"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Thursday, December 22, 2011

review extravaganza #3 {july, aug, & sept}




it's week 3!
and just so there's no confusion,
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for the nitty gritty,
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8 prizes!
from 8 lovely ladies,
including yours truly;)
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...
AND NOW,
i
give
you..........
july
august
AND
september
:)
my garden started to grow.
a meditation shrine of sorts.
there was still a lot of snow in the mountains.
rare for july.
the weathermen were worried about how the safeguards were going to keep the valleys from flooding.
it was on the news a lot.
brennan had an awesome flip flop tan.
and we continued life by the pool.
the fourth of july was cloudy and warm.
so perfect.
my mom turned 65.
amazing.
we continued to live in the family yard day after day.
enjoying every warm summer night.
ice cream.
Popsicles.
pool.
sprinklers.
BBQ.
outdoor movies.
we flew to california to the lake house.

and came home.
to find my garden producing
i weeded all night i was so happy.
until the sun set in the west.
really, i did.
it was lovely.
then we got right back into summer.
swimming=bath for the day.
and a house that never got cleaned.
i really was ready to just skip august altogether.
especially once i found out i was pregnant.
and started feeling sick.
i then became a shade seeker.
harvest days.
my computer was broken the entire month.
so i did a lot of blogging from my phone with all small pictures.
and never went back to fix them all.
i prayed for a MAC.
i got a fixed computer instead.
i was still happy.
my parents AND sean almost killed me.
it grew back:)
i repeat: it's just hair!
except no one knew i was pregnant yet.
so it just seemed like i was having crazy dreams.
which i know only happens when i'm pregnant:)
my jack o lanterns started to grow.
i chopped off my hair.
too hot for a pregnant lady to have long hair in august in utah.
and pretty much quit weeding altogether.
i found a REAL SHAVE ICE shack in the middle of utah.
10 min from my house.
i was sold for life.
i learned how to kill fruit flies.
{note: the cone worked better than the saran wrap}
they were marvelous.
and they had toddler saddle bowling shoes.
i still wish i would have stolen those shoes for max.
the garden was overly plentiful.
i felt like a green success:)
beth announced she was moving to germany.
for her husband's master's degree.
tragic!
football season began.
and i spent the entire month waiting to feel better and for the weather to cool down.
neither of which happened.
THE END.
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10 comments:

Sue said...

Great review. I don't think I can get myself to do it again, especially at this time of year. I'll be lucky to do any kind of blog at all!

I love reading yours, though!

=)

Emmy said...

There was a lot of snow in the mountains in July- I know since we played in it :). And now I know for the future if you start suddenly blogging about crazy dreams what it means. You really do summer right.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I loved all your sweet photos! You have some of the cutest kids! And I'm now longing for a bar-b-que. That would make a fun Christmas tradition I think. :)

Have a merry Christmas!

My Mercurial Nature said...

I'm exhausted reading everything that you've done! And WOW, your garden looked just awesome!

Angel said...

your garden looks amazing! You guys certainly do summer right!

Stacie said...

Great review. That flip flop tan is hilarious!

Lourie said...

Your summer is what summer is all about! Now where is the lake house??? Nosy me wants to know. I mean there are oodles of 'em out here I know...but it looks like one we visited this past summer as well. So I am curious.

I don't think I would ever have the courage to shave my son's head. hahaha. But you are sooo right. It's hair and it will grow back!!!

Impulsive Addict said...

Did Brennan have green toes with his flip flop tan? I had a flip flop tan too but my toes were usually pink. Just curious.

Those big green (or yellow) goggles on that baby makes my uterus hurt! So cute!!

A lake house in Cali would be GREAT. Hook a sister up.

Swimming really does equal bath for the day. I agree.

You are one busy momma! Have a great Christmas my new friend!

Impulsive Addict said...

Did Brennan have green toes with his flip flop tan? I had a flip flop tan too but my toes were usually pink. Just curious.

Those big green (or yellow) goggles on that baby makes my uterus hurt! So cute!!

A lake house in Cali would be GREAT. Hook a sister up.

Swimming really does equal bath for the day. I agree.

You are one busy momma! Have a great Christmas my new friend!

Date Girl said...

aww I just love your water babies. They look so happy! Looks like you guys had a great summer.