A few years back, I was doing a series on my blog of "month's past" and once a month I'd take a look back and see what was going on in life that specific month. I'd look back over a 5-year span and it was always a lot of fun to see what I was up to and how much had changed. Since it's been awhile since I did that (and I have a lot of new readers since then!) I thought I'd continue on. It's amazing how much can change in just a handful of years. Some of these things feel like a lifetime ago!
Got to stand by my sister's side and see her marry the guy of her dreams! On a sidenote, I also got the worst case of what I believe was food poisoning about a week before her wedding. That 24 hours could be a post all in itself but I'll spare you ;)
Jared won a radio contest and landed us 3-day passes to Kings Island amusement park PLUS Spirit Song, the Christian music festival. Probably one of the BEST weekends of our lives, no joke… it was so much fun! We rode rollercoasters and ate junk food all day and listened to awesome concerts all night.
Went to an awesome balloon-glow at a local park for the 4th of July weekend with Jared's family. I can't believe we haven't been back since, it was a great event. I also met up with some of my best college girlfriends for a much-overdue fun day at the outlets. Miss those girls so much!
Shot my first gun. In a dress, nonetheless! ;) We were busy enjoying life as newlyweds since we'd just gotten married in May. This whole summer was just so fun, I remember loving every minute of it.
Attended my cousin's baby shower just weeks before we'd meet her perfect little man. He was the very first great-grandbaby in the family and we were all SO excited!! This month also marks the month I tried froyo for the first time ever- notable, for sure.
Visited a new state- Arkansas! My in-laws lived out here briefly and we were able to make a fun roadtrip out to visit them over the fourth of July weekend. We hit up the craziest antique sales ever, ate the best tomatoes in the country and spent hours out on the lake together.
Volunteered at our church and attended as many local festivals as we possibly could. Gimme ALL the fair food!! ;) Man, I am SO ready for some fairs and festivals... something deep-fried is calling my name.
Got hooked up with MLB All-Star passes for the Hall of Fame and Celebrity Softball games. Sure it wasn't the big, main event- but we had an absolute blast. I can't turn down a free date night, let's be serious.
July 2016. And here we are! Seven weeks into this whole parenthood thing. Just taking it one day at a time, one diaper at a time :)
Has July brought any monumental happenings for you in the past few years?