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Thursday, August 23, 2012

summer break is over

We had such a great summer.  It doesn't feel like it should be over.  Remember when the kids would go back to school AFTER Labor day?  Not anymore.

A great thing about working from home is that it slows down right when I want it to and I am able to take a little time off with Lydia.    I did not plan on taking this much time off from blogging and I had great ideas about scheduling posts for the summer, but no, it did not happen that way.

We had our annual 4th of July picnic.  It was so very hot this year.

All the kids....and my mother-in-law :) hung out in the basement. (she's on the sofa back there)

We live close to our local park and have the best view of the fireworks.  I think Dino planned it that way so he NEVER has to take me to see fireworks again.

This summer I did get to do a lot of gardening.

 A few of the flower borders. (It's an addiction I tell you!)

And I went a little spray paint crazy.

A pretty pistachio green.  So instantly gratifying.  I'd spray paint my brick house if Dino would let me.  He's so funny that way.

Earlier this month we went away for 14 days to California.

We went wine tasting.

And visited a lavender farm.

And yes that's Disneyland.  My friend has a friend who works for Disney, she gave us passes for both parks free!  So nice when your on a budget.....except my camera broke on the "Tower of Terrorrrr" (can you hear the echo?)

I have to say, it was the best time I have ever had at an amusement park.  It was crowded, but those Disney people figured out a way that you are never really waiting long for one ride.  Everyone is so friendly.  It really is a happy place.

After that, we mostly spent time time hanging out with family and friends.

And that was the best!

So that is our summer in pictures.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you all have been up to this summer.
Enjoy the rest of today.

Jenn xo


ctlogcabin said...

Jenn ~~
Great Photos ..... Love all the Summer Pic's,
Oh and Disney Too Cool !!
Your Garden is Beautiful, what a Green Thumb you have.
Miss Lydia is looking so Grown Up ... Best of Luck to her for a Wonderful Year in School.
Love & Hugs ~~ Connie xox

Penelope's Beehive said...

Good morning Jenn~
Wheeeeeeee, yes I am able to hear the echo from here! You are a brave soul surely.
Your gardens are breathtaking...the secret, shady spots cozy with pistachio-coloured seating, and all around loveliness.
Thank you for your recent visit to my wee corner of the world, and for your kind words. Autumn seems to be nipping at my heels...with thread colours to match.
Wishing you a splendid weekend Jenn!
Warmest hugs,
Judy ox

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi Jenn!...you sure did have a fantastic summer!...we used to live 10 mins. from Disneyland and had the annual pass...aside from taking the boys there regularly, hubs and I would go there on a Friday or Saturday night just to sit and people watch, we just loved being there! :)


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