Our Fall 2018 has been FULL in the most real, real, way. We have had a blast, been exhausted, and reminded ourselves over and over that “this is life and no one gets second chances,” and that we want to always be people who “choose the bigger life.”
Fall is always crazy, but this year has K.R.A.Z.Y with a capital K!
Fall 2018 Bucket List:
- Celebrate Addie’s 5th Birthday– DONE!
- Paint Pumpkins— DONE!
- Go to Disney World—DONE!
- Explore 2 new states—-One not two, so 1/2 way!
- Go Trick or Treating— DONE!
- Decorate for Fall—DONE!!
- Make homemade Fall Decorations—DONE!!
- Create a Thanksgiving Tree– Maybe next year…
- Finish the Thanksgiving Tablecloth— Well, instead of having an hand embroidered one, I am lowering the bar and going to use fabric pens this year!?!
- 3rd Annual Friends Giving “C-theme this year”- COUNTRY COOKING, DONE!!!
- Light a Sky Lantern—UGH…why haven’t I done this yet?!?
- Go to A Harvest Festival– Ryder’s Ball Fall Festival
- Take Family Pictures– DONE!!!
- Go to the Fair— DONE (with Gigi and G-PA)!!!
- Read/Listen to 6 Books— DONE!!! (Girl, Wash Your Face, The Secret of Happy Families, The Lagom Way, Present Over Perfect, The Achievement Habit, Body Love, The Year of Less, 30-Day Challenges
- Get to GOAL WEIGHT!!!!—5 to 10 pounds away…but going in the wrong directions due to the holidays
- Holistic Health Lesson– NOPE.
- Finish Christmas Shopping–DONE (minus one or two items).
- Cornmaze– NOPE.
- Udemy Lesson—NOPE.
- Relentless pursuit of goals!—Well, this one will continue to be on going, right?!? Life has been a bit crazy with Waring’s school schedule and my recent job change/promotion at work so we are always striving and reaching…but there are always more items to check off.
Round 1: Pooler Bible Church Trunk or Treat
Partners in Crime: Parker and Rider
Round 2: SEHS Pre-K Trick or Treat around Campus
Partners in Crime: Ms. Kate’s Pre-K Class
Round 3: Halloween Night Trunk or Treat at Meldrim United Methodist Church
Partner in Crime: Bryce
Eleanor is already showing that she is VERY different than her sister. Addie surprised us all unexpectedly a month early and made sure her that all eyes stayed on her as we watched nurses and doctors show her special attention and around the clock care for the first eight days of her life! Addie came out with a BANG and we have been entertained by her spirited self for the past four years!
Time will reveal Eleanor’s special character, however if her personality is anything like her time in the womb she will be much more laid back and reserved! I can feel her movements in my belly, but she is content to stay in one location and hang out much more than Addie ever did, and she seems much more content to stay in her safe place rather than explore life outside of the womb!
Sorry baby girl, but I am personally serving you an eviction notice via a pitocin drip on Thursday. We are all ready to meet you!
This weekend was a slow and relatively lazy weekend for our family. We spent time hanging out at the house and ate lunch around town before I went to work the Prom. Even though there were no tri-state adventures on the to-do list for the weekend, we still had quality family time and I even managed to cross of a bucket list item. I found the cutest pot set at TJ Maxx, purchased some thyme, lavender, and mint at Home Depot, and BAM….instant indoor mini herb garden!
Now, I know that you may be thinking that this isn’t a really big deal. I mean who really cares about a few tiny plants sitting in my kitchen? Well, I do! The whole point of an annual bucket list for me is to add a big of novelty/whimsy into every day life and to live with intention. Sometimes that means planning elaborate trips around the country or the world, but more often it means trying something new, getting outside of my comfort zone, or working on a project/skill that will bring fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment. Small and simple bucket list tasks like the one I have crossed of this weekend bring so much joy to my life and help add a sense of intention, accomplishment, and fun into otherwise uneventful weekends.
Thank you, Lord for another weekend with my family!
ry Float Therapy at Remedy Float in Savannah. This ancient technique has been around for a while, but it involves resting in a water chamber that is filled with one thousands pounds of salt so that it is IMPOSSIBLE to sink. You float in darkness and with complete sensory deprivation. It is supposed to be incredibly relaxing and safe for pregnant women!—-CHECK!!! This experience was AHHH-mazing! February 2018=Self-love in a (salty) tub!
Thanks, Jennifer for being crazy enough to try this out with me! Remedy Float is located downtown Savannah, nearby the Savannah Civic Center. They have a neat setup, that is complete with a green tea station, yoga room, and two float chambers. The concept is pretty straight forward. After a quick shower to rinse off any perfumes, soap, etc.. you take a 60 – 90 minute soak in a highly-concentrated salt bath chamber. Float therapy hinges on the concept of sensory deprivation, leading to an other-worldly sense of relaxation. The water in the float chamber is so highly concentrated with salt that you literally CANNOT sink. You will float in 95 degree water for your session in complete darkness and silence.
To be honest….the whole concept seems a bit scary, but it was not at all! I was so relaxed the receptionist had to bang on the float chamber in the room beside me to wake me up! Floating in nothingness made me so aware of Eleanor’s movements inside of my belly. I found that I could focus and was more aware of her when all of the outside chaos disappeared. I could also feel tension in my shoulders and neck that I wasn’t cognizant of prior to floating. In short, it was amazing. I will definitely be back!