Mon-Yay! Why I’m Excited for Monday

Goooood morning friends! Happy Monday!

I know. No one is excited for Monday. I think it can be universally agreed that Monday is one of the most hated days of the week. (Sorry, Monday- you just are.) I know that this particular Monday is a holiday Monday for some people, so that hatred diminishes somewhat.

This is not necessarily a holiday Monday for me, but y’all, I am STOKED for this Monday. In fact, I wasn’t even going to write a blog post today, and then I was thinking about why I’m so excited about today and I thought, “eh, why not write a post about it?!” So what is causing all the excitement on this particular Monday? Glad you asked!


It is opening day of Wimbledon today!! Tennis is hands down my favorite sport, so I am so, so excited about this. In fact, as I’m typing this, (decaf) coffee in hand, toddler eating apples for breakfast, infant sleeping, Wimbledon is on. And it makes me feel like nothing can go wrong with this day. (Oliver will get ridiculous amounts of screen time the next 2 weeks with this tournament. #sorrynotsorry)

July 4th

This one is kind of a no-brainer, but it’s a short work week for Dan which means a short work week for mama! I’m so excited to have him home with us for an extra day and to spend that day grilling out and hanging out with friends. #merica

Why I'm Excited About Monday

Vacation Week

The long awaited week of the year! VACATION WEEK! We leave on Saturday for a few days at Wilmington Beach with my parents, grandparents, and brother and sister-in-law (and my little niece in her belly!), and y’all, I’m so excited! We have a lot to do to get ready to go, but I’m so excited for Oliver’s first serious beach trip- I think it’s going to terrify him! 🙂

Oliver’s Birthday Week

Today commences Oliver’s birthday week. He turns 2 on Sunday, guys!! I’m still in denial because I feel like I just had him, but I can’t wait to celebrate him turning another year older! I’m so excited that we get to celebrate with my family, too- they live 8 hours away so we aren’t used to having them close for big celebrations. It’s going to be so special for him!

Why I'm Excited About Monday
Birthday Boy!
5k Day

I’m running my first post-baby 5k tonight! I’m excited to push myself a little bit, but mostly I’m excited because a) I saw the medals online last night and they look. awesome. b) there’s a pool party afterwards, and c) they’re having pizza and burgers afterward. Um, yes, please. Seriously, check it out. It’s going to be amazing.

It’s going to be a big week, but as you can see, there are plenty of reasons for me to be excited about Monday! I like this feeling, though, of listing what I’m looking forward to this week, so I’m thinking about making this my first series! I’d love to hear your thoughts on it, though, since you’ll be the ones reading- so let me know in the comments!

What are you looking forward to this week??

Have a phenomenal day!

Why I'm Excited About Monday



  1. Davi

    July 3, 2017 at 6:46 am

    You have a lot to look forward to this week! Especially the big 2nd birthday! This week my husband took off work so I’m looking forward to spending time with family- and I’m being induced on Friday so I’m ready to meet baby #2! Doesn’t seem real yet! Good luck on your 5k!

    1. Alex

      July 3, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      Ah, that’s so exciting!! Congratulations! I’ll be praying everything goes smoothly for you! 😊

  2. Mary Leigh

    July 3, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Happy Monday, Mama! This sounds like such a fun week for y’all! So much to look forward to! Enjoy every little bit of it! Happy birthday to your sweet boy!

    1. Alex

      July 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you so much! 😊

  3. Diana

    July 3, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Sounds like you have a ton of fun stuff going on! I was excited for this Monday too as my husband has a 4 day weekend! lol

    1. Alex

      July 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Yes! 4 day work weeks are the best, aren’t they?!

  4. Ashle

    July 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Aw fun! You’ve made me want to try watching tennis! 🙂

    1. Alex

      July 3, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      It’s my favorite! I know a lot of people find it boring though 🙈

  5. Brittany Ferrell

    July 3, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    This is an amazing week for you! There is nothing like a holiday week and vacation! Good luck on your 5K, that is amazing! I wish my week sounded as exciting as yours, by I am also looking forward to the Fourth. I am on summer break as a teacher and my hubby will have the day off, so we will be engaging in tried and true American traditions…barbecue, hanging at the pool, and watching some fireworks. Have a wonderful rest of your work!

  6. Ty

    July 3, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Wow your excitement is infectious because now I’m excited for lol. Sounds like good days ahead of you. Enjoy and be blessed!

  7. Lexi

    July 3, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    It sounds like you have a fun week planned! I’m excited for the holiday and having more family time.
    And as a SAHM and homeschool mom, I’m sometimes excited for Monday because it means that we get back into our comfortable routine and we get to enjoy learning together. Sometimes Monday is not all bad! 🙂

  8. Heather

    July 3, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    What an exciting week! I’m looking forward to my husband taking the two oldest fishing with his parents this week. Me and the baby home alone for five days! Yippee!

  9. Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries

    July 3, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Wilmington Beach is awesome – have fun! And Happy Birthday to Oliver! 🙂

    1. Alex

      July 4, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      So glad to hear it- I’ve never been, but I’ve heard such great things! And thank you! 🙂

  10. Lisa

    July 4, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Sounds like a super fun week ahead! We need these special memorials, anniversaries, birthdays, and events to break up the monotony sometimes. Have fun!

  11. RM

    July 4, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Happy birthday to your adorable little one!!! 🙂

  12. Casey

    July 5, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    You have such an exciting week! Congrats on your first post baby 5k, that is a huge accomplishment!

  13. Erin

    July 8, 2017 at 8:28 am

    What an exciting week! Hope you can get some rest this weekend! How did the 5k go?

    1. Alex

      July 8, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you! It went great! It was a lot of fun and I beat my goal time which I was excited about- thanks so much for asking 😊

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