Back 2 Blogging…

It’s funny how taking an unintentional break from blogging makes it that much tougher to start again.  It’s kind of like exercising, I guess.  When you’re not in “the zone,” it’s tough to get back in!  Anyway, it has only been a week, but it feels like it’s been forever.  (Dramatic, I know — I live with 3 girls; there’s a lot of drama around here!)

The break was due to a lot of tiredness mixed with busyness, as well as a bad habit of falling on the couch after the kids are in bed and turning the news on.  Up until a few weeks ago, I would say my husband and I rarely watched tv.  Now with all the scandals going on in Washington, I find myself “vegging” in front of the news far too often.   It’s got to stop; who has time for tv?

Anyhoo, let’s see what I’ve got in pictures:

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We tried another new “breakfast bar” recipe.  They were pretty.  But they weren’t good.  Perhaps it was my fault for making too many “substitutions.”  You can get the original recipe here.

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The girls are back to french knitting after I let them pick out some new yarn from Tuesday Morning.  Great summer activity!

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They also got these fun keychain laniards from their last Keepers of the Home meeting.  Apparently, I was suppose to fill out a form every time the girls memorized verses and read their Bibles.  I am so lazy like that.  Since they never asked me to fill out a form, I never did.  And, they never got prizes.  But, they never mentioned it either.  The last day as I watched the other kids collect their prizes, I felt guilty, so I finally just told the leader the girls had memorized 2 verses that week. Hence, the laniards.

(On a side note, the same thing seems to happen with summer reading programs.  The kids read like crazy, but I always forget to write it down and turn it in.  Not my gifting!)

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We got some new nail polish Sierra picked out.  I had her trace her hands and paint her nails on paper to give me a few extra minutes of prepping dinner before I actually had to paint her nails.

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We harvested our first yellow zucchini!  Time to bust out the zucchini recipes.  We also got a new egg basket to hang next to our new coop which is almost ready.  Thrilled.

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I love how Trader Joe’s calls their root beer “vintage.”  It’s so much cooler than old-fashioned, which is such an old-fashioned word!  I will warn you, though — if you search for “vintage” on Craig’s list, not everyone has the same idea of what that means; ha!

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Reading away…

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I got a new candle.  I can’t resist a mark-down from $16 to $2.  It is super strong and just screams summer.  The first thing I do in the morning now is light my new candle.

I think tomorrow is our last day of school.  I believe we technically have another week left, but we’re at the end of our books and I think we can fit it all in tomorrow.  If so, I’m calling it quits!  I am ready for swimming, lack of structure, organizing, projects, camping, s’mores, ice cream… bring on summer!  I’ll hopefully show you my first summer project later this week.

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