Wow I can hardly believe August is almost over! These past few weeks have flown by, and it’s been hard to keep track of time. This time of year is my favorite. I love the long summer days that slowly get cooler, reminding us that fall is right around the corner. The start of the school year brings back so many fond memories from high school. My excitement to be back at school, cross country practices, marching band, football games, hanging out with friends, and when I first met Isaac six years ago. Fall is my favorite season of the year, and I have already started counting down the days till the start of the season. Isaac’s rule is that I cannot decorate until the season starts, and you better believe that in 27 days those pumpkins will be coming out of storage! So since it’s been a while since our June Life Update and a lot has happened since then, I decided it was time for another one.
Oh, and you don’t want to miss out on the giveaway at the end of this post! I know you’re going to LOVE it.
Well I’m finishing up my first week of my second year of teaching, and so far it’s been amazing! I have a fantastic group of kiddos, and love that I get to speak Spanish every day. I’m nervous about teaching all subjects this year instead of just reading, writing and social studies like last year. Thankfully I have a great support team at my school, and they have already helped me tremendously. Third grade is such a fun age to teach, and seeing my kiddos from last year around school always brings a smile to my face. I know they will always hold a special place in my heart!
Outside of school, I am busy taking naps, attempting to cook dinners and half heartedly working out. These past few weeks have been TOUGH! I know that once I get settled into a daily routine things will get better, but I have to send a huge shoutout to Isaac for picking up my slack. He’s made dinner twice this week, and he has been so understanding through it all. I don’t deserve him, y’all!
Isaac started his last year of college yesterday! He said he thinks he’s really going to enjoy his classes, and likes most of his professors. I’m so happy for him, and proud of all the hard work he’s already put into this coming school year. All of his classes are related to his major, Industrial Engineering, and he’s excited about that. In the spring Isaac hopes to get an internship to gain more experience in his major and hopefully job connections from that.
In his free time, Isaac has been doing a lot of reading (he’s currently reading the Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer), and is going dove hunting in a few weeks. I have mixed feelings about that… On one side I hope he gets something, to make the hunting trip worthwhile, but on the other I hope I don’t have to learn how to cook fresh, shotgun pellet-filled dove. He is also having fun looking up places for us to trail run around the area, because we hope to run a trail race in the next few months.
Don’t forget to check out my Etsy shop soon for some fall inspired paintings and printables I’ve been working on! They are adorable if I say so myself.
Also, I’ve been doing Country Heat by Beachbody, so keep an eye out in a few weeks for a review of the program. My thoughts so far: LOVE LOVE LOVE it. If it wasn’t for Country Heat, I wouldn’t be working out at all right now! I look forward to dancing it out all day.
Now for the giveaway! I am giving away TWO custom monogram decals and a bag full of healthy goodies to end the summer with a bang. I am in LOVE with these decals, and aren’t the Lilly Pulitzer patterns adorable?! And who doesn’t love having the ability to monogram everything within sight?!
The winner will be announced on Instagram next Saturday (September 3rd) and I will email the winner once the giveaway has closed. If the winner has not responded to the email within 48 hours with details for their monogram and their shipping address, then a new winner will be selected.
Good luck, and may the odds be in your favor!