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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Summer So Far

How does so much time get away from me? I've had great intentions of chronicling my summer activities but haven't done a good job of that, obviously. To catch things up, here's a recap of this summer so far. 

May was busy as always with end of school year activities, getting my  new raised garden bed that Mike built me planted, potting flowers, a visit from my mom and a visit to Colorado over Memorial Day. 
Gillian won 2nd place in the District Festival of the Arts
She also had her first broken bone--a broken wrist from falling off a long board
Mom said she would help me with my gardening. This is how she helped. 
She did  at least dig out some vinca vine and made sure I captured it on camera.
Upper right - my garden just after planting in May.
Lower left - my garden today. Our tortoise loves having garden fresh lettuce.
My dogs ignore my posted warning. Luckily, I haven't had a similar problem with sailors.
Lunch at a former Colorado Springs school building now called the Principal's Office
with my cousin Michelle and my mom.
Another one from the Principal's Office. 
May was over before I knew it and June has turned out to be as full as May. In mid-June Mike, Gillian and I traveled to Boulder, Utah for the weekend to attend my older brother's wedding. It deserves an entire blog post, but for now I'll say it was the best wedding I've ever been to. It was the perfect mix of sophisticated, casual, country and lots of fun! Here are a some pictures.
In between work, traveling, yard work and the many activities that happen all summer long I have managed to set aside some time for relaxing on my back patio sipping Mojitos with friends. I have a handy supply of mint growing in the planter boxes that Mike made for me. I do love summer evenings on my patio! 
Lucy enjoying the summer sunshine.


  1. Wonderful start to summer! I love that picture of your mom "helping" you in the garden. :-)

  2. Everything is looking good. It has been mostly a good spring/summer, hasn't it? I've loved that I've been able to spend so much time with you.

  3. I would say that so far, judging from this post, you are rocking your summer! How fun to have time for friends, for family and for family occasions! And a garden to tend, too. And three cheers for Gillian!


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