I threw a party. For the reunion of my favorite show Friends. That’s how I kicked off my month and it was fun!
We piggybacked on my inlaws’ generosity and took a little jaunt to the beach. My daughter and her friend baked themselves crispy fried on the first day despite many warnings and pleadings to reapply the SPF. We took in the Texas State Aquarium where we saw a flamingo couple guarding a nest. Shelby fell in love.
I began serving as a subject matter expert for NETA to help them develop their next certifying exam – an interesting process during which I get to meet fitness instructors from all over the country. We have two Zoom meetings under our belt and several more to follow.
Shelby attended her first of two summer camps. This one sits only an hour away from home and gives her dad and me a nice respite from caregiving. Super bonus – she has a blast! The report I got? She had a great week and was the happiest camper there. That’s my girl! My youngest volunteered at three sessions of children’s day camp at our church and lead worship for the youth. That’s my other girl!
The whole extended family (almost) sat out in stifling heat with zero breeze to support my niece in her dance recital. That’s love. My husband and I caught the That Sounds Fun Podcast Tour with Annie F Downs when it came through Dallas. It was funny and endearing and I felt like God had a message for just my husband and me. Now THAT’S a good show. And the same week we got to pick up Georgia peaches from The Peach Truck and deliver to family over a Father’s Day celebration. I have a good one and I’m married to a good one. And there was much rejoicing.
It’s been a movie month for us. So glad to see new quality films coming to theaters. We got to Finding You, which may be my new favorite. After taking it in with my husband, I took my daughter to it the very next day. It’s a sweet and clean romance (a rarity) with a lot more going on than the love story. I can’t wait until it’s streaming so I can see it again. We saw Queen Bees. Not as clean but funny and sweet. And at home we caught an edited version of football movie The Replacements and an oldie – The Fortune Cookie starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Last, the whole family plus my sister enjoyed In the Heights. I may be in the minority, but I love, love, love a good musical.
Lastly, I was glad to see Juneteenth become a federal holiday! And that about wraps up the last 30 days. I hope all the daddies out there had a great Father’s Day. Shout out to the ones in my life and especially my Heavenly Father. And as always, I love you, I thank you and I hope July treats you well.
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