Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer's Almost Here!

For me, summer was truly here when school was over.  I'm down one kid and have two more to go.  But, as we prepare for a busy summer, here's a couple of pictures to tide you over.
Two words: Chip Coma

One of my marigolds. :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Summer is Around the Corner

Summer for me begins to feel like it's getting closer (instead of forever away) May long weekend.  It's the time that everyone starts to take care of the yard that was hidden all winter long.  The gardens start to get dug into and we all start to think long and hard about hiding the winter gear until winter again. 
This May long weekend, we went down to the new Cabin to help out building a new playground for the kids.  Now, I'm not really a shopper by nature, but  there's something about this:

That makes me smile and think about the bargains that I will be able to find.  There is also something about the selection that is different then what everyone is wearing around here.  You also can't beat a sale in the US stores.  It's incredible.

Here's the trickiest part of the whole playground.  This slide actually proved to be more work then all three guys thought.  I'm just glad that they were able to finish it up so that the kids can play outside, close to supervision.  And in the background, yes, we are that close to the lake. 
If the sun is out, it must be warm, right?  The kids all braved the cooler water to have a water fight.  I'm just glad that they weren't too adventurous so that I didn't have to get too far into the water.  I'm also glad that there were some great stones to sit on and watch.

We lucked out that weekend, with very little rain until Sunday night.  But, the great thing about a shower during sunset: some great rainbows.  I couldn't make the whole rainbow fit in the picture, but it was awesome!

Now that May has ended...

I seem to have the worst luck loading things up to Blogger.(It's taken me 3 days to load up pictures.) Anyway, April was completely and utterly crazy. It felt like I went from event to event to event. Don't Check Spellingget me wrong, I love being busy, but it felt like a bit much. So much so, that my house suffered more then it usually does.
Easter, 2 Grandma Birthday parties a weekend apart, that was just the beginning.
Clark threw me a surprise party for my birthday in conjunction with the royal wedding! I honestly had no idea what was going on. Thanks to him and my very good friend Kira, I didn't suspect a thing. Everyone came dressed up in honor of Will and Kate's wedding. Very fun!
I was also able to head down to Arizona with 15 other ladies! Crazy, tired, fun, loud, sun, shopping. Just a few words to describe how it went. 4 days with just a bunch of ladies. It was fun to hang out with those that I don't normally do things with and get to know a couple of the ladies a bit better! While some dedicated pool bunnies, I mostly hit the stores, sprinkling the sun in between. There were some great stores that I haven't been to before, or in a really long time. Thanks to Val for such a great weekend!
On the way there. Blue, Pink & a new dress. Hello Kira!
What I do while suntanning.
Crazy fun, a 5.5hour delay, finally brought us home at 4:30 in the morning. That was definitely something I would try again.