I can’t believe it’s football season again! Like, where did the time even go?! My husband, Cameron has begun the dance that he does every time this year which I lovingly call the “MLB/NFL shuffle”. He is constantly with the remote switching back and forth from the Astros game to the Texans pre-season game. This my friends is my signal that Thursdays-Sundays will now be consumed with FOOTBALL! In 7.5 years of marriage I have learned to get less annoyed by this time of the year and embrace it my own way. So I decided to share the love for those of you whose significant other will have pigskin on the brain for the next 7 months with this little guide to embracing the season and making it your own.
I have a friend named Paula who goes on girl’s trips like it’s her job! I find myself scrolling through her pics on social media often looking at all the fun they are having. Paula’s girl’s trip crew coordinate outfits when they go out and always kick off their trips with a matching shirt and matching PJ’s. One day I was looking at pictures of their recent trip to Miami and said to myself “why don’t I do that instead of living vicariously through Paula?!” And here we are, summer is just about over and I will have 3 girls trips under my belt! My cousin recently visited to Houston from Atlanta and made the mistake of telling my sister and I to “come visit anytime”. My sister and I got our wheels turning and after 4 enthusiastic yes’s from our girlfriends we booked our flight and were Atlanta bound.
I have seen a lot of people posting on social media about their “summer bucket lists”. Some of them are lists of activities they want to do with their kids, or long lists of places they want to visit this summer. If I were to consolidate my wishes of things to do this summer into one list, that list would consist of 2 things: 1. make memories however big or small with my family and loved ones 2. take time for myself. The summer began with my daughter’s pool party birthday and several trips to the neighborhood pool thereafter. As I kept to the shallow end with my son in his floaty I realized I really needed to conquer my fears and learn how to swim not just for myself but for my children.
Wowza! Summer has gotten off to a hot, hot, hot start for us here in Houston. You would think that after 33 summers I would be used to it but nothing could ever prepare you for the equal parts hot/humid summers of Houston, Texas. My main goal this summer is to come up with ways to keep the kids cool. I foresee a lot of days at the pool in our future! My second goal is to the beat the summer blues while I am cooped up at my desk 9-5. Music always helps my work days go by super fast, so I decided to seek out summer time tunes that will be my go-to for the next 3 months with 5 must listen to playlists for the summer.