Tuesday, July 3, 2012

State of Our House Address: June in review

I'm so excited because I took pictures of us throughout the month so I can share, photo-journal style, what we did this month! Yay!

While we strayed from our family movie nights and family game nights due to work and other factors, we're committed to bringing these back in full force for July and onward. We were crankier without our rest time with each other, so we'll be making a serious effort to have these each once a week in July.

With that said, though, we did a lot of fun things in June!

June is strawberry season in Michigan. We canned four batches of strawberry jam this year. It is delicious!

We went swimming in my parents' pool. It seems whenever we go, our niece and nephew are there. They sure love Jason because he's always ready to jump in the pool. Our nephew, in particular, very much loves his Uncle Jason. He even called Jason the night before to make sure he was bringing his swimming gear. Haha!

We made it a point to be sure we spent a lot of time with Preston, especially near the end of the month. He was getting so antsy due to lack of attention. Our poor baby! Here's an especially adorable picture of Preston after getting a little workout with his favorite toy.

We enjoy crafting and typically spend Sundays watching cooking shows or listening to music or podcasts while crafting. I had been working on knitting a very basic shawl (using just the knit stitch - I haven't quite learned purl yet!) for warmth in the winter. I started it in January and finally finished it this month. I'm actually quite in love with it and excited to wear it this fall and winter.

Our favorite activities are typically very quiet ones, and I have to say we sure do enjoy our quiet time! One of Jason's favorite pasttimes is puzzles. He likes to listen to an audiobook while he figures out a puzzle, and you know Preston just has be in on the action, too.

That's our June. We pray our and your coming month is filled with grace + love.

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot, 
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,

a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

-Ecclesiates 3

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