31 August 2016

Summer 2016 Recap

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Summer of 2016 is coming to a close.  Yes, I know that summer officially goes until the middle of September, but it always feels like summer draws to a close when school starts and if you are watching Facebook much, you know that school has started by all the adorable first-day-of-school photos that are all over!  I love those photos, by the way.



Our summer has kicked off with the Ribfest that is hosted in our neighborhood.  This year was as much fun as last and as always, we ate more than we should but enjoyed each minute of it.  My husband's band played in it and that is always so much fun!


Bob's band played at Ribfest!
We also hosted our annual Memorial Day cookoff.  It's getting more and more just a fun excuse to cook a burger, but who cares, as long as it is still fun, and it is!





Our annual Garden Tour was fun and there were beautiful gardens but it was unseasonably cold and turn out was low.  However, those who did attend said it was gorgeous and fun!

The Fourth of July is always a fun holiday!  I love our neighborhood and all the festivities that happen.  We do fireworks like nobody's business!



I made the most of my travels for work, stopping to (literally) smell the flowers along the way!  We had bumper crops of wildflower this summer due to the rain and not too excessive heat.  The flowers loved it!



Beautiful beautiful sunsets all summer.  Here are a few of my favorites!



We did a trip to Chicago to spend some time in our daughter's new digs.  I love the city and all there is to do!


My husband retired (the second time) and his office gave him a wonderful retirement party.  Full of professors and office staff, good food and lots of laughter!

Ben got married!


I had two fun opportunities to be on the Mississippi River and boy, were they fun!  I love being on the water, and both times I got to see a lighthouse!  I am in love with lighthouses.



No more travel planned, we are both in the swing of jobs (yes, Bob came out of retirement 10 days later, becoming a professor at Lindenwood University in the Educational Leadership department.). We are looking forward to all that fall has to offer!

What are your favorite fall things to do?

19 comments :

  1. What an amazing summer you all had! I am looking forward to PSL from Starbucks and the cooler temps, changing leaves and all that comes with it. :)

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  2. What a gorgeous summer you had! It looks like you had some great food, company, and some amazing sunsets too!

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  3. Wow, it looks like you had an action packed summer! You'll need the winter to recuperate!

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  4. You had a wonderful fun-filled summer that is for sure! We went on vacation for almost three weeks the day after school was out and then it took me a few weeks to bounce back. I was whooped! Nothing much else for the rest of the summer

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  5. How sweet! It looks like you had so much fun. I love weddings and memorial day :)

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  6. Sounds like a summer well spent. I will definitely miss the hot weather. Happy Fall!

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  7. what a wonderful summer you had. So many wonderful memories you made.

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  8. Looks like you enjoyed a wonderful summer. I love the lighthouse shots. Summer is great but I'm ready for fall.

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  9. That sounds like a lot of fun. My husband would have loved the ribs too. Hate that I missed it.

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  10. It sounds like an amazing summer! I can't believe that summer is over already! Crazy!

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  11. Looks like you had a wonderful summer full of travel, family and friends.

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  12. What an amazing summer you had! I I can't believe school has already started but I'm ready for the cooler weather!

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  13. It looks like you had an amazing summer! I didn't get to enjoy the summer much as I wanted to between the mosquitoes and the hot, sweltering weather. This is why I'm looking forward to the fall season! :)

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  14. Looks like you've had a busy summer! It's all about stopping and smelling the flowers especially during this lovely season. I'm sure you had a great time.

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  15. Looks like you had such a fun summer!! I love fall! I love going to the corn maze. I love wearing fall fashion and boots. I love sitting by a fire in the backyard. I love watching scary movies. I love Halloween and going to Halloween parties!!

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  16. Wow…the purples, pinks, red and blues in that first sunset picture are gorgeous. I am looking forward to the fall..that's my favorite season.

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  17. Sounds like you had one awesome summer!!!! We went to a rib fest as well!! Such a yummy time that's for sure ;-)

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  18. Aw! You had a beautiful and amazing summer! Ribfest sound AMAZING and those sunsets... O M Gee

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  19. Your summer sounds like so much fun. Lots of great pictures to! Those ribs look yummy!! X

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