Jason's tutoring business really picked up, and it made for a very busy month. Thankfully, near the end of June, a few of his students took vacations and he took vacation time from his job. It was a great time for him to refresh, refocus and relax. Speaking of jobs, you can read a full update on our job situations here. There are big changes coming for our little family, and we could not be more excited!
Our mama group at church does a family picnic in June, so we headed over to a family's house for our picnic. There were so many kids running around - I loved it! The final people count was about 29, I think, but there were only 12 or so adults. We were definitely outnumbered. Bug had her first ever swimming experience for this summer at the picnic, and she loved it. Her lips were blue, and her feet were purple, but I think she would've stayed in that pool all day if we let her.
We made it a point to take a lot of family walks during the month, and Bug had a fantastic time with this activity. There are so many parks located in our town, and while we don't really live in town, we live close enough to walk. There is one really great park about 1.25 miles or so from our home, and we went there lots. I love that as part of the swingset, there are baby swings. Bug wasn't too thrilled with it the first time, but the next time we went (and every time after), she had a blast in it.
|My view while walking|
|Our girl loves to splash|
Our garden is finally starting to grow well. For whatever reason, I do not feel like our seedlings transplanted well this year. I'm definitely going to do some things differently next year. I'm very thankful for my garden journal. I cannot remember things like that year to year so journaling what's going on makes it easier for the next year. We have no fruit on our tomato plants or strawberry plants yet, but I'm confident there will be some soon. The carrots are doing very well and the marigolds are blooming like crazy. No peppers have started growing on the jalapeno pepper plants, but I'm hoping that will happen soon, too.
I participated in my first-ever craft show as a vendor. I learned a lot but didn't sell as well as I hoped. I don't think the venue, at the end of the day, was well suited to what I was selling, and I'm looking for a good show to participate in this fall. I had a lot of interest in my table, and I did make back what I paid to be there plus extra, so that was good.
|Our June Subscribe and Save order - my OOP expense was $0, but the |
retail value of these items is over $100! Gotta love Swagbucks, Bing and MTurk!
We're glad June was so much fun because July is going to be all about work, work, work. It's going to be one of our busiest months of the year, so we're just going to exist in survival mode until late July. If I post a little less frequently here or on our Facebook page, just know I'm probably passed out somewhere from sheer exhaustion but thinking of you all.