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.
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.
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.