First off, here are a few of the things that have kept me occupied, besides two rambunctious little boys running around my house:
- The Rowselettes tuned one! And I had a huge party to celebrate their birthday. Well, really, it was a party to celebrate me surviving my first year with twins. And I did survive, had such a blast with my babies, was amazed over and over again at all the things they learned to do in their first year, and most importantly no one died. I call that a win. :) Here's a couple photos of the party. I'll be posting all about my homemade decorations and decor in the next week.
- My dear friend, Nora, is having her baby in early September, so my friend Kelly and I decided to fly her back to MT and throw her a baby shower. I was able to use a lot of the same decorating ideas and left over supplies from my birthday party stuff, which was really nice. Her nursery theme is frogs with the colors being yellow and green. I tried to incorporate this into my decorations, so that she could re use them in her baby room. We had a wonderful visit and shower, and I can't wait to meet her new baby boy when he arrives!
- During this same time, we decided to start phase three of our backyard remodel. With the help of my talented brother and my awesome friends, we put in two patios over the Memorial Day weekend. Then all of June was spent adding beds for planting, finishing two flagstone walkways at each of our backyard gates, and designing and planning our pergola. During the last weekend of June, again with the help of our amazing friends, we built and completed our pergola. We still have a little bit of detail work and one more major step before the backyard is complete, but it feels pretty amazing right now! I've definitely been thoroughly enjoying my backyard oasis this summer. :)
As you can see, I've had a lot on my plate. But I'm glad I'll be able to carve out some time for blogging from here on out. I'm excited to be back in the blogging saddle, and can't wait to share lots of great stuff with you!