Tuesday, June 5, 2012

State of Our House Address: May in Review

I personally find it intriguing to hear how others spend their time, and Jason and I agreed this series could be a great way to give you all a little glimpse into our lives. You may or may not find it interesting, but this also works to serve as a sort of journal for ourselves. In a year, we can look back and see what transpired in May!

May was crazy busy but really fulfilling. We've been working on forming good habits all year. In May, though, we kind of got off track with all of them.

It all started when we attended Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover event. We traveled two hours (one way) to Grand Rapids, and the energy there was incredible! We had an amazing time, learned a few new things, but really just had stuff we already knew pounded into our heads a little bit more.

A road trip also means stuff in the car: magazines, books, snacks, perhaps a game or two. We arrived home very, very late and broke one of our rules - we didn't empty the car before we left the car. At the end of the month, we found ourselves with a backseat teeming with stuff. We cleaned it out and are working toward cleaning it out each time we drive.

Another habit that started to fall by the wayside was waking up when 6 is still on the clock. This is mostly due to the fact that Jason and I were both working overtime near the middle to the end of the month, and we couldn't just not do our regular chores. We started staying up later. We got back on track the last week of May and are going to make a serious effort to stay on our sleep schedule in June no matter what.

Our tomato plants really shot up this month and are growing really well, we think {we hope!}. We put them in their final buckets this past week complete with a cage, and we hope they bear a lot of fruit. If we get enough, we plan to can tomatoes.

In mid-May, we helped my parents open their pool and over Memorial Day weekend, we went to their house and swam. We both got a little crispy from the sun, but we had a lot of fun. We've been building up our swim bag, so we now have our own goggles and water shooters. We're looking forward to using these in Petoskey in July while on vacation. My nephew {who swam with us} is great at reminding me that I don't want to have kids. He's a fun little guy, but Jason and I are both glad to come home to our quiet little home after spending time with him.

For entertainment, we had a very fun month! We watched Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, One for the Money and Joyful Noise {we rent from a Redbox kiosk}. One for the Money was so cute, we both thought we'd give the book series a go. We both have a lot of fun reading the same books, and to be honest, we're kind of fighting over the first book! Haha. We also had a couple of date nights, and those were great for reconnecting and really just relaxing.

We have a lot of goals for June in terms of habit forming, canning jams and relaxing. We'll post another State of Our House Address in early July to let you know how June went!


Aunt Laura said...

I love this idea for a new series! I miss out on so much living so far a way, and this brings me closer. I'm so glad you take time to blog. Love you both!

Jess and Jason said...

Thanks Aunt Laura! We're glad you like the new series :) Thank you for being such of supporter of the blog and reading our posts. It means a lot. Hugs to you and Uncle Glenn!