School is starting up again next week for my daughter and will begin the next Monday for my son. Even though the calendar still shows the season as summer, I can feel it winding down. It’s been a crazy, but fun few months for our family. We’ve been lucky to have some great time together making simple, but special memories.
I got my hubby a new Blendtech for his birthday so we enjoyed many milkshakes & smoothies around here. Yum!
We didn’t have a yard or a garden for the majority of the summer (it’s finally in progress now), so we tried to appreciate dirt and weeds. Not the most scenic, but they represented a new beginning for us.
It was a little hotter than usual around here. July 2013 was the warmest month on record in Salt Lake City since 1874. We had 13 days that were above 100 degrees F. We usually only get a handful of those. We are now on track for breaking the record of the most 100 degree or higher days in a calendar year.
Even in the heat of the hot summer sun (we don’t have any trees yet – no shade!), we still fired up the barbeque. Grilled pineapple is one of the most delicious summer treats!
We traveled to New Mexico and then turned around and went to Bear Lake (Garden City, Utah). We headed to Cedar City for the Utah Shakespeare Festival a few weeks after that. What a whirlwind!
We have unpacked soooooo many boxes. I’ve spent most of my summer setting up house.
I think the best part of the entire summer was the time that we spent just hanging out together. That’s my favorite!
What did you do this summer? What are your favorite memories? What do you still have planned? I’ve run into a lot of people this year who have told me that they don’t like summer. Even though it’s been too hot for my liking, I still enjoy the long days with plenty of sunshine. I’d take July over January any day!