Wow, wow, wow. I can’t believe that it’s already October. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was recapping our cruise, or going to Vegas for our 10 year anniversary. Yet here we are, September is done and we only have a few months left of the year.
The first Monday of the month means that it’s time for another month in review post and I’ll be linking up with Deena from Shoes to Shiraz for her fun monthly recap linkup!
2 times that we called the tow truck
Oh my gosh y’all, the last couple of months I have really had it up to here with our vehicles. Oil changes, new tires, brake troubles, a new belt, a new starter, A/C issues… between our two cars I’m starting to think that it’s time we went back to the horse and buggy mode of conveyance. Also, it should be noted that those two times were just over an eight day span. Ugh.
2,526 miles driven & 8 states
We finished our epic road trip at the beginning of the month and we actually covered more miles than the month beforehand since we took a different route home. Surprisingly after two weeks in a car together, living in hotel rooms, and dealing with an unexpected tow truck adventure we’re still planning for our next family adventures. I guess we are gluttons for punishment.
6 blog posts
In a way I almost feel proud of this number. A few months ago when I decided to go down to two blog posts a week (rather than three) I wasn’t sure how I really felt about it. I’ve realized though that it’s been such a blessing for me. I love blogging but it can be so time consuming and I felt like my life was all out of balance and I was focusing on the wrong things too much. So I’ve been very pleased with how much better it’s been for my family and myself to only post twice a week. But when we left on our big family road trip I decided I wasn’t going to stress out about trying to even get my two posts up. So instead of eight or nine posts I only had six, and to my shock the world did not stop spinning. If any of my blogger friends out there are feeling overwhelmed then just cut back a little bit, seriously, life changing.
20 instagram posts
My Instagramming didn’t seem to suffer due to our trip, when compared with August this is actually a few more. Which probably says more about my birthday month than it does about September. One of those Instagram posts was the announcement that our Friday Fellowship chat was back but this time we put a little spin on it and shared it on our InstaStories. We had so much fun chatting with y’all and we look forward to hosting again soon! Let one of us know if anyone wants to co-host.
1 big announcement
Obviously the most exciting post I shared on all my social media platforms last month was my pregnancy announcement! All of the love and congratulations that we’ve received are so sweet and so very appreciated. I will definitely be sharing more about my pregnancy in the future, but I also promise that I won’t go overboard with baby and bump updates.
9 days of on-site classes & 12 days of homeschool
Well, nine days of classes for my older two, my three year old only had Preschool twice a week so she’s only been six times. I’ve talked a lot about homeschooling but just for clarification, my kids are under a Charter school but we don’t attend the Charter site. Instead we use our education funds and have them attend a closer tutoring site three days a week. It’s a little confusing but basically look at it like a private school or Charter school that’s open three days a week. Then the other days I teach them at home and I also supplement teaching on days they attend their site. Because of our trip they started a week late but they seem to have adjusted well; and technically I’ve been doing schoolwork with them at home since the second week of August and we even took work on our trip that I had them do in the car.