The Adventure Starts Here: Currently | August 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Currently | August 2016

I love "currently" posts because I love documenting what's going on at the moment.  I'm a huge fan of making digital scrapbooks (both for our family and for Noah) as well as using this blog as a scrapbook of sorts.  I've been doing "currently" posts for a while now, but recently changed up the format.  Here's what I've been up to in August...

Cooking: The same things over and over!  I have definitely entered a food rut.  While Noah is a fan of some pretty healthy food, the variety is extremely lacking!  And with Chris working late most nights, I've lost the motivation to try new recipes.  So instead, I've been making the meals that I know we both love and that heat up well later that night (for Chris) or the next day.  I hope to get back into my meal planning groove this fall!  

Eating: pancakes.  This is a relatively new one for us.  This summer, Noah decided he's a fan of pancakes (no butter or syrup for him).  We had them at a friend's house and he's loved them ever since.  I bought the huge bag of Krusteaz pancake mix at Costco where you just add water.  My friend even inspired me to try making Mickey Mouse pancakes, and while I'm no expert, Noah is impressed ;)

Wanting: some new running shoes.  While I have a few pair of fashion sneakers, I haven't purchased legit running shoes in a long time (I'm thinking at least 5 years).  This fall, I want to get into the routine of walking for exercise and think it's time to get a new pair.  

Looking:  forward to cooler weather and all things Fall.  Don't get me wrong, I love Summer.  But they are called seasons for a reason and I'm ready for a change.  The pool and beach are great, but I want to do some outside activities that don't require being near a body of water to stay cool.   

Loving: our pool membership.  Speaking of bodies of water, I've really loved spending the last month at the pool.  I grew up at the pool and I'm so glad Noah seems to like it too.  He's become such a fish this summer and I think this is the first summer in a long time that I've actually swam in the pool rather than just taken a dip to cool off.   

Enjoying:  Our lazy mornings and snuggles in bed.  We co-sleep, so Noah and I wake up in the same bed.  We love taking our time, snuggling while talking about what we are going to do that day.  I will definitely missed these mornings where we aren't rushed to be somewhere.  

Hoping:  Noah will love his teacher and enjoy school as much as he did last year!  I'm pretty sure he will, but I'm a mom, so I tend to worry ;)

Needing:  to exercise more.  I went for a 2 mile walk the other day when the temps were in the high 70s (a rarity recently).  While I did fine, going up the hill with the stroller was harder than I expected and I was tired afterwards.  

Wishing: I could go on a Fall shopping spree.  I love to shop and there are so many cute things out there that I could easily go crazy!  Wouldn't it be nice to shop without worrying about how much things cost???

Feeling: thankful that Noah is such an easy kid.  Of course he has his moments, but in the grand scheme of things, he's a really good kid.  The older he gets, the more fun he is.  I feel blessed to be able to spend my days with him and go on all these little adventures!  

Drinking: sangria.  This is kind of misleading since I haven't had much all this month, but I did enjoy a few glasses this weekend, and it was wonderful! 

Planning:  Fall activities... stay tuned for a bucket list of sorts :)

Debating: how to spend my time while Noah's in school.  This year I will get 3 mornings a week instead of 2 and I can't decide whether to spend it doing blog stuff, running errands, or adding exercise to my routine.  

Wearing:  swimsuits and goggles.  Since we spent the majority of our time at the pool, I rarely did my hair this month and kept things pretty casual!  

Watching: the Olympics... like everyone else in the world!  My favorite events were swimming, diving, and gymnastics!   

Listening to: Chris and Noah play at night while I'm in my office.  Since I spend my days with Noah and Chris gets home kind of late, I like to give them some alone time before Noah goes to bed.  It's pretty amusing listening to them play.  I especially love to hear Noah laugh!  

Reading:  Embarrassed to say that I haven't been reading much more than blogs this last month.  I've really been slacking!  

What have you been up to this month?  


  1. Cash starts 4K next Tuesday. I have no clue what Wyatt & I will do those 3 mornings a week. Wyatt & I have never had that alone time before, so it will be new & exciting, but we will definitely be missing brother!

  2. Shopping with no worries would be AMAZING. Seriously. I can't even fathom what that would feel like. I am a penny pincher and not doing that would be so relaxing. I am SO ready for fall too, but first vacation. Then the cool weather can come.

  3. That's cool that you co-sleep. Also cool that you will have 3 mornings a week to get stuff done! I always try to fit in working out, errands, and blogging all at once. Yesterday I forgot to work on my blog! Oops! I love sangria. Yum.

  4. I could totally go for a shopping spree! That will be so nice to have mornings to yourself!

  5. Shopping without a budget would be amazing! Fall clothes are my absolute favorite and I could go crazy! You are so good about getting a picture with all three of you in it. I am HORRIBLE at that!

  6. Will Noah have quiet time in the afternoon with his toys, iPad or TV? That's when I am going to blog. Connor has school MWF and I'm going to get in a legit workout (a class + weights) and then we will have some downtime in the afternoon. This is when I'll do blog stuff while he does his own thing.

  7. Cosleeping really is best! And no th My beats those morning snuggles!


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