It's been a busy summer!
How is everyone doing? It's been such a wonderful and busy summer for us. We have been to the beach, knotts berry farm, kayaking, ect. We are building a new patio outside, making some home improvements inside and Autumn is taking ballet. Busy family here how about you?
I know that this sounds silly, but I don't mind the fact that I work during the school year, it is the summertime that bothers me because I would like to do more with the kids, but I a limited to how many days I get off work.
We have been busy with a few trips with the kids, gardening, harvesting and freezing what we do not eat, and soon I will be canning some of the veggies. I dislike canning but I enjoy the fruits of our labor during fall and winter. I have also been making broth and I have bone broth simmering on the stove. All will make for great broths/stocks for soups during fall and winter. We also just finished with VBS (Vacation Bible School) at the church we attend. The kids had a blast and it was fun to visit and help out with church family. We will soon be building a picnic table to hold all of us because we have outgrown the kitchen table (plus we are minimized on space) and a picnic table seems like the best choice for that.
In mid August, we will celebrate my step-daughter's 13th birthday by going swimming and then playing at the massive playground they have at the same place followed by cake and pizza.
Next year, we plan on going camping, fishing, and visiting an aquarium.