The month began on a high note with another trip! I swear Ian and I don’t normally travel this much, but it just so happened that his 25th birthday fell over his brother’s 8th grade graduation ceremony so we jumped at the chance to fly to Florida.
We usually visit his family over the winter holidays so I wasn’t prepared on how warm Florida is in June! Cue many afternoons spent at the pool cooling off.
We had planned to relax and catch up on laundry when we returned from Florida, but Gaelic Storm headlined Irish Fest that weekend and we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to see them again for only $8! The night was spent watching the Trinity Irish Dancers, playing rounds of Uno while eating dinner on a picnic blanket, and helping Ian try on kilts. He didn’t buy one this time around (they didn’t have his family tartan) but I’m sure the purchase is in the near future. Stay tuned for photos!
Another exciting change happened this month! I accepted a 6 month graphic design project that requires me to work on location. It’s been an adjustment, but it’s nice to work in a team setting. Sometimes freelancing can get a bit lonely!
It’s tempting to get home from work and settle down for an evening of Netflix, but Ian and I have been trying to get out and make the most of the summer. We’ve filled our evenings by taking bike rides along the country paths, signing up for private sailing lessons, and eating dinner out on our patio.
Towards the end of the month, Ian’s cousin made the trip from St. Louis to spend a weekend with us in Wisconsin. Our agenda consisted of an evening out on the city deck listening to live music, sipping wine at the von Stiehl steer roast, and driving up to Fish Creek.
The month ended back in Madison for two celebrations: my Mom’s birthday and my parent’s anniversary. The festivities included roasting marshmallows, watching movies, and giggling during the Bubble Run.
June has been a busy month! Ian and I have enjoyed all the family time we were able to squeeze in and are looking forward to what July will bring!
What was the highlight of your month?
Take a look into my month – one second every day!