I am so passionate about 614 Mom, the mission behind it, and my vision for the future of this blog. I love staying connected to every single one of you, learning about your lives as 614 Moms, and sharing experiences with you. I have been working so hard on some really exciting projects that I will be sharing with you shortly, that I haven't been posting as much to social media or even as many blog posts because I am short on time every single day. I am sorry for that, everything will get back to normal soon but in the mean time I wanted to share some pictures of the fun we've been having.
July was the craziest month of the year for us, my husband is still working 70+ hours a week, my mom found out she was moving for work and moved all in the month of July, and my daughter had surgery. It may sound like only three things but they were three really big things. My mom and I have always been close and I already miss her like crazy but we are already planning our first trip to see her new place and my kids are so excited that she lives so close to Disney World. :)
I was able to get away for a little "me" time this month and I LOVED it. I headed to Kenneth's to try their new Perk treatment for Face & Eyes (they also have one for lips and I'm now dying to try it). Perk is the perfect treatment for between facials or when you just don't have the time for a full one but want to give your skin a little TLC. My skin felt so soft after the treatment and dark circles under my eyes are definitely not as dark. Tina was amazing and taught me so much about my own skin, Perk, and all things Kenneth's. I would highly recommend her for all of your Esthetician needs. :)
We headed to the Columbus Zoo, which honestly is something we don't do a lot of in the summer...HELLO heat. However with grandparents in town we make exceptions to the rules. This was the first trip that we got a chance to check out the new play area Shores Play Park and my kids LOVED it. There were many ways to cool off, lots of things to climb on, and a place for adults to sit for a minute (read:second). It's right next to the manatee exhibit.
They day before Emmalyn's surgery - we headed to Nationwide Children's Hospital for a surgery tour. They take the kids through the whole process from getting checked in, to the hallway where they say "See Ya Later" to their parents. They gave Emmalyn (and Owen) a bear with an IV in it so she could study it throughout the evening because she too would have one the very next day. They also gave her a doll that she could color on and share what she thought of her surgery. It was a great experience for all involved.
We are looking forward to August and new adventures and new experiences through the rest of the year and I really hope the next few months are a lot more relaxing than this month, but even if they aren't I'm ready to face the rest of 2016 head on!