Where oh where is summer going? Nearly two weeks into June and I don’t know about you, but I feel as though I really haven’t been able to enjoy it…….yet.
I think about all of the changes going on for me personally and I sigh with relief that I’ve not ended up in the crazy house yet.
I was sent this not long ago from a dear friend and it’s so she and I – made me chuckle.
That being said, all is well – those I love are healthy, the sun has started to shine and the birds sing songs of happiness. There is plenty for which to be grateful.
Our youngest graduated kindergarten. She was officially the shortest to enter kindergarten at Zeeland Public School, taking the place of Joseph Keller, who took the reigns as the shortest kindergartner from Xavier. lol! They had such a cute program!
In addition, Xavier, our oldest turned double-digits at the end of May, so it was an exciting May ’round here! We had to take our usual birthday family selfie, of course!
Recently, my accountability girlfriends and I, as well as my sis-in-law, completed the Color Splash Fun Dash 5k in Bismarck. It was a lot of fun! My first time and I’m sure not my last! [Sorry photo-bomber, you are officially on the internet] Not sure what we were laughing at but apparently it was pretty funny – my favorite pic!
I got my garden in not long ago: pickling cucumbers, slicing cucumbers, green beans, peas, spinach, romaine and leaf lettuce, a different kind of onion, regular onions, and squash. So far my green beans and onions are looking great. I have two squash plants up and peas are catching up. My cucumbers, on the other hand, are looking pitiful. Spinach and romain is starting to come up though – which makes me happy as those are the base of my smoothies and I’m hoping to get a lot frozen from the season.
For the first time in a couple years, I’ve gotten some flowers in pots. I ended up finding these beautiful salmon-colored geraniums and similarly-colored petunias. Along the steps I got these pretty, little purple flowers – can’t remember what their called but their hardy in full-sun and I love the deep purple color. I’m thinking I need to hit some auction/rummage sales this summer to find some fun, unique potting options for flowers for next year. This Fall it’s my goal to get some bulbs planted and transplanted as well. I’ve only been saying this for three years now.
Recently, weeks of planning with a great group of gals, came to a close when it finally came time for Dairy/Ag Day in Linton. It was also my first time attending. There was quite a bit more planned for this year and fortunately, we had awesome weather. It really would have been a bummer to move everthing to the school. I think it was a great success and I think everyone enjoyed it (at least I hope they did)! I know my kiddos had fun! And only my son would choose devil horns. lol!
I gotta throw in one of my favorite discoveries so far this summer – Leinenkugel’s! They had me at the orange shandy (which now won’t be coming out until August). The summer shandy is awesome, as well as the berry shandy (mixing the two is equally delicious)! I’m hooked, so much so, I’d love to go to Wisconsin and see the brewery! When I go in, I’m all in! lol! The Helles Yeah is from their explorer pack. Delish on a hot, summer day! It’s 5:00 somewhere, right?
I hope this blog post finds you well and until next time – enjoy the summer weather! And, to help with the mosquitoes and sun, I purchased this stuff from an Avon distributor while at Dairy Ag Days and it seriously works for both! Kids didn’t get burned and I didn’t get eaten alive while mowing lawn and watering over the weekend. I did make a mix with essential oils but haven’t tried it on a bad mosquito night yet to say if it works or not. When I do, I’ll report the results.
Enjoy your week!