Hello and happy July! I skipped last month’s currently post and just barely making July’s in time!
June was very eventful! My family, including my parents, sister, nieces and nephews came to visit and stayed with us at our place. There were 10 people in my house for 10 days! It was chaos at times, but we had such a great time!
We kept things pretty low key the first couple days, but then Tuesday came and we packed up and spent the day at Silverwood! Mikey and I went a couple years ago, but going with family was so much fun! Plus Gryffin is older now so he was able to enjoy it too!
I got to take him on his very first roller coaster ride! He loved it!
And we stayed and played all day!
The rest of the time we enjoyed each other’s company with BBQ’s, water balloon fights, movies, and late evening chats out on our deck. It was hard to say goodbye at the end!
And now we’re in July!
4th of July we spent with friends for a couple hours after church and then spent a quiet evening watching fireworks. Ok, so they were actually illegal, but we definitely weren’t the ones lighting them off and they just so happened to be seen from our back deck, so we took full advantage and enjoyed the show anyway.
Since then we have been checking off items on our summer bucket list here and there and soaking in as much of the season as we can. Speaking of summer – this summer is a HOT one. We have been averaging high 90-100 degree days for weeks on end! I feel like we typically average in the 80’s range. The highest hit 115 (at least that’s what our car registered when driving). We are very thankful pools and splash pads are open this year!
Ok, so here’s what else we’ve been up to!
Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet on Disney +!
You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt
Ok, sooo I’m still listening to this on the audiobook. It’s a good read but not super exciting to me either, so it’s taking me longer to get through
The Little Book of Hyyge by Meik Wiking
I read a different book on hygge a couple years ago, but that one was difficult to get through. This one, however, I’m adoring! My favorite way to read this book is sitting on our deck, with the breeze gently rustling through the trees, and birds singing in the background. Pretty much the perfect setting for any book though. :)
Cherry Pie Bars! by Mom Spark
Finally! This has been on my Pinterest board for about 2 years and I just now tried it! They were pretty yummy and perfect topped with whipped cream.
Our new Keurig!
Confession – I have been without a coffee maker for about 2-3 years. I would always get coffee when I got to work and at home I would just make instant coffee (I imagine some of you are cringing right now…am I right?).
Well, I needed help to start waking up earlier in the mornings and this was my solution. We high-tailed it to Walmart one late Sunday afternoon and picked this one up. Let me tell you…it worked. I can actually motivate myself to get out of bed in the morning now without hitting the snooze a million times.
I hope you all are doing well and enjoying your summer! I would love to know what you all are up to!
Much love to you all,