1. We got Nathan’s first achievement test scores back, and Mathematics was completely in the above average category!
2. Went to the library for their monthly family night (Whiskers and Tails), the kids got to pet and read to several different breeds of dogs. Nathan guessed the correct number of milk bones in a jar and won a bag full of goodies.
3. Nathan and Autumn both had appointments with a pulmonary specialist, and both were allergy tested. Both are extremally allergic to CATS!
4. We went strawberry picking, it was tasty! We have gone every year since 2009!
5. I had a wonderful Mother’s Day! We celebrated it at church (Nathan’s Kindergarten class helped out that Sunday with the service- he got to ring the church bells!), then we went to Laumeier Sculpture Park for Mother’s Day Brunch and the art fair
6. Nathan turned SIX! We had a Star Wars party!
7. We participated in Make Tracks at the Zoo. I ran a 5K in 31 minutes, 15 seconds (PR!). My PR goal for the Make Tracks at the Zoo 5K, was to run it in under 31 minutes. I missed my goal by 15 seconds, but still set a PR… I may try to get in a 5K in the Fall to try to ounce again, meet my goal. We’ll see. Nathan and Autumn ran the kids dash, and WOW did they LOVE it.
8. In May I ran 32.3 miles. Not sure I am happy with that, since I have ran more in all the other months of this year. Its hard, when I am not actively training for a race. My half marathon training will start at the end of August for the Wine and Dine. (April: 47.3 miles, March: 69.05 miles, February: 57 miles, and in January: 36.51 miles).
9. Nathan’s first t-ball game
10. Nathan’s school picnic, complete with silly string fight on the playground
11. Celebrated Memorial Day at the pool, Nathan treaded water for the first time without assistance
12. I really did not think I would finish two books in May, but I read two books in the last week of May! I finished Insurgent, which I had been anticpating to come out for awhile. I was really not getting into the book up to 30%, then it took off and had an ending that is making me drool for book #3 to come out. I also read Jacob’s Story, a book my SIL gave to me almost 2 years ago at Christmas. This is a sad yet very inspirational and uplifting book about baby Jacob, whom they found out had some problems at their 20 week ultrasound.
13. There was a hearing this month, where the Judge dismissed J’s motion for reconsider. I believe there is 9 more days till the case closes. Keep your fingers crossed that nothing else happens, as I am ready for this to be over.
14. Also, my old deck was torn out, and a new PATIO (thanks to Brian and his brother!) was put in! LOVE!
15. Had my THIRD Baby Mania sale, made around $427!
16. Our hotel and air is booked for Paris! I found a travel agent at Brentwood Travel, she’s been really helpful so far.
And, how I am doing on my resolutions:
(1) Grow in my faith – Still reading my Once a Day Bible, I am about 20 days behind, but I am starting to get caught up. Right now I am reading the story about David, and I am really enjoying it. So many pieces are coming together, that weren’t before for me. I’ve studied the bible for years, but reading it chronologically has really helped me to understand it better, and to refresh a lot of the stories/verses in my mind.
(2) Friendships – I sort of lacked in getting together with friends in May. Jill and I did a Baby Mania sale together, but that was about it. Hoping to see my friend Katie, who I have known forever but never get to see at least once or twice next month! I want to try to introduce Brian to a few of my friends in June I hope, as they haven’t met him yet.
(3) Risks – May has been a pretty mellow month as far as risks…
(4) Quality time with my kids – May was a pretty good month, we did an activity at the library and at the art museum… the kids love these, but its hard to fit them in sometimes.
(5) Time to myself each week that isn’t BUSY time. Recharge time. I actually did a GREAT job with this… Its mainly on the weekends I don’t have the kids, or this week, the first summer schedule week where J has the kids full-time. For instance, last night, Nathan had t-ball practice. I got home around 7:30pm, sat down to read, read 130 pages (finished the book!) then went to bed at 9:30pm. It is SO much work when I have the kids full-time the entire school year (minus 2 weekends, and 4 hrs during the week!) that I really enjoy relaxing when I don’t have them. I also have been able to get outside to run, which I have loved… especially Cliff Cave, a new park my boyfriend’s friend Kevin suggested. Running outside by myself is so relaxing in a mental sort of way (not physical!).
(6) Pursuing my interests: I will give myself a PAT on the back for these: 5K PR, planning trip to France, keeping up with 2 books a month, planning to join a Zumba gym this summer… more runs outside!
(7) Meals – I started on a meal plan, but now that we are on the summer schedule and I will have the kids every other week, I need to rethink this… however, next week I am off work, so that may not be a good week. Ok, FAIL!
(8) Mornings. I hate mornings. Try to be better about getting up on time. – Getting to work a little earlier, doing better.
(9) Finish my accumulating to-do list (its another blog!). – I really hope to nail this down, this summer, especially on the weeks I do not have the kids. We’ll see! I did get all of my garage sale stuff out from the basement, and after my June 9 garage sale, I plan to try to sell it on Craigs List, if that fails, Good Will. I just want it out of my basement!