vol. 2 : life lately
The past month has been a whirlwind. From lots of work, to adding a new member to our family, to cultivating our garden, it's so hard to believe we are in the second week of June.
As of almost a month ago, we added a sassy little kitten to our family. We appropriately named her Crash after seeing her get by a car on the same day and block that Connor was hit by a car. Thankfully, everyone is completely fine, and she's been such a blessing. Her energy has been a fun match to our melancholy Grey, and he happens to be quite obsessed with her. It's darling to see him follow her around wherever she goes, and cuddle her during the day.
Work has been busy, and won't slow down a bit until the end of this month. I am grateful for the free weekend Connor and I both had this past weekend together. We took a day trip to New Buffalo, Michigan, and worked on finishing up the garden. We made SO much progress in the garden over the last couple of weeks. We're both quite pleased with how it's coming together.
My biggest project has been converting the pedestrian foot path from a place of glass, rocks and more weeds than imaginable into an extension of the garden. It's been an eyesore since we moved into our place a little over three years ago. In lieu of spending lots of money fixing it up, we did a major clean up and transplanted some of the hostas from our current garden. We were blessed with more hostas than we can handle, so we divided some to add greenery to this little patch of our garden. Soon, they'll spread like wildfire, and eventually we'll mulch that area. (Side note: when I sent this photo to my mom, she thought we bought a new car. LOL! #NOPE)
In the main garden, we created herb planters in two large planters. Connor and I love using herbs in our dishes, so we planted everything we use: basil, thyme, parsley, oregano, lavendar and rosemary. In addition to that, we planted two more hydrangeas and some salvia. I'm looking forward to the hydrangeas and perennials finally blooming!
Lastly, Connor and I took some time this past weekend to plan out our summer goals. In years past, I've let work consume my summers and before I know it, it's hibernation season in Chicago. Instead, I followed along with the Fruitful Summer Series from Lara Casey which inspired some of our ideas. You can see them all here.
Do you create summer goals? If so, what's on your list? I'd love to read them!
PS if you haven't, yet, hop on over to see my 101 in 1001 goals.