Starting A Kansas Summer
We are in Kansas for the WHOLE summer!
Good-bye up north (cool Michigan and Wisconsin summers are our FAVS) and hello midwest heat..... ;)
No, it's fine. The kids all wanted to attend bible camp and we were more than happy to comply! And it's always fun to see our family & friends again.
We've had our fair share of flooding and baaad weather this summer already, but no damage, thank the Lord! Strangest start to summer EVER, that's for certain!
Destiny was the first to go to camp. She had what is called LTC, leadership training camp. Intense training for being a "staffer" and one day, a camp counselor.
She was less than enthused I made her pose for photos, but I simply don't care. There is no excuse not to document these awesome moments, right?! ;)
We made bug spray, bed bug prevention spray and homemade sunblock to send with our campers.
After she got back, Ty went to his first ever overnight, nearly week long camp. He was excited but nervous!
Avery is next week when Destiny returns for 2 more weeks of training and working.
June is barely started and here we already have so many fun things we've accomplished!
Swapped out curriculum and ordered next years school. (Dale called me an overachiever! NOPE just organized!) ;)
Had sibling sleepovers as well as some friend ones.
Tried out Dale's new smoker grill. YUM!
Had a fish fry.
Went to our favorite snow cone stand x 6 times.
Baby sat a baby husky named Nala.
Took some family bike rides around the neighborhood.
And lots of games and PLAY.
I LOVE slow summer days where they can be kids and ENJOY!
They always beg to crawl in my bed and read with me before they have to go to their own beds. It has been SO awesome to have Paxton finally interested in chapter books and READING! Hallelujah! All that hard work has FINALLY paid off.
My mom LOVES to have each child over for a special Nana sleepover date while we are home. So far, just the little two have had their turns. Oh, maybe Ty did, and we just didn't get any photos? I will have to ask him. It's all a blur of kids coming and going between camp and slumber parties. Haha!
Dale and I got to sneak away one afternoon for our 17th anniversary date. We headed to a town about 45 minutes away to try out a new Asian restaurant that didn't disappoint.
It rained the ENTIRE time! Like ran in in a DOWNPOUR and got soaked, NOT as romantic as the movies depict, that's for sure. ;)
And, in true been married a long time anniversary, we also ran errands. HA! Do you do that? A little fun and function on your dates?
I even changed out of my cute shoes into more comfy ones for that part. Practical is my middle name. OK no its not...not at all! ;)
Dale has been hard at work finishing some details on the outside our home sweet hub. He painted our porch and it made a world of difference!
You know you are a grown up when.....
A Costco trip and "lunch" on the way home, is almost as fun as an all day girls shopping trip of days gone by!👏
After months of watching it go across my Instagram feed, I did it.
I bought Beddy's Beds for these tricky, tall, side by side, loft beds in the boys room....
They. Are. Amazing.
It's all one piece! (think mattress pad elastic edges but the ENTIRE BED is connected)
No more breaking my hand to tuck in 3 layers! Easy to wash too. (Just took a while to fully dry)
And in the morning? Easy zip side and they look tight and tidy!
The boys loved it and slept great in them. Not too warm, not too cool and no sheet wadded in the bottom to fish out this am! The minky blanket inside is super soft!
Watch for a sale, they just did a BOGO half off! Super impressed!
One of my projects when we were home was to make succulent centerpieces. I went to Walmart and bought a bunch of awesome mexican canned goods! The cans are SO pretty and a lot of them stamped right on the tin. That makes it easier to wash after I dumped the food items into freezer containers.
We get to host a doTERRA Dorothy Team dinner at convention this year!
And we are having a FIESTA! I am so excited to love on our oil family! :)
Wait until you see the full tablescape. Fingers crossed it turns out like it looks in my head <3
This CRAZY GUY keeps showing up at my house. I think Nana started something! ;)
Before I go, I MUSTACHE you a question........
Do you know who these 3 bearded men are?
Haha, hope your summer is off to a GREAT start! :)