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Family, Ice Cream, Kites, Music, and Taco Trucks (A Few Summer Photos)

How has your summer been so far? Have you been on a vacation yet or to any exciting festivals this summer? 

We don’t have a vacation planned for this summer, but we do plan to explore new (to us) places in Detroit and (hopefully) up north. 

Travis has been busy with full-time summer classes at the community college. This past May marked one year of college for Travis

I’ve been busy with creative projects and freelance work. I also just recently started homeschooling the kids again. We took a few weeks off for the summer and now we’re back to our school routine. I’ll have to write a blog post sometime about how we enjoy year-round homeschooling. 

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As for the teens, Elijah is working more hours at his part-time job and he’s also been connecting with a recruiter in hopes of joining the Marine Corps. (That’s a story for another day.) While Michala is working fewer hours at her job to focus on summer school studies. 

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Michala is working on summer school this summer.
Elijah is excited to work on his career goal to enlist in the military!

So things are a little busier this summer than it was for us last year. Not complaining about having paid work! And definitely not complaining about Travis having an opportunity to get his college degree.

It’s all been such a wonderful blessing, especially after experience two hard years of unemployment. Just saying how busy this summer has been!

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Travis and I with our three little ones at Concert of Colors in Detroit.
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Me with the kids at the Detroit Kite Festival.
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My little ones made an indoor garden by the window.

Thankfully, Travis and I are able to create flexible schedules to do all the things and keep balance with the family. We synced our Google calendars so we can keep up with everyone’s schedule and it has been a lifesaver! We even include fun events we’re interested in attending or activities we’d like to do together.

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Travis and I on our way out on a date.
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Out for a stroll in Detroit.

Speaking of summer fun, I thought I’d share a few photos of how our summer has been so far. Let me know how you’ve been doing this summer, too! Xoxo

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Chillin’ after the Detroit Kite Festival at the fountain on Belle Isle.
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My cousin and his family visited Detroit a couple of weeks ago.
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My cousin stopped in Detroit for a surprise visit.
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Michala at the Detroit Kite Festival 2019.
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Zhen in front of the Detroit Institute of Arts at the Concert of Colors.
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Zhen and Zephaniah at the DIA for the Concert of Colors 2019.
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Zechariah upside down in the grass at the Detroit Institute of Arts during the Concert of Colors 2019.
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Stubbornly rolling around in the grass.
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Quick pic while going down Jefferson Ave. in Detroit.
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Zhen helping Zephaniah get his kite in the air at the Detroit Kite Festival 2019.
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Michala and I at the Detroit Kite Festival 2019.
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Selfie with my girls.
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Travis getting a taco in Mexicantown.
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Taco trucks are my favorite!
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Discovered La Fiesta Ice Cream in Mexicantown and it is now my favorite spot!
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Travis enjoying an ice cream cone at La Fiesta Ice Cream in Southwest Detroit.

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