Well hello. I know, I know. I'm terrible. I haven't blogged in *counts on fingers*....um.....*counts toes too*....um... approximately a gazillion years. But we've been so busy! The first half of the summer is finally over an on to the second half that includes much more hiking, swimming, BBQing, parties, and most of all, sleep. Whoo!
We most recently had Christmas in July, which is one of my all-time favorite parts of the summer. We all draw a name for Secret Santa and have about a week to put something together. This year was really exceptional, I think everyone really kicked it up a notch. There wasn't a single person that wasn't excited about their gift, which means it was definitely a success. :)
Prior to Christmas, we also of course celebrated the 4th with our usual giant picinic-y dinner and loads of fireworks. Yes, we can light off our own up here, which is always more fun! Anyone who wants can shoot off fireworks while the rest of us eat food, drink beer, and watch them fill the air with a zillion colors. It's really quite the fantastic evening.
I've been to the lake a couple times already and have a nice start to a sun tan. :) I'm hoping to get to the park and go hiking here soon....it always kinda scares me because I don't know that I'm really in that kind of shape to go traipsing literally all across creation. I guess there's only one way to find out though huh? I've done much better taking care of myself this year than I have before. Even so I've gained some weight, but I guess I can't be too mad, my clothes still fit.
I'm kinda just hanging out waiting for my next job to start and get all moved again. I have two amazing roommates that I'll be sharing a house with, so I'm really excited. I think it's going to be exactly what I needed after this past winter.
Well, I don't really have a whole lot more to say. Just a lot of fun in the sun, a little bit of hard work, and lots of good memories. :)