Monday, June 01, 2015

o5 | project 12

Project 12 | a picture for each month of the year



May is such a busy month in our family. Between my immediate family & Thomas's immediate family, we have 5 birthdays, 2 anniversaries, and of course 2 mother's day celebrations. plus this year we had 2 weddings on top of all of that. but it is fun to have so much to celebrate!


HIGHLIGHTS
- Thomas turned the big 30 this year so i arranged a surprise party for him. it was a lot of fun & he honestly had no idea until we walked into the restaurant! this was his first ever surprise party, so it was fun to pull one over on him!

- Thomas's cousin got married on the 15th in Florida & our anniversary is the 17th, so we decided to detour through Savannah, GA for a few days to celebrate our second anniversary! we found a detached apartment (with a hot tub!!!) on VRBO and had a really fun weekend!

- this was the first full month of my job being downtown & i am loving it! there are 2 goose families with goslings & a duck family with 7 little ducklings so it has been fun to watch them grow. also you can't beat the sights on those lunchtime walks!

- we also took a quick 1 night trip to the mountains with our basset hound over memorial day weekend. there is just something so nice about getting away from home & the regular routine. Dixie loved the trip & we had fun hanging out with her in a new place. she mainly loved all the new smells! the nose knows.

- we drove down the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way home on Memorial Day & i sprained my ankle. not exactly the day off we had planned, but i'm glad it was just a sprain because it was a nasty fall. it was a really bad sprain though, so i had to work from home for 3 days. i am able to walk on it some now but it's still painful.


NOTABLE EVENTS
May 2 - out of town wedding
May 3 - all birthdays in Thomas's family
May 9 - surprise party for Thomas's 30th!
May 10 - Mother's Day for both families, & all birthdays in my family
May 15 - wedding in FL
May 16-18 - 2nd anniversary trip
May 24-25 - Brevard, NC with the basset


FAVORITE THINGS
- the contagious smile of babies
- exploring downtown on lunch breaks
- surprise parties
- watching goslings at the river
- sunsets in Savannah
- dark chocolate caramel apples (the only way to celebrate a 2nd anniversary!)
- feeding donkeys
- blended strawberry lemonade goodness
- baby ducks in the river
- endless almond milk chai trips
- baby duck nap pile
- meeting mini donkeys
- family trip to the mountains


THIS MONTH LAST YEAR [ON THE BLOG]
- we explored London for our passport to fun date
- i tried my hand at a short fiction piece
- we celebrated our first anniversary by staying in a cabin for a week
- i learned how running & marriage are actually very similar
- we made some mini terrariums for our fridge



what are your highlights from this month?

16 comments:

  1. Hope you get fully recovered from that sprain very quickly! That sounds quite painful! This picture of the two of you is so cute--you both look so happy!

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  2. Great picture! Sounds like a full month. Glad your recovery from the sprain is going well. That really sounds painful. Jordan sprained his wrist a few weeks ago and it's still hurting him.

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  3. I'm glad to hear you're doing well after that ankle business!!!

    Yay for surprise parties, they are the best!!!

    Your May sounds pretty awesome! I hope June is even better! :)

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  4. Ugh ankle issues are the worst! So glad God made our bodies to heal tho. I'll be praying you can walk pain-free!! And what a busy month--all those family celebrations and trips. (And I love how you included last year's may post!)

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  5. Sorry to hear about your ankle...boo :( Looks like a busy, but very fun month!! The sunset in Savannah is gorgeous! And who can ever really pass up a candy/caramel apple, right? YUM!!

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  6. Whoa; what a busy month! Meant to tell you earlier, but I loved the post about your downtown. As someone who spends a relative lot of time in ever-shrinking New England towns it was really interesting to hear about a city that is growing and expanding!!

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  7. You had a busy month. I love how you also showed this month last year.

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  8. thanks! my ankle is still swollen but i am able to walk on it now so that is nice!
    i'm glad the surprise party went so well & he was able to have his first surprise party! :)
    thanks friend! i hope you have a great June as well!

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  9. i believe it! my ankle is still super swollen & uncomfortable... but i am able to walk on it so that's nice!

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  10. thank you! it's definitely better but still swollen! thanks friend! :)

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  11. they really are! especially when it's your dominant ankle - makes driving tricky!! thank you friend! :) i'm able to walk pain free for now as long as my ankle stays straight!

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  12. it was!! May is always a crazy month but tons of fun! i know! i don't like plain caramel apples, but when you add a layer of chocolate i am all in! :)

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  13. thanks Sara! yeah our city has definitely expanded a lot in the past decade & is still on the rise. it is neat to see!! :)

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  14. thanks Jessa! it's fun to see the overlap from year to year, i think! :)

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  15. Ahhhh yay for May! You guys had a crazy month too- I can't believe the sheer number of birthdays and anniversaries and events that you have in May! I hope your ankle is getting better! And how fun to pull off a surprise party- I love everything surprise so good on you for pulling that off!

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  16. yeah a lot of people had a crazy May! :) must be something about the month!! it is so ridiculous - 50% of our immediate families have birthdays in May! thanks - the ankle is better but still swollen some! i really hope it doesn't stay this big forever! haha

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