Soaking in Summer Break + Life Update

Helllllo and happy July!! We just got back from our annual trip to Florida late last night and I wanted to pop in quick to say hi before we take off on our next adventure tomorrow. We are headed to the mountains with family for the 4th of July. It’s been a busy couple weeks, but I’m feeling so refreshed after getting to spend a week in one of my favorite places.


This was our third summer trip to Florida and I think this was the best year yet. We had phenomenal weather and we squeezed so much into every single day. We stayed in Rosemary Beach again (my personal favorite spot in 30A) and it was just the best week. We took a boat out to Shell Island (highly recommend!), saw dolphins, swam with baby sharks, paddle boarded and kayaked in the ocean, and ate ice cream every single night. It was absolutely glorious and I’m already missing it.

The ocean was perfect this year–we only had two days with red flag (meaning the waves are high and rip tides can be a concern) but the rest of the trip we got lucky with calm water. You can see how gorgeous the ocean is in this pic–it’s absolutely breathtaking!

I’ve been taking time off to just recharge and enjoy summer break with the kids. Summer truly is my favorite time of year and it always goes by so dang fast. I can’t believe we’re already into July. Time needs to slow down! But I’m really enjoying the downtime and chance to take a step back to savor this season, pray, refocus, and figure out my next steps. I’ve been blogging since 2015 and I would be lying if I said I haven’t been burnt out this year. I know I’ve mentioned it a few times, but 2023 has had a lot of ups and downs for me personally. In some ways I’ve lost my joy and passion for blogging/social media. It’s been hard at times to find the spark and creativity that fueled me for years. But I’m trusting God to open doors for what He has next for me. Plus something I’ve been dreading is coming up this fall–my last baby is headed off to kindergarten. And it feels like a really big transition. I get teary just thinking about not having a little one at home with me during the day. How did the years go by so fast? It makes my heart hurt. I know she’s going to love it, but I’ll be a big ol’ ball of emotions and it’s going to take a while to get used to having all three of my kids in school. Anyway, I don’t know what’s next for me, but my goal this summer is to rediscover myself, deepen my relationship with Jesus, and just enjoy my family.

I’ll be back in a few weeks, but I hope you soak in summer, enjoy time with your loved ones, and make space for doing things you love. Talk soon! xoxo

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  • Mary W
    July 11, 2023

    Enjoy the summer with your babes. Can’t wait to see what the next chapter brings 🖤!