It’s a Holiday weekend, but I still wanted to share my July goals with you. The weather here in Wisconsin made it feel like summer got a late start, and now it’s just speeding by. My husband just reminded us that it’s only 6 months until Christmas. Ugh. I just can’t even think about that. Or snow.
Anyways, in between baseball games,BBQ’s, parades, and fireworks, I thought I’d take a look back at June, and then jump into my July goals.
1. Get Summer plans finalized. Yes and No. Mr. B is in summer school, and we completed our first road trip. I picked a date for the twins’ Nicuversary party, and the tentative dates of my birthday trip, but haven’t made any reservations.
2.Clean out my closet and Mr. B’s room. Again, No and Yes. My closet is a big, fat no. Mr. B’s room is CLEAN!!!! I actually didn’t even have to help. My husband and Mr. B took care of it. It has looked awesome and stayed that way for a whole week and counting!
3.Finish the Whole30 and figure out what happens next. Yes! I finished the Whole30!!!! Since then, I’ve been watching my sugar, and have incorporated other things back into my diet. I eat a little dairy (yogurt, cream cheese,) a little whole grain (100 calorie flatbreads,) but still eat a lot more veggies. I’ve also actually been back to enjoying eggs again! You can read my results HERE and a couple of recipes HERE.
4.Plan out blog posts for the month, and get some done ahead of time. I have quite a few Micro Preemie Monday stories lined up, but that’s about it.
As a whole, I don’t feel that June was super successful. It was a month of transitions, travel, and it just went by in a bit of a blur. However, I’m ready to take on July. So, here we go.
1.Make reservations for Birthday Trip. Airfare and hotel need to be reserved. We’re going to VEGAS!!!!!!!!!
2.Create Magic for my little Ballerinas. The summer session at the dance studio will be the first time I have my own class, instead of substitute teaching. I’m super excited to share my love of dance!
3.Get our Routine back. Mr. B will be in summer school for all of July, so I’m looking forward to getting the twins into a routine with some sort of activity and childcare at the gym for social interaction.
4.Potty Training Boot Camp. Preschool is coming up at lightening speed, and the twins need to be at least on their way to being fully potty trained. Time to break out the Pogo Panda, Thomas the Toilet, and say goodbye to diapers.
I think that’s about all I can handle for the month. That last one is going to be a killer.
How’s your summer going so far? Hope you have a great holiday weekend, and please feel free to share your plans in the comments.
Erin @ A Welder's Wife says
Regardless of how you feel about June, it seems like you had a productive month to me! July seems like it will be as productive as well! I am so happy for you in finishing your Whole30 challenge! I know that is very exciting! As far as my month goes, I plan on enjoying my month more and stop focusing so much on my responsibilities. This weekend was the first time in a long time my husband and I left for several hours enjoying each others company, and it happened more than once! Since my birthday is this month, I am hoping to get him away at least one more time!
Ashley Stephenson says
Our routine has been so messed up lately! After this week hopefully like will go back to normal! Having no routine is not something I enjoy.
I’m with Ashley, our routine has been super messed up lately with traveling and summer plans. At this point, I’m just embracing eating whatever I want and *trying * to portion control. Haha!
Jasmine Eclipse says
Oh my gosh I can’t believe that Christmas is already 6 months away… Are you kidding me?! I feel like the snow just melted…
We seem to share a lot of the same goals! I just recently cleaned out my closet, which felt incredible. But I do need to up my blogging game… I see some rebranding in my near future! Good luck on your goals this month!
Jasmine / http://www.jasminekeclipse.com
Rachel Ritlop says
Routine during the summer months is so tough! Congrats on the upcoming birthday trip!!
Terryn Winfield says
We can’t always have great months, and June tends to be chaotic for most. Finishing a Whole30 is a huge accomplishment! Summer is a good time to do potty training, you can just let them run around pantless all the time 🙂
alyssa nicole says
Way to go on your June Goals! I so need to get a better routine going.
Becky @Disney in your Day says
Your birthday sounds like it will be such a great time! I think just sticking to the Whole30 means you accomplished a lot in June, that looked like a tough one!
Kristin Longacre says
Enjoy Vegas! I loved our trip there last summer! It was so much fun! As for Summer School & Routines I can 100% relate! It’s nice that it forces routine’s but at the same time it’s a hard shift to get into! 🙂
Youre so good!!! Have fun in Vegas! I need to start making goals lists!
Brittany Bergman says
Eeeek, potty training! Wishing you lots of luck with that! And I hope you have a wonderful time in Vegas — a much-deserved getaway!
I was so touched by your nicu story. I’m a nicu mum. My baby was IUGR, born at 34wks weighing just over 3lbs. She was born after a very difficult pregnancy, one I didn’t think she’d survive like so many more before her. I know mums have it worse with babies being born earlier but those 5 weeks my little girl spent in hospital was heartbreaking but at the same time I was grateful – I was grateful she lived, I was grateful she recovered from all those issues such as the pneumonia she was born with and the jaundice she ended up with, I was grateful the nurses were doing everything to help her grow, I was grateful for those tender moments of skin to skin I had with her. I was really touched by your blog. Gosh I can still hear those beeps. Having to buzz in and wait to be let in felt like the longest moment as it was precious moments I was losing with my baby. I had a c-section and was in hosp for 5 days with her so I could see her whenever I wanted to, but the day they told me they were discharging me I felt my world ended. I sat with my baby till midnight and cried as I left and I cried the whole 45mins journey home and I cried myself to sleep – but I slept for first time in 5 days …I managed to have a few hours to recover. My baby is 6 months next week and as much as you see them grow and develop that feeling of fear, sadness, hope, gratitude for the time she spent in NICU will never go away. I just wanted to share that. I loved your story. I relived every feeling just reading it.