I've stopped in for a Father's Day post, and also a celebratory paid-off-the-truck post, but for the most part, I haven't really checked in here all summer. So that's what I'm going to do today. I'm gonna check in and recap and update and all that good stuff, and then I'm hoping to get back to blogging as usual. Because I really miss it. I used to scrapbook as my creative outlet, and then I started blogging, but since I haven't done either in a loooooong time, what creativity I did have is like, spilling into work emails and I'm pretty sure a Harry Potter themed email at work might be considered unprofessional. Or also the lyrics to "Hungry Eyes" woven into my requests for information could confuse and/or throw some people off.
Anyway, I digress. Summer, right? That's what we were talking about? Summer "kicks off" Memorial Day weekend and we spent it up north camping and fishing with some friends of the family.
Even the 6 year old caught fish on her Dora the Explorer fishing pole while she slept. But me?? Nope. Nothing. Not even a bite. Whatever, I'm over it (sort of).
I wanted a picture of all of us in our tent but this was as good as I could get with the selfie stick:
I don't know what they were looking at but it was probably a squirrel or a leaf or something...or nothing. They do that sometimes I think, just to spite me when I want a picture. They're like "No! You are NOT getting eye contact!" Whatever, I'm over that too (sort of).
So throughout the rest of the summer there's been hiking:
Lots of pool time:
Both with my guys, and their doggy friends:
Dbacks games of course:
Also, summer isn't summer without the 4th of July, of which we celebrated with as much patriotism and red, white, and blue as we could:
We made it out to Bartlett a time or two for some catfishing, and while I didn't catch a catfish I did catch this big carp so I'm happy about it:
Also this summer, like last summer, my dear friend Kailey and I, we slipped and slided (slipped n' slid?):
This summer marks one year since Nate and I bought our kayaks and we made sure to try and use them as much as we did last year...which has been difficult since Nate is in the Academy and studies all weekend and hardly has time for fun anymore (boo) and naps a lot on the weekends like so:
This is Nate worrying about catching fish, and me worrying about taking a good picture:
Oh and these are a couple of my Blue Gill:
Once 5pm hits, all the boat rentals have to be off the water and so the congestion dies down and you kind of feel like you have the whole lake to yourself and it's really quiet and really neat. I could sit there, in my 'yak until dark and be content.
We also had a visitor this summer, in Arizona....none other than Ms. T Swizzle and like we've done every year she's headlined, my dear friend Kayla and I went to see her tear the house down (figuratively, of course. Not literally).
So I think I've hit the high points of this summer. It's crazy to think we technically only have one weekend left of summer (unofficially) and then it's Labor Day, and then it's pumpkin spice everything and fall and sweaters...except it's still 110 degrees and none of that is applicable in Arizona.
I miss all my blog friends and I hope you've all had a good summer too and haven't forgotten about me!