June Adventures

I'm still here!

June was our busiest month so far. Full of sky scraping highs, and dirt sucking lows. 

We spent our anniversary night reliving old joys. On our way to this arcade we found a retro game store and bought my favorite Nintendo game, and after the arcade we had dinner at the same restaurant we had our very first date in. 

We found a small farm slash park and the babies fell in love with swings, while Severus communicated with a cow. 

My mom got to know these grandchildren a little better. 

We played at the on site park. A lot.

We wore babies at a Retro Gaming Expo, where most of us left with fidget spinners - thus sealing my fate as the coolest elementary school mom on the block. And Severus found an indie game that he loved more than all of us combined.

The babies had a Pineapple themed birthday party at home, and dressed like American flags because their parents procrastinated and didn't get them anything cute in time, and then Target. Failed. Me. {And yes they did wear the same outfits on July 4th.}

Severus said "Goodbye!" to the first grade. And hells yes I greeted him with a bouquet of balloons because he left a school and friends behind and never stopped excelling. 

We went on our first legitimate family hike! 

I discovered hair ties made specifically for thick hair, and I feel like my life has been blessed by the gods. In May I became a LipSense distributor {something that still shocks me}, and have greatly enjoyed it as of late! I actually have learned that supporting my friends in their own SeneGence endeavors has been incredible. They know they won't get bullshit answers from me, and I get so excited to watch their ventures grow. At first {and still a lot now} I fought with the unnecessary gendering and ableism, but I'm trying to surround myself with people who are willing to mind their language without acting like it's a problem. On a whim, I opened a Society6 storefront, which has been just as anxiety inducing as everything else I do regarding selling my photography specifically. 

The kids are wonderful. Samara changed her mind about coming this way, it was dramatic to say the least, but had been enjoying her summer at our last talk. Caesar and Mercutio vacationed in Virginia, and met two of their cousins. Severus and Thaddeus are living their best life right now. Days full of slime making, eating blueberries by the handful, staying up late to watch movies camped out in the living room, Sev and I started on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone again, but this time we're actually getting through it. They have had their troublesome days, but that's to be expected. Elena and Santino are magnificent - they're learning so much, interacting with one another more frequently, and developing those big personalities. I still can't believe they're one - like literally, I have actually sat here and made sure my math was right, because I feel like I'm missing some time. Maybe it was postpartum depression, but I feel like I missed something. There's no way this year moved so quickly. But that's for another post. They are wearing One beautifully, even if I am still six months behind.

Plenty of dance parties, some hiding in the bathroom, and a little bit of Starbucks fuel got me through a difficult, busy, exploratory month. July didn't start out any differently, but I'm going to get blogging back in my sights. I have some reviews on deck, and I am looking forward to sharing more about our great adventures.

Sneaking a peak:

An unsolicited review of this gorgeous Scriver Creek traveler's notebook! I took one look at these and they made my heart flutter so hard I decided to change my whole. entire. planning. system. so I could own one. Yeah.