It may not technically be fall quite yet, but with Football games underway, days getting shorter, nights getting cooler, leaves beginning to turn and drop, and Labor Day Celebrations afoot, it’s certainly starting to feel like it. (And I can’t wait!!)
Although I’m not a huge fan of summer, and I am already eagerly anticipating the beginning of one of my favorite seasons – autumn – the past few months have still left me with some pretty amazing memories. From meeting my nephew for the first time, to reconnecting with some old friends, watching the world come together for the Olympics, publishing my second book, random adventures in the sunshine, and reaching a quarter of a century, it certainly hasn’t been boring! I even had the most unexpected joy of meeting all of you!
So, Here’s to Summer 2012!
One of the highlights of summer this year was the day I became Queen of the Dinosaur (I was nice and let him have a cupcake). Normally, I’m not a big celebrator of birthdays. Something seems to always goes wrong (for the past several years I’ve gotten sick). That, and a breakup on my 21st, has pretty much soured me on the concept of throwing parties for the most part. However, this year was an important year, so my friends were determined to make sure I had a good time – and I have to admit it was a great success :) We met up at my favorite park, had a picnic, and played on the giant concrete dinosaur – I may have turned 25, but I didn’t exactly get older!
Let them eat (cup)cake!
(Dinosaur photo credits go to my good friend and excellent photographer H.T.)
Some other highlights included:
My first solo Puzzle!
Baseball and Zooey were even nice
enough to not send pieces flying all over
Finding a candy bar that tastes just like Nutella!
Whiskey Gummy Bears and Whiskey Sours:
And adorable cats :)
Want more pictures of cute cats? Check out The Adventures of Baseball and Zooey!
Yes, Summer may be drawing to a close, but it certainly put on a good show. Although there were days I felt like I would melt from the heat, overall I feel incredibly lucky to live in a place with such a magnificent show of sunshine, free from the fears of forest fires, hurricanes, and droughts!
As we turn towards fall, I can’t help but look forward to the joys of a new season, and I know Autumn won’t disappoint.
What were some of the highlights of your summer?