Oh my goodness. I actually cannot believe I haven’t blogged since after Memorial Day weekend. I knew June was crazy busy but I never purposely intend to ignore my blog that long – it just makes me sad when that happens!

June was full. Work, graduation parties, birthday (Teacher Man), Father’s Day, a work conference requiring some travel, and LuLaRoe … all combined to make these 30 days go by so fast. Thankfully I have a few days now to slow down (a tiny little bit) and re-energize myself for the rest of July.

First up … my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary today! We headed out to the farm yesterday to celebrate with them and now they are off to Vegas, baby! 

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The happy couple!

Weekend Snaps | Catching Up via MyOtherMoreExcitingSelf.comMy sissy and niece, Miss Morgan, as we got the party started on the deck at my parent’s farm house. 

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Weekend Snaps | Catching Up via MyOtherMoreExcitingSelf.comWe hit the road, headed to New Ulm, Minnesota, and George’s Fine Steaks & Spirits for a family dinner. Miss Morgan wanted her cousins, Joe-Joe and Miss Audree, to ride with her. (The food, cocktails, and wine were all excellent, by the way!)Weekend Snaps | Catching Up via MyOtherMoreExcitingSelf.com

Hey, I know this handsome guy! πŸ˜‰

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Being goofy!

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More goofing among cousins.

Weekend Snaps | Catching Up via MyOtherMoreExcitingSelf.comAnd among father and son. ;) 

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Later, Miss Morgan talked her Uncle Jerry (Teacher Man) into a little dance party in the porch. It didn’t take much persuasion – she’s got her Uncle wrapped around her cute little finger, as she should!

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This is Avery, my sister and brother-in-law’s German Shorthair and he was happy to have us all back home for the evening.

We also put together a fun photo montage video that tried to encapsulate at least a little of the past 50 years – no easy task! And of course, I should’ve started it a month ago. But … I think it turned out great and had everyone laughing, smiling, and maybe even tearing up a little.

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This morning, Miss Morgan found a troll she had been missing so that was very important! πŸ˜‰

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And Joe wasn’t too keen on waking up at 9:30 am – typical teenager!

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Here’s my brother, giving one last ride to Morgan around the farm before we all headed for home.

Weekend Snaps | Catching Up via MyOtherMoreExcitingSelf.comAnd here we are, heading out while my brother and Miss Audree followed us for just a bit on the gravel road – can you see them?

Weekend Snaps | Catching Up via MyOtherMoreExcitingSelf.comThis afternoon, after a wee little nap on the deck, I headed to the gardens to do some weeding and other work. My mom’s gardens always inspire – her flowers are gorgeous and all her gardens are so neat and tidy too! So I weeded my veggie raised beds and then cut the curly tops off my garlic, which is really looking good. Then I did some dead-heading of the peonies.

Which all required a 2nd nap when I finished. πŸ˜‰

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The evening was gorgeous! I sat out on the front porch swing for a while, catching up on my Food Network magazine and admiring my red-white-and-blue star LuLaRoe leggings! πŸ˜‰

I have the day off tomorrow (woo hoo!) so I’m going to catch up on a few things around the house and make some chocolate chip cookies to take to the lake. We will head to my brother and sister-in-law’s lake home for the 4th of July.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday!!

xoxo – Lara

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