Monday, September 1, 2014

Summer Recap

I've chimed in here and there this summer but I took somewhat of a blogging break. I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things and what better way than to do a summer recap.

First off, we celebrated Kevin's birthday by having a big family dinner. Nash and Ellie got were able to meet for the first time, as I got to snap a few pictures. Ellie was more scared of him than I thought she would be. Just wait till he's mobile Ellie, just you wait. You have my full permission to hide under the bed to avoid any rough pets or stubby tail pulls
Kevin and I also celebrated out three year anniversary! Crazy to think about how fast and slow the past three years have been. I love him more today then I did then and I hope that love keeps doubling over the coming years. I love being his wife.
How did we celebrate our anniversary? We went to the zoo and took pictures with camels, of course. I mean really, is there any other way celebrate?

We had a great time. Our zoo is very nice so it was a lovely way to spend the day. That was the first time in a long time that I had walked the whole zoo in one day. I was good and tired by the end of it. We have talked about getting a annual pass so that way we can do and just do certain sections at a time. I think it's something we would really enjoy. Always and forever, the elephants are my favorite.
And as I introduced earlier, we got a kitten. Sybill has added so much fun and craziness to our household. I love this little family of mine. So far she's an excellent photobomber.
She definitely gets a passing grade in cat naps. Just looking back at these pictures she looks so tiny. I can't believe how big she is already. If I'm getting all sentimental about my cat growing up, I'm really going to be in for it when I have kids! 
 A whole crew us of went to the Parade of Homes, which is always one of the highlights of my summer. Bathroom selfies, family style. (Ok, that sounds gross and weird.)
This is just one of the the beautiful homes. I'll post a few more Parade of Homes pictures later but over at The Fat Hydrangea is a lovely round of up all the homes. This house is by Bob Webb Homes and the exterior reminded me of the house I grew up in. White house, black shutters and a red front door. (Although our house was a little, a lot smaller than this one.)

In nephew news, this little guy is getting cuter by the minute. I love that his mom sends me adorable pictures like this. I mean, look at those cheeks! I have so much love for him!

 I signed up for Stitch Fix this summer. I got my first "fix" in August and loved it. I ended up keeping two of the five pieces. I've already signed up to get another fix in a few months. I think it's something I'd like to do seasonally. It's definitely the perfect solution for a non-shopping-loving person, such as myself.
 I tired to get a picture of Ellie and Sybill together for size comparison. This is the best I could do. Unless she's sleeping, Sybill is always moving. As I type this she is trying to squeeze herself into the handle opening of a basket. She's always good for a laugh. I feel like I should do one of those updates like people do for babies. At three months old, Sybill prefers eating Ellie's adult cat food instead of the kitten formulated cat food. Ellie would look at me with the saddest look in her eyes, so I had to start mixing the food together. This way they both get some of each and Ellie doesn't have to worry about her little sister eating all of her breakfast...

 Summer ended with a beautiful country wedding I was able to attend with my family. I am very thankful for little sisters who wear the same dress size. Of course I knew about the wedding since April, but I was over at her house trying on dresses to borrow an hour before it was time to leave. I am thankful we are basically the same size. In this photo I wish someone would have told me to fix my sweater and straighten my necklace, but oh well, life is not perfect, and neither am I. The day was beautiful, the bride had tears of joy streaming down her face and she said her vows to her groom. What a wonderful way to finish a wonderful summer.