Well July is off with a BANG, literally. Did you have a nice 4th of July? I cannot believe the month is almost half over!
I use this blog as a travel journal and a highlight reel of our kids' lives, so hang on to your hats, I haven't blogged for a bit and it's time to catch up.
When we last left off, Ty had headed to camp. Since then, Avery has gone to camp too. She had an amazing time, despite a bit of homesickness, she stuck the week out and is already begging to go back.
While we were there dropping off Avery, we got to see Destiny! She was greeting and helping around camp. We snuck into her dorm and left her an I heart U note on her pillow. The candy box you see in the photo is what we sent Avery, along with friendship bracelets to hand out to her dorm. When you get mail at camp, you have to sing for it! :)
Paxton is the only not not staying at overnight camp this year, so we made sure he had some extra fun like a date with mom, slumber party with his buddy Joel. Ice cream Sundaes and more!
Destiny has stayed her 3 weeks to work. She has a couple weeks off, which is good because she came home super sick with what we loving call "camp cough".
I am so grateful for essential oils to help fight and win! We did symphony of the cells treatments to help the body fight and win. Steam cup, hot on guard honey drink to soothe the throat and more. She felt better in no time!
Father's Day came and went, with a whole lot of FISH. I wish real fish, although Dale was catching somes good ones when the weather was bad. It's hard to wade and get out to the fish now that it's nice. They all are out where it takes a boat to reach them.
The kids and I spent FOREVER, drawing, cutting and hanging some fish for a fun garland while he was gone. He loved it!
Want an easy summer supper? Steak Gyros will hit the spot!
Simply grill steak with mediterranean seasonings and slice thin.
Chop baby tomatoes, seeded cucs & red onion for the relish.
Mix a batch of homemade ranch with some high quality dill.
Layer on flat out bread and use organic feta crumbles to finish it off.
It has been nice to be home and offer essential oil classes at our local library each month! I love seeing our local team and their new oilers come to learn more.
I had 2 sweet surprises, a little love note from Avery in my class bag. And a gift from one of the builders on our team! Look at that cute RV bird feeder! She gave me a little RV too, its out in my home on wheels.
You know I LOOOOVE my orange retro kitchen, right?! It makes our house so happy and fun, but alas.........
One of the old girls had to go. Hated to break up a darling 1952 pair, but I NEED one of my homes to have a legit cooking experience.😂 Haha, RV convection microwave doesn't count!
We will save this darling orange stove for freezer pizzas or queso nights in a future rec room.
Boys thought the packaging from the new stove made for a cool car ramp and set to work creating it on the staircase!
What we are learning about Kansas is how HOT and boring it is without a pool. There is so much standing water from the floods at our house, that we can barely step outdoors without being eaten alive by mosquitoes.
Thankfully, Uncle Mike has a cool pontoon! He let us take it out one day and joined us a week later to go again. It's for sale and we want it SO SO BAD, but the ol Papa truck just cannot pull it.
We are not prepared to buy a boat AND a truck, so we had to let it go. Waaah! Maybe someday!
To be continued.....
The blog is starting to get cranky with how photo heavy this post is. Hee hee, weakling! ;)