My favorite month of the year is officially here! The month of June marks our wedding anniversary AND the start of summer, so you better bet that it’s my favorite month. But before we get too excited at what’s ahead, let’s take a quick look back at the month of May!
In all honestly, the past month was deep and full of learning and hard conversations and earnest prayers as I honestly hope it was for everyone – more about that soon…
The month of May started on a fun note with Georgie’s 5th birthday! It’s hard to believe that our Georgie girl is already five – we love her more than words can say. For anyone that says pets aren’t your family, I cannot understand!
As the month kicked off, we worked on some big projects at our home – revamping our front landscaping, updating our deck, building garden boxes in our backyard, and planting our summer garden. And even though we had some hiccups with our garden boxes and got things planted a little later than we would have liked, we love how everything turned out.
By the middle of the month, we celebrated my mom’s birthday and Mother’s Day and were soaking in the time with our puppies at home. Kyle and I keep telling each other that we feel like every dry (aka non-raining) evening we find ourselves in the yard working on something. And that’s exactly right! Even though it’s been a lot of work, it’s been good for our souls and we really are making our new house HOME. Our safe, welcoming home.
As the month started to wind down, we spent Memorial Day weekend at home and with family in the sun before rolling into the last week/weekend of the month. The last weekend of the month brought yet another big project – building a pergola on our deck (and a visit from our nephews!). We are in LOVE! Can’t wait to get the deck painted and those twinkly lights hanging. Then, it will be time for evening mojitos on the deck!
The end of May brought myself and Kyle to a place of deep reflection, listening, and learning about people within and outside of our neighborhood and community. Black lives matter. I’m sorry I haven’t said this before in this space; I’m listening. I don’t have all the words or the right words because it’s our turn to do the work on ourselves. We can and will do better starting in our very own home and relationships. We are diving in – at our dinner table, in our community, and in our workplaces – to do antiracism work and fiercely love those around us. One thing is for sure – it’s not about us and being kind-hearted people isn’t enough; it’s so much bigger than that.
Here’s to the month of June and deeply loving and supporting those in your lives and communities and beyond. 💛