Thursday, June 5, 2014

Stuff and Things: June 5th

Well, it's time to do some blogging because...


Yes.  Let me just say that that is one of the many perks of teaching.  I get to relive my childhood excitement for holidays and vacations.  School ended yesterday and I'm so excited to spend some time with my daughter, husband, and never-ending to do list. 

Summer break means that I leave for Japan in less than a month. That's crazy.  I'm nervous about leaving my daughter for a whole six days.  Nervous about heading to a GIGANTIC foreign city (Tokyo).  And nervous about the 13 hour time change.  Maybe my daughter will have mercy on me when I get back, HA.  Anybody have any tips or advice for traveling abroad?

We went camping memorial day weekend.  Normally, this wouldn't be a huge deal, but this time it was.  It was Ellie's first camping trip.  OUR first camping trip as a family.  Let me just say, that I was preparing for the worst, and we got pretty dang close to the best.  It was so much fun.

She really enjoyed the ferry ride to the San Juan Islands.

That little girl loves to be outside.  It shows every time we head out on a walk/run and every time we hang out in the grass.  I can't wait until she's running around (or maybe I can...) and we can start going to the park and running around barefoot in the grass.

On that barefoot note in the grass note....

One of my biggest fears as a mom is that my daughter will get stung by a bee.  Seriously.  It doesn't seem like a big deal, but with hanging out outside and not knowing if she's allergic or not, I really don't want to have to deal with it quite yet.  The thought just freaks me out.

Nick and I bought a hammock.  I don't know why we haven't bought one sooner.  It rocks.  Ba-dum-chhh.  Ellie really likes it, too.  It has made for some incredibly relaxing afternoons.  I highly encourage everyone to own one.  Please do it.  This has been a public service announcement.

 linking up with Kristin


  1. Ahhhh summer break...the one thing that I would probably enjoy about being a teacher, haha. That's my sister's job. ;)

    I cannot believe how big Ellie is getting! She is so cute. I'm sure you just love hearing about how fast she's growing...haha.

    Would you believe I have my whole life...laid in a hammock?

  2. Japan sounds fun! How did you wrangle that trip??

    Summer break is when you totally forget who you are for a few months and it's wonderful :)

  3. That's awesome that you get to go on a trip to Japan! Sounds like your camping trip went well too :D


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