Oh man. This summer has been NUTS. A complete whirlwind. I know things have been kind of quiet on the blog lately. Most weeks I can only manage one post. But I promise that behind the scenes is anything but quiet! I have had all the normal summer stuff like swimming, family reunions, gardening, and keeping kids entertained on top of a MILLION projects, most of which I can’t show you yet. Get ready though, because very soon I will be able to start sharing all the projects I have been up to. Room makeovers, outdoor stuff, furniture makeovers, and more!
We went camping this past weekend. It was not my boys’ first time this year but it was mine. I have not made it up the canyon as often as I normally do and I have missed it. Nature soothes my soul :)
We found this little guy while we were up there. He may just look like a happy lizard to you, But he had special meaning to me. My dad used to find these horned lizards while he was up the canyon and put them in his shirt pocket. He would bring them home to me and my mom let me keep them inside as a pet for a week before letting them go again. I have not seen one in YEARS and it made me think of my dad. Sometimes, even though he has been gone for many years, he feels so close.
I had another photo shoot with Better Homes and Gardens. My first one was five years ago! The prep for it was crazy and time consuming but the shoot was so amazing! I can’t tell you anything else about it just yet, but I will later.
But really, the main reason things have been quiet around here is because I have spent a lot of time with these four yahoos. I LOVE having them home during the summer. We have weeded the garden (I know that doesn’t sound fun, but it is when we do it together), gone swimming, had outdoor movies, roasted all sorts of things over the fire pit out back, read lots of books, and created lots of things out of cardboard and tape.
A few of you have even asked about Shane. He has been super quiet around the blog! He is still alive :) He just is just really busy with his job and when he is home he just wants to hang out with us. I can’t complain about that. I have’t pushed too hard for him to write more articles for now. I am trying to focus on the fact that him having a job (for almost 3 years now!) is a blessing even if the commute is a killer.
I hope you are enjoying your summer. I feel like we haven’t had a check in for awhile. Why don’t you comment below telling me what you have been up to the last couple of months!