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Summer Fun in Pictures

Here are some of the things that have been occupying my time this summer:

Redecorating our house by finding new purposes for old items. Here's one example... this "J" has been laying around for awhile. I've tried it in the bathroom, thought about it for the nursery, and finally moved it above the stove. 

Trying new recipes. My goal is one new recipe a week. This week was Caprese Chicken... it turned out great!

Gardening. Love, love, LOVE gardening... just realized it this summer! So fun. I've planted or transplanted at least 40 different perennials, bushes, or trees this summer. Seriously... 40, and I've loved every minute of it!

We re-landscaped the entire front of the house, including edging, laying sod, mulching, and doing all of the plantings. 

I've been sprucing up our furniture. Here is a glider I picked up at a resale shop last summer- I finally spray painted it, and it looks great!

These are some benches that were at the house when we bought it. The wood was loose, so I nailed them back together nice and tight and spray painted them red. So cute!

You can see in the backyard we also edged here and planted grass (Don edged, I mulched and planted the grass- it's coming in slow, but it's getting there!). Most of this whole area was dirt before. 

I've been reading this parenting book, and it's knocking my socks off! Seriously. I don't think I've read even one chapter without a few tears falling... it talks about "dazzling your kids with the love of Jesus", but you can't read it without being "dazzled" by this love yourself! Highly, highly recommend!

Definitely thought I'd be chasing a little one around this summer, but as it turns out, God has given me this time for some much needed rest, enjoyment, and time with Him.  It has been a gift, and I've loved every minute of it! 


kimberly said...

Sara, I'm very impressed with your summer projects! I'm mostly impressed that you ate the chicken dish you made. :) Looks delicious! Praying that God continues to give you peace in this waiting period.

Corrie and Phil said...

Impressive craftiness!!!

Did you really eat that Caprese salad? We need a picture of that!

Corrie and Phil said...

P.S. That books looks great. I want to check it out thanks to your recommendation. :)

Heidi said...

Very impressive! Everything! And I will check out that book. Looks good!

Rachel Jones said...

Wow you have done so much already!! It all looks great! Want to see it in person :)

Rochelle said...

Great job Sara, those all look really good!!! I'm glad that you are finding good ways to occupy your time, things that you are enjoying, and ways that God is meeting you in your time of waiting. Praying for continued peace & growth for you both as God brings you guys through this.

Stacey said...

Thanks for sharing all of your pics! Glad you are having a fun and productive summer!

Sarah Jones Trask said...

Look at you, you litt!le domestic kitten