One of the best parts about long holiday weekends is that they’re always followed by a short work week! On the other hand, that can mean packing five days of work into four days, but let’s stick with the optimistic outlook, shall we?
Now that summer is (un)officially here, I thought I’d share our plans for the season. Usually, summer is my favorite time of year because of all of our beach trips, family vacations, and weekends in Martha’s Vineyard. This year I’m excited for other reasons, but we’re still hoping to sneak in a trip or two…. Although that’s still TBD at the moment. Our tentative plans include mostly baby-related things.
Before I get into it though, I’d love to hear what you want to see for summer content! Obviously my outfit posts will start back up as soon as I can wear regular clothes again, but let me know if you want summer recipes, decor inspiration, wellness advice, beauty tips, or anything else. I’m starting to really plan ahead so your feedback now is important.
PS tomorrow I’m sharing my favorite go-to weeknight summer dinner!
Baby Shower. My sister and two friends are throwing me a baby shower in a few weeks. Anel and I decided that we wanted it to be co-ed and our only rule is no games allowed… unless they’re drinking games. We want it to be a big fun party with all of our friends and family, without smearing chocolate on diapers or guessing how big I am around the stomach (literally my worst nightmare).
Baby Moon. We had a trip to Bermuda planned for May, but after too much air travel and lots of feeling terrible from it, we decided to cancel it and book something a little closer to home. We’re excited to head to Newport (where we got married) for a weekend at Gurney’s new property in our favorite summer beach town.
Planning Ahead. I’m going to really start hunkering down and planning ahead for blog posts and any other work that needs to get done so that I can be as un-stressed as possible come July.
4th of July. Every year, we go to Rhode Island for the 4th with my family. My aunt throws a huge party at her house on a lake, and it’s one of my favorite holidays of the entire year. We’re really hoping to go, but are going to make a last minute decision based on how I’m feeling. If I don’t go, I’ll have serious FOMO so I’m crossing my fingers that we’re able to make it.
My Birthday. My birthday is on the 9th, just a week before our due date. Not that turning 32 is all that exciting, but I want to celebrate with something small, maybe a BBQ or lobster rolls in our backyard for close friends.
Having a Baby. Oh just casually planning on having a baby. Date, TBD. I suppose she could come in June or August considering she’s due on July 18th, but we’re hoping for a date on or around then.
House Guest. After the baby comes, my mom is moving in with us for a month to help out with whatever we need. I’m so beyond grateful for this, and am excited to have her around and have her help.
Martha’s Vineyard. It’s probably an aggressive goal, but we’re hoping to make it out to Martha’s Vineyard at the end of August, even if just for a few days. We would have my family there to help out with the baby, and could spend most of the time relaxing. However, we have no idea how we’ll be feeling at that point so this plan is also TBD.
Photos by Stephanie Elliott Photography.