Our Family’s Stay at Home Activities Week 15 in Pictures

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The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
— Oprah Winfrey

Week 15

The good thing about this week at home? We have a few fun things to celebrate!

making Father's Day cards 2020

Fortunately, we can still celebrate as a family…

And we can easily do it from home!

Father's Day 2020

First up: Father’s Day!

Homemade cards and some time outside was all the dads around here ordered. Grilled burgers and hot dogs beside the pool. Easy peasy!

Happy 23rd birthday Wyatt

We also had our first birthday of the year.

That’s right, our birthdays don’t start until June… and then we have at least one a month until December.

September has three and December (now) has two.

October will have three once our newest addition comes. Maybe one day we’ll get family members with birthdays in the first half of the year.

singing happy birthday 23rd party

This year, though, the girls weren’t about to let their brother’s birthday go by unnoticed.

sitting in grandma's chair

We had birthday cake, a (very family-friendly) rager, and even grape juice pong. Because, of course we did.

mermaid tail in the backyard pool

Colby and the girls also decided they really enjoy swimming at sunset. Since the dog days of summer can be ridiculously hot, it simply makes sense.

media room in our house

We also got the media room officially set up in the house! And, we’ve discovered it’s actually a family favorite!

Maybe we should have set it up this was a couple years ago?

we're selling our house

Unfortunately, the reason we set it up was because we put our house on the market this week.

It was beyond bittersweet. In fact, it didn’t go well with the girls when the sign officially went up.

Yes, it’s pandemic-related. No, it’s not a fun decision, but a necessary one.

More information on our next move coming.

Ian the Leopard Gecko joined us

Ian, the Leopard Gecko, may have also joined us because of this.

Jaci has been thinking about it and saving for it for a while. With everything going on, we figured the family could use a bit of (new) goodness.

So, meet Ian.

birthday balloon and baby

All in all, it was a long week.

A roller coaster of emotions, for sure.

Jaci asleep on the floor

Jaci probably summed it up best when she literally laid down on the hard floor and went right to sleep.

neighborhood fireworks 2020

We ended the week with one last (early) celebration. Our neighborhood held their 4th of July Fireworks Show early and we were able to stand on the sidewalk in front of our house to watch.

The celebrations felt different this season, but as long as we were all together, that’s all I really care about.

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