State of Affairs, June Edition

Addison & Mackenzie (and Jeremy!) took their first trip to Lake Winnepesaukah.  The day will go down as one of the highlights of the entire summer, I believe.  Just today, on the way home from church, Mackenzie was asking when we could go again.  (Definitely not until the temperature drops below 100 degrees!)


We have made several visits to the local pool and the splash park.  A & M are still pretty timid around water, but each visit gets better, so we will keep on going.  Throw in the farmer's market/downtown arts fair in Huntsville and the minor-league baseball game, and we had a pretty busy month.

Books read: 3.5
Brand New Human Being--Reviewed here.

Shadow of Night--This is the sequel to last year's A Discovery of Witches, which I lovedShadow of Night is nearly as long as it's predecessor, but doesn't move quite as quickly.  Lots of history, but I would have liked a little more action in the first half. 

Never Tell--Good book, especially if you like the mystery/crime genre.  Reviewed here.

The book I read half of in June was The Homecoming of Samuel Lake, which was really, really good--maybe my favorite of the year so far.

I don't know how I left the "tv" category off this when I started doing these recaps back in January.  Actually, it fits my life much better than the music category...music is roughly the same most months, while I can talk about tv almost endlessly.

Jeremy and I started watching Veronica Mars back in the spring when it debuted on SoapNet.  (I had previously started the series, fell in instant love, only to find it removed from Netflix a few days later.  It was traumatic.)  Anyway, we have been powering through the three (ONLY three...there should have been so many more) seasons together on the weekends and loving every second of it.  Sadly, we finished the series this month...but we'll always have those Veronica Mars memories.  : )

Ehh, not much exciting to report here.  I did a little bit of sewing and finally hemmed some dresses I had been meaning to get to for several weeks.  I'm in the sewing mood again, so maybe I will have more to talk about in July.

I turned 30...that's pretty notable, right?  It's just another number, so no major freakouts or anything like that.  Some days I feel 20; others I feel 60.  It is what it is!  I did feel a little old while watching an early episode of Friends last night...an episode in which the characters are TWENTY FIVE.  I am now five years older than Joey Tribbiani at the start of that series.  How did that happen??

Although I still struggle most days, Jeremy and I are both doing much better with our diets and fitness.  (Mostly the diet part for me, but Jeremy is doing Insanity and is making great progress.)  We are eating better than ever before, and the more whole, good food we eat, the more I want to stick to it.  I need to get back on the exercise bandwagon--yet again--but it's better than nothing.

Budget will be a focus in this next month, thanks to recent events beyond our control.  Not fun, but necessary.  Man, this adult stuff can be a drag sometimes, am i right?

How was your June?


  1. Pro tip: I found that bringing a bucket (like for the beach) to the splash pad helped my kids with water timidity.


  2. I just DVR'ed some Friends episodes, and J and I watched one together last night. I don't even want to think about my age in comparison to those characters...too much! Hahaha!

    I'm glad to hear your girlies are warming up to the water. We did swim lessons in June, but we haven't ventured back. Maybe this week we can do that...I hope we can eventually get our faces in the water! ;)

  3. June was good in that it got us to July to find out that DH was still going to have a job. The month of June felt like a waiting period since we knew we wouldn't know until July 2.

  4. Happy birthday to you!!! Welcome to the thirties...

    Would it make you feel better to know that all of those Friends people are older than us in 'real life'? :)

  5. Glad to know Ava isn't the only timid one at the Splash Park. Just today mom coaxed her into the water. She has been a handful of times and just stood on the side.

  6. I also started watching Veronica Mars on SoapNet and I LOVED it. Its a shame the show didn't get the attention it deserved back in 2007. As for The Homecoming of Samuel Lake, it is my favorite book of the year so far! FABulous!!

  7. I also started watching Veronica Mars on SoapNet and I LOVED it. Its a shame the show didn't get the attention it deserved back in 2007. As for The Homecoming of Samuel Lake, it is my favorite book of the year so far! FABulous!!


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