This time of year holds such a love/ hate relationship for me. I love seeing all the school supplies at Target, swimming every day, the thought of upcoming holidays, apple-picking, and cozy sweatshirts. Fall is my favorite! But, I will miss the lazy summer days… making fresh salsa, swimming after dinner, friends over for barbecues. Aaaah, sweet summer! Here are a few summer smiles as we hang on to the last little bit of summer…
Face painting, (and lots of other free goodies), courtesy of our dental office! They had a little grand opening fun.
More fresh cucumbers! (Time for more sushi!)
Homemade salsa and guacamole thanks to our tomato plant. We put it on homemade naan bread, and it was the perfect lunch for all of us!
My kids love mason jars as much as me. (smile)
I had no idea what to make for dinner the other night. Soooo… I grilled some chicken, made some buttered noodles, cut up some tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella and had the kids build their own pasta for dinner. It was a huge success and I am anxious to try it again with different options. Oh, and we also roasted some garlic as an option, which was Natalie’s favorite!
Love this picture. That’s all.
This gift sat unopened in our craft closet for over a year. My kids aren’t the best at cutting; (Sorry kids!) At least, they weren’t… I actually think this helped because they did a great job! And, snowflakes in July make me smile!
Finally, our church had Ben Carson come and speak. I feel blessed to have heard him… what a gentle, humble, spirit.