Currently Spring 2019: What’s going on this quarter for Life With My Littles!
It’s been a few months since I shared a currently post, and I am happy to report that I am feeling so much better about everything! Yay! You may remember that I was feeling lost and stuck and like I didn’t have enough time to work and be with my kids and because of the change I made to only post once a week, do one currently a quarter, and one Honest Birth post a month, I feel AWESOME! No more stress from my blog! Which is exactly how it should be!
So many great things have happened since my last currently post, too! I think since I’m only doing these four times a year, I’ll do a section about things that happened, and a section about things that are coming up!
Ran two half marathons and a mud run. Remember how I was training for the runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon in April? Well I did it and it was awesome! And then I decided since I was already running far, I would sign up for another local half marathon. And THEN I also signed up for a 5k mud run (which I’ve always wanted to do!). So many runs, feeling so awesome, and I’m glad I finally found some type of exercise I enjoy!
Cheered for my husband in Grandma’s Marathon. My husband did the Star Wars Half and then was like “Psh, that was easy” and he signed up for a full marathon! Such a boss! We all went up to Duluth two weeks ago and cheered for him at the finish line. It was so much fun, he ran in honor of his dad for the AFSP, and he finished in under five hours, despite a bunch of injuries and pain leading up to the race. We made matching shirts and posters to cheer for him and had the best time. So proud of that guy!
Adopted a goldendoodle puppy. Yeah, if you know me this one is probably like WHAT? But we did. My husband has been puppy shopping for a while without me being on board, and one day in April we went for a drive to a breeder and after a lot of deliberation, we got her. Her name is Penelope, she’s really soft and pretty, and she’s already 6 months old (today, actually). She’s a very good puppy (I keep telling myself), even if she does chew shoes and bark a lot.
Enjoying school being out. We’re having so much fun this summer! This is our first real summer vacation since J finished kindergarten last month, and we’ve been really trying to make the most of it. Movies, parks, splash pads, the library, and fun at home. Summer is so fun!
Growing a way better garden than last year! Oh my goodness, the second year of gardening is so much better than the first. Our garden took a lot of work to set up and we made some mistakes last year, but this year it’s going GREAT! Our peas are as tall as me, and we’ve harvested TONS of strawberries. My flowers are beautiful, everything is growing so well and beautifully, and we’re going to have tons of strawberries and like 1,000 peas soon. It makes me so happy just to go out and stand in our garden! We even caught some ladies standing outside it taking pictures last week (it’s really impressive, IMO).
Visited Iowa (and ate at all of our favorite places!) last weekend. We decided to take a trip down to our old stomping grounds and visit Des Moines! My husband went to medical school at Des Moines University and graduated in 2016, so it was a lot of fun to go back for a few days. J and A were both born there, so we showed them around and where we used to live and stuff. But the best part was definitely the food! Zombie Burger, Jethro’s, Scratch, and the Des Moines Farmer’s Market were so, so good. It was a great weekend!
Rocking bangs. In May I decided to give myself bangs! I love them, my husband does not. But honestly, he can deal because I really like them and have enough confidence that I don’t care if he doesn’t like them!
Writing for the Twin Cities Moms Blog. I talked about this last time, but I’ve had two posts go up and got to go to a professional photo shoot and meet some new mama friends! It’s such a big honor because I’ve wanted to be a part of it for a few years, so I’m still thrilled about it!
What I’m Excited For
Training for more races. Crazy, right? My husband and I are doing a duathlon relay (he bikes, I run) and a 5k Tough Mudder this month, and then I’m getting ready for another half marathon in September. I realized that if i don’t sign up for things my motivation to push myself wanes, so I signed up for more!
Turning 30 this month! This one’s a big one! I’m actually super excited about it and not sad in the slightest. Almost all of my friends are in their 30s, so I feel like I’m joining an awesome club. I’m going to bake myself a cake and enjoy my day and just have fun with my friends and family. 30!
Driving to Colorado for a reunion. I don’t know if you can call it a reunion technically since it’s just my parents, my sister’s family, and my family, but that’s the whole crew, so we think it’s a reunion. We’re renting a cabin in the Rocky Mountains and it’s going to be a lot of fun! My sister has two boys so the kids are really excited, and it will be fun to be together for a few days! Plus, we’ll be celebrating my dad’s birthday (the 4th of July), my birthday (the 16th of July), my sister’s birthday (the 23rd of July), my nephew’s birthday (August 1st), and I think my daughter’s birthday (September 4th). So it’s basically going to be a giant birthday party for half the family while we’re there.
Harvesting lots of yummy fruits and vegetables! We’ve already had lots of strawberries and lettuce and spinach, but I’m excited to harvest even more! Peas, potatoes, corn, raspberries, celery, onions, broccoli, carrots, and cantaloupe. I think that’s everything else that will be ready this year! It’s so fun and fulfilling to eat food you grew yourself! Especially from seed! I just love my little plant babies!
Well that’s it! We’ve had a lot going on and some fun things coming up! Hope everyone’s having a super fun summer!