Thursday, May 21, 2015

Oh hi!

May has been an incredibly busy month in our world! It's to the point where it's only May 21st, and I feel like this month has lasted 6 weeks.

It started off with a girls' weekend in Mexico at an all-inclusive resort. Stephanie and I have been BFF's for like 18 years now... which makes me feel old because we didn't meet until freshman year of high school.. Amanda and I met probably 13 years ago, and Jenny and I first met about 9 years ago. We're all connected in sort of random ways, and we all live in a different state. It was so great to meet up in Cancun and just relax on the beach, eat, drink, and catch up.

May is also race month for me... as in, the annual race I plan for my work.That has definitely been keeping me on my toes. I came back from Mexico relaxed, but I had to dive into the craziness of the final weeks of race planning!

I was supposed to have Lasik done early in the month, but unfortunately they had an issue with the laser and had to postpone me until June. It was a bummer, but what can you do?

On May 13, I turned 32. Adam surprised me with some really nice Reidel white wine glasses (and a bottle of much nicer wine than we'd typically pick up) and picked up breakfast for me at Chick-fil-A. Connor was home that night, and we had dinner and dessert with my parents and Adam's mom. It was a pretty low key but nice birthday!

In mid-May, I went on a field trip with Connor to Lucky Ladd Farms. It was definitely a fun day, and I was so glad to get to join him and his class. He has had a great year in first grade, and we have loved his teacher. It was a blast to get to hang out with them all day, although I'm confident I'd never do well with managing a group of 20 first graders day in and day out.

The look of sheer joy on Connor's face in this photo makes me so happy!

Connor had a couple of really good weeks with his behavior at school, so we got to go see the new Avengers movie. We took him to his very first IMAX, and I think it was pretty much the best day ever. He was so excited!

I really love this photo I snapped after the movie...

Our neighborhood pool opened in early May (It hit the 90s in the first week! But don't be fooled. Tonight the low is 46. Typical Tennessee weather.) In mid-May, we were able to break it in with Connor for the first time this season. I foresee many afternoons at the pool this summer!

I also got to join Connor and his class for their water day and end of year party. It was so much fun to see all the kids playing with the water activities, and I always enjoy chatting with the other moms. I suppose that means I am old, ha!

We've still got 10 more days left this month, but the busyness will end this weekend. My big race is coming up on Saturday, and after that I can rest a bit easier.

Summer officially starts next weekend when Adam and I hit up our first DMB show of the season...

With marriage, parenting, grad school, work, and life in general... there's just been a lot going on this month. It's been crazy and fun and stressful and draining all at the same time. I'm sort of ready for a break, but at the same time it's fulfilling.

All that to say, there's been very little time for blogging... but I'm still here. :)