9.26.2009

A Summer to Remember

This Summer has been amazing! After 7 years of school, I think I forgot what true relaxation felt like. We have made so many incredible memories this Summer, and all of our experiences have really reminded me how our friends and families mean everything to us. This is also the first Summer that I can say we really took advantage of the beautiful Utah landscape that's always at our fingertips. All I can say is that we used to seriously consider moving outside of Utah, but this Summer's activities have really made us realize why we love it here. The chilly air outside and the gradient of color that is beginning to spread across the mountains are both signaling the coming of Autumn. I'll admit, I'm absolutely a Summer girl, but I do enjoy the beauty of fall and the fact that I can start wearing boots again :)
So here's a tribute to Summer through a sampling of what I remember about it...or word vomit, if you will.

GRADUATION! - empanadas - chilean music - guitar - Vicky and Mom dancing - basque/chilean wine - laughter - fresh fruit - amaryllis - Austin's accident :( - hanging out with Austin :) - Nanny and Papa Jerry - pool - sunset hike - missing socks - running - microbrews - hiking shoes - Tamara's banjo - being able to open the windows - my 'summer' ipod playlist - missing Nani - Guinness! the new puppy - three day weekends - Powell Pirates - cliff jumping - night fishing - striper boils - dance offs - fresca and vodka - Laynee! - missing Oregon family - seeing Oregon family - The Baer's and their boats - tubing - cave swimming - Star gazing - philosiphizing -jumping off the houseboat at midnight in our clothes - sleeping under the stars - campfires - frogs - rattlesnakes - laughing - Cecilia by Simon and Garfunkel - fish tacos - laughing - crying - laughing - sand - HOT SUN - ice cream - chicken kabobs - barbeque - sunscreen - shade - Tom Robbins - Vonnegut - red rock - nieces and nephews growing fast - tanlines - layoffs - piano bars - salmon - peude..chilean salsa - politics - midnight walks through Daybreak - coffee - pink elephant pinatas - campfires - bigfoot - skinwalkers stories - singing around the campfire - 3.2 Marysvale Blues - Pinkalicious - baby shower - Rappelling off of waterfalls - The Brown reunion - The Fierro reunion - Mary's tamales - Reuniting with family I've never met! - The Wooden Nickel - mosquito bites - biscotti - laughing - cameras - flowers - farmer's market - fresh honeycomb - beevery - beet greens - fresh bread - Tata - Chilean Independence Day - avocado - lemons - watching Lucas - fresh tomatoes - architectural competitions - friends - setting up tents - horseshoes - breakfast burritos - headlamps - unexpected car expenses -sombrero - mosquitos - sunglasses - pine trees - canoes - mountain lakes - paddling - flip flops - fishing - relaxing - dog park - steak and clams - hiking - peeing in the woods - sleeping bags - 11 dogs - Moose watching - reading - lime rickeys - playing cards - making new friends - facebook - funnels - knives - park city - I'm taking videos! - dancing - singing - girls night - laughing - laughing uncontrollably - sleeping in - Indie flicks -fresh garden food - twilight concerts - Incubus - headbanging - sunburn - draft beer - Marysvale - hot tub - Napa Valley wine - good conversation - hugging - laughing - shed hunting - making jewelry - shopping with Mom and Tam - new boots - rockclimbing - chalk bags - garlic burgers - drinking beer on the patio in the rain - guitar - Iron & Wine - crossing the river - sleeping with the windows open - walking Chica - laying by the pool - margaritas - girl talk - crappy economy - movie nights - mexican food - more rockclimbing - more laughing - Wing Nutz - searching for karaoke bars - Woot! Woot! - Arts Festivals - dessert martinis - laying in the hammock - Chica finding deer legs - eating Brandon's yummy cooking - making butterflies with Cassidy - finding KRCL - finding Dexter - pillowfights - Rachel McAdams - the constitution - my birthday - Hippie Party - dreadlocks - darts - fireworks - our fifth anniversary!! - Ruth's Chris - ahi tuna - wine - more laughing - painted toenails - mudbaths - bubble baths - reggae - flowers - tequila - night swim at the pool - and best of all, spending time and making memories with the love of my life Brandon...otherwise known as Bwandon.

Farewell Summer and Welcome Autumn :)

1 comment:

emily said...

Well said.

Stabewed

While making tuna fish sandwiches, I'll use my fresh canned tuna stabewed of the store bought kind.