It's been ages since we have spent a summer in Kansas, probably 4 whole years. It's hot and some days the kids are super antsy and bored, but it's been nice to be at our home sweet hub and spread out a bit.
Makes us miss and appreciate our home on wheels!
We play a lot of board games, go out to the lake to fish and boat, or just let the kids use their imaginations and play to pass the time. I also have been trying to take them out on mommy dates when the other kids are busy or occupied at a friends house.
Avery and I went shopping and had a sushi date! Mmmmm. I am obsessed with jumpsuits and overalls at the moment. I hit the clearance rack JACK POT!
The kids still LOVE to read. I am always happy when they can get REAL books, not just kindle downloads. Being home has allowed us to go get stacks and stacks of books and read the afternoons away. EVEN momma! Eeeek! Guilty pleasure.
Did you all have a safe and happy 4th?
We made a yummy trifle to take and share at the family function. Here is the recipe:
Independence Day Trifle
I felt like I was coming down with something, so I stayed home and sent Dale and the kids to his uncles. GOOD THING, by nightfall I had a roaring fever and the infamous "camp cough" I had been treating the kids for.
I oiled like crazy and was down 4 days. Thank goodness, its a viral cough they are saying takes 2 weeks to move through.
Look at who came and took care of me one day, my very own butler!
My sweet momma also came over and did an aromatouch (think raindrop therapy) on me and now coughing Paxton.
I got sick right after my hair appointment. We parted my hair back on the original side so the top part of my side shave can grow out. I am going for a long bob and am letting my natural curl come back out since it just showed up again! Hormones are weird. ;)
I finally sent a shot of my new do to my BFF on day 4 of my sickness. Not looking too hot, but see the hair?! I have had the side shave and opposite part long enough my hair was starting to rebel against it. Love trying new things!
Side note, I wear ONE contact. See how it bounced light differently than the other?! Crazy!
Back on the mend and enjoying a nice soak in the tub, I noticed how AWFUL the mineral stain on our white shower curtain had gotten and set out to make it white again.
I dumped generous amounts of each in my HOT load and let it soak overnight. Not great.
Round 2 of the same!
TA DA! Good as almost new. LOVE a NATURAL laundry room of great tools to use!!!!!
Ready to make over your home and green up your cleaners?! I am your girl!!!! :D
Looking for an easy summer salad recipe?
Check out this Just Like Applebee's Oriental Salad from our old blog. We made it again and it was JUST as good as I remembered, if not better!
Out of all my children, Avery and Paxton like to be in the kitchen the most. Although, Destiny the other day announced she was making cookies and did. And Ty announced he wanted meatloaf for dinner, and did!
Avery and Paxton whipped out 6 loaves of banana bread and a Texas sheet cake and it. was. fabulous.
Destiny Joy was due like July 15. Her Grandma Eileen was born on the 14th, her Nana was born on the 16th and she picked her OWN birthday, the 17th.
My mom turns 60 this year & Destiny turns 16, so we decided to have a girls date to lunch at the Airport Steakhouse in town to celebrate.
We headed to Nana's to help her pick out an outfit for an upcoming event and then headed to our house for a girlie movie and some Texas sheet cake!
HAPPY day for Dale, somebody is excited about his new fishing boat!
Hoping to access some fish again, cause wading isn't cutting it! Dale has been trying to restore his dad's boat but alas the cost was going to be too high.
We found this sparkly beauty instead for a steal of a deal......even matches the RV colors! It's the little things & God is so good.
Already paying off! ;)
I wanted to try out our new oven, so I decided to make one my favorite meal when I was a little girl.....Italian Beef & Cheese Buns!
I SPECIFICALLY recall that for my kindergarten birthday, this is what I chose for family supper that night. I also remember that I got 2 SUPER cool pair of leather high tops that night, in both black AND pink! Oh, I was in 1980’s heaven! 🤣
Cheers to the rest of July & a bit of August before it's back to school time again.
We have a Colorado & Michigan trip planned yet this summer and lots of little projects to get done between now and then.
Hope you are having a great summer! Until next time....