The company has all come and gone, the commotion of late nights is quickly turning into early to bed school night practice runs and it even seems like the livestock knows to take a que and quiet their early morning banter.
Without a doubt, this is my favorite time of the day.
So much has happened this summer I wouldn't know where to begin, but it was action packed and spring loaded!
Maddy came to visit the second week in July and brought with her a sewing machine and an itchy craft finger!
That kid has creativity coming out the WAZOO!
We made some fabulous strawberry freezer jam
Lots of cookies...
Some AMAZING crock pot teriyaki chicken
A purse from no pattern.
More earrings than you can shake sticks at
And of course there was lots of swimming and fun to be had at the pond!
All in all a fun time was had by all.
Of course the Texas Tornado breezed in for a late summer visit, but I must confess, it was pretty painless.
And we found long lost Cousin Zack and that was the BEST!!
Aliciaberry came to teach the bunny rabbits how to jump rope.
As we all know, a very useful skill only attainable from a little blonde cherub in a bright pink tutu.
Well unless of course you throw in a new medication that makes menopause sweats look like a soft morning glow and you find yourself soaked to the bone with red stained skin having to do the the greet and squeeze and soak with family and friends.
Here's how I look at it.
Every wedding needs that one guest with that one outlandish flaw, rather it's double dipping the clam dip, too much champagne or just a real bad case of the sweats.
Considering I didn't drink or have any dip I feel like I covered the awkward sweaty guest with limited style and grace and I intentionally never ever once went in for any big emotional embraces.
I chose two outfits and of course wish I would have gone with my first choice.
The second left me rather busty and feeling a little exposed, but it was from off the rack at Old Navy and I loved it at first sight and ran with it.
Again, if it was a little daring, it will just add to the flavor of the sweaty story.
The bride was beautiful.
Congratulations Mitchell and Sarah.
What can I say...
He is perfectly perfect and the light of my life and every morning when I wake up knowing he is sleeping next door my heart beats with more love than I ever knew it could.
I will try and remember this feeling when he's two.
Here he is fishing with his Dad.
Somebody help me, I can't stop making these.
Is this the cutest pattern ever for little flower coasters???
The original pattern dates back to the 1800's.
I feel so securely vintage in my table top protection.
This concludes your summer briefing.