I keep falling more and more behind on my blogging, but I’m still here! The past couple months have just flown by. And here we are almost at the 4th of July, meaning summer is almost half over.
I have a ton of pictures for you today. Since I’ve last blogged, I have chopped several inches off my hair and am constantly frustrated because it won’t fit into a ponytail without at least 3 clippies; we have been to Atlanta, Georgia for our friends Matt and Kim’s wedding; I traveled to Des Moines for a continuing education seminar and made it to the farmer’s market and had my first Airbnb experience; we hosted all of nephews at one point or another- Jace and Beau stayed with us while Ben and Katy looked for a new house because they are moving back home (YAY!) and Grant stayed with us this weekend while Kyle and Rachel had some family Okoboji time; celebrated Beau and Jace’s birthdays at Bridges Bay; and last weekend we traveled to Kansas for some family time that was much needed. Then there’s all the fun we’ve been having with the kids, with the weather being almost perfect the last couple months, we’ve been having plenty of park time. We have hit almost every park in town, with our favorites being the big park, the green park, the brown park and the blue park.
So here we go!
Short hair and an iced coffee:
Top of Stone Mountain in Georgia:
Matt and Kim’s wedding:
Plenty of owies this summer:
Watermelon with the cousin Jace (think Beau is sitting on the couch reading):
Pork nachos at the Farmer’s Market in Des Moines:
My room at an Airbnb in Des Moines- it’s a little eclectic but the whole house was beautiful and the hosts were so great- made me whatever I wanted for breakfast (smoothie and yogurt and fresh fruit). Much cheaper than a hotel room by the airport would have been- it felt like I was staying with some friends:
The green park:
Jenna alert- the rest are all of Jenna. She is so darn cute. This was from our car ride home from Kansas:
Jenna being sassy when she was out riding with her daddy:
The absolutely beautiful sketch (sorry about the poor camera lighting) that Grandma Cindi did of Jenna which will be getting framed soon:
We went to our first movie as a family the other night and saw Inside Out. It was a little complex for their age as far as plot goes, but there were lots of bright colors and funny parts. Jenna was a champ, and ate a bunch of popcorn.
So that’s what we’ve been up to the last couple weeks. Looking forward to July, hardly any traveling. We have a couple birthdays coming up in my family- my dad will be turning 60 this week so we will celebrate for sure this weekend! Happy fourth of July to everyone!!