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Spring Fun To-Do List

Spring is in full swing and I am loving it! I created a little spring to-do list of fun things I’d like to do this season.

Go on a picnic

Jimmy and I have a wonderful little park in our neighborhood. I’d love to pack up a meal and hang out at the park one afternoon or evening!

Visit the zoo

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here, but Jimmy is creating a zip line for the Pittsburgh Zoo! He creates some pretty cool things at work each day, and I really want to go on the zip line he’s working on once it’s done.

Paint something

I’ve been wanting to restore an old bookshelf Jimmy and I have in our living room. I’ve literally had paint all ready to go for this project for over a year. What am I doing?! I need to do this! I’d also like to paint our office.

Donate clothing

I have some clothes all ready to be donated. I just need to stop by the donation center and drop them off!

Practice photography

I’m hoping to get out on a nearby trail during golden hour and practice my nature photography. The trail near our house is so lush, and has some streams and ponds near it that I really want to capture.

What do you want to do during this season?

Life Lately

Hi! So, life lately. It has included joy, sadness, fun, excitement, and lots of animals.

Unfortunately, the sadness comes from my uncle passing away from cancer last week. I miss him, and my heart absolutely aches for my aunt and cousins. It has been an incredibly rough couple of weeks. We are all just bummed. It’s a hard situation, as my cousins are around the same ages as my siblings and I, and one is pregnant with a baby due next month. Needless to say, lots of tears and prayers have been occurring lately.

Jimmy and I headed to New York for the memorial on Tuesday morning, and drove home on Wednesday.

Road Trip

Lots of coffee and energy drinks were consumed along the way.

It was nice to be able to be with my family, even though the circumstances were saddening.

Since Jimmy and I spent 16 hours in the car over the course of two days, I brought along our laptop and worked on my book while he drove.

Driving

I managed to get in a few thousand words, which was great!

I’ve been spending lots of time with some cute cats and dogs lately, which makes me one happy gal. I was thinking the other day about pet sitting, and I realized that I literally spend more time with animals than people, haha.

Pet sitting

Jimmy and I hosted a picnic for the moms in our life for Mother’s Day. We scrambled around like crazy that morning to get our house in order, clean up the yard, and make food.

We always joke that we like having people over because it forces us to finish little projects and get our house clean–all in record time. There are always little things like trimming bushes, weed wacking, and random cleaning tasks that are usually ignored until we host parties. Is this true for anyone else?!

Billy and RacquelHanging basketMay

Hannah and I tried acro yoga when I visited my family recently, which was quite fun. It’s definitely a lot harder than it looks. Hannah’s boyfriend was with us when we were trying to get into different poses, and we were like “Josh! Lift my feet! Now Hannah’s legs!” haha. Poor guy 😉

Acro yoga

Lastly, I’ll leave you with this snapshot I took from the police log of our local paper. I thought it was worth sharing 😉

Police Log

What has been going on in your life lately?