Home stretch! Amazing weather is almost here!! This summer has been so much easier than last summer (and as I mentioned last month, I consider October to be part of "extended summer"). Not being pregnant and carrying all that extra weight on swollen ankles has made it so much easier to endure the heat, imagine that.
Lots of fun things happening this month to kick off fall and the holiday season.
(Pumpkin bread is from this recipe, which was very good.)
Big things happening this month:
+ My mom visits! Yay!
+ Falliday! Our first as a family of four.
+ Book of Mormon! We got amazing seats and are going with friends on Halloween evening.
+ Halloween! We'll be going out on Halloween night for Book of Mormon but we'll still plan to get costumes for the boys and celebrate with them.
+ Update our gallery wall. I'd like to incorporate our Everything is awesome print as well as a couple others that we never hung. I'm hoping my mom will help me with this project during her visit (thanks, mom!).
+ Plan Thanksgiving. We're hosting Chris's parents for a vegetarian Thanksgiving meal plus having other family over for dessert.
+ Start planning Christmas gift giving. I'd love to be done with Christmas shopping, etc. by Thanksgiving so that we can enjoy the holiday season without stressing about gifts.
Recurring monthly goals:
+ Exercise at least two times per week. I've been hitting this goal consistently and go to Orange Theory twice each week (usually one evening after bedtime and on Friday afternoons after work). Together with healthy eating I'm seeing results; I feel fit and energetic and am about 10 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight.
+ Publish to my blog on Mondays and Wednesdays. The more I plan and work ahead and use my editorial calendar the easier this is to accomplish.
+ Maintain podcast recording/production schedule necessary to air a new Girl Next Door Podcast episode every other week. Even though the podcast is really fun it still takes work to coordinate a time Erica and I can get together and then to edit and publish the episode.
+ Download photos off of phone and sort them into folders for Cedric's baby photo book and our 2015 Team Wharton family album. Still doing well on this and getting excited to finally put the album together at the end of the year.
+ Maintain podcast recording/production schedule needed to air Matrimoney every other week.
October 2014, check out that bump!