12 September 2007

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

It's that time of year again, time for the What-I-Did-On-My-Summer-Vacation essays.

Here's what I did on my summer "vacation", although there wasn't much vacationing going on, per se.

Married off my youngest brother
Shooowee, that was a hot day! Beautiful in all respects, regardless of the steam and sweat. Aren't they a lovely couple? They wrote their own vows and we all swooned. By the end of the vows, everyone in that church wanted to marry my brother. Even me. Even my husband. Too bad the bride got to him first. ;)

Reunited best friends
Ripped apart at the height of their kinship by a cross-country move, these bosom friends spent a week together this summer. It really was the least I could do... her escort also happens to be one of my best friends.Began taking milk delivery from a local dairy
No bovine growth hormone. No antibiotics. Delivered right to my doorstep at 6:30am (so 1930's). Supporting a local family business. And the 1/2 and 1/2 and muenster cheese are to DIE for.

Played on the Slip N' Slide

Camped at Grambee and PawPaw's farm and got to ride
in the back of the truck with our cousins

Planted a garden
(Observe what wonders manure can do for plants. These 2 photos are the same tomato plot, taken 2 weeks apart.)

Then harvested
and harvested

and harvested
(those tomato plants!!)

some pretty funky stuff.

They have a message for the meat-eating world.

Married off my youngest sister
Another gorgeous day! Another gorgeous couple! Their engagement photo will have to suffice for now since the wedding photos are being held for ransom. Her groom surprised her during the ceremony and played a violin solo- Be Thou My Vision. The bride had been telling him that if she wasn't marrying him, she'd ask him to play the violin in her wedding. Lucky girl, she got BOTH!

Opened an Etsy shop.
Haven't had the time to soup up the shop like I'd like. Please look at it with a gracious eye.

Made all the things to go in the Etsy shop.

Took in the local dance theatre scene...
This cutie girl's first dance recital. She was a vision in pink tights.
"Drip, drip, drop little April showers..."

And our local backyard thespian troupe
On the program for today: Cinderella, The Paper Bag Princess, and...

Rapunzel (see the valiant prince climbing the tower via her blue hair?)

Take a bow!

Went for a hike in the woods with my family

Got a certain girl a pair of glasses
Wow, she was BLIND. :\

Joined a SoulPerSuit Bible Study on the Book of Esther.
We're doing another study through to Book of Ruth this fall, want to join?

Wrangled a few outlaws.
Fence posts wearing cowboy hats. Birthday party games are such fun!

Met a cute little doggie and brought her home with me.

Then she decided pink was a better look for her.

Watched my three-year-old attempt to extract a banana from its peel, using a butter knife.

Wow, that knife was sharper than I thought!

Ok, your turn. What did YOU do this summer? Please pass your papers to the front.



Blogger Heather said...

Not that you've been busy or anything.
By the time I got to the end, I forgot my sarcasm from the beginning.
Oh yeah. Did you say "shooowee"?

11:20 AM  
Blogger Christianne said...

Lovely reading. And wow, I just realized that you really document your life through pictures! Wow!

And I'm with Heather: You really have been SUPER busy this summer, huh?!

10:22 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

How come no one else is writing me their essays?

I know ya'll have been doing things while I've been at weddings and in the garden and dyeing my kids' hair pink. Tell me what you've been up to, or I'll say shoooweeee again.

Christianne, I only photo document the really photo document-worthy things like... um... twisty cucumbers... bumper crops of tomatoes... bottles of milk... children mutilating their fruit in fits of independence... dog-faced girls...

I'm sure if everyone looked at their life through my eyes, they've had a very busy summer too. Ranching dust bunnies under the couch and filling the car up with gas. Life can get pretty busy just with the mundanities. Might as well take a photo of it.

11:43 PM  
Anonymous Valerie said...

Hi Erin, it's Valerie! I was thinking about SPS and ta-da, found your blog! Um, i have to admit i found it a few months ago and I've been lurking and reading. But I had to break my silence.

WOW, you've had a busy summer! It's very exciting that you opened and Etsy shop - I heart Etsy. You've been added to my favorites list.

I will take you up on your summer essay challenge and see what I can whip up this weekend.

11:25 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

You, of all people, need to de-lurk yourself and tell me what you've been up to this summer.

So glad you decided to leave me a note. Can't wait to read your essay. I'll even put away my red pen. ;)

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Valerie said...

Erin, my post about my summer is up. It feels like I did a lot more this summer than I could think of but maybe not...

I'm not sure if the comments are linking my name back so i'm at violetkey.wordpress.com

1:03 AM  

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