The Yearly Bucket List – Year 2 Recap

Well y’all… it’s my birthday! Which means it’s time to take a look at this year’s results of the yearly bucket list!

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This was a good list, and I’m excited to say that almost all of them got checked off! Max and I didn’t get to do our bed & breakfast giveaway, and I’m giving myself a little grace to finish the last item this weekend, but other than that it all got done! BOOM!

  1. Take a Canton or Round Top trip. DONE – March 4
  2. Build a fort with Peanut. DONE – March 12
  3. Read at least 1 business book.DONE – #GIRLBOSS, Tribes & currently reading The E-Myth Revisited
  4. Go on a bed & breakfast getaway with Max.
  5. Go to a concert. DONE – Florida Georgia Line at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo – March 17
  6. Roast s’mores. DONE – April 3
  7. Gift a photoshoot. DONE x2 – Maternity & Newborn photos for my brother & sister-in-law (The newborn shoot will be up soon & y’all… it’s GOOD!)
  8. Go to the zoo. DONE – March 14
  9. Pick wildflowers with Peanut. DONE – March 27
  10. Complete some sort of photo challenge (monthly, weekly or 365). Almost done – August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June
  11. Sew a quilt of some kind. DONE – Baby quilt for little Andrew
  12. Be brave and do something different with my hair. DONE – cut & color Dec. 17th
  13. Have a spa day. DONE – massage & nails done Sept. 12th 
  14. Keep a happiness journal (again). DONE – Posts here & here
  15. Write & mail hand-written love letters (again). – Planned – giving myself this weekend to finish these up & mail ’em out! 

 

I’m putting the finishing touches on the list for Year 3, and would LOVE to know what suggestions you have! You never know – you may end up seeing it come to life on the blog later! 

Monthly Photo Project – June

With our move to Houston coming up quick, we’ve been stock piling boxes for whenever the oh-s0-fun packing process begins. So for June, I thought it would be fun to put the girls in one of the boxes so that this month’s photos are really a reminder of the time of our lives we’re in. The not perfect, uncertainty looming, boxes piling, excitement growing time we’re in as a family.

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Peanut decided to have her own little dance party & Pumpkin’s reaction was too cute. So fun seeing her watch her big sister.

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Another plus of using the box? Not having to scramble around to chase the girls – especially Pumpkin!

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Peanut is almost always soooo sweet with her sister. She’s constantly wanting to hug & kiss her or make sure she’s ok.

Houston photographer images of daughters Peanut & Pumpkin for a personal monthly photo challenge - June installment in moving box

And while there’s lots of sweetness, Pumpkin doesn’t always have a lot of patience for being loved on! (This bottom right photo cracks. me. up.)

Houston photographer images of daughters Peanut & Pumpkin for a personal monthly photo challenge - June installment in moving box

I love these sweet, happy girls!!! Can’t believe the year of the monthly photo challenge is almost over, and we’ve gone from a toddler & a bump to a big girl & a standing/walking baby girl! I love you both to the moon & back!

Houston photographer images of daughters Peanut & Pumpkin for a personal monthly photo challenge - June installment in moving box

You can find previous months in the Photo Challenge here:

Monthly Photo Project – May

My goodness has it been crazy around here the past two months! This time of year is always exhausting & full of long hours at work, and then we added in multiple trips and I’ve been spent!

I have to admit that May sort of slipped my mind as far as photographing the girls for the Bucket List (and apparently so did posting the photos since it’s almost July!!). I did still get some photos of the two of them, and they’re about as “real life” as can be. (I feel like this has become a bit of a trend… not exactly what I had in mind when I decided on the photo challenge, but I really do like getting more of the everyday reality of what our life looks like – and what their relationship looks like – rather than perfectly posed photos in perfect set ups each month.)

Houston photographer images of daughters Pumpkin & Peanut for bucket list monthly photo challenge

This is so life for us right now – Peanut constantly trying to love on her sister (who usually doesn’t have too much patience for it). And I think we’re mostly over the potty training hump now, but the pull-ups were definitely a reality for us for a while.

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(And don’t worry – Max was right behind Peanut’s chair the whole time in case she got a little wobbly!)

 

You can find previous months in the Photo Challenge here: