Sunday, August 31, 2008

Summer Recap

Being that it's Labor Day weekend, the "official" end of summer (boo hoo), I thought I'd post some pics of my summer activities. While I haven't been blogging myself, I have been around, lurking on fun artsy sites, keeping up with all of little Anthony's latest accomplishments, and checking in with Steph to see how she's adapting to her newest location.

The beginning of every summer starts the same for me...imagining all the wonderfully fun things that this magical and endless time will have in store. Unfortunately, summer isn't endless, and I usually don't do as much as I thought I would, the days grow shorter, my sleeves get longer, and I wonder where the time went. So now here I am, finally giving in to the reality that in northern humboldt county, we didn't really get much in the way of summer weather. It's okay 'cuz now I'm imagining all the wonderfully fun things that fall is going to have in store! Good weather, I hope!

So here it is, my little summer recap...

for Jake's birthday we went to the Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene, OR to see Bob Weir and Rat Dog...just the four of us...

yes it's true, Jake, Garrett, Bill and I drove 5 hours in my little Ford Escort to see a former member of the Grateful Dead and his band...good times...no really, it was a lot of fun...

a few weeks later Jake and I went back up to Oregon to the historic town of Jacksonville...

Jacksonville is home to the Britt Amphitheater, where we saw Rat Dog once again. Great concert and this place seriously rocks!...

we took a little drive over to Ashland and spent the day checking out the sites. Could we look any more like tourists?!...

with all of the fires inland from here...

it was just too smoky...

normal summer river trips to Willow Creek were out of the question...

so we found a great new-to-us swim hole (the picture doesn't even do it justice!)...

celebrated little Sam's 3rd birthday...

spent a day with these beautiful ladies. Mom had heard about the Bodies Revealed exhibit and when she found out that it was at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding (you can follow a link on their site to find out more about Bodies Revealed), she came up with the idea for all of us to go. I agreed to driving us but the decision to go in didn't come easy for me. I have to say that it was the most amazing thing I've ever seen. Not gross or morbid at all, but truly educational and just an obvious example of how each and every one of us are true living miracles...

hung out with these guys a little bit here and there...

got a new hairdo...

went on another garden walk around my neighborhood. I just love this one!

Well, I guess that wraps up my little trip down summer fun memory lane...I'll be back again soon, promise.

2 comments:

Trisha said...

I was wondering where you've been! Sounds like you had a great summer, and got in a few fun things. :) And your new hairdo is SO cute!

Stephanie said...

Yeah, I love it when you post. Sounds like you did some fun things this summer, I went to Jacksonville with Grannie one summer, cute place. Do you remember as a kid, summer seemed like it lasted forever!

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