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y’all how is JUNE already here and summer in full swing?! i literally feel like Christmas was 1 week ago. for the longest time we kept saying with shiloh ‘we need to make our summer bucket list!’ and now i’m like…holy moly summer is HERE!

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so today i thought it’d be fun to just share how our summer is going so far, what our plans are, and a few things on our bucket list as a family!

last summer shiloh attended a little mother’s day out program 3 days a week during the summer so we still had some childcare help. but this summer she is free as a bird haha and we have zero childcare help! which can be a little stressful but, this is shiloh’s last summer before she starts kindergarten. so i really want to soak up all the time we can with her!

so far the summer is already off to a busy start! this is shiloh’s first time doing swim team and holy moly i had no idea what a time commitment that is! she has practice almost every single morning and then a swim meet about once a week. but she is LOVING it and absolutely crushing it! so we’ve been staying busy with that so far, going out to the lake, lots of play dates with friends, backyard dinners, and more!

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as far as a summer bucket list goes…here are a few things on our list!

  1. go to the beach! a lot of you guys know we had to cancel our previous trip to mexico due to a cancelled flight…so we rescheduled our trip for next week and i could NOT be more ready / excited for it! this will be lyla’s first time at the beach and i’m so ready for some downtime with just the 4 of us.
  2. hosting backyard dinners + pool parties. we are blessed to have such an incredible community of friends right here in our neighborhood! this summer i’m so excited to have families over, grill burgers, and just swim and be outside together. there really is nothing better than summer time, grilling out, and being with your people.
  3. go to Hawaiian falls – this one came directly from shiloh lol. my parents live right by a water park called hawaiian falls and shiloh loves that place almost as much as she loves disney world! so we definitely want to do a few trips to the water park with her!

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4. intentional one-on-one time with shiloh. our summer is packed already and like i mentioned we LOVE doing life with our friends and community and it seems like shiloh is having a playdate pretty much every single day. but lately i feel like i’ve just been missing her. between swim team practice and being with her friends, i’m craving that one on one time with my girl and i’m hoping this summer i can be intentional about carving out something even just once a week that’s special for just the two of us.

5. weekends at the lake – we bought a bakehouse a little over 2 years ago and it truly is the happiest place in the world, especially in the summer! i’m hoping this summer we get to spend TONS of time out there with friends and family (or even just our family of 4). being intentional about putting phones away, making s’mores, having good conversation, and just being together on the lake! makes me so happy!

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6. montana! we try and take a trip to montana every summer and it honestly is the most MAGICAL beautiful place i’ve ever been to, and there is NOTHING like montana in the summer! we have a trip planned for end of the summer and i am already counting down the days! hiking, patio dinners, time with family, perfect weather…truly cannot wait!

7. make a baby! TMI? haha i’ve shared that we are going through IVF again and i’m really praying that we have success with that sometime this summer. ultimately this is not up to me but I am begging the Lord for a miracle and maybe taking the next step this summer towards becoming a family of 5. but, my hope is in him and i truly trust his plan for our family.

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okay i could go on and on with our summer bucket list but those are some of the main things on it! do you create a summer bucket list? if so, comment below and let me know some things on yours! i need more ideas!

hope y’all have a great weekend!

xo Lauren

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