1) Finish blogging about Kenya. I still have two more posts to write about our Kenya trip. I think part of my blog break is that I really want to blog about something else but I also really just want to finish blogging about this trip so I'm kind of stuck. I might make it a goal this weekend to get those last two posts and then continue on with other aspects of life. Ha!
Things still to write about -- our visit to the elephant orphanage
and that time I kissed a giraffe!
3) Get more books off my TBR. I read nothing off this pile in August :( However, I did read eighteen other books this month. Yes, I read a lot. If you want to see what books I read, I post a picture almost every Friday of all the books I've read that past week. You can follow my "natashareadsonfridays" hashtag on Instagram here to see my posts.
6) Get to the pool outside of swimming lessons -- ideally two - three times a week. We did so well at this. What really helped is that my manager was looking for a way to entertain her son for one week while the rest of her family was out of town/at work so I hired him for two afternoons to watch Sam and Rachel. They spent most of those afternoons at the pool while I was getting work done. During that week Rachel learned to swim and Sam learned the following week. I think the most exciting news of the summer is that BOTH KIDS PASSED LEVEL ONE!!! Whoooo hoooo!!!
I may have cried (more than once) watching the kids just take off. It was AMAZING!!!
So that's how I/we did in August. There were some major wins (see #4 and #6) and some major downers (see #1) but that's how life goes sometimes.
Tune in next week to read about my September goals and more about Kenya... I hope!