In the beginning of the summer I posted about how I was going embrace this summer and be present. In turn I almost all together abandon my blog, and I am so happy I did. It was a effortless summer not filled with travel, but sweet simple moments.
Summer recap // we went to the pool // cheered jude on in baseball // watched his team tie for first place // watched elisabeth become quite the swimmer // watched her earn ribbons, and take first place, go to conference, and earn medals and ribbons at conference, and finally watch her team take first place overall // took just elisabeth to lunch alone as a treat for swim // we drove 3 hours to silver dollar city and rode two rides...then a massive rain storm hit so we drove home... // it took us almost the whole month of june, but we finally caught some fireflies // drank sweet tea and consumed at least 600 popsicles // we of course feed baby goats // visited the zoo // got bored at the zoo and turned elephant tusk into wipeout courses // decided baby goats were the cutest animals ever, and they were way better than the zoo...so we visited baby goats again // went to the pool // I grew a baby // built tents on the porch // celebrated a birthday // read books // built tents in the hallway // read more books // spent a little more time at the pool // built tents under the kitchen table // jude learned how to swim // lyla learned how to do a canon ball // drank a ton of cherry lemonade and purchase a massive amount of sonic ice // watched the sandlot with cousins // made smore's // visited our favorite pizza place // celebrated 10 years // enjoyed sparklers, and smoke bombs, and cousins, and family for the 4th // made apple pie // road bikes and scooters // beat 2048 // jude checked out a book about states from the library // jude became fascinated with learning the states // i taught my children THIS song // they learned it in two days // i may or may not regret teaching them the state song // jude learned where all the states were on the map in about 4 days // states are now his favorite thing // had a treasure hunt and a goonies party with cousins // eat a lot of ice cream, i mean a lot // i made my children try a banana split...two out of three liked it // went to penguin park // went bowling // went to VBS // we tried a dipped cone // celebrated 40 years of marriage with my in laws // spent a little more time at the pool // drank coffee and read the good word on the porch // rode a pony // lyla got kicked out of her crib and moved into elisabeths room // the first night she rolled of her bed and we found her the next morning under her sisters bed // went back to school shopping // the hubs painted the kitchen // visited the plaza and union station // enjoyed some very lovely weather // opened the windows and even turned the air off // met members of the secret service and saw the presidents car // laughed, talked about jesus, and spent time as a family // had sleep overs // sent two kiddos off to school...to the second grade and kindergarten // and lastly we are patiently awaiting the arrival of the newest addition to our family in just a few short weeks.
So if your still here and you read all of that, tell me how was your summer?