August is officially here, three days ago, and that means summer is coming to an end. Please cue the tears. Everyone around me knows that I prefer summer to autumn. Personally, I enjoy the longer evenings, the warmer weather, and the sights, sounds, and smells of that take me back to a more laid back time in my life.
True autumn is just around the corner, but as Ileen perfectly said on Sunday, “summer is not over so please do not rush the season, I am dying fast enough!” Sorry Ileen, to share this statement, but I absolutely loved the truth behind that comment. Live passes quickly enough and I want to spend as many moments as possible enjoying the present. It just so happens that the present moment is summer, and there are still some summer activities that I want to complete before September.
Although I want the theme for this month to enjoy the present, I do want to look back at the past two months. June and July are always two busy months for Lynden and me. Between birthdays, holidays, and community events it is a miracle we find down time. Additionally, June means budget season in the Local Government World. Most nights I would come home worn out and ready for bed. So, in a true my fashion I am going to share with you highlights of our summer thus far, snapchat style of course!
Living in a small community there are many “trending” activities I never get to experience. Eating from a food truck is one of those experiences. Naturally Shelby and I had to stop when we stumbled upon Waffle Love.
During May Shelby welcomed another horse into her life. This beautiful colt is named Smoke.
Is this photo necessary? No, but who wouldn’t want a Happy Fathers Day greeting from Lily Padder?
Turns out I also enjoy painting picture frames. Someday I plan to share a tutorial. Raise your hand if you are interested..
Lynden teases me for being a “true millennial who snaps photos of her food. Shelby and I picked up thurs delicious meal when we took the colt to the vet.
Every June my family participates in the Annual Mike Ballard Memorial Golf Tournament. Usually I sell raffle tickets at the event. This year I enjoyed my adult lunchable as I attempted to raise money at the turn.
Did you know the Harry Potter series turned 20 this year? Yes, I wore my tank top and made Harry Potter Drinkware to celebrate.
Lynden and I traveled to Colorado to spend a few days with Ileen at the beginning of July. This was the first time Lily has been to Colorado since she was 8 weeks.
The three and a half hour drive was apparently a twelve hour drive for Lily. Just ask her. Thankfully when she was stretching her paws we rewarded her with a pup cup from Starbucks.
During our getaway Ileen took us to Redstone and Glenwood Springs. Yes in true millennial fashion I’m sharing food porn with you.
Okay last one for a moment.
The next day we went to the Black Canyon of Gunnison. This is a beautiful gem is worth seeing. Although there are hiking opportunities, we simply walked down to various look out points.
See, more food. Really though how could I not share a photo from the Greek Festival!
In addition to helping to “organize” the Annual Greek Festival 5k, I also helped with children bingo. Never again will I call out those boring numbers. As sometime from the church said, how do you not sound monotoned when calling out Bingo numbers?
That weekend Lynden and I also joined our friends for a birthday celebration ?.
In The Upcoming Weeks
As I mentioned earlier, summer is not yet over. In the next few weeks I plan to share a new product review, with Duke’s help.
I finally will have an update on my Living Room improvements.
Until next time though I will try my best to not be lazy like fat cat.
And get plenty of quality sleep like Gracie so that I will bring you those much anticipated posts! ??.