I don’t know why, but I always feel like May 1st should be acknowledged.
Kind of like January 1st…and in my world, September 1st.
It’s a new beginning, time for a fresh start and the arrival of a fabulous (plus warm!) season.
The last few years, on May 1st, I’ve done a post called Every Day in May!
Basically, I’m just going to hit some highlights about why I’m pumped it’s May and then share something fun for Instagram and A GIVEAWAY!
Mother’s Day 2018
Here are some things we’re looking forward to this month:
1: It’s the last month of school!! Last year, school didn’t end until June 7, but this year, the kids get out May 30!!!
2: Madeley starts swim lessons! She is DETERMINED to swim like the big kids this year, so I’m really hopeful that it “clicks” this time.
3: I get to have not two but THREE skip days with my big kids this month! This is where I pull them out of school a little early one day (one child at a time) and do something special with just them.
4: Mother’s Day weekend is almost here! We have fun plans on Saturday with my mom and then on Sunday, Andrew promised me guacamole and the pool. #myperfectday
5: It’s the Manda Strong Foundation’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament! This is always such a fun morning! If you’re local, you can sign up HERE.
6: Today, I’m on the kindergarten field trip. I’m super pumped to spend the day with my sweet Ashby and her classmates at the aquarium!
7: We have #alltheendoftheyear stuff going on! My calendar is packed! We have a Mother’s Day Tea, Field Day, Splash Day, the Economics Fair and the last day of school parties.
8: We have so many fun plans for Memorial Day weekend already planned too! Fingers crossed the weather is SUNNY!
So, that’s all the fun stuff! Now, last year, I made myself some goals for the month to get me ready and primed for the summer. This year, when I sat down to think about what I want to accomplish goal-wise this month, I really thought of these two as the most important…
1: I need to get my work/home life balance in check! Right now, the kids are in school, so I have all day to work…but when it’s summer, I still have the same amount of work, but I want to enjoy the summer days with my kiddos, so I need to get my s$&# together and get a plan so that I can keep my work up while also being engaged with my kiddos all summer. One thing I’m going to do differently is workout EARLY this summer instead of going to my class. I love my class at the gym, but the time is not great when you have kids at home, so I’m going to figure out something to where I can workout before anyone wakes up and then go ahead and check that off of my to-do list.
2: I would love to get the kids’ closets, rooms and play room organized, purged, cleaned up before their home 24/7. Kensington and I spent two hours working on her room this weekend and now, I need to tackle the others.
So, nothing lofty…but those are the two things that I would really like to get control of before the summer gets control of me.
What are some of your May goals? I’m such a goal oriented person, and am always inspired by you ladies, so if you have one, please share!! You can see my goals from last May HERE.
Want to know something else I love about May? Um, this…
…we eat dinner off of the grill just about every night starting in May and going through August. Today, I’m sharing my Pimento Cheese Burger with you. Your May needs this, friends!
Speaking of which. I know it’s not summer yet, but if you’re already inspired to eat like it is, make sure you check out…
Okay, last year, Erika invited me to join her in posting every day in May on Instagram. It was so much fun that we’re doing it again this year! Here are the prompts for 2019…
…if you’re on Instagram, then post a pic and use our hashtag! I will pick some at random to re-gram too!
One last thing!
Today, we’re kicking off a giveaway…
…if you book a vacation through Mix and Match Travel Agency sometime this month to travel in 2019 or 2020, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $500 Visa gift card! Whether you want to go on a cruise, to Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, Walt Disney World or more, we would love to book your trip this month and then maybe, you’ll win our little giveaway. Email us today at email@example.com.
Okay, I’m off to enjoy May 1st at the aquarium with Ashby! Happy May to YOU! xo