What's Up June...

Happy Wednesday sweet friends.  Today is a very special day at our house because my baby is TWO.  I am not sure how that happened but it has, such a bittersweet milestone.  She is sweet and spice and we just love her to pieces around here!  

I love this link-up and sharing a peak into our crazy and chaos so grab your coffee or caffeine of choice and let's get going, shall we.  Make sure to tell me what we have in common at the end? Are you loving summer as much as us????

{What We're Eating This Week}

This week it's a whole lot of cleaning out the pantry and refrigerator because I don't want to go to the store right before vacation.   We also have VBS at our church so it has to be quick!

Monday - BLT's and salads
Tuesday - ground turkey tacos and the fixings
Wednesday - LUCY'S Birthday so pizza, her favorite
Thursday - Whatever we can scrape together
Friday - VACATION - momma's kitchen is CLOSED

We did make this yummy oreo pie this month - you should pin it and make it with your kids!

{What I'm Reminisicing About}

Our Lucy girl's birthday is TODAY and she is TWO!

Here I was the morning she was born - we didn't know is she was a boy or a girl so we were all excited to find out!

Then just a few days new - our sweet miracle and answer to prayer - Lucille Violet.

Then one fast year later at one...

....and one more quick year later, she is TWO!

{What I'm Loving}


From these fun activities at home...

...to hiking, camping and knocking some things off our summer bucket list!

{What We've Been Up To}

Vera and I headed to my cousin's graduation in Texas!

Playdates with friends!

Pool time with friends!

VBS at our friends church and Ours! We love VBS!

A trip to the farm!

{What I'm Dreading}

Getting back on a school schedule and getting two kids out the door this fall - let's not talk about it.  



{What I'm Working On}

I worked on this little garage toy storage makeover while the kids were at their friends' VBS.

I am also pinning away for because all our babies birthdays are in the next few months - first up a TWO CUTE MERMAID party.  Then, it's a basketball party for Solon and Vera is still weighing a few theme options ;).

{What I'm Excited About}

Speaking of birthdays, this week we are celebrating this girl.  Just looking at her, I am filled with such gratitude for the Good Lord's perfect plan.  3 years ago, this is how I was feeling and then 2 years ago this is how I was feeling.  

It's amazing what God can do in our lives.  It was such a hard road but I am so thankful for her and what God taught me along the way.  Our TWO CUTE MERMAID is going to have her 3rd and final party this weekend :).  She and her siblings are precious gifts from God!

{What I'm Watching/Reading}

I haven't finished my book (2nd in this series, read the 1st one last month) but hope to at the lake. 

I want to buy this one for vacation!

I am working my way through Gilmore Girls and in Season 2 now!

I just introduced my family to one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE movies - Pollyanna.  
Have you seen  it?  I strive to be just like her :).  

My kids are loving all the new releases on Netflix - Moana, Trolls, The Angry Bird Movie, Secret Life of Pets and Minions to name a few!

{What I'm Listening To}

Young House Love Has a Podcast each week

This song and this song are my favorites lately!

VBS on repeat - this one and this one

{What I'm Wearing}

Here is a whole post of pretty much what is on repeat these days.

Let's be honest I pretty much live in these tanks , my favorite athletic shorts and flip flops or my new swimsuit.   (more on that here)

{What I'm Doing This Weekend}

We are headed to the lake for the week and we can't wait to wear no make-up, relax, float, hot tub, sit by the fire, shower before bed and play games with my family!  It's been a tradition to be at the lake since I was in 5th grade.  Moving around as much as we did, this tradition became REALLY important.  I have only missed twice in 24 years - when we got married and when I had Lucy.  4th of July is one of my favorite holidays - it's better than my birthday and right up there with Christmas (but Jesus still gets my #1 vote). 

I can't wait to see everyone and make more memories with my kids who love the lake as much as I do!  My sister and brother-in-law will be home from Seattle so we can't wait.  

{What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month}

My Father-in-law (pictured below with a one year old Vera) is turning 70 SO we are all headed back to the Wisconsin Dells.  We went back in 2012 and 2013.  The kids cannot wait.  We added 3 new grandchildren so all 15 of us will be staying together in a cabin at the Wilderness Resort.

{What Else is New}

Are you following me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.  I am doing a monthly FB live series.  This month we talked all about kids and chores.  Hop on over and listen in!  I also have been pinning like crazy, are you following me? 

{Bonus Question - Favorite 4th of July Tradition}

My favorite tradition is being at the lake (here, here, herehere, here and here).  Watching the fireworks in the middle of the lake in our boat.  We all snuggle up, my sister plays a very patriotic playlist of music and we enjoy!  We have some funny memories after 24 years of 4th of July's at the lake

There is no better way to watch fireworks rain down then on the lakes of Minnesota!  It might be my all-time, hands down, most favorite childhood tradition that is still my adult favorite!

On Friday, I will be sharing a little more about our TWO year old and then next week I will be popping in with just a post on Monday and then enjoying the rest of the week away!  Disconnecting is SO good for the soul, I hope you can too!

Don't forget that 10 on the 10th will be here before we know it and this month we are talking all about 10 daily habits.  I am so curious about what you do every.single.day!  Make sure to link-up Monday, July 10th!

Linking up with Sheaffer and Shay for What's Up Wednesday -- Check out their blogs for more fun!

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