I have been meaning to post this for a looong time. Better late than never, right? :) Summer is almost coming to a close....but we have about a month left, and I'm not going to rush it! :)
Prepare for a picture-heavy post. ;)
I finished school on May 24th and boy, was I happy! The best part about it was finishing Algebra 1. Praise the Lord.
We've been having friends over and swimming....
|Excuse the goggle marks on my head. ;)|
We went to the zoo.....
They have an exhibition going on right now where you can pet stingrays and small sharks--it was definitely the highlight for me, and for all of us, I think! :)
|The elephants were really neat. One of them was born in the early 1960's!|
|Big, grumpy gorilla.|
The Chinese exhibit where the pandas were was, of course, one of my favorite parts. It's pretty realistic! :)
Camel ride! It was really rhythmical and easy--not like I expected! :)
Petting stingrays (their stingers were clipped, of course)....
|That's my older brother, Colt, in the white cap (his girlfriend Amber is beside him), and my cousin, Trey, in the green/yellow shirt. :)|
A little sibling love.....
We went to a friend's wedding (Samantha and Michael). It was great. And we finally got to wear our new sundresses and cowboy boots! :)
|Samantha, the bride, changed into this cute dress for dancing at the reception. We didn't get a picture of her in her actual wedding dress, but it was really pretty--it was a mermaid style.|
|Mama's cowboy boots are on the left, mine are on the right.|
|Sorry for the slightly blurry picture. :)|
Instead of having rice or bird seed or bubbles thrown/blown when they left, Samantha and Michael and the rest of the wedding party/guests released balloons! It was really cool.
We went to a carnival.....
I. Love. Carnivals. The seven-year-old in me comes out when I see the carnival set up in our town. ;)
|I never get sick on rides. But this made me so nauseous!|
We've been buying/checking out books at the bookstore, used book sale, and library....
We've visited cousins and cousins have visited us.....
|After swimming in the rain. :)|
|These two are so close--I love it!|
Oh, and there was the 4th of July! :) Happy Independence Day....God bless America! :)
|All the girl cousins coordinated with patriotic nails. :)|
A rainbow showed up on the 4th....
|My cousin the over-sized leprechaun. ;)|
We've played many games of UNO.....
We've played some tennis.....
We've gone fishing.....
Aaaaand, I started a volunteer job at the library! I love the library. :) I work in the children's room. I shelve, mostly, and I've come to take a lot of pride in "my books," as I call them. ;)
It's been a good summer so far. :)
How has YOUR summer been? :)
God bless you guys and have an awesome day!