A little update on our Summer so far:
Nate and I had a great time in Germany visiting our old foreign exchange student. She spoiled us and showed us all over. We were in the north western area (mostly) because that’s where they live, but we did visit Holland aka the Netherlands, Berlin, Norderney Island which is located at the North Sea, and Hamburg.
Groningen, Netherlands (Holland):
The North Sea:
A few fav pics from Germany:
We came home to baby bunnies!! Mc’s rabbit had four babies almost a month ago and they’re ridiculously cute…sometimes they look a bit like a hamster or a guinea pig…
Occasionally they actually resemble bunnies when their little ears are perked up!!
I love this time of year because our backyard is always green, busy, and beautiful. We have lots of fruit trees, lilac bushes, and a variety of flowers. Someone once said it looks “magical” and that thought has kind of stuck.
Our cherry trees are beckoning our attention…cherries are ripe and ready to be picked, so that’s on the agenda for tomorrow. It requires a lot of work as they’ll need pitted to prep for canning. We’ll make pint size jars of sweet, sugary, cherry jam and Warren will probably consume more than his fair share!! Whatever he doesn’t get his hands on I’ll pack away for Christmas gifts.
The peach tree is coming along, definitely not as many peaches as last year, but we’ll take something over nothing.
Our lavender bush is in full bloom right now. I don’t really know what to do with lavender, but I like the idea of it. I cut some and took it indoors to hang upside down to dry out. I’ll stick it in a jar for decoration once it’s ready…any other ideas for it please message me!🙂
A few weeks ago I was invited to go on a youth group trip with my old church. They needed another sponsor and the kids and other two sponsors that were going are loads of fun; plus the trip consisted of a cabin in Winter Park for a few days…needless to say, I didn’t have to think twice about going!!🙂
This month we have a few camping trips planned — one weekend with our church, the next weekend with some family-friends, and then at the end of the month we have tickets to a Tim Hawkins show (Christian comedian). This’ll be our third time seeing him if that tells you anything, it’s so worth it!!! Google search him if you’re not familiar…or even if you are!!❤️
Our new foreign exchange girl from Russia is expected to arrive the second week of August. Our kids’ behavior and attitudes have been pretty positive lately so I’m finally not intimidated by this gal’s arrival. I’ve visited through e-mail with her a lot and she seems really respectful…and really intelligent…that part still intimidates me. LOL
To finish up today have a happy and safe Fourth of July! The girls talked me into doing a fun-run event this morning so we’ll see how we hold up for the rest of the day…fun and run shouldn’t be allowed in the same sentence, in my opinion! Although running lately has made me feel pretty good so I really can’t complain!
Blessings to you all!