Potty Training Connor (surprisingly only took about a week)
Potty Training Abi (more frustrating than I thought and we are still not 100%)
Weeding, Weeding, Weeding
Picnic with the Buchert's
Long morning walks with Janel
Suzy rescuing me almost daily with a Diet Pepsi
Trip to "the farm" at Gardner Village where Abi & Carly did not like riding the horses while Connor cried out "Ride 'em cowboy" with glee.
Connor having an absolute melt-down during fireworks
Prepping the yard for some much needed sod...so we don't have to weed any more
Playdate with Pilly & Raja
Basement flooding/clean-up/plumber repairing clog
Working on a book for Kelli's Wedding Guests to sign-in
Putting into practice and feeling successful at Grocery Smarts
(thanks to Todd's help)
Teaching Abi her colors and still needing to work on them
Neighbor secretly installing a much needed gate on the side of our house
Visit from Adam, Angie, Tyson & Porter
Using our BBQ grill regularly
Stever Turner using our grill and then sharing his amazing ribs with us
Grateful to be living in our own little home with our own little problems
and a job to pay for them.
Buying and putting together a swingset by myself
Reading.....lots and lots of reading
(Jane Eyre, Sense & Sensibility, Return to Red Castle, Jayhawk,
Mermaid's Purse, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Austenland)
All of the plants & bushes I transplanted in the spring dying
One perfect evening at the Secondhand Serenade concert
Campbell's inviting us over for dinner, only to bring it to us instead.
(Harry Potter, Arrested Development Series, The Proposal, Rumor Has It,
Jane Austen Book Club, Jane Eyre (2 versions/1 very lame),
Wives & Daughters, North & South, Persuasion, Mansfield Park,
Northanger Abbey, Wuthering Heights)
Todd's motorcycle lessons
Realizing exactly how blessed I am to have Todd in my life.
But I don't think it is necessary to give all the details. Blogging has taken a back-seat to my life this summer and perhaps it is exactly what our household needed.
I have had a lot of time to reassess the many relationships in my life and try to work on improving myself. I have a long way to go, but looking back at this list of things done, perhaps I'm on a good path.