Monday, August 3, 2015

Welcome to the best month ever.

HAPPY AUGUST, EVERYONE! Oh, am I the only one that excited about this month!?! It's always been my favorite (hellooo, birthday month), but in the last few years its become my favorite for a few other reasons!!

It was August 18th, 2012 when Caleb and I arrived in Hilton Head with my family and he asked me to take a quick bike ride down to the beach to finally get a few minutes of alone time (we were in separate cars the whole drive down with the kiddos), so I hadn't thought much of it. I changed into a less sweaty shirt and we hit the trail for the beach. I was so pumped. Right when we get on the beach we just started jumping around in the sand...we were made to live at the beach, fyi ;) anyway! He tells me we should make a silly video to send to his brother (and Erin) so they can be jealous we're on the beach. If you guessed that he tricked me into video taping my own wedding proposal, you'd be right. Our engagement is something I'll always remember with some really awesome memories (including the engagement photo session: photo below).

It's also the month of my 24th birthday. Woop woop!

OH and its the month Caleb and I officially began dating. August 24th, to be exact. Man, we were babies.

It's also still summer, plenty of pool time, and lots of time with family. I'm excited to get started with this month.

I took July off from posting about my goals, I honestly felt like that helped take some of the pressure off and I got a lot accomplished. I feel like August is a great time to get back in the swing of things though, so here are my August goals!

WORK OUT! I know, such a specific goal ;) but I kind of  like the idea of leaving it open ended. No specific number of trips to the gym or anything like that this month, as I'd rather focus on the quality of my workouts. It felt so good to finally find my groove again in July, so I'm ready to keep at it and impress myself! The weight room is addictive, friends.

Continue reading my Bible every day. Once we returned from Tennessee with the teens, I've been so inspired. I've done a great job at studying my Bible daily and it gives me a much better perspective  on life and my daily attitude in general.

Get to the pool more. Caleb and I were really good about making trips to the pool in early summer, but now that our tans have faded, we're missing it. We were able to make  trip up there yesterday and Caleb's brother even stopped by so we played some "pool football" for a while. It felt nice to be out in the sun while being somewhat active, too!

Make new meals for dinner. This is huge for me. Caleb and I are so good at just laying out meat and cooking it as is with a can of veggies on the side (so blah), I want to utilize my crock pot more and make a few new meals for our post-gym evenings!

Make a huge dent in our debt payoff. We're currently working on loan #3 (now that our car is paid off, holllaaa!) and we're hoping to cut it nearly in half this moth. That would be a huge step for us and I know we can do it!!!

All in all, I think I can accomplish this list of goals for myself. I'm excited for the challenge! If you wrote about some goals today, I'd love to hear some!! Happy August, friends!!

16 comments:

  1. I seriously have not been to a pool or lake or anything ONCE this summer...and it's making me so sad!

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  2. Kayla! It only makes sense that you and I would have a deep connection. You & Aaron are August babies and I love you both!!! Do you remember the time that Aaron wrote you a birthday message out of cheese fries and ketchup?! lol

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  3. If you were a teacher you wouldn't be too excited for August! ;) JJK, can't wait to see what fun you guys have this month :)

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  4. Whoohoo Birthday Month!!!! I think getting to the pool more is just about the best goal there is! Definitely on my list as well! :)

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  5. Yay for August goals and happy birthday month! Sounds like a pretty awesome month in your history book!

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  6. Yay for birthday month!! Summer months are just the best :)

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  7. Love your goals! Also that's so amazing he proposed at Hilton Head! It's just under two hours south of us and I've heard wonderful things about it... I can't wait to visit with my husband hopefully this month :)

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  8. Clearly August is YOUR month and I'm confident that you're going to rock your goals. Can't wait to hear about your birthday celebrations! Also, we're in a cooking rut, too. We always do the same things, so I'd like to get a little more adventurous in the kitchen. Pretty please post any recipes you find if you really liked them!

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  9. Yay for August - birthday month twin! Sounds like this is definitely your month, so many amazing events to remember this time of year :-D

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  10. awhhh!! I love August, too! it's my anniversary month :) I wanna see the proposal video! That is so awesome!! happy early birthday, too! Yay goals! Love all of these and good luck with the loan payoff, it's always such a great feeling paying off a chunk of a loan and watching the debt amount SHRINK! You can do it!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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  11. Awwwyeah August!!! :) I personally love October the best :P but I love alll the great memories that have happened for you in August! Next time I visit I wanna see that proposal video! My only goal this month is to hang out with Peter as much as possible :)

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  12. YAY for August!!! I have always loved your engagement pictures so much!!! Excellent goals this month friend. I love how inspired you are from your trip!! That is such a great feeling.

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  13. Sounds like an awesome month! And I love that he tricked you into recording your own proposal. Genius!

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  14. So, this year on August 24th it's mine and Aaron's 24th anniversary, so it's definitely a great day!

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  15. I've been making one new meal a week. I'm loving it!! It's made cooking so much more fun. I just followed you on Pinterest to find some new recipes. Follow me back and look at my Pin Completed or Get in My Belly boards... you will find such good ideas.

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  16. Birthday monthhhhh!!!! Disney tee!!!!! baby Kayla/Caleb!!! So many cute things in this post :) You can rock those goals!

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