kicking off summer


oh man. do i ever have a lot to post about to get us caught up to the end of june. how is it already the end of june?! i knew the was going to happen… as much as we were excited for our beach trip a couple weeks ago (post coming next…), i knew that as soon as it came it would go and it would be august and the summer would be over. a little bit dramatic? maybe… but saturday is july first… so, am i right???

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grabbing summer by the horns

we had such a great weekend enjoying summer to the max.


i love starting off the day with a good breakfast. some perfect home fries, bacon and fried eggs. don’t get me wrong, i love a good pancake breakfast, but i hate carb loading in the morning, and then ready to crash by noon. none of that today! we’ve got lots to do.

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a run at the park for me and ethan, who was less than willing to be along for the ride. hey, i was doing all the work! not enough?! meanwhile jerry and micah played at the park where he conquered a slide that he’d been trying to climb all summer long. after a quick stop at home for lunch, we were back out again to head up north for a work picnic where we took full advantage of the free pool time. micah became fearless with his water wings and was jumping in left and right. he also had us pushing him around the entire pool in a raft. yesyourhighness.

IMG_3123we finished off the night with a movie. our last few choices have left me depressed and curled in a ball (unbroken, american sniper) or completely disgusted (kingsman). i had just finished reading the book, so i knew what i was getting in to. but dangit, i’m ok with crying over a sweet love story, even if an 18-year-old… i’ll stop there as to not ruin it for you in case you haven’t read/seen it. READITFIRST.

we did another picnic sunday, but i didn’t get any pics. whoops. we have another pretty free weekend, so i’m hoping we can do lots of fun stuff again!

june’s off to a great start

at the beginning of june, jerry and i celebrated our 6th anniversary. thanks to our friends for watching the boys so we could go on a proper date. we enjoyed a nice bike ride on the montour trail and stopped for gyros dinner.we brought the boys back home for bed and continued our date with a fire and talenti. it was a great date and now we want to get bikes!

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meanwhile, the boys are loving the summer weather, playing together, going to parks, and now playing in their kiddie pool. but all this fun is leaving them exhausted and quite deliriously silly! those lazy hazy crazy days of summer!

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and just this past weekend, my parents came out for a quick visit. im glad we’ll see them again soon, because it was way too short of a visit. we started off saturday morning with donuts and since the weather couldn’t decide if it wanted to be sunny or raining, we stuck around the house. we did get to the park for about an hour in the afternoon.

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well, this week we’re getting ready for vacation with jerry’s family starting sunday. we can’t wait!