I know there are some newcomers here for the roundup post after I mentioned it on the Paperclipping Digi Show podcast. Welcome to my blog and to the roundups!
It feels so good to get my roundup done, it's a great way to recap the past month and it helps me feel ready to face the new month of memories to come! Can you believe I’ve been doing these monthly “roundups” since January of 2006?
Here's what my July of 2010 was all about:
What movies, television shows, plays, etc. did I watch this month?
Despicable Me. I totally recommend it to anyone who needs some good giggles and a fun movie that kids and adults will enjoy. I LOVED the Minions!
I actually watched quite a bit of TV as well. Cupcake Wars, Covert Affairs, Burn Notice, Mythbusters, Good Eats, and too many Disney Channel shows to admit to in public. LOL! My kids love that I watch their shows with them though, and hubby and I enjoy the spy shows.
What fun things did I do with my family and/or friends?
We celebrated the 4th of July and the 24th of July (a local Utah holiday) with a group of wonderful friends. Fabulous food, friends, and fireworks!
We also got together with my husband’s family for a delayed 4th of July/birthday party for my hubby.
My son and husband also went to Scout Camp together. Super proud of both of them. Camp is not easy for my son (who has autism and OCD) so my hubby goes with him each year. This was their 5th year of Scout Camp together. They went to Camp Steiner and that’s a glacier in the background. Brrrr!
While the boys were away, the girls did play! My daughter and I ate treats, watched Disney movies, and went out to dinner together. Lots of fun!
I went on a youth activity with my son and we even hiked up Ensign Peak. It was hot and difficult for both of us, but also very memorable and a lot of fun! Here’s a hazy view of downtown Salt Lake City from the top of a mountain.
Our family went to Cedar City for a trip to the Utah Shakespearean Festival. One of our favorite things to do! I will blog more about this in August, but I wanted to share a few fun photos.
What’s with the quilt you ask? It’s made from scraps of costumes from the plays and my hubby won it for me in a special fundraising auction! It’s just beautiful!
What gifts did I give and/or receive?
July is a rare month in that we have no birthdays on either side of the family and no gift-giving holidays either.
What special or unusual purchases did I make?
We refinanced our house. We ended up being able to save quite a bit each month, and also shave 4 years off our loan. Not bad!
What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
The whole finger thing with lots of physical therapy. July was the first month where I saw some real progress though. I still have a long way to go, but I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I may never regain full flexibility in my finger, but I should be able to get pretty close. I will have to continue to work hard to get there.
What were my accomplishments this month?
It was a busy month! I think one of my coolest accomplishments was my Summer Blog Tour. It was actually a lot of work, but I had sooooo much fun doing it! I also bought a lot of things because of all my blog finds. Those are documented on each of the stops. I was also a guest on the Paperclipping Digi Show with Janet Phillips, Steph, and Izzy. It was a great discussion about blogging and how it helps in our memory keeping.
What were my disappointments this month?
Being disorganized. Not taking care of myself. Being too hard on myself.
How did I do on my goals for the month? (Or any current short or long term goals)
I did terrible on eating healthy and exercising. No other way to put it. I’m so disgusted with myself over that. Oh well, it’s a new month now and I can get back on track. I need to recommit myself to my 10 goals for 2010.
Anything else noteworthy to include
Here are the layouts I completed in July. Each image is linked to the original blog post from either my own blog here, The Shabby Shoppe blog, or The Daily Digi if you want to see credits or details for each creation
All in all, it was a good month. I’m so lucky to have a wonderful family & friends, and the chance to do so many things that I love. Of course there are ups and downs in every month, but I sure am glad I’m documenting those with roundups!
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