Dear Readers… + Desktop Calendar {June 2013}

June 2013 Desktop Calendar

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Dear Readers…

Despite the heat and humidity it brings in our corner of the country, I really do love summer, and I’m so excited to be heading into the months of ice cream cones, fireflies, late evening walks and park days with friends.

This summer, my personal goal is to connect with local friends weekly despite our busy schedule and the list of projects I have lined up before our newest little one arrives in the fall!

We’re also going to let our older girls choose activities from this year’s 101 Ways to Embrace Summer List each week. I’m not sure we’re up for doing an activity every day all summer long (especially since we’re still homeschooling), but three activities a week feels manageable and like a good way to create an intentional, fun-filled summer without overwhelming mom and dad in the process!

Personally, I’d like to get back to taking photos of the girls with my actual camera this summer. While I love my iPhone and the convenience of being able to capture memories wherever we are (and through Instagram, share them as well!), there’s just something different about capturing a collection of shots on the real camera that I really miss.

As I mentioned last week, Life Your Way is going through a transition this summer as well. You’ll still find great content — including practical tips, projects and ideas for intentional living — but you’ll also find more personal stories and insights from my own life. I’m excited about the change and what the future holds as we get back to our roots!

Finally, now that I’m through the first trimester of my pregnancy (which left me wanting to curl up in a cave somewhere and hibernate until it was over!), we’ll be restarting our weekly newsletter with even more exclusive content. If you’re not subscribed already, you can click here to sign up.

As always, thank you for being part of the site — it wouldn’t be the same without you!