It’s official. Summer is over. This week I traded in my sandals for closed toe shoes, my iced coffee for a hot drink, and there has been a chill in the air. I am sad to see summer go but I am thankful for such a wonderful summer break. After all the adjustments of last year, it was nice to finally have time to rest. No more boxes to unpack. No new curriculum to teach. Time to relax and have fun. Time to feel at home and be settled. Time to be with family and friends. Time to travel and go on adventures. Below are my top ten highlights from the summer with lots of pictures!
1. Virginia Road Trip
Stacy and Todd’s wedding! I have many memories with Stacy through small group and our infamous road trip years ago. I knew I liked Todd from the first time we all played Dutch Blitz together!
It was a wonderful weekend of catching up with dear friends and their precious kids! I loved every minute!
Summer wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Wolf Trap. Perfect summer evening for “Beauty and the Beast”.
2. My birthday
My handsome husband surprised me with flowers for my 32 birthday!
3. Vacations with my husband!
Our first time flying together! After traveling to visit one another while long distance dating, it was fun to fly together!
Lake Tahoe! Every day was beautiful, sunny, and in the 70s.
Kayaking and Paddleboarding on Donner’s Lake
Emerald Bay. Lots of hiking and stunning views!
Seattle! Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and the first Starbucks.
4. Celebrating our first anniversary
Wentworth by the Sea. One Year of Marriage!
5. Time with Family
My Grandma! We of course played lots and lots of card games.
Watkins Glen with Family. I love upstate NY in the summer. Thank you Priscilla for the cute hat!
One of my husband’s highlights of the summer. Watching the World Cup!
We had such a fun time with Stephen’s family in Washington State.
Lunch date with my new mom-in-law.
Cousins weekend at Cayuga Lake
6. NYC for my husband’s birthday
My husband’s favorite city!
Where else can you eat chicken on a stick at 10 pm?
Icecream Date. I love ice cream in the summer!
Perfect summer evening for a picnic. We also got to meet baby Jonah this summer!
8. Restful beach days and more time to WRITE
More time to read!
Living near the ocean has it’s perks.
I redid my blog and had time to write consistently throughout this summer. Check it out!
9. My first pinterest DIY project and Church Events
I redid the church bulletin boards. I loved how they turned out. Thank you pinterest for the inspiration.
We hosted a church cookout at our home.
Global Leadership Summit
10. Fun with my Husband
Seneca Lake, NY
Running together in Owego, NY. Note the cornfields behind us. I love the countryside!
Coffee Date. I love my husband!