You can't find this activity in the winter time...actually I don't think you can find this activity anywhere else except in the Midwest...although maybe in the South too...do you know what it is:
I took these pictures with my phone so they aren't the greatest quality...but still...not bad!
Yep...you guessed it (wait...you didn't?!?) it is a pick-up truck derby! Jon and I went to it the week of the Fourth of July at a county fair...it was a lot of fun...I actually do like derby's...especially when they have pick-up trucks! My favorite one was a turquoisey blue (how do you like that color description?!?) older looking truck but he didn't win...rats. Anyway...reason number one for liking summer...derby and county fair time (and I didn't even mention the yummy deep fried fair food!).
Well actually I don't have a picture for this one, although I wish I did, but I love fireflies! And you don't get those in the winter either! While we were driving home one night I asked Jon if he had seen any yet, and his reply was no...so I pressed my nose to the window (not really but it makes for a better visual) to find those fireflies. Well I did see one and I was so excited that I said...oh...there's one! Which lead to Jon slamming (well maybe slamming is too hard of a word but the breaks did go on) on the brakes and me thinking...wow...he really wanted me to see the firefly. Well he totally forgot about my question and was sure that I was talking about a deer...I forgot that I was suppose to be looking for those...ha...maybe you had to be there...it was funny! But then being the sweet guy he is...on the Fourth while we were watching the fireworks from Valley Grove there were a lot of them up there and so we ran around like kids again trying to catch them...I don't know but I think there used to be a lot more of them then there are now...and I think that they are getting faster 'cause we only caught one. But it was sure fun watching Jon run and leap trying to catch them for me...I'm sure I looked funny too but I can't see myself so I don't know! No...I probably look pretty graceful!
I love summer because teachers have the summer off. That means that my friend Chelsea and her hubby Philip can come and visit me! It was so much fun having them at our house and catching up with them! It has been way too long and they live all the way on the West Coast...which I heard is getting hit hard with a heat wave right now...they are not used to that...sorry guys! Here's a few pictures of us from their time here:
Chelsea and I....Chelsea was my maid of honor at my wedding...we have had a lot of fun times together and I miss her and wish she wasn't so far away...but we try to make the most of our times together!
After Chelsea took this picture she said...awe...you guys look like brother and sister. Actually, if you know my brother, Sam and Philip could look a lot a like!
Here's the cute couple that just celebrated their 3rd anniversary...it was a great wedding to be in ...116 degrees in a church that had no air conditioning...that was not my kind of summer! But their wedding was beautiful and so much fun to be in...thanks guys!
Bonfires and Smores! Since we put our fire pit in last year we've really been trying to take advantage of it! And this summer has been great because it hasn't been overly hot and there haven't been too many bugs!
Levi and big teaser Jon in the background
Jon and Greta
Jon's sister Annette and Logan
Exhibit E: (don't worry...I won't go through the whole alphabet...I'm almost done)
My pretty flowers...although they are hard work keeping them looking nice. We haven't had a lot of rain this year so I've had to put my A game on and get out there and water them...I usually forget!
Okay...I think I'm done...I do love the summer...or the activities of the summer...and I am very thankful that this one hasn't been too hot!! In other news...we are in the Book (for the adoption agency)! So...let the calls start coming in! In another post I'll put the pictures in of our scrapbook...it turned out cute. And check out our kids' blog...I tweaked it a bit to cutesy (is that a word and if so...how do you spell it?!?) it up! Also...(wow...I do have a lot to say today!) I have been reading through Job lately and it's so good! So I am thinking about doing another blog for a Bible Study where we can all read the same thing...I'll post the passage on the blog...and then in the comments section we can discuss it...it's like a book club...online! What do you think? Okay...running for now...