Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Summer Recap

It's finally feeling like fall here in Michigan - summer just does not want to let go!  We've been enjoying our endless summer and, even now, in October, we have days of near 80 degree temperatures in the forecast!

We had a great summer.  We were busy doing a lot and doing nothing at all.  One thing that I definitely didn't do all summer?  Blog.

So, I'm going to do a little recap of some of the highlights from our summer.  Be prepared for lots of pictures.  Nothing tells a story quite like a picture does :)

I posted a bit about our garden back in July, but our garden did excellent this summer!  We had an abundance of tomatoes, cucumbers, jalapenos, watermelon, zucchini, kale, and more.  In fact, it's now October and we're still harvesting!



Jason and I celebrated our 7th anniversary.  We spent the day in Lansing, did some shopping, and had a great dinner.  Love is grand :)

We had lots of play dates with our friends.

Many weekend days were spent on the lake.  The hot dog got a lot of use!

The kids had a golf lesson.  Yes, only one ;)

Between my mom's fruit trees and our garden, I canned.  I canned a lot.  Cherries, tomatoes, sauces, relishes, jams, peaches, apples. 


We found that we have wild black raspberries all throughout our property.  Ashlyn loved hunting them down and eating them!

We spent Fourth of July at the lake, too!

We had lots of family come visit us!  The whole month of July we had different family members coming and going.

In the midst of family visiting, Hand Foot Mouth disease also visited :(

We hosted our annual 'Bounce n Play' party!

We discovered SnapChat!!!

We went to the beach...

....and took swim lessons...

Jason did a ton of work on our chicken run.  I hope to get a full post up on this soon!

We went to our 4-H Fair (twice).

Ashlyn started gymnastics!

The kids and I tagged along with Jason to Maryland for a week.  He had to work, but the kids and I did back to school shopping, park exploring, swimming, and relaxing.  The kids watched entirely too much television, ate lunch in bed and made HUGE strides in their swimming.  It was a great trip!

Ashlyn gave us a lesson in the proper way to eat spaghetti....

While in Maryland we also went for a hike and had Jason's summer party.  The kids ate too much cotton candy and decorated t-shirts and Frisbees.  Jason's boss hosted an after party and he has goats!!  GOATS!!!!

A week before school started, I surprised the kids with a trip to local-ish Children's Museum.  They loved it!

I bought these adorable signs from Personalization Mall for school.  And, before I knew it, it was time to fill them out!

And that, was our summer.....in a nutshell.

~ Sara :)

1 comment:

  1. Oh my word! That Snapchat face swap picture is hilarious!!! What a great summer you guys had! I'm so happy we were part of it. ;)