Sunday, August 31, 2014

Summing up Summer

Well, folks, Labor Day is tomorrow, and though technically summer is around for another couple of weeks, Labor Day has always felt like the end of summer. Maybe it's because that's when most public pools close or because it's the last holiday before Halloween, but Labor Day signals to me that summer adventures are over and that autumn is coming.

This summer in particular has gone by way too fast. I'm not quite ready to let it go. We've had a good one, but I still want a few more days to go swim, to explore, to hike and have fun, to eat shave ice, and to just bask in the sun a while longer. I look forward to the fall and being able to wear layers and boots, to drink apple cider and to eat caramel apples, but I also wish that I could have just a few more adventures. Alas, that probably won't happen. Ryan starts school the day after Labor Day and this semester we are going to take seriously and really crack down on him doing his homework on time and passing his classes.

But allow me to post a random assortment of our summer adventures that have not made it on the blog because I post so inconsistently.

Lanterns at the Provo Summer Rooftop Concert Series

Performers at the Utah Renaissance Faire

Tiny horses at the Renaissance Faire
Teaching people how to fight and joust
Magic show!

Moving from the old work building to the new ForeverGreen Headquarters in Lindon (The Honey Bucket is for the construction workers, not the employees, ha!)

Moving out

Our tired faces after a long day of moving

Macarons from the Farmer's Marker

My first 5k race, before

Near the finish line (I swear I wasn't really that unhappy. The sun was RIGHT in my eyes)

After, happy as can be

playing horseshoes on Pioneer Day

Lake Powell

Selfies on the speed boat

Ryan driving the boat

Ryan on the hike down to Rainbow Bridge
Hiking to Rainbow Bridge

A somewhat unflattering pic of us on the hike

Rainbow bridge!

The whole gang at Rainbow Bridge

Anniversary trip to the Zoo

The bald eagles were injured and the habitat was for them to be while they recovered. Then they could leave whenever they wanted (there wasn't a roof)

Anniversary dinner at The Copper Onion

Graffiti spotted after the anniversary dinner in downtown Salt Lake

We picked up some goodies after dinner. Yum!

Well, it's been a FANTASTIC summer. I'm sad to see it go, but I look forward to the things we will do in the months to come.


Beckie said...

Great pix! It looks like you guys had a great, idyllic summer.

NualaFelicity said...

Amazing blog, love the photo of the macaroon ♥

Jeanne, the mom and grandmom said...

This is a really great photo essay of your summer. I loved the rainbow bridge pics! There were "moving out" photos but no "moving in" ones????