Monday, September 01, 2014

project 12 // 08

project 12 was birthed by Amanda at The Lady Okie & this looked like too much fun not to join in! you take a picture of you & your spouse at the beginning of each month, then you post a short recap of your month. at the end of the year, you have these 12 posts to look back on & remember all the little things that happened throughout your year!

i love this idea so much because this is why i blog! i love looking back on my life & remembering the details. if you missed prior months, you can find them here:
January | February | March | April | May | June | July

August 9 / afternoon trip to Hendersonville, NC
August 22-24 / birthday trip to NC & GA
August 30 / Asheville, NC

August 1 / dinner & a night downtown
August 13 / passport to fun: Bangkok (here)
August 16 / passport to fun: Ghanzi, Botswana (here)
August 23 / Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
August 30 / day trip to the Apple Festival

August 4 / dinner with Thomas's family & grandparents
August 17 / church membership class (we are officially members!)
August 18 / dinner with Thomas's family & grandparents
August 23 / my 26th birthday
August 28 / birthday dinner with my family

August 2 / i co-hosted a bridal shower for Jenna
August 8 / Thomas had an upper endoscopy
August 15 / downtown dinner with friends
August 19 / impromptu dinner with our small group leaders

Thomas / The Meaning of Marriage
Robyn / James Potter 4, Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant (started)

|favorite blog posts|
matron of honor diaries | the bridal shower
advice for newlyweds
real talk | secrets don't have friends
go-to weeknight meals
26 things i've learned in 26 years
birthday | number edition
life is messy & that's okay!
when your best friend lives in Russia

what is your favorite highlight from August?!


  1. I'm starting Allegiant today! Enjoy your Labor Day!

  2. What a cute picture of you guys! Love it. Looks like you were able to do a lot last month! Super fun :) happy September!

  3. it was busy, but most of it was fun! :) life sure does speed by! i have to update these posts weekly or i will forget what we did! crazy! :) i hope your month in Asia was great!!! :)

  4. i am halfway through Allegiant now! i can't wait to finish & see how the story pans out! :) hope you had a great holiday, Shelley! :)

  5. thanks Amanda! :) yes it was a fun but busy month! :) happy september to you!!

  6. Today was the first day of school for my kids, and they went to bed early last night. I think I have about a third left of the book (I was up late reading). So good!

  7. Such a cute idea to keep track of memories!

  8. Wow, you did so many fun things in August! I really enjoy all of your posts, but my favorite post this month was your "Secrets don't have friends" post. It was such a good one!

  9. yes! i love being able to look back on our months :)

  10. august was a really fun month! and i'm glad it was! :)
    thank you Amy! that was my favorite and hardest post to write! :)

  11. oh awesome! :) it is nice to have down time to read!!

  12. August sounds like it was a jam-packed month of fun! Great picture of you two :)

  13. thank you so much Caitlin! it was a fun month!! :) hope your September is starting well!!