Wednesday, October 31, 2018

September and October Recap

Hello, friends!! I'd start this post like I typically start my bi-monthly recap posts, and say that the last couple months flew by, but they honestly didn't this time around. Sure, I can't believe that it's already the first of November. But guys, the last couple of months have been crazy busy and full around here- especially October. All of the things are good things, but man, I'm starting to find my extrovert-self getting shockingly more possessive of my personal downtime. Anyways, here's what we've been up to the last couple of months, complete with sweet photos of our ever-growing boy.


SEPTEMBER

September always means the official end of summer and the disappearance of all of the put-together start of the school year vibes. This year we didn't have too much going on for our labor day weekend, but we did enjoy a few pool days and getting lots of things done around the house and in our lives in general.


 Modern Farmhouse Bedroom

We finally got around to sharing our modern farmhouse bedroom and I'll still in love with it (so I would say that's a good sign). I love the way it looks in the middle of the day with all of the natural light (which basically makes me want to photograph alll the things in here). It's so calm and peaceful in the midst of my totally-the-opposite world, so it's perfect.

Our Fifth Housiversary

This September also marks five years for us in our house. I can't believe how quickly the time has flown by. So many wonderful things have happened in those years, and this home will always have a special place in my heart: it's where we brought home Eli, where he took his first steps, and where we've hosted numerous friends and parties. It's a dear place full of laughter and love.

Girl's Weekend and Girlfriend Time!

I haven't gone on a girls' weekend trip in seriously like eight years- since I was in college! (Yikes, how am I getting so old so quickly?!) Anyways, I snuck off to Branson and left Aaron and Eli to fend for themselves for the first time together. Everyone survived, and I had an amazing time staying up until 4 am chatting with friends, successfully escaping an escape room (my first time), and making lots of fun memories together! We've got to get another one planned soon!

OCTOBER

Eli hit 20 months, and I can't quite believe that he's closer to 2 than 1 these days. I tried to record a few of the sweet moments and things he's up to in my post "My Baby You'll Be", if you'd like to check it out! We also survived our crazy week of parent teacher conferences, and really enjoyed the day off with gorgeous weather and a visit to the pumpkin patch! (Those darn squirrels get us every time!)


Styled Shoot Fun

We kicked off October with a bang, and had an AMAZING time modeling in a styled shoot for my amazingly talented friend Lacey of Lacey Rene Studios. A "styled shoot" is basically a mock wedding, where various incredible vendors come together to do florals, invitations, rentals, decor, hair, makeup, and provide a wedding gown- all which are photographed. It's basically like a dream team for a wedding redo, only without the stress and big ole bills to pay. I can't wait to show you more soon, but basically I felt like a princess and it was a dream and super fun date night with the man I love!


My Fifth Half Marathon

On October 20th, I ended up conquering my fifth half marathon this year (5/5) by running the KC Half Marathon with a time of 1:44. This beat my goal of 1:45, and beat my previous best by about four minutes! It takes effort and planning to make the training work, but boy does it feel good to accomplish big goals (and have a blast doing it). I never thought I'd be a big half marathoner, but I really do love the distance now! And by the way, I had never run more than 6 consecutive miles before I started my training the first time around. So you can do this, even if you're not a big distance runner!!




One year, five half marathons, and a whole lot of miles later, it was back to the half @kcmarathon today! πŸŽ‰ I set a new PR by 4 minutes, and beat my overall time last year on the same course by over 11 minutes! Crazy fun to see what training and pushing a little can do- and I totally had the best cheering squad ever!! πŸ’•This year has been so much fun for me! There were days I didn't want to run in the cold, the rain, or the early morning hours, but having a race goal kept me grounded. I've made running buddies, managed stress, met fitness goals, and ran way faster for way longer than I ever thought I could (especially post baby). Thankful for this competitive outlet, the hours of reflection it offers, and all the people who sacrificed along the way for me to (literally) chase my goals! πŸƒπŸ½‍♀️😘
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Fall Fun

This fall has been gorgeous around KC!! At our annual Fall Fest at church, Eli was amazed by the fire, and had lots of fun throwing the footballs (even though he got decked in the head accidentally by one of his aunties- ha)! We enjoy leading square dancing each year, and had the most perfect fall evening for our event. Let's just say that it's super hard to get quality family photos with Eli being 20 months old! This month, we also managed to make it out to a local pumpkin patch, where Eli rode his first carousel, and his favorite- the choo choo! He's getting so big!




 Halloween Fun

Eli was a baby cow last year for Halloween, and we already had our farmer and cow outfits ready, so we just went with it again this year (hey, we enjoy free Chick-fil-A in July too). This year I ordered him a little hooded cow onesie online from Amazon for like $7. He loved it!! He didn't mess with the hood, and loved walking around in his outfit, so I feel like that's a mom win! He really loved the suckers at Trunk or Treat, and he proudly walked all around with me and held his own candy bag for his first year trick or treating. Of course he didn't really eat much candy, but hey- Mama gets some perks for her hard work too, right!?



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Love to you all! Thanks for popping in to share this little corner of the internet with me- it means more than you know! 

Currently,
Kelsie


4 comments:

  1. Great job on another half marathon! I have seen so many pictures of my friends' pumpkins "carved" by the squirrels. It's so funny. Hope you have a wonderful November!

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  2. September and October are my fav months. They went by SO fast for us! Now we can start thinking about the holidays!! I just love that you got to do a mock wedding styled shoot. We got married last year and I would love to find any reason to wear my dress again!

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  3. Wow you've been busy! So many fun things happening for you and I'm so impressed with your half marathons!! I've also completed 5 over the last several years (I haven't done one in over 18 months because I feel like I just can't run like I used to, but I think you're inspiring me to maybe just go ahead and sign up for another one!). The styled shoot looks amaaaazing! I can't wait to see more photos!

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  4. So much cuteness in these photos! And congrats on the PR!! I also PR'ed my half marathon the same weekend in Hershey!

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