How is it August?!?

Y’all! July was a whirl wind! But in the best way. πŸ™‚ Let’s see how we did in July.

  1. Find a house. OMG! Yes! We found an awesome house and we’re under contract. πŸ™‚ Now we’re just (impatiently) waiting to close. Closing is currently scheduled for August 30th, but we’re really hoping that they let us lease it before hand. Our last day in this Air BNB is August 31st and that’s cutting it a bit close for my peace of mind. lol. Also, Raptor starts high school ::gasp:: on the 28th (I think?) and I’m not loving the idea of a 2 hour commute to get her to school. Not exactly the relaxing first day I want for her! So all fingers and toes crossed that the closing goes well and that they let us move in early.
  2. Sell our house. We did it! It went well and I’m so incredibly grateful.
  3. See a lighthouse. Done! Peanut was in a crappy mood when we got there, but the rest of us had a great time and I’m sure that we’ll seek out more light houses in the future.
  4. Go to the beach. Yes!!! Oh my gosh, we have been to the beach 6 or 7 times at least and it’s been amazing. Our new house is going to be about an hour and a half from our favorite Maine beach, but I’m not going to let that stop me from listening to the ocean at least once a month. πŸ™‚
  5. Go to the cat cafe. RaptorDad took the kids and let me sleep. Amazing! The kids all loved it.
  6. Boat ride. We didn’t manage to get this done, but we did find an abandoned military fort which was Xander’s second pick. We’ll make it out on a lobster boat at some point. πŸ™‚
  7. See some mountains. Boy howdy have we seen some mountains! Our second Air BnB is at a ski resort and it’s stunningly beautiful. πŸ™‚
  8. Baste more hexies. Done! I still have loads to do, but it felt amazing to be making progress. And RaptorDad flew back to Texas to get our puppy and our second car which had such treasures packed as my hexie quilt! Yay! I am so happy to be working on it again. And the kids are thrilled to have the puppy back. πŸ™‚
  9. Design map embroidery. Still kicking this around in my head, but I’m excited about it. πŸ™‚
  10. Stargazing. Oh my gosh, the stars here are amazing! We have an awesome back deck and RaptorDad and I love sitting out there in the evenings and looking at the stars. πŸ™‚

So time for some August goals!

  1. Register kids for school! I’ve already started this process, but I’m actually taking the littles up to the new school to register them and get a little tour tomorrow. Then I’ll take Kate up on the 14th to register her.
  2. Scavenger Hunt. Kate and I found an online scavenger hunt for the month of August and I’m obsessed! There are 30 items and the goal is to find 25 of them. Fingers crossed!
  3. 4 more blog posts in August. I want to start posting a blog every Monday again.
  4. Fairy Houses. We want to make some fairy houses with the kids using only materials that we find in nature.
  5. Hiking. We’re not exactly “hiking” but we did find a cute little walking trail. There are so many fabulous trails around here! I’d like to try to go on one hike a week.
  6. Finalize plans for Africa. Oh my gosh, my mom and I leave for Africa in like 6 weeks! i’m so damn excited I almost can’t stand it. πŸ™‚
  7. Milky Way Photo. So I tried some nighttime photography and it was so fun! Then RaptorDad found me some YouTube tutorials and I’m eager to try again. πŸ™‚
  8. Game Night. I’d love to get back to our weekly family DND sessions. Among the treasures packed into the second car was a box with some DND essentials.
  9. Planner? I think I’m ready to give using a planner another go.
  10. Hexies. I want to keep making progress on my hexies. πŸ™‚

I’m going to stop this blog here, but hopefully I’ll have a post cued up for Monday!

One Reply to “How is it August?!?”

  1. I’m so glad that things are going well!!! I love seeing your pics on insta and I would be THRILLED if you blogged more! Also you left one of your pink DnD dice at my house, I will mail it to you when you are settled hehe.

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