Monday, July 15, 2013

Mid-Summer Check In

I had high hopes of being a consistent blogger this summer, but between my job, and my family, and general summer craziness, it’s been a week or two {or six} since I posted last.  Here’s what I’ve been doing instead of blogging:

We recently did an extended family photo.  Anyone ever involved in that kind of madness will understand that it is a huge undertaking.  Huge.  (…but also crazy and fun!)



I came out of running retirement to run a 5k with my husband and 3 of my kids.


The bees are doing extremely well in their new surroundings.  On a low note, all of their success must be getting to them, because I got my first bee sting since we began keeping bees.  So not fun. 


If you follow me on instagram, you know that we adopted a baby robin for a few weeks.  It grew and learned all sorts of neat tricks and the kids were all sad to see her go…and even sadder when the cat found her a few days later…


I made pies for Father’s Day.  The cherry was better than the apple.

1713 Jefferson turned nine!

Happy Birthday to Ammon! #sixyearsold

Ammon turned 6!


We’ve had a great time playing in the water and running with the neighborhood kids. 


Summer dinners are the best!  We make ours with lettuce, turkey, and whatever else we have on hand.


We’ve been boating, and swimming.  So fun.


We are still loving our new home, new neighborhood and can’t get enough of the sunrises here.  So pretty.


And of course we celebrated the 4th of July with food, fun and fireworks.

IMAG1775 In June, I got to go to the Parade of Homes.  This is one of my favorite things to do with one of my favorite friends.  Neither of us are architects or interior designers, but during those 3 weeks, we become home and design experts.  This was one of my favorite homes.


Another reason I love the Parade of Homes is that I leave feeling so inspired and find great ideas to try in my own home.  I’m hoping to share a few of the many pictures I took of the awesomeness that abounded really soon.

We also took a quick trip to San Diego!  Man, I love that place.  Especially Coronado Beach.


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And I have been reading.  In the car, on the plane, on the beach, anywhere I can grab a minute.  I just finished reading


and am now reading:

I hope you are all having a great summer!

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