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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Summer habits, the good and bad!

As I flossed my teeth this morning, I realized summer time can be a really good influence on our habits. I have plenty of time in my morning routine to take care of the things I should, like flossing! I've had time to exercise, do yoga and read before bed, without feeling like I have to hurry up and get to sleep. We bake, cook as a family, organize things around the house and do spontaneous outings for fun. The kids are all caught up on doctor's appointments, eyes, teeth, and the pediatrician, for well visits times four.  We've been able to make time for friends, family and plenty of time for the six of us to bond.  We don't have any plans for a vacation this year, but I do for see a roadtrip to check out colleges very soon.

On the other hand, I tend to sometimes hold onto a lot of guilt, (recovering Catholic school girl here!) over the stupidest things, like too much relaxing, too much sleeping, too much t.v., too much tech time, too much fighting. I feel terrible over how off schedule our sleeping and eating habits are: sleep till 10:00 or later, breakfast at 11:00 or 12:00, lunch at 3:30 or 4:00, dinner at 8:00. Last night at midnight, I was literally giving Lorelei a piano lesson!  I guess all that really matters, is that they are eating and sleeping!

We have had some really quality time together.

Park time...

Yummy homemade sushi dinner with friends!


Antique shopping...



Fourth of July fireworks...on Saturday July 1!  Helotes likes to get ahead of the game!


Night time sister swims...


A four hour wait was worth it!  She has her permit!


The real Fourth of July!  The kids biked to the pool and we watched more fireworks from the front porch.





Fun adventures with friends to The Historic Pearl!




Eye appointments mean new glasses!


Family game night in Old Town Helotes.


Sisters time...

Never too many visits to the pool with friends.


It's one of the few times all four kids agree on an activity.  That's why we love it so much.


Bailey had his Senior picture session this week...hence the forthcoming college campus visits!


The pediatrician was happy to see the Boyen Bunch.  All of them are doing well...Tall and skinny! Lorelei is the only one shorter than me!


We've got about a month left...and it always seems to fly by from this point.  I'm going to savor these summer habits, the good and the bad, for as long as I can.

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