Monday, August 9, 2021

Monthly Recap (June & July)

Hi ladies! It's been a few weeks since I last posted. First of all, I stayed off social media for a while because my feed was flooded with content from the overhyped Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. You know I love a good sale but the amount of coverage was just overwhelming. I bought absolutely nothing from the sale because I didn't really need anything. I've been home for 17 months (wow, that's crazy to say) and I am still working from home full time. The pieces I purchased last Fall are still sitting my closet untouched. Second of all, work has been extremely busy for both of us. Between a full-time job, transporting the kids to summer camps, horseback riding lessons, tennis practices, tennis matches, Courtney's job and Madelyn's gymnastics practices, I have absolutely no time for anything else. I decided to take a few weeks off social media to focus on other important things. The kids are heading back to school in a couple of weeks so I wanted to take the time and enjoy the last bit of summer with them. With that being said, there is not much to share with you. My life is pretty uneventful for the most part. No summer travel for us. I mentioned in this post that I was thinking about either going to St. Thomas or heading out West but we decided to hold off traveling for awhile. COVID cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands are very high right now and it's just too hot to be out West with young children in August. We are delaying the trip until Spring Break.

{Magma grill, Airhead tube, SOWKT floating pad}

Highlights of the months:

  • We go boating pretty much every weekend. My husband installed a BBQ grill on the boat and let me tell you, it takes boating to another level. We typically go boating with a family friend. Kids can play together in the water. The adults can grill, relax and enjoy some perfectly grilled food on the lake. It is so much more fun when it involves food =)
  • We also hang out a lot with our amazing group of friends. We barely saw them last summer due to COVID so this summer, we are making up for lost time. We hit amusement parks, went canoeing and lots of backyard BBQs.

{Chambray rompers | Gucci Ace sneaker | Adidas visor}

  • Courtney took her very first ACT and her score was a 27 (she's aiming for 32). Compared to all test-takers, she's in the top 25% (not too bad for a first try if I say so myself - especially she's a rising junior). She also passed the AP Biology Exam. I am very proud of her. It wasn’t an easy exam but she did it. She's going to retake the ACT in November. We're in the process of hiring a college consultant to guide her through the next 6 years of school (the last 2 years of high school and the first 4 years as a pre-med student). I will go into more detail about the program in a later post. We had 2 meetings with the consultant so far and it really is an eye-opening experience.

Recent purchases: I bought some new activewear sets and am looking forward to wearing them. I just need to find more time to run. I am very pleased with everything I got. Check them out below if you're interested.

8. Braided mules (a great Bottega Veneta dupe)

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