With the end of Labor day weekend, I can think of nothing better than an ode to summer (and an outrageous amount of pictures).
Summer, oh Summer. How I will miss your long days.
With Fall approaching and the weather soon changing,
I can't say I will miss how wet my clothing stays.
With a blistering neck and a really bad tan line,
I'll remember fondly the warmth you brought me this year.
The chigger bites were a plenty, oh and a jellyfish run in,
But the pleasures outweigh the perils any ole day.
A broken air conditioner during this long hot season
is a small price to pay for a trip to the beach and an ice cold cherry coke.
Okay. Good. Thought I might have lost you there. Anywho.
Summer was fun. I can't believe that Labor Day is over and Summer will officially be gone in less than two weeks. We had a prettty good summer.
We took two trips to the beach and have attended two weddings (with one more coming up soon!). We moved the beginning of June into a really cute apartment in the middle of town. We've been up to my parent's lake house a few times where I caught a couple of huge (read 2 lb) catfish.
Recently we went to a pig pickin'. Um, if you haven't been to one or even know what one is- you must look into it. We didn't get the pleasure (?) of seeing the whole pig, head and all, but what I saw was plenty. Coming from a former vegetarian I can tell you truthfully I was a little apprehensive, but it was a fun night.
Oh, and the cats had fleas. twice. Apparently it's been a bad year for fleas. Well, a good year for fleas and a bad year for animal owners. We had to give them both a bath. If you know anything about cats, you know that they h.a.t.e. baths. It was a good laugh for us though.
I don't know if this is a summer activity, but I am in the middle of making my first quilt. I'm pretty pumped about it. Admittedly, it's not going to be perfect, but I've had a great time working on it. It's definitely a baby blanket. A baby girl blanket. It's all pink and yellow and green. I know I don't have a girl, or even a baby at home, but I've had such a sweet time praying over the little girl who will one day, Lord willing, use this blanket.
We've really missed Owen this summer. I just wonder what kind of little man he would be. What kind of trouble he'd be getting into. One of my good friends said, rather thoughtfully, that her laid back daughter, G., probably wouldn't really like hanging out with Owen very much. She said she imagined him as a rambunctous little boy who was into everything and was always moving. I thought it was hilarious, and probably very true.
We are tenderly stepping into fall knowing that November is right around the corner. Two years-
Ready to be bombarded with a whole lotta pictures?
No? That's okay...I'm gonna post them anyway. ;)
This is our living/dining area of our new place. It's small, yes; but quite a lovely little place.
I had a birthday this summer. Yay.
(Look at Chris' face in this picture. I think he was excited. Maybe.)
This is my dad. We went to the beach with my family in July.
He caught quite a few sharks. And he put them all back in the ocean.
That's a nice thought, isn't it?
Me and Chris at the beach.
Remember that post I was going write about poop?
Well, here's the inspiration.
A horse pooped on the sand right in front of our
umbrellas and the tide was coming in. I so did not want to get in the water and see a kernel of poop float past me. So, I did what any city girl who's never shoveled poop before would do, I got my trusty shovel and took it up to the bank and buried it.
This is my mom, her sister and me relaxing at the beach house (not that you could tell we are related).
Yes, I am dancing. I love to dance and have been finding myself dancing more these days.
Praise be to God.
I don't know where they got fleas, but man, what a pain.
This is the farm where we had the pig pickin'. It was a beautiful night.
WARNING: avert your eyes if you're prone to vomiting.
Snapping peas, watching the first Georgia football game of the season.
My quilt! Well, my quilt in progress. I'll be sure to post the pictures when I'm finished.
Congrats if you made it to the end of this post. That was a long one. I'm not even sure y'all care what I did this summer. Oh well...
I kind of needed to post something light-hearted. Thanks for hanging in there with me.
I'll try not to go so long in between posts, but I can't make any promises.
The words are there, but sometimes the strength to write them is not.