Looking back at June, ahead to July

It’s crazy to think June is gone already. It seemed to fly by in some ways and linger in others.

Our July was busy, to begin with, and then slowed down a bit as it went on.

In the beginning of the month, we were finishing up school, then I had to meet with our evaluator, gather together paperwork for the school district for next year, and deliver all of that paperwork (including the evaluations from the evaluator) to the district. In the midst of all of that, Little Miss’s friends from Texas visited for a couple of weeks and were at our house during the days a few days out of that two weeks, which was very nice.

I enjoyed watching my flowers bloom at the beginning of June and loved admiring them all month long.

They are now gone, which is sad for me, but at least I have my photos of them.

We closed out June with a week’s vacation for The Husband, during which we didn’t do a ton, but did relax, read books, and did visit a local state park, which included a beach and lake. The beach, is, of course, sand that is added to the shoreline of the lake, not naturally there. Lake Jean is 245-acres has warmwater panfish and game fish. Ice fishing is also allowed there in the winter. In addition to the small swimming area, boating (not speed boats), canoeing, and paddle boarding is also allowed.

The park is 13,193 acres in Luzerne, Sullivan, and Columbia counties of Pennsylvania and features trails, camping areas, picnic spaces, and hunting land.

We hope to visit there again and another state park near us (this entire county is 90 percent state game lands) before the end of the summer.

I don’t have too many plans so far for July, other than celebrating 20-years of marriage (hey, guess that is a big deal), hunting down and finalizing our homeschool curriculum, and perhaps planting some late season veggies to help stretch our grocery budget.

I’m sure there will be some fun swimming in the pool at my parents, maybe a train ride we couldn’t squeeze in for The Husband’s vacation, hopefully, some trips to the ice cream stand and some playgrounds, and I’m sure more than a few cookouts at the parents’ or elsewhere.

What do you have planned for July? Anything exciting?

Here are a few (yeah, I know…few in my terms is not the same as it is for others) photos from our month of June:

11 thoughts on “Looking back at June, ahead to July

  1. I’d say you and your family have had a great June! Happy you got to have fun at that lake and Little Miss enjoyed the water and sand. And oh yes, Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!! Twenty years is a great milestone!


  2. Sounds like your summer has been off to a good start, along with some good times still to come.
    Beautiful photos, I always feel like I’m right there for your adventures…the lake scenery looks relaxing and those gardening pictures with your dad and Little Miss capture such sweet memories.❤️
    You guys are so blessed with an amazing view of our country, it’s so pretty!! Love all the greenery.


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  4. Looks like loads of fun and special memories! The flowers, Little Miss, the beach, all of it – felt very honored to share in those treasured times!

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  5. Your pics are amazing! The beach are looks fun! Happy Anniversary. We made it to 30! 😉 I guess for July we will be doing doc appts for Mom, one of my own, and I’ll be closing month end at work, celebrating Mom’s birthday, and trying to stay COOL! I’m in Nashville, TN and it’s been pretty hot already. Happy 4th to you and yours. I followed. I was looking for some blogs that told about their daily life and kinda wrote like I did. 😉 I will enjoy reading your content.


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