It feels like it's been forever since I last posted! Sometimes a blogging break (even an unplanned one) can be kind of nice, but after a while I start to miss writing here. Not so much because I feel like I have to, but I feel like I'm getting out of touch with friends!
A couple weeks ago Justus and I celebrated ten years of marriage! My parents watched our girls and we headed out to dinner together (at The Melting Pot - yum!), had a leisurely morning and coffee (okay, chocolate pie too) at the coffee shop in town. We're thankful that after ten years of marriage, our love for one another is still so strong. And one day I have to tell you the story of our wedding day!
Did you have a nice 4th of July? We did! We were away for the weekend, staying at my in-laws' farm. There was a lot of family there and a lot of food. The kids all played in the water and we played many games of volleyball! I also got to pick a lot of fresh blueberries to bring home. Delicious.
The days have been full here, enjoying summer and our last month before school starts. The garden has been doing wonderful and also keeping the girls and I very busy. Picking every day, weeding (who am I kidding - the weeds grow faster than I can pull!), freezing green beans, making pickles, and eating more squash than I dare count.
My mom and I have also been busy with a little endeavor of ours. We planted rows and rows of heirloom flowers to sell (purely for enjoyment) at my parents farm.
We have a little flower stand at the road. Justus built this stand entirely out of reclaimed material - isn't it the cutest thing you've ever seen? (You can read more about our adventures and the stand here if you're interested.) :-)
We've had so much fun going out to the flower garden and making bouquets.
I caught this image of Jillian this week. We had brought home all the old flowers and Jillian immediately sat down on the floor with all the flowers and proceeded to cut and arrange a new bouquet for her room. Sweet moments of summer!
Hope you are doing well. I've missed chatting and promise to be back quicker this time!