summer updates & more berries

Friday, August 1, 2014

Well here we are and it is August.  I haven't had a lot to write about lately so I haven't been posting much.  We are in summer mode just like everyone else, swimming a lot, lots of birthday parties for friends (and one for P),  playing outside as much as we can and going berry picking.   I wasn't going to post these because I doubt anyone wants to see another trip of us berry picking, but oh well.  ;) 

We ventured over to Owls Head blueberry farm for a 2nd visit this past week.  The berries were awesome last week but this week, they were unbelievable.  You would think we would be blueberried out by now, but we are not!  I am also freezing a lot because in just a few months it will be cold and dark here again and we will be missing all this awesome local produce.

My mom came along because Lucas was at golf league and it was so fun having her with us.

We have been trying to keep the house as neat and tidy as possible for showings, so we have been trying to stay out of here as much as possible because that really is the only way.   There is so much to do around here in the summer that you really can never get bored.  The boys are at a great age for activities now and it feels nice to be getting beyond the baby stage and moving on into the busy with young kids stage.   

 Although we have our hard days, life lately has been becoming a lot more manageable just as they are becoming more independent with certain things.  I kind of feel that almost 2 years later, I am finally getting into the swing of this whole juggling two kids thing, well at least most days.  It took me a lot longer to adjust to balancing both of them, and while I still feel like I suck at it fairly frequently, I feel we are doing pretty well, or at least better than last year!  We do have a lot more drama but it evens out because they also play together so well, most of the time anyway...

Don't worry, that is a pretend weed wacker! 

We celebrated Parker's 4th birthday last week with a pizza and cupcake party at our house.  I would love to be able to share some photos from it, but I honestly didn't take out my camera at all last weekend.  It was nice to just enjoy his party and I also do have a lot of iPhone photos that we took and that friends sent so I will share those when I get around to it.  When we first started trying to figure out his party plans we were up in the air about whether we wanted to host a party while our house is for sale, but we decided to just go for it, and we are so glad we did.   Although the weather didn't really cooperate the kids all had a great time, and we were able to be outside for at least a little bit of the time.

So August will probably be much of the same.  I am trying to savor this slower pace of life and beautiful weather because soon fall will be here.  I love fall but it is so short and then 6 months of winter follow it... September is already looking a lot busier, with the start of school again for P (pre-k this year!) a trip to Salt Lake City for the Click Away conference (and my first trip away from both boys), our 5th anniversary, Andrea and Evan's wedding (!!!) and just getting back into our regular pace of things.  So happy August everyone!

blueberries for breakfast

Saturday, July 26, 2014

berry picker

turkey talk

boat party

flower showers

Thursday, July 24, 2014

4 years

Parker celebrated his 4th birthday yesterday.  I will save all the talk about how I can't believe how quickly the years have flown by, because, well that depends on the day.  ;)  But yes, it is amazing how  our tiny little guy turned into this big kid.  He had a great first day as a 4 year old, which consisted of too many treats, visiting with family, new vehicles for his collection and a fun dinner out.   Before we left for dinner we celebrated with cupcakes which was definitely one of the highlights of course!

pool days

new friends

Monday, July 21, 2014

berry pickers

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