Monday, March 19, 2018

June 2017 was a Good Month

We had a great time on our cruise last week! I'll try to do some blog posts about it within a year. LOL.

Random happenings from last June...

We went to the boys' favorite playground the week school got out.

Things I bought from the Iowa Arts Festival downtown. I was pleased with my finds and purchases.
 Shopping can be rewarding!

It was time to replace my navy blue Saltwater sandals after a few years of wearing the same ones.
I LOVE THESE SANDALS! They're comfortable, cute, and you can wear them with almost anything.

A healthy orange lunch of steamed baby carrots and a sweet potato. Oompa-loompa approved.

The neighborhood mailhouse viewed from my car. It was a pretty day.

Peter and I had our 15th anniversary on June 15th. Our golden anniversary! 💑 
We went out to a really nice French restaurant for dinner, and he sent me this delicious Edible Arrangements that the whole family enjoyed.
 
A little bit of England in Iowa City. 💓

My organizing project for June was to go through all of the magazine articles I've saved over the years, clean them out, and organize the keepers into binders.


The three-hole punch got a lot of action, and little paper dots followed me around the house all month.

Finished! 

This wasn't a useless project because I enjoy collecting and curating useful and interesting information, and I refer to my "info binders" regularly, which is a lot easier to do now that the articles are organized and accessible instead of piling up in the boxes that many of them were in for years.

Paper dots all vacuumed up!

  My project room is one of my happy places. I love it! 
 
 I've had the cream-colored dresser ever since I was 13 years old (John's age!). The tall wooden bookshelf was a wedding gift from my dad. And the glider chair is the one I used for my babies.

 John loves his dad.

Sam positioned this stuffed dog (Buddy) from The Secret Life of Pets so that it could watch him play on his iPad. I thought it was cute.

 The heart of the home.

 
I don't remember why I took random pictures around the house, but I'm feeling nostalgic now since we'll be moving this summer so I'm going to include them in this post. I love my house and it's going to be hard to leave it.
 
This is such a cozy place to read and be surrounded by books. I love this spot. It's another one of my happy places. Perhaps our new house will have an actual library? A lady can dream!

I love our yard and the scenery around it. How pretty is this? I wish there were a way to bring it all with us.
 
I paused the DVR while watching an episode of Grantchester and this is what it paused on. Sid looked so cute!

Doggies at rest.

The boys built this big fort on a Sunday morning.

Church bags and other things lined up for church that day.
 The flowers were for a Sharing Time I was teaching about the Word of Wisdom. I poured a can of root beer on them as an object lesson about putting good things into our bodies, not bad. I gave the flowers away to my neighbor-friend up the hill (who happened to be the Primary secretary) and they survived longer than I thought they would!

Speaking of putting good things into our bodies, these cookies are so good. 😄

 Sam thought this was so funny. Look closely at what's keeping Buddy the dog attached to the two-headed dragon and maybe you'll agree.

The fridge was pretty cleared out before we left for Massachusetts for the summer. I like to use up everything perishable that I can in the weeks before we go. Waste not, want not!

Shoes lined up on the stairs. I thought the evening light shining in on them was pretty.

Summer wreath on the front door.

June is one of my favorite months of the year, and last June didn't disappoint. It turned out to be our last month with Brody too, which makes me feel all the more fond of it.

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