Summer 2019

Hi there friends. It’s been a while.

This summer, I took a much-needed break from blogging. There was too much pressure, too many things to do, and I was extraordinarily busy personally. Since I have a full-time job and this isn’t my livelihood, blogging understandably took a backseat.

But I’m back at it and ready to start writing again. I have a handful of unfinished drafts and thoughts on things and I’m excited to get them up in the near future. In the meantime, I want to share a bit of what we’ve been up to all summer since I haven’t written a real post here in months. I want to have this to look back on!

Our summer really started with the end of the school year, and with Abbie’s second dance recital. She danced in four acts (ballet, tap, jazz, and a daddy-daughter dance), and I volunteered backstage so I was right there with her as she got ready to go onstage. She had so much fun (both onstage and in the back with the other girls) and has already asked to take more classes next year.

Next up was the last day of school, and the end of kindergarten. Abbie had a kindergarten picnic the final week of school that I was able to make, and she was so excited to show me off to her friends. This, of course, prompted her to tell one of her friends to call me “Jess” to which her teacher and I started laughing and I corrected her. Six-year-olds are so funny.

After school ended, Abbie started this year’s summer camp – at the same center both girls go to year round (Abbie for before and after care, Ella for preschool). I’m so glad we’re able to keep our routine while Abbie gets to go on some fun summer field trips, but the life of the working mom makes that a necessity, right? Whatever makes my life easier these days.

We didn’t take any trips this summer, but tried to enjoy the pool and the warmth when we could – while we weren’t hiding from the heat waves we got in Virginia this summer. I’m hoping next year we’ll be able to take a true family vacation, but we’ll see!

It’s been a busy few months, but Abbie is so ready to go back to school and we’re all ready for the fall weather and football season. My favorite time of year is so close!


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  1. August 19, 2019 / 9:37 pm

    It’s so awesome that you got to keep the consistency throughout the summer!! I’m so ready for Fall and already loving the new school routine over here!

    • Jess
      August 27, 2019 / 7:29 pm

      Routine is so needed for us and I crave it! Yay for back to school!

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