to attend before Thanksgiving - not that I'm complaining, I LOVE weddings! Sam has been asked to be the ring-bearer in Jeff's cousin's wedding on September 7th. He is such a ham, so I know he will be hilarious, and I'm so excited! But now, the big question is... What should he wear? The bride & groom have given us a lot of freedom, so I'd love any tips/ideas you might have.
|I'm leaning towards something like this. What do you think?|
New babies and showers! My mom, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and I are hosting a shower for my best friend, Amanda (who is also Jeff's cousin) next weekend. We are having it at a local cupcake shop and decorating with mint green and bright orange foxes. As you might imagine, I'm loving planning for it. I've also been enjoying living vicariously through her and helping (mostly bothering ) with nursery and registry things... It is amazing how much trends have changed and how many new things are out there since I did this just two years ago.
|We went with this invitation from Plume Creative on Etsy & used it to guide our decorations & "theme."|
This blog. Since I've come back from Blogher, I've been thinking a lot about this blog and where I want to go with it, how I can improve it, etc. (So much so, that it is paralyzing a little bit... I promise I am going to tell you about Blogher some time soon!) One thing I'm especially excited about is a new series I'll be starting next week called "Teaching Tuesdays." (Creative, I know.) I will do this between Bachelor/Bachelorette seasons (ha) to share some of my ideas for the classroom etc. What do you think? What else would you like to see here? Please do share!