Happy Weekend! Happy Summer!

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Hello All! It’s official – today marks the first day of summer break. 11 glorious weeks where I won’t be rushing my boys off to school, packing lunches, and asking what homework they have when they get home.

I approach summer with just as much fear as I do relief. I have three high-energy boys. Need I say more?

I do feel a certain amount of hope as well – I have been thinking about my summer goals (which cracks me up because I know full well I will accomplish about 2 things on my list of 20). My biggest goal is to cut out some of the NOISE in my life. Scrolling through the apple news feed (time to take a break from the depressing stories), unsubscribing to the overwhelming flurry of marketing emails I get in my inbox, decluttering my boys’ tiny closets, etc. Yes – I think this is the summer where I am going to focus on reducing the noise and increasing the white space.

And with that time? I want to read a couple of good books, see the whites of my children’s eyes, work on a couple of house projects, bike to sweet cow for ice cream, and lounge at the pool, do a couple of craft days, lemonade stands… (I know, I know, the list is long). It’s going to be good (or it’s going to be a complete nightmare – I don’t know quite yet!).

I wanted to send a link to a podcast that both Jason and I were on recently. The podcast is called Whine Down with Jana Kramer. We loved being on her show.

xo – Shelley

3 thoughts on “Happy Weekend! Happy Summer!

  1. Jaleen

    June 1, 2019  |  12:05 pm

    Can’t wait to take a listen! Sounds like you have a wonderful few months ahead of you. Our house is also a mix of chaos and sweet but my goal this summer is to hike! And eat ice cream as well. If you get a chance, listen to the most recent Risen Motherhood podcast, episode 133 about summer expectations. It was refreshing for me!

  2. Chelle

    July 9, 2019  |  11:27 am

    Shelley, this podcast was amazing, thank you both for doing it , it was so obvious how much Jason’s book helped change this mans perspective and saved their marriage … a book that without you and your courage might not exist ♥️It was obvious how much they loved you two ( who wouldn’t ) and I’m so thankful you got to hear how much you guys sharing your pain is saving marriages …
    I’d encourage everyone to listen , hugs

    • Shelley Martinkus

      July 24, 2019  |  11:07 am

      Thanks sweet one! I love your encouragement! xoxo

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