Let’s Catch Up: July Recap

Wow. I can’t believe that July has come and gone. It’s crazy how much can happen in such a short period of time. The last time I posted on our blog was our bucket list for summer.

So much has happened this summer. Between working, planning our wedding, and trying to find time to just spend together we have been running around like crazy this past month. Here’s a little insight to what we’ve been up to!

Dale’s lunch plate at my mom’s house for our family BBQ

July is just a crazy month for everyone in Utah since we celebrate two holidays this month (4th of July, and Pioneer day on the 24th). For the 4th of July, Dale and I BBQed with my family and saw the SLC Bee’s game. We had a good time despite almost getting rained out of the game. The game started about an hour late. We were all freezing and a little wet from the downpour but thankfully we had some soft pretzels and hot chocolate to keep us semi-warm.

Me to Dale: “Babe, let’s take a picture before it starts raining again!”

At one point, we almost left because it was so cold and the rain was starting to come down pretty hard. But I’m glad that we ended up staying for the entire game. It was a lot of fun–especially since the Bee’s won! We also got to see the great firework show that the baseball stadium put on. It was epic!

We’re soaked and freezing but that’s what makes us true American’s: Celebrating the 4th of July at a baseball game.

This month hasn’t been like most months. We both have been very busy with work, and planning the wedding. My work schedule hasn’t been the most consistent this past month which has made it difficult for both of us to see each other. Working turnarounds and odd hours while trying to plan a wedding has not been ideal. However, I am grateful for my job, and do enjoy the company of the clients that I work with. While I’ve been working, Dale has kept himself busy by going to a lot of YSA BBQs, movie nights, and spending a lot of time at the gym. I definitely miss having a more consistent schedule than what I have right now.

Besides working a whole lot, we’ve been busy planning the final details of our wedding. There are far too many details to talk about it. I will have to do a separate post on all of it but we are finally getting everything wrapped up! I’m so excited that our big day is coming together. If Dale had it his way, we’d be married right now. But I’m pretty stuck on a fall wedding. I’m so excited. Keep an eye out for our wedding posts that are coming up!

This summer I have worked hard at eating healthy, and exercising as much as I can when my health permits me to (again, another story for another time if you don’t know the history with my health). So far, I’ve lost 20 lbs. It’s been pretty fantastic getting back into shape. I’m very grateful that my doctors have me on the correct medications and are helping me get back to my normal, healthy weight.

So, naturally, because I’ve lost a bit of weight wedding dress shopping has been a little bit of a headache. For starters, I don’t have a huge budget for a wedding dress. But I’m so grateful that the dress I’m wearing is exactly how I’ve envisioned my wedding dress since I was a little girl. I’ll do a in-depth wedding dress post after we’re married. I don’t want Dale to know a thing about what my wedding dress is.

At the bridal shop with my wedding dress.

Besides wedding planning, in my spare time I’ve been reading a lot of books or listening to Audible. I’ll be posting some book reviews on what I’ve read, but so far my favorite that I’ve read this summer is “Girl, Stop Apologizing” by Rachel Hollis. It’s an excellent read especially if you a need a good pick-me-up type of book.

“You are beautiful, and worthy of good things, and if you don’t believe that, nobody will.”

-Rachel Hollis, “Girl, stop apologizing”

Between reading, and planning the wedding Dale and I have still managed to go on adventures and explore things out in the community. We’ve gone on walks, explored a couple of strip malls, and have tried to spend as much time as we possibly can with each other.

We found a really cool background at a strip mall in Lehi, UT. We had to stop and take some pictures of our yummy pretzels. Unfortunately for me, it wasn’t gluten free. The impacts of eating gluten isn’t always fun. I’ll have to write more about that in another post. Don’t worry, we’ll get to the food part of this blog sooner than later.

Anyway, that was pretty much how July went for us. I’ll be back real soon to update ya’ll on August, my reading list, wedding plans, and more. Until then! XO Sam

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