Monday, August 1, 2016

August Goals

A new month already. I hate saying it every.single.month. But. WHERE DID JULY GO?!?!?! 

AHHH seriously guys! I guess I shouldn't be surprised that I barely blinked once and we're already into August seeing as that we traveled to Italy, celebrated a six year old little lady and put our house on the market and put in an offer on a house. All in one month. 

August is now a time for back to school madness, the IOWA STATE FAIR and lots of birthday celebrations! (SHHH... someone is turning the BIG 30 this month!)

I missed writing about my July goals.. they were pretty set with an upcoming trip and birthday party to plan.. but you can see my June goals here...

August goals

1.) Back to school shopping- we've gotten Sophia Pottery Barn backpacks since she started Pre-K and this year we're going with PB backpacks again- she loves picking out her favorite! I love the quality and the fun prints! This year, we decided to go with the large size. We will probably do school supply shopping next weekend (Iowa has a tax free weekend) and then start doing a little clothes/shoes shopping here and there, too. Hello Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! =)

2.) Sign the girls up for gymnastics- Sophia LOVES gymnastic classes and at the start of her Kindergarten year, we decided to take some time off. Mostly so that she could adjust to full day Kindergarten without a lot going on during the weeknights. Well, that break turned into more than a year of not getting back into it. Every time we drive past the building where gymnastics is at, we get a reminder from Sophia that "you guys never put me back in gymnastics!" 

3.) Sell our house! Does this goal seem a little unrealistic to you? Maybe. But we are sort of feeling the pressure as we put in an offer on another house with the contingency that we sell ours. They accepted (WOOO HOOO) but now we're really feeling anxious to get a sale. Other homes around our area have been flying off the market. Since we put it officially on the market, we've had seven showings (since last Tuesday). The other upside of selling quickly is that we can relax a little on keeping it "show ready" at all times. Although- it's a little sad to say that now I have an excuse for my OCD tendencies. =)

4.) Take one last summer adventure as a family- we want to go to Chicago AND St. Louis before the Summer is officially over. A little over ambitious? Maybe. But we're going to try to make it happen! 

5.) Compile a list of 30 things I've learned in my 30 years. Last year, for my 29th birthday, I made a list of 29 things I want to accomplish before my 30th birthday this year. Check it out here... and look for another post to see how I did! 

Alright, those are my goals for AUGUST! Bring it on! I can't wait to see what August has in store for us!