So Long June!

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How is it July already? I really can’t believe how fast this year is flying by, but we are right in the middle of a long, sweltering summer with an endless, droning chorus of cicadas as our soundtrack. Since I didn’t get a chance to do it on Saturday, I’m going to give you a quick recap of the last month for the Woodhams.

June 1—I launched my blog! I will say that it has required a lot of thought and planning, and I’ve definitely put several hours each week into writing and prepping my posts. I’m trying to keep myself on a strict schedule and I haven’t missed a Tues, Thurs, or Friday so far! My goal is to go ahead and have some posts prepared for weeks when life gets a little busy.

June 1­­­—Isabelle and Caroline came to spend the weekend with us. We went to the beach, ate ice cream, took Goose to the park, and even went to a baseball game! They were so much fun, and they kept us laughing the whole time.

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Turtle Patrol Update—I haven’t found any tracks or nests yet. This has actually been a quiet year for turtle nesting on Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms. I’ve been told that it’s not abnormal to have a quiet year, nor is it abnormal for a first-year volunteer not to find anything. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed.

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(Sunrise last week on Sullivan’s Island, SC. It’s amazing to me how every sunrise is different. It’s such a peaceful, almost reverent time of the day to be on the beach.)

June 12—we attended Party in the Park, hosted by a local radio station. We got to hear Travis Denning and High Valley perform. High Valley is a country duo from Canada, and they are AMAZING! These two brothers were actually raised Mennonite with no TV, so they began teaching themselves how to play music at a young age. They have several pretty famous songs, “Make You Mine” and “She’s With Me”, but my favorite is “Dear Life”. Check out the song in their video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F036tmf8xCc

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June 17—we celebrated Ryan’s 27th birthday in his hometown with all of his family, including his grandfather with whom he shares a birthday.

June 20—Goose got neutered. Poor little guy—he was absolutely pitiful. He had to have a cryptorchid neutering, which basically means that his testicles never dropped, so the vet had to make an incision into his abdomen to remove them. The first night, as his anesthesia was wearing off, he whimpered and whined. I actually slept on the floor with him for a little while, trying to comfort him. It hurt my heart to see him in pain. Luckily, I was able to take off work the day after his surgery so that I could stay home with him. For the better part of three to four days, Goose didn’t do much besides sleep and eat. Gradually, day by day, he regained his energy, and he’s now back to his normal self. Goose’s world is going to change even more in a few short weeks, (if you follow me on Instagram, you already know), so listen up for some exciting news!

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(Goose needed some serious cuddles…he was beside himself! He and Ryan slept all snuggled up together for almost an hour!)

June 30—To wrap up the month, Ryan volunteered with Habitat For Humanity through a team my firm put together, and I attended the baby shower for a close friend’s wife.

Overall, June was a great month! We were super busy, but we did manage to find a couple of Saturdays where we were able to sit back and relax. (Ryan’s version of relax is watch TV or play Xbox or PlayStation…I’m not really sure. Relaxing for me is writing without feeling as if I should be doing something else!)

Be sure to check out Thursday’s post where I’ll be talking about my goals for the month of July!

 

See y’all later,

Emma

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