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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June In Review

Well, it’s been an interesting start to summer here! The first half of the month was chilly and rainy; now it’s hot as can be! We had weeks with the kids at camp and weeks with them home. We have had a lot to celebrate! Here are some of the highlights.

Family Activities:


  • We celebrated Zachary’s birthday.
  • Gabbie went to Sewing and Art Camps.
  • Zachary went to Cub Scout Camp.
  • We went to Schlitterbahn.
  • Gabbie and Zachary both enjoyed Nature Camp. (Gabbie also took babysitting and Zachary took science!)
  • We celebrated Father’s Day.
  • We saw the movie Inside Out.
  • We took a family trip to Washington D.C.
  • We attended a wedding in NY.


  • I watched the show Harper’s Island on Netflix and continued watching Gilmore Girls.
  • I wrote about new clothes savings tips.
  • I had a smoothing treatment on my hair – I’m not sure it’s really made a difference though.

And now, some never before shared photos from my phone:

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Playing with Magformers

My hair after it was straightened. It never looks like this when I do it myself!

Happy July everyone!


Janine Huldie said...

I love your hair straightened. Was that with the keratin treatment? Oh and it is just finally warming up here, too. ;)

tamarsb said...

Those are wicked cool magnet blocks!! Your hair is gorgeous - it got so long!

Amber said...

Your hair looks awesome!

I love Gilmore Girls.

Holly Higgins said...

I like the straight hair. It's so long! Do the kids like Magformers? I put them on the kids birthday/Christmas lists last year and no one got them. I've been debating on getting them a set but wasn't sure if they would play with them all that much.

MilitaryWifeandPugLife said...

My husband loves that show Harpers Island. I guess I need to give in and watch it!

Dara said...

yes, the straightening was right after the treatment. I was under the impression that the treatment would make it stay straight, but I'm not that lucky.

Dara said...

my hair is at least 6 inches shorter when it's curly.

Dara said...

thanks...I just wish I could recreate that look!

Dara said...

My hair is so much longer straight than's not fair! The kids loved the magformers. We don't own them, we were at the nearby nursing home, but they stayed and played with them for an hour. We have magnatiles, which they play with as well.

Dara said...

you should - it's just a mini series so it doesn't take long to finish!