Well, my intent to blog about the “Adventure of the Week” has failed. But I did try/do/enjoy some new things this summer. Here are a few of those:
Memorial Day Trip to North Carolina. This was my “first” adventure at the start of
summer. We spent the weekend with 2 of our favorite Arlington couples. The cabin we stayed at was in the mountains (thanks to Laura’s family), and when I say in the mountains…that’s exactly what I mean. We did a lot of hiking. I admit I was initially nervous to hike because I was not in shape. But I loved every minute of it. Well almost every minute
Trip to Grand Mart. I heard a lot about this international grocery store, but I had never made the trek. I went to get lemons and limes for a center piece we were doing for a friends baby shower. Let’s just say, Grand Mart is definitely an adventure, and they have
VERY cheap lemons and limes.
Made Pom Poms. I know these are kind of “yesterday”, but I also made them for the first time. Super easy. Super cute. Of course I did not take ANY pictures.
Made a going away journal. I’ve made a few of these for baby showers etc. I adapted them from this template, but I’ve gotten it down to a science of less than 2 hours start to finish.
Tried new cupcakes at Buzz. Branched out from our staples and went with cookie dough and lemon rhubarb. Yum!
Went to 3 baby showers. Oh wait this isn’t new for me.
Tried a new spot for DC Fireworks. Air Force Memorial
Got new Toms. I had to post these because I heart them so much.
Read a couple of books for book clubs, etc.
Room- Enjoyed this, but it gets a little slow at the end. And it’s challenging to adapt at first because it is written from a 5 year olds perspective.
Ella Minnow Pea- light summer reading, my choice for book club. There really isn’t a plot, but it’s good if you want a book that is brain teaser wordy and doesn’t require much attention.
Darcy’s Passions- A gift from my dear cousin. Mr. Darcy’s perspective on his love with Elizabeth Bennett. I am in love with all things Pride & Prejudice, so this book was very fascinating to me. I did not agree with her portrayal of some of Darcy, but I was hooked reading it just to get what he was thinking, much like the first time when I read Pride and Prejudice. But, unfortunately, the last quarter of the book was the author making up an extended version of the story. That part was a little much and too romance
novel-like for my taste.
Vacationed at Myrtle Beach. This is the first real vacation we have taken since we’ve
been married. It was amazing. I prayed for very specific things in our hotel room and the Lord blessed with all of it! We spent our days by the pool, had a day trip in Charleston, went to the beach, ate some crazy food at Hymans, went to a plantation, went to a
conservriotic show (that’s conservative/patriot in one word) and went outlet
shopping. We loved every minute of it. But, again, I didn’t take very many
pictures to prove we actually went on this trip.
Started reading a fashion blog and got a little more into style. After reading a friends blog about 30 for 30 remix, I started checking out Kendi Everyday.
Love her style! It’s not necessarily my own, but she has great ideas and she inspires me to “try” a little more. (more in depth blog on this to come)
Decked my hubs out in new duds. Alls I can say is he cracks me up in these boat shoes and aviators.
Tried some new recipes. One of these was veggie lasagna, which was pretty good. I used whole wheat pasta instead of gluten free lasagna noodles.
Went to a concert and got some new music. Kindlewood. Love it, check them
out. Friends/former student of Chris.
So that’s it for now…a brief summary of my summer since I did not post much along the way. Maybe I’ll try to make this a monthly thing.