Monday, August 19, 2013

Where Did the Summer Go?

I don’t know about you guys, but for me this summer has just flown by! I can’t believe that August is wrapping up and Labor Day is quickly approaching. I’ve had a quite an eventful, action packed few months (which is why I haven’t been able to post much) but I am finally able to relax and kick my feet up, so I’ll fill you guys in on what I’ve been up to! 

My wife’s birthday at the beginning of June always kicks off our summer, so this year I surprised her with a long weekend in New York City. We had an exciting couple of days exploring the streets, sightseeing, and eating some great food. This wasn’t her first time in the Big Apple, but it was mine so of course I dragged her to Times Square, Central Park and the Empire State building – all the touristy places! We didn’t get to see a Broadway show like I would have liked but we did see a play called “Potted Potter,” starring two British comedians who try to condense the Harry Potter series into just over an hour: hilarious! We indulged in seafood, got a little sun burnt, and saw quite a few characters in Times Square! On the night of her birthday she wanted to do something a little quieter and more intimate, so we strolled through Little Italy and had a nice romantic evening. It was truly a great weekend and a superb way to start out the summer! 

When we returned home it was right back to work for the both of us. On the weekends we worked on stuff around the house, my wife improving her container garden while I installed patio lanterns and added a fence to our backyard. It took a couple hot weeks of working under the sun, but once we were finished our landscape looked really nice. In fact, we were so impressed we invited our neighbors and close friends over for a little barbecue to celebrate our hard work.

My wife found this awesome blog by Joanne Ellison that we both have enjoyed visiting too. She frequently goes on to catch the daily devotionals, while I have been keen on reading the blog posts. The site also has online bible studies that my wife and I have been in talks about joining; I’ll keep you posted on what we decide!

The rest of our summer was dedicated to spending time with family. My wife’s parents came and stayed with us for a week; she was thrilled about their visit since they live across the country and we don’t get to see them very often. Luckily we had great weather so we could entertain our company in the new and improved backyard!  

It was another busy, but fun summer for us; I am still in disbelief that it’s coming to a close! I hope everyone enjoyed their summers as well! Did you relax, travel, or spend time with family? Let me know! And what your plans for Labor Day Weekend; we are still trying to figure out ours!