I have this crazy dream.
I'd like to get an RV, pack up the hubs and kids, and drive. Not for a week or two. I mean for like a year. I want to drive all over the country. I want the kids to learn things through experience. I want to write about it and document our adventures.
Doesn't that sound fun?
A long time ago, my Dad printed photos of my sister Jackie and attached them to sticks. We thought it was funny to bring Jackie-on-a-stick to all the family events the real Jackie was unable to attend. I wish we had known then about this company: Build-A-Head.
In the interest of full disclosure, I was contacted by Build-A-Head to see if I'd be interested in getting a set in exchange for a post. I jumped at the chance. I knew the Stu monsters would get a kick out of getting giant pictures of themselves.
How's it going? What's going on in your world?
I feel like it's been a while since we spoke. Life is good, we really can't complain. Let's quickly recap things...
As you know, we started a new school. And the kids are THRIVING there. Stu and I were SO incredibly proud when both kids found out they were going to be Students of the Month! Both!
Obviously, these are not complete lists. They are my snarky thoughts as I am feeling them at the moment. I am coming out of my hurricane hole. Irma put me in a funk. This felt like the longest storm - and I was around for all the 2004-05 hurricanes and went without power for weeks! Irma drained me mentally, emotionally. She stressed me out.
This machine is awesome. It is so easy to use. We simply love it. Now I literally have no excuse to not to make snow cones all the time.
I can't believe I am so behind on posting this one. But that's life, right?
When my cousin Alex and his fiancé were in town, my mom hosted another Sunday Puppy Pool Playdate. It seems like we are always splashing around with the crazy pups.
So, in honor of school starting this week, I give you our last HOORAY in photo form:
Fun Fact: Abby HATES the pool. Poor girl. She does not appreciate the personal floatie we give her and the special attention. We even let her in the pool before opening the gate for Z.
Because the 4th was on a Tuesday this year, the holiday weekend felt like it lasted FOREVER.
Don't get me wrong. We had a really awesome weekend. It was busy. There was a lot of adulting happening. There was a fair amount a whining. There was a LOT of eating.
Our 4th of July on the 1st of July
Sounds confusing. But our town celebrated the 4th on the 1st this year. The town square (yes, we have one of those, and it is an actual square) party began in the afternoon. But we waited until after dinner to head down.
What a spectacular week!
We joined my husband's parents and his brother's family in the southwest for a 7-day Caravan tour of the Grand Canyon and other amazing spots.
Thank you (again) to all of the men and women who gave their lives to protect our freedoms. We know freedom is not free. It comes at a steep cost. We do not take it for granted.
We packed SO much fun and crazy into one weekend. It was a bit insane. Anyway, let's jump right in and recap these crazy four days.
Reagan was going through withdrawal. She really needed her besties.
I can relate... I miss mine. But that's a whole other thing.
So we invited her BFFs over for a sleepover. We took the girls to our (new) favorite pizza joint - Aunt Mary's.
Well, I am so happy to report that our plants have sprouted! They have not died! Yay!
Seriously, this is a major win for me. I literally have no idea what I am doing.
If you missed our beginning, click here to read about how/why we started gardening.
We will be moving our tomatoes into a bigger pot soon. Stu wants to do hanging tomato plants on the back porch. I'll let you know how that works out for us when we get it up.
In case you were wondering, Rea's tomatoes were the first to sprout. They were followed a day or so later by the jalapeños and then the cilantro.
Family & Life
Nothing super fancy here. Probably not life changing either. But you might enjoy a peek into our world.