Monday, June 19, 2017

Father's Day

This weekend we celebrated all of the dads in our life but yesterday morning we celebrated a very special dad and husband here at home.

Sunday morning we made his requested blueberry waffles along with chocolate banana waffles and bacon as well.  Then the girls showered their daddy with homemade gifts and even let him watch racing with them.

I hope he had a great weekend because we love and appreciate him so very much. 
Happy Father' Day love!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Lavender Festival

We've lived in our town for almost nine years and I've said just about every Summer that I want to go to the Lavender Festival.  It's been on our Summer fun list numerous times but we either can not go because we are busy or we just don't feel like getting ready to leave the house on a perfectly good lazy Summer day but this year I declared we were going to go!

Of course it was very hot but we went right when it opened at 10 am in hopes to beat the crowds and some of the heat.

The fields of lavender were beautiful and the smell was even better! 

Artists were set up all around painting their gorgeous masterpieces. 

I believe there were atleast four different types of lavender that they grow.  This one below was so pretty almost white compared to the other fields of  lavender.

Both of the girls took pictures as we wandered through the fields.

After meandering through the lavender we stopped to watch a puppet show, it was almost 45 minutes long and I was dying for it to be over but Brooklyn enjoyed it.  After it was finally over we walked around to find out which lavender treats we wanted to try and the girls decided on ice cream.  Kayla chose, salted caramel and Brooklyn chose chocolate lavender.  They were both delicious but Brooklyn decided after eating almost half of it that she didn't like it anymore so I happily finished it for her.

While we ate ice cream we enjoyed some music.  They hadn't actually started but were warming up so it was still enjoyable. 

Checking out the chickens

How pretty is the marketplace they had set up

The girls and I loved the afternoon tea spot but you had to have reservations so maybe next year.

Right before we left we picked up some lavender lemonade, I had been wanting to try this the most because I love fresh squeezed lemonade and I had tried lavender lemonade awhile back from a gourmet food truck and it was delicious.  Unfortunately this lavender lemonade was far from what I had hoped for but it helped cool us off anyhow.

The lavender festival was small and cute and we were only there for about two hours but we all agreed we had a good time and enjoyed it.   We weren't sold on coming back every year but maybe just for the pictures of the lavender fields now and then.   This spot does have a few other interesting festivals that happen throughout the year that I would be interested in coming too so I'm hoping to make those happen if we are free.   This trip with the girls did make it feel like it was officially Summer to me.  After being gone all last week and then most of the week just being home we needed to get out and enjoy a morning together doing something other than being at home. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

So Far....

Summer has been great!
The girls got out of school on a Thursday and by Friday we were in full celebrating mode!  It was National Donut day and the girls were very happy to get free donuts while I was grocery shopping.

When we got home Kayla got her first phone call from a friend and they chatted for almost 45 minutes!  So adorable.

As soon as hubby got home from work we headed out to dinner and then went to a local baseball game.

Saturday morning we headed out to Palm Springs to swim at my father in laws all day.

Sunday morning we dropped the girls off at my parents house so hubby and I could have an adult only getaway.   We stopped at In N Out for our lunch and then continued on to Las Vegas.

It was hot but perfect because we were looking forward to spending the next few days laying by the pool and enjoying a cocktail or two!

Drink, Snack & Chill pretty much sums up our entire getaway.

We enjoyed relaxing and eating delicious dinners every night!

But by Wednesday I was excited to pick up my girls even if they wanted to stay at their grandparents forever!  As soon as they got in the car they began reading together.  #lovethem

Thursday and Friday was spent unpacking, doing laundry, cleaning and fitting in some fun together while at home.

Saturday I was sad to say goodbye to these girls once more.   We had a wedding to go to so my mom came and stayed with them while we were gone for the night.

If I had to leave my babies again I wanted to atleast enjoy it by eating some good food so we stopped at a favorite brewery for a bite to eat.

We then checked into the hotel and got ready for the wedding.  It was so fun to get all fancy for the night!

The wedding was gorgeous and we had so much fun!

I forgot how much I love a wedding celebration and next year my brother in law will be getting married which will be another great night of fun!

Monday hubby went back to work and we are back to reality around here.   The girls and I have been lounging at home the last few days.  They have been playing, reading, riding bikes and watching their favorite shows.  I'm getting all caught up on all of the laundry and enjoying being home with my girls!