Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June Happenings

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May was long, but June is finally here. June for our family is full of birthdays and celebrations. So far, though, it's just been good old family time.
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A Floral Affair
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Our girls have turned into garden fey with all the roses, peonies, irises, and clematis blooming around here.
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My "Vicious Vivi" is especially rambunctious among the floral growth. She likes to eat it, basically.
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They love when daddy cuts them big, poofy peonies to carry around like magic wands.
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A Canning Date
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Sometimes during the summer months, when Justin and I aren't able to schedule babysitters and movie tickets, we plan a "canning date" instead.
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We stay up late after the girls are in bed, drinking wine together, and cooking things like this blackberry jam to can in jars. It's a really lovely way to spend time together without having to plan a night out. We joke, and talk... and can.
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And maybe we flirt and kiss just a bit. 
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Hey, you gotta keep the romance alive, right?
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The Pool
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We purchased an inflatable pool after temperatures reached close to 100 degrees this week.
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My fierce Violet is surprisingly shy when it comes to the pool water, but I think she'll adjust. Meanwhile Eisley talks non-stop about swimming.
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The Indoor Pool
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Our heated indoor claw-foot pool always makes these pies happy, however.
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Bath time is the favorite pre-bedtime activity in Lark & Lola House.
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For those days when we want to put them to bed early, bath time is the perfect wind-down experience.
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The Year of the Boot
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My mother has declared 2012 "The Year of the Boot". She gave us Wellies for Mother's day. Then, today she took my sister & I to P.F. Chang's for lunch followed by a cowgirl boot shopping spree at Sheplers. {For Christmas, she has vowed to get us new snow boots. Well, shoot!}
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And so my sis and I picked out a new pair. It was the best birthday gift ever, thanks Mom!
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These are the boots I picked out. I love them. What a great start to June.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mom! I love them!!!
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Much love to you all!

4 comments:

  1. I'm going to list the things I'm jealous of in order:
    1. Canning Dates
    2. The jelly that I know is inside those cans that is SO amazing, we scraped our mason jar clean last year.
    3. That kiss picture. SO romantic.
    4. Your girls - they are SO cute.
    5. Your camera - your pictures are so pretty! And the colors are to die for!
    6. Boots. Boots. Boots.

    What a great family!

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  2. In response to my dear Colleen:

    1. You & Ryan should totally plan a canning date! Get some practice for spending nights IN when that baby comes ;-)
    2. Thank you!
    3. Hehe...thank you. I'm usually not one for displays of affection but I just couldn't help myself with that one.
    4. I'll have to work on a post that shows their evil side...
    5. The last few are camera phone pics, but I always edit my photos in Picasa. Do you have Picasa? If not, download it, it's free!
    6. Sheplers is having a boot sale...just sayin'.

    Thanks for the comment :-)

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  3. I love your boots! And all the rest of the stuff too :)

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  4. So I know this is stupid, because he is her dad, but Eisley looks SO like Justin!

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