HERE: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Well, about to start reading . . . BIG MAGIC! I just picked it up from the bookstore the other day.
I’ve heard such amazing things about this read so I’m really excited. Have you read it?
Finished up Wildflower (by Drew Barrymore) recently & I highly recommend it. It resonated deeply with me and offered just wise insights on life.
Any page turners you recommend? I’m looking for some for our upcoming road trip! I’ve shared some of my past favorites here!
More balanced when I incorporate work outs into my daily routine!
The desire to ‘work out’ doesn’t come naturally for me – I crave more physical activity than I crave ‘hitting the gym’. Because of that, I’ve been loving–
- Going to yoga more frequently (which just seems like fun)
- Full-body workout created by Tash & Dev of A Bikini A Day which I can do at home!
Staying active has kept me motivated and given me a break in my workdays for the past few months so I hope to continue on that path. Thanks to Aaron for always being my motivator! I’ve heard great things about BBG and a few other workout programs. What are your favorite ways to exercise?
All things summer! I recently just hosted this giveaway + it got me so pumped for my favorite season!
I’ve always been a ‘summer type of girl’ so I always welcome summer with open arms!
To shop my summer favorites, check out my “SHOP ELANALOO” tab!
Sleeping. At the most odd of hours. I’m typically on a very regular sleep cycle and have been called a ‘grandma’ from time to time. But maaaan, after living somewhere else for a few months, I’m now understanding the intense change our body goes through with time difference. The struggle is real right now but I’m hoping my body adjusts sooner rather than later.
Catching up. To our dear clients, thank you. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the difficult time of my grandma’s passing. These past few weeks have been hard and I’m so ready for a fresh start this week! Getting back into a groove and back on track with work.
Seeing friends. Goodness, it’s been so good to catch up with loved ones since arriving back in Utah!
PACKING! All. The. Packing. Our house is a total mess and a total joke right now! People who move often, I applaud you. It’s super stressful and overwhelming. Although the silver lining is that we are getting rid of so much crap. We have donated at least five carloads of stuff. It’s so so good to clear our home of clutter and to start to really be intentional with the belongings we are keeping!
LOOKING FORWARD TO:
Moving to Maine for the summer! *cue dance partayyy*
Yes, you read that right! You might be thinking didn’t you just move to Hawaii? Yes, we did! But we have a lot going on this summer on the east coast. We decided instead of going back and forth, it was just easier to pack up + plant ourselves for a few months. We’ll return to Hawaii in the fall.
Aaron’s family is all in Maine and we have never had the opportunity to visit for more than 2-3 weeks at a time. This year, we have the flexibility to go spend some quality time with his family! This means the world to me to be able to have our first summer on the east coast with them.
You know what else I’m looking forward to? MY MOM COMING TO MAINE!
Ahh, I want to squeal while typing that! She is coming for a little over a week to meet Aaron’s family, explore Maine and see the place that I lovingly call my ‘second (or third) home’ – so exciting!
Aaron and I have been together for six years in August and want to hear something crazy? Our families have never met!
Nuts . . . we know!
His family lives moments from the ocean in mid-coast Maine and my mom lives moments from the ocean on the west side of Hawaii. Literally the two ends of America! What are the chances?
So the stars haven’t aligned (they even missed each other by a week in Utah last year) – until now!
There are many exciting things right on the horizon. I’m really thankful.
I’m excited to explore Maine as a ‘resident’ and to share my findings here with you.
Hah, did I mention that we’re driving across the country to Maine?! (Yea, we’re that crazy *rolling eyes*)
We’re planning to stop in Chicago, New York and a few other places along the way. I’m looking for recommendations for our cross-country road trip! If you have any ideas send them this way! Also, insider tips for Chicago or New York are totally welcome! I’d love to hear.
Our summer bucketlist! Now, I know it will be a bit different this year because we’ll be on the east coast but if you want to take a peak at my summer bucketlist from last year, there are some really fun ideas! This summer I’m going to make a list of beaches, hikes and local foodie spots to check out! I can’t wait.
Graduation party! My little sister (well, Aaron’s little sister – but I’ve claimed her as my own kin) is graduating high school! We’re throwing her a bash for friends and family with fun details (thinking we need a flamingo floatie or pineapple floatie for the pool, right?!). I am so proud of the young woman she has become and it’s so crazy to me to be planning her graduation party and getting her ready for college! Any party decor trends you’ve been loving?