Hi! Remember me? I took an unexpected break from blogging. I don’t really have much of an excuse besides just the lack of motivation. But I’m back and hopefully won’t be taking that long of a break again anytime soon. Anyway, I never updated my final thoughts on Whole 30, but I’m going to make you wait a little longer before I do. For now, I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from the month of June.
At the beginning of June we celebrated National Donut Day–or I guess I should say my family celebrated. I suffered in Whole 30 agony as they ate donuts. But leave it to me to still help them celebrate.//We also went to a surprise party that night where Clem’s BFF, Mabel, showed up wearing the same outfit–cutest thing ever.
That face Clem is making in the photo below (with the flower garland)–my favorite! She never fails to bring a smile to my face. That garland is made out of paper. I’m seriously so in love with it. It was made by Paper Kat Designs on etsy.// Also, those little matching outfits that Desmond and Evangeline are wearing are from Thirty Five and Lime. She makes such beautiful clothes for kids.
As I’m looking back on these photos from the past month, I’m reminded how blessed I am. Some people think we’re crazy for having a big family (and they may be right haha) but it is so special to watch their relationships grow. They do drive each other crazy quite a bit, but they’re also each other’s best friends. I wouldn’t change it for anything.
My BFF, Stef, celebrated her 30th birthday in June and her husband was so thoughtful to set up a time for us to surprise her with a girls’ day (along with Maggi, our other BFF.) We started the day at the most sought after location for a girls’ day, a nuclear waste site, of course. We spent the rest of the day hitting up yummy food places and a pretty flower shop in the city before ending the day at our favorite ice cream shop. I was so thankful to have the chance to spend a day with these two, without our kids.
A little bit of summer vibes–complete with a picture from the splash pad that my kids didn’t like. Look how cute that rainbow sprayer is! My kids love splash pads but they were ready to leave within 20 minutes of getting there. Guess which splash pad we WON’T be going back to?//But the picture of Evangeline in the pool is pretty much my favorite. She’s living the life that I want to live.
On the days/weeks leading up to the Fourth of July, we love to include all kinds of red, white, and blue to our wardrobes. The girls are both wearing headbands from Purple Rose Bows (a subscription bow shop.) We have loved all the bows we’ve gotten each month!
All the clementine themed stuff that I’ve gotten for Clem has definitely made me regret not naming our other children after fruit. All the missed photo opportunities with children named things like Kiwi and Melon.
By the time June was over, I had determined that I wasn’t really very interested in doing Month in a Minute anymore. I love having the videos but it was just becoming way too much to remember, which therefore resulted in quality I wasn’t happy with. So I decided to take a break from it again. Don will be continuing (his videos were always better than mine anyway) so I will continue to share those here each month.
Like I said at the beginning of this post, I hope to be back to blogging more consistently now. As always, thank you for reading along!