Friday, August 2, 2013

Monthly Wrap Up :: July

I am taking a much needed rest from packing and cleaning our old house as we prepare for the move to our new house tomorrow! It's crazy how much stuff you accumulate from over four years of being in one place. Being a Navy brat growing up, this is actually the longest I have ever lived in one house. We've had such wonderful help from friends lending us hands and cars as we drag our stuff across the city.

Packing with two small kiddOs has been a challenge for sure - I'm sure I'll have much better outlook and advice on the other side, so perhaps I'll share once I've made it through. Right now I feel like for every one thing I get into a box, B gets two things out and hidden somewhere. At first I didn't want to pack any toys, games, or puzzles until we found all the pieces. I gave up on that though when after weeks of packing, more pieces kept going missing. B seems to know something is up, and has hidden pieces of his puzzles everywhere - from his brother's clothes to the spice racks to the couch cushions. So, there went my organized idea. And my children's brains may or may not be checking out for the month with the amount of TV I've allowed in order for anything to happen.

We are only getting out fast enough. Our lease on our present apartment stretches to the middle of the month, so I'll have plenty of time to come and give it a good scrub out, but our downstairs neighbors are a trying trio to live above. Their hours are about two hours behind us, so their two year old is screaming and running until nearly 11pm every night. And then whenever we make any noise, they bang on the ceiling. I kid you not, they've banged for just walking around or one of us rolling over in bed. It's wrecking any peace in our house, so for our sanity, we need to leave. It definitely has been a serious challenge in graciousness and patience.

Thank you to all my readers and new followers who've stuck by me this past month through my non-consistency in posting! You guys are the best. It is slow going when you're moving AND traveling for 3 weeks out of the month (check out these posts for photos + details: 12, and 3), so thanks for your patience and sticking it out. Be on the lookout in August for some major page design changes, a giveaway, and maybe even some consistent posting from me! =) Make sure to keep up with me on Facebook and Twitter () for all the latest info.

In July, we took the time to stop and celebrate these saints:

St. Benedict on July 11
St. Kateri Tekakwitha on July 14

Popular Posts in July

It was definitely a winner for food related posts this month. Here are the top two as far as viewing stats:

1st - 5 Favorites :: The Canning Edition

2nd - Raspberry Tart {Recipe}

Images Not to Be Missed

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