Sunday, August 11, 2013

Where, oh where has my summer gone? Oh, where, oh where did it go?

I can't believe summer is already coming to a close. I have to be back to work in four days, and the kids come back in eight! I haven't done a ton of big things this summer, but I've been plenty busy having fun with the things I did do!! Picasa is being difficult, so instead of a nice collage, you just get an overload of individual pictures! And now Blogger is being difficult, so they are all completely out of order!

At the end of July, I flew to Denver to help my friend Jill after she had surgery. I had a blast hanging out with her and playing with her cute girls for a week. Sadly, this is the only picture I have of the event.

This sweet girl makes me smile. Love her to pieces!

This little miss turned 4 in July! She is the cutest, sweetest lil' lady there is.

Skyler was a gem a helped me one morning at a class I was teaching. I seriously have the best brother!

On July 27, Riley came home from 8 months of Navy training! Our family is finally all together again!

4th of July festivities-- Clearly the kids found the sippy cup to be more interesting than taking a picture.

More 4th of July fun!

Seriously. Could she get any cuter? I think not.

Sunday night bike rides around the neighborhood with my parents and Skyler

Mr. E and I got haircuts on the same day!

A few shave ices may or may have not been consumed

Orem City Summerfest fireworks with my favorite ladies

A very much needed girl's night out with the ladies--- Brick Oven then enjoying the fresh air at the Riverwoods. Glad they can break away from their husbands every now and again for some fun!

It was a great summer, and if flew by SOOOO quickly. Here's to another great 9 months of teaching before I do it again!!

In a perfect world...

* Chocolate, ice cream, and other treats would be good for me.
* Summers would be longer... I'm a big fan of getting paid to play!
* The temperature would stay 82 degrees for most of the year. #heaven
* I could snap my fingers and my classroom would be ready to go for the new year.
* Diet Coke would also be good for me.
* Mr. Perfect would be easier to find. Heck, he'd be found already!
* People would just get along. None of this war stuff. No bullying. No fighting. Just happiness.
* There would be more time to just sit and read. 
* I wouldn't crave ice cream sandwiches all.the.time. (seriously, it's a problem!)
* I'd be brave enough to go do fun things by myself. #singlepeopleproblems
* More people would understand the difference between your and you're. 
* Shark week would be at least a biannual event. #nerdalert

We don't live in a perfect world. But I'd say my world is pretty close to perfect! I am lucky enough to have...
* A family who loves me and supports me-- and who all live within a two mile radius of me.
* A job that I love more than I ever imagined I would. (How am I already starting my 5th year of teaching?!?)
* Students who sometimes teach me more than I teach them.
* Some really good friends.
* Mountains ten minutes away.
* A house to live in, a car to drive, and food to eat.
* A love for reading... and a never ending list of books I want to read.
* The Church. And all that goes with it.
* My sweet nieces and nephew. I absolutely adore them.