Monday, July 27, 2015

Goals for the month of August


 Today I thought I would post my goals for the month of August.

July has been a crazy, busy month for us.  We are finishing up our 5th and last sports camp for the season!  Phew!  Along with 4 weeks of swim lessons, photo sessions, editing pictures and filling in for my Dad at his store.  So even though July brought a lot of fun and busy things... I'm happy to welcome August and her not as busy schedule.  I'm hoping the kids and I have a bit more time to relax and spend at home.

Goals for August 

1.  Buy and organize school supplies.  I'm hoping to have their backpacks packed up and waiting on us.  I don't want to wait for the last week before school starts to be scrambling to get everything together. 

2.  Camp in the yard one night with the kids.  We have our camper sitting out in our driveway.  I think the kids would like it if we all stayed out in it one night.  Snacks, flashlights and scary stories...  :)  Who needs to park a camper somewhere else?  We can have fun in our own backyard. 

3.  Stay caught up on my photos.  I have 6 photo sessions scheduled in August.  I need to schedule time every day to sit down and work on those a little bit so I don't get behind.

4.  Finish last minute planning for a trip that Dan and I'll be taking in September.  I'll share more about this soon.  I'm getting so excited and nervous.

5. Take the kids to the swimming pool at least 3 times a week in the first couple of weeks.  Our pool closes after the first couple weeks in August and won't reopen until June, so we need to use it while we can.

6.  Plan Emma's 8th birthday party.  I feel like it gets harder and harder to plan birthday parties for my kids the older they get.  Do you all feel this way? 

7.  Plan more family game/movie nights with Dan and the kids.  We can all get so busy some days doing our own thing around the house that I need to be more intentional of getting all of us together to have some fun.

8.  Make time to sit and read.  I have started a few different books but haven't sat down in so long to actually get through any of them.  That is so not like me.  I want to get back into my books.

None of these goals of mine are big.  They're just things that I need to stay on top of so my month will run a bit more smoothly.

Do you have any big goals for the month of August?


  1. These are all awesome goals and I love that they are all realistic! I can't wait to hear about your upcoming trip!:)

  2. I can't believe it's time for school supplies all ready! Can't wait to hear all about that trip.