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summer days


So blogging has not been a priority on my list these days. 
I've turned into a terrible blogger, for which I apologize.

But here's to a new post! :) 

Life has been HOT these past few days. With a growing baby bump, I haven't been super motivated to get out and do lots. But we have enjoyed different playdates or going to Oma and Opa's house and using their yard and getting our feet (or more) wet in the kiddie pool. Saturday was spent by the pool and enjoying the shade, while Felix worked on the house. The water was freeeezzzzing, but soon Zoey got over it and enjoyed sitting and falling into it. The quietness out there was heavenly. I was able to sit and put my feet in the cool water or just have them up for a bit. It was so wonderful! 

The house is moving along slowly these days. The progress is kinda hard to capture in pictures, so I don't really have anything exciting there to share. It is coming along though and it continues to get more and more thrilling to think about this house project turning into a real house that will some day be our home! I have really enjoyed walking around the various rooms and picturing our life there. I get more and more excited about having a little yard for our girls to play in one day. This summer has really shown me how priceless a little area to play, splash and run around in really is! We've visited several friends with yards and it's just so wonderful for Zoey! To think one day, I won't have to pack up everything and head over to friends to enjoy some green grass and a kiddie pool! I cannot wait! 

Baby #2 continues to grow and is kinda making life a bit more uncomfortable. We have two more weeks until d-day! I'm really curious to see when she decides to come ... early, late or perhaps on time! We shall see. The closer the date approaches, the more nervous and yet ready I feel about having another baby. Today at church, I saw our friends' not quite 2 week old and I thought, "Aww, soon we'll have one like this!" So hard to believe Zoey was ever that small! lol  

I've been doing lots of baking these days. These were sooo delicious! I also baked some Double Chocolate Chip Cookies that turned into this super yummy, soft baked cookies ... man they were good. Can't find the recipe online right now. Sorry.

Well, that sums up life here ...

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