Taking Stock: May 2017


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Hi everyone!

I don't know if I can properly explain how excited I am for June... My (and Jessica's!) birthday month, the official start of summer, and all things wonderful happen in June and I just can't even wait!!

For now, though, let's chat a little bit about how May went!

Before I go on, I'd like to say a HUGE "Thank you!" to everyone who participated in my Mid-Year Blog Reader Survey!  There was so much helpful info and many great ideas from you all and I'm grateful for everyone's thoughtful responses. (If you haven't had a moment to complete the survey, there's still time! Check it out here!)

May was a very exciting month for me!





To start if off, I had an amazing adventure with a friend of mine from the #StepmomClub private facebook group - Kate!  We were able to meet and gallivant around Boston visiting the sites, drinking fancy schmancy tea, and just hanging out!  It was awesome! <3 (Hi, Kate!)







Then, of course, with May comes...Mother's Day.  And mine this year was simply lovely!  Both Christopher and Jess got me just perfect cards, and together they got me the best gift - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!  My favorite part of the day, though, was just getting time to hang out with my parents, brothers, and whole family, as well as getting to visit Christopher's mom, my mother-in-law, in the evening.  Time with family is just so, so precious to me!








And last but not least, we got our Spring family photos done this month!  We had such a blast with April, from Alba Lumos Photography -- definitely keep an eye out for more of her photos here in the future!  We love them!



Okay, now to take stock...

Making: sure I'm on track with my goals this month.
Cooking: SO MUCH CHICKEN.  Seriously, every week!
Drinking: coffee for days!
Reading: The More of Less by Joshua Becker.
Wanting: to work on decluttering!
Looking: forward to the warm weather we're supposed to get this week!
Playing: some Tay Swift...Haterz gonna hate. 😎
Wishing: there were a few more hours in the day, maybe.
Watching: reruns of America's Next Top Model likes it's my job.
Enjoying: a warm cup in my hand and pretty music in my ear. 
Waiting: for summer sunshine!
Liking: the search for a new planner - I always love finding the perfect one.
Wondering: what this season will bring.
Loving: the little things.
Hoping: I get to see Christopher's show this weekend!
Marveling: at how fast kids grow up!
Needing: nothing, really.
Smelling: coffee, coffee, coffee.
Wearing: a plaid tunic and black leggings... total hipster outfit.
Noticing: how everything is starting to come together.
Knowing: I am just about the most blessed person on earth. <3 
Thinking: of long "to do" lists and how much I actually love them.
Feeling: Overwhelmed.  Excited.  Lucky.

What about you? How did your May go?  
I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!


Hi, I'm Grady! Welcome to my blog :) A little about me? I'm a smitten newlywed and brand-new stepmom living in New Hampshire. My day job is boring on paper but great in real life (just like Dunder Mifflin!), and when I'm not working I love to spend time with my family, perform in or manage productions at the theatre, and eat ice cream while listening to yet another financial management podcast.  I write about my marriage, step-parenthood, and whatever else is going on.  Be sure to follow me on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and Pinterest, and subscribe to my blog!

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