The End

13 September 2017

Well, the time has come.....  this road is coming to a close.

It is time for a new blog!   (The road of writing will never come to a close for me).

Say goodbye to TakeJune!  I started this blog over 3 and a half years ago.  And I wrote while I was a single professional, into my courtship with Ryan, marriage, buying a house, and having a baby!  What a load of transitions!  With a million trips and soulful experiences along the way.  And now, I'll let all these posts remain as a time capsule for myself, family, and friends!

We are moving over to my a new blog to capture a fresh, clean slate on the person I am now:

Joy in the Wind 

Let me know when you have arrived by leaving a comment over there!

Thanks for being on this journey with me.

Upward and onward,

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A week in Cabo!

31 August 2017

Ryan and I just returned from a trip to..... an all-inclusive resort in Cabo!   (Last year's Cabo trip!)

We went with several other couples, and.... we did not take Charlotte!  It was days full of sun, ocean, pool, all-you-can-eat buffets, glass-bottom boat rides, playing in the waves, cleaning sand out of our swim suits and some incredible fishing for Ryan!  What did I mostly do?  Honestly?  Looked at pictures and videos of Charlotte on our phones, haha!  

Also, incredible sleep on a king size bed.  Now that we are back home, Ryan says we have to sleep like peasants on our queen size bed, haha!  Also, every single morning, I got up and went to the gym for about an hour to start my day.  It was amazing!  One day, I even walked up and down the 7 flights of stairs over and over and over again.  My legs were shaking!


These are our wonderful friends, Gary and Sandy.  Gary is Ryan's business partner.  We LOVE them!

And what did Miss Charlotte do while we were gone?  We drove to Moab to drop her off at Ryan's parent's house.  Two of Ryan's sisters were also staying the week, so there were 4 granddaughters, all two years and under for the week.  Charlotte had a blast!  She especially loved the dog!  Ryan's mom and sister, Natalie, sent us pictures throughout the week, and it was so fun to see Charlotte!

This picture came with a caption --- "The Hungry Wolves."  hahaha!

And when we drove to Moab and back to bring Charlotte home, the next morning, I found her sitting in her suitcase by the front door!  Haha!  Someone had a good time and wanted to go back! 

Upward and onward,

Happy Anniversary, dear Ryan!

18 August 2017

2nd Anniversary!

1st Anniversary!

Ryan and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary this year!  I can't believe it's only been two years.  Has Ryan not been a part of my life always?  Actually, self, no, because he's never known you with bangs, and that was a significant portion of your life.

For our anniversary, we went to The Tree Room at Sundance.  Talk about gorgeous location!  And the food was exceptional!  And I can't always say that about this place.  It was a really nice evening.

I looove being married to Ryan.  We are a really good fit in so many ways.  Our ambition, what we believe politically, what we believe spiritually, what we believe financially, etc. etc. etc.  And we just enjoy each other's company so much!  We love to talk and joke and of course, play with our baby girl and laugh and laugh!  I'm so grateful for the life I have created for Ryan, and I'm so grateful for Ryan being the sole provider and working so hard, so I can really focus on the development and expansion of our family!

What a good life.

I love you, Ryan!

Upward and onward,

Trip to Nashville

09 August 2017

We went to Nashville, Tennessee for the first week of August for Ryan's annual work convention.  It was so fun!  We somehow got hooked up with access to the VIP lounge at the hotel, which meant free snacks all day, and a really big room that we could all kick back with all of Ryan's co-workers and the two other babes that came, besides Charlotte. 

We also went to a local restaurant where you have to ride an elevator up 300 feet to get to the dining area!  It was amazing!

Also, we took Charlotte swimming for the first time, and she loved it!

I cannot resist Charlotte when she's sleeping.  I have so many sleeping pictures!

Yes, Ryan's tan line is super legit!

Charlotte wanted to eat the shower water at the pool.


And my favorite part of the whole trip.....  Charlotte snuggles at the airport!!

Okay, this comes with a backstory.  So our flight was supposed to leave around 7:30 pm, putting us home and in our beds around midnight.  Perfect.  Well, one flight got delayed, which ended up screwing up the layover flight, causing them to cancel the flight until... 2 am.  So, when all was said and done, after a series of crazy traveling events that you just welcome as they come, we got home at 5 am.  And might I add, Charlotte was up at 7 am on the dot, per usual, ready for her day, haha!

Well, either way, I got some sweet snuggles from Charlotte while traveling because baby girl was so exhausted.  It was so precious and totally worth it!

Upward and onward,