Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lovin' Summer

I just love summer. We stay so busy with yard work and water fun and projects around the house. Life is great here in the Arizona sun. Brody is getting so big and says the funniest things. His favorite attire is this pair of goggles that actually go to his play work bench that he got for Christmas. He wears them in the tub, in the wading pool, and just on top of his head when he is walking around the house. He's a riot.
Summer also brings for our little family the 4th of July festivities. Rodeo, parades and the 10K United Families Run. I am going to brag for a minute because I shaved 11 minutes off my time from last year's run! Woo-Hoo!

We've had fun camping and bike riding and Rick is even training for a triathalon at Lake Powell this fall. Me? No thanks. I'm petrified of swimming for some reason. Something about not being able to touch freaks me out or maybe it was too many sisters pushing me under the water. I don't know.

One of my favorite things about summer is gardening. I love my vegetables and I absolutely love my flowers. I wish they would bloom all year long. We have already made a batch of salsa and after my "begtables", as Brody would say, that we picked last night, it looks like I'm ready for round two. I think I could intraveneously live on homemade salsa.

I hope you are all having a great and wonderful summer. We are looking forward to the rest of our harvest and, of course, our Halloween party that is just around the corner. Get your costumes ready because it will be a blast!! Brody is already giving his opinion about what we should be. Time to get sewing!!