Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Bit of a Hiatus

Hey Lovely blog readers :)

I'm so sorry for the complete lack of blog posts for the past, well...three weeks.  If you read this post, you can catch a glimpse of why I haven't been posting anything.  Honestly, I just haven't had the TIME.  It's been an eye opening adventure to say the least to have six children full time for the summer.  There have been some big challenges, and I haven't been able to maintain any sort of posting schedule, or be able to do any projects since completing my front porch planters or the end of the year teacher's gifts.  I'm not abandoning my blog, however!  I am going to switch to a different type of posting for the summer, though.  I'm just going to post here and there, and primarily journal style.  Things that I just feel like talking about, as opposed to diy projects.  If I get any projects completed this summer, then of course I will share, but it doesn't seem like I'm going to have the time.  I was really stressed about this, at first, but you know what....the blog will always be here, and I can always just pick up right where I left off.  I decided that I'm just going to take it easy and not try to monetize (which is what I was working towards) or anything like that until after school starts....when I will only have one child home with me during the day....as opposed to 6...

So far this summer, we have done some fun things.  I went on a beach trip with a few of my girlfriends.  That was a lot of fun.  I got really sun burnt...which wasn't so fun.

We had a pizza movie night for my boy and some of his friends.  

We have gone to several parks and pools and splash pads

We've been to the movies....I don't have a shot of that...but, yes, I took six kids to the movies, and afterwards they all played in the water fountain out front until they were soaking wet :) 

We have baked a lot....and made a lot of messes while doing so.

I have done approximately 10,000 loads of dishes and 5,000 loads of laundry.  

We had an awesome Fourth of July with our extended family.

...and celebrated my husband's birthday with friends as well.  

So that's what has been going on with us!  How about you?  Wish me luck for the rest of the summer.  We have roller skating, blueberry picking, carousel rides, the zoo, and another beach trip left on the itinerary.  I'll try to not stay away so long next time.  Wishing you all a happy summer :)