Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Our Summer, In Review

Can you believe we're halfway through August already? Time is just flying by. How was your summer? A few weeks ago we went on vacation to Glacier National Park. We'd been planning this trip since the beginning of the year. My parents and my brother and his wife drove all the way from the East Coast to meet us up there! I'm still working my way through the nearly 1100(!) pictures that I took that week, so you'll have to wait a little while longer to see what we saw. :) We had a great time.

We've kept ourselves pretty busy over the summer between family activities, barbeques and play dates with friends, vacation, visitors and VBS, adjusting to my husband's new work schedule and just keeping up with everyday activities and responsibilities. In addition, we are anticipating the arrival of our newest family member this November – so I've been busy digging baby clothes out of storage!

Here are some snapshots of our summer.

Horseback riding... on a windy day!

Wildflowers on a short local hike.

 Prickly Pear

 Indian Paintbrush

Scarlet Globemallow

Rabbitfoot Crazyweed

Unidentified small white flower


Intrepid hikers.

Can you spot the “bear” in this photo?

If you guessed the-stump-the-kids-are-running-towards, you're right! Nothing bear-like about it, but they enjoyed their little game...

Twin mule deer fawns behind our apartment.

Love the double row of spots down his back. So cute.

Spotted this Waxwing at a local park, sitting on a Russian Olive tree.

And this Western Tanager. Gorgeous.

We all enjoyed the 4th of July parade and followed it up with a barbeque and fireworks watching with some good friends.

One of the biggest highlights of the summer for our son was the receipt of an unexpected gift. Some friends of ours gave him a bike that their children had outgrown. We had given him a trike for his birthday last year, but he never really got into it that much (he had some trouble pedaling it). The bike, however, he took to like a duck to water! Our little Biker Dude found his wheels, and he's not looking back! :)

Yes, here we are in the middle of August, which puts us just about a month shy of the one-year anniversary of our big move. I guess it's not just the summer that has gone by quickly! I can't believe it has been that long already.

Well, stay tuned for those pictures from Glacier!