Sunday, August 22, 2010

Summer Recap and Last Day

This has been an amazing summer. Seriously amazing. But also the fastest summer in the history of the world. It was also the first summer I didn't work since I was 15...well...didn't work for pay!
What did I do?
Well I had been working on wedding stuff non-stop for the last few months, in between working on finishing my Early Childhood teaching certificate. But when summer hit and school ended, I had a LOT to do still, in about a month. Also, in June, we had the annual carnival fundraiser at my church. It is 5 days of pretty much living at the church, as I co-chair the ice cream booth. ALSO in June? We attended two weddings.


July started with my bachelorette party quickly followed by the 4th of July and my sister's birthday (yah! she was in the country!). The next weekend? We got married! It was amazing and fast...and you've seen the millions of pictures. The Tuesday after our wedding we headed out to St. Maarten (those pictures will come soon) for a weeklong honeymoon. We got back and I had a week and a half to kick it into high gear to prepare for Vacation Bible School at church....which I am the director of....and had a ton to do since I had been in wedding mode all summer!


I did get everything done and August started with Vacation Bible School for a week of amazingness with wonderful volunteers and little sponges of children. The last day of VBS I left early (Gasp! I missed part of it for the first time in 9 years!) and Adam and I flew to LA for my friend Meghan's wedding! is still August. We have spent the days since Meghan's wedding in full house renovating mode. Oh yeah...don't forget with everything else we did, we have been working like crazy to get the house in liveable condition (we are so close!).

Friday was my last day of freedom and I was lucky enough to spend it with Kristin and Layla. We headed to a 1800s style farm near my house and we had a blast! I can't think of a better way to spend the last day of summer....except maybe laying on the couch in my PJs eating bonbons!

I, of course, love being with Kristin, but it was a total blast to hang out with Layla as well. Her running commentary throughout the day cracked me up! She has so much to say and it is pretty much summed up by the first picture. I wanted a picture of Kristin and Layla in front of the cows she liked so much. But...this was the best I could do because she couldn't stop asking questions about everything in the barn!

I love this picture of her looking at the horsies.

The incredibly huge work horses there

Layla was very brave!

Layla and I looking at the chickens!

This picture cracks me up. Because as I was trying to get a picture of the chicken....this crazy squirrel ran through the shot. Do you see his body on the left? I didn't even realize he was there until I looked at the pictures on my computer!

All in all, it was an amazing summer. It flew by and I hate for it to end, but I am also looking forward to getting back in the routine of the school year and doing what I love. I truly love being in my classroom with my kiddos. The only things that makes me dread the return to school are the politics and decisions that are out of my control. I do love my job and I feel very lucky to return to it this fall!