I was hoping that by now I'd be posting pictures of bright colored leaves and newly crocheted scarves, however September has decided to be a real jerk with it's non-stop 90 degree days. Yesterday it rained the tiniest little bit and for a millisecond I thought I might actually need a jacket. But I didn't. It's September in the Pacific Northwest and we're in the middle of a heat wave. The leaves haven't changed, our grass is dead, I haven't even thought about crocheting a scarf, and it's too hot for caramel apple cider. I did eat a whole bag of fall colored M&M's in protest of our unending summer heat (like a whole big bag...by myself) but it didn't make me feel any better. UGH. Go home summer. No one likes you.
Well, that's not exactly true. I liked summer a lot. It was a whirlwind...we were going nonstop for two months, or at least that's how it seemed. I posted about Montana, Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons, trips to Seattle, and our garden. But here are some of the in between moments that made our summer so special...
We went camping at the beach with my parents, and there was a super moon and an amazing sunset over the ocean at the same time.
Avery went to Vacation Bible Camp with her cousin, and another cousin turned one.
This is more sad than special, but a third of our plum tree fell down. I love our plum tree, and I'm not sure if we can save it now (but we'll sure try). We lost a lot of plums, but there were so many left that we had plenty for family, friends, and jam.
Our espaliered pear tree grew it's first pear. Only one, but it was beautiful. And we got a handful of decent apples from our espaliered apple tree.
We tested things from Pinterest. Like these Rocky Road pudding pops...
...and this weaving craft using yarn and a paper plate.
And I made these American Girl doll dresses for Avery's doll with scraps of fabric from other projects. The pattern can be found here.
There were other special moments, not documented by a camera...like the 4th of July, neighbor kids riding their bikes at dusk, my Mom's "surprise" 60th birthday party, evenings in the garden, dinners on the patio, and Erik finding his old hammock and hanging it under the playhouse. Life has been full of blessings around here.
Now school has started and a new season has begun (figuratively, not literally, because September is having an identity crisis). We're still adjusting to our new schedule, but we're all well and Avery would like you to know that she lost another tooth.
And in case you were wondering, she's still super cute when she's exhausted.
I'll be back when the leaves are red and the air is crisp. Hopefully sooner than later.