It is officially the 12th of June. Wowza. Doesn't it always seem like the first half of the year flies by?

01. Eating more produce. Above is the black bean + mango tostadas that Chad and I have made several times (recipe here) and we somehow seem to eat more veggies/fruit and less meat in the summer. Are you like that too? Why is that? Is it just because I don't want to turn on my stove or is it because fresh food tastes soooo much better in the summer? I'm not complaining though--I kinda like looking down and seeing my grocery cart filled with those clear produce bags.
02. Ending my run at the hotel front desk last night. Celebrating with a Summer Shandy.
03. Starting the new job tomorrow morning. Let the butterflies start their fluttering dance in my stomach...
04. Finding lesson plan material for said job. See, that's why I like what I do. In addition to browsing pinterest for more dreamy house inspiration, I get to find crafts for father's day.
05. Chad smoked ribs yesterday. He said they were heavenly. And he took pictures. Instead of getting to eat with him, I munched on a turkey sandwich. :)
06. Bethany is engaged! I can't talk about her kindness and friendliness enough -- she is one of the best ladies I have ever had the privilege of calling my friend. Am so delighted that she is getting married to her love! YAY!
07. Having my faith restored in the X Men franchise -- which was depleted after the 3rd flick. Bonus: Yum x 2 (McAvoy + Fasssbender).
08. Chad in his new "Europe" jeans. They make his butt extra yummy. Ladies, get your fellas some 1969 straight leg jeans from the Gap. Stat.
09. Mavs v. Heat. I don't know why I'm so into the NBA finals right now, but I have watched all these games. Maybe because Micaela is so passionate, she's rubbin' off on me.
10. Making decorations for the 30th party (one of my favorite things to do). Have I still not shown you the plan? Will do that this week...promise.
11. The Business of Being Born. Wow. This documentary completely opened up a new way of thinking about child birth for me.
12. New music to be excited over. Thursday, I listened to Bon Iver's new album streaming and sent Chad a text: "Justin's new album is streaming -- you want in?" (Since I live in Justin's town, I guess I feel like we are on a first name basis...even though we've never met). Do yourself a favor and listen here if you wish.

**play along with Amy + Miranda.


*claire* said...

i like these little recap posts!

wishing you the very best of luck tomorrow - i'm sure it will go so well! :)

also - that mango looks amazing - i always forget about getting fresh mango!

i could keep going with many more "also"s but i will keep it at that! :)

Meghan said...

Good luck with the new job! How exciting!!!

Meri said...

Good luck with your job! And not only is the year flying by... but even just the summer, so far!

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Mmmm! That looks delicious. I've been cooking with mangoes and papayas lately and they are just soooo good!

I am so excited for Bethany. She is just the loveliest and I can't wait to hear all her wedding plans!

Good luck with your new job. It sounds fabulous. And thanks for the reminder- I need to get my first graders working on a father's day craft, stat!

Happy second half of June, Amanda!

Jamie said...

Good luck on the new job - you are going to be amazing.

denise* paper angels said...

are you gonna be a teacher? that's the best job ;) x

christa said...

That meal looks yummy!

I've also seen the Business of Being Born. It was eye opening!

Gracie said...

What a great looking meal. I wish I would try and eat a little healthier.

Yay for the new job. I hope it all goes well for you!

I just finished The Help and I loved it. Fantastic characters and story. Plus when it was ending it was sad to see it end.

Vanessa said...

I love that fresh fruit is in/coming into season! I've been making an effort to only eat red meat once a week. This is our second week and we are rocking it!

Kelly said...

I always eat less meat in the summer - there is just better produce around at all times!

Megan said...

Love this post. That meal looks so delicious, I really want to start using more fresh produce. I just bought a big punnet off strawberries. Goodluck with the new job, I am sure you will be amazing! It is so exciting that Bethany is engaged she is just the sweetest. That doco sounds interesting I might have to try and see it.
Can you believe I went to Paris and didn’t have a macaroon? Looking forward to hearing what you think.


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