Monday, July 7, 2008

Stinking Heat.

I miss my backyard. Sometimes I look out the back door like a kid on a rainy day and yearn for the time to come when we can go outside again.......alas, it will be October before the weather shapes up. Not that I'm not grateful....we had a BEAUTIFUL month of May and we have a couple get-out-of-the-heat trips planned during the worst of it. But I really miss my backyard! Our grass is at its greenest during the hottest months (does that make sense to anyone?) and our "shade" tree is getting so big and shady. Our BBQ and fire pit are just sitting there on the patio, collecting dust and lots of sun, and yet we stay inside with the AC. Sigh.

So, I post a tribute to the time we spend in our backyard in the normally gorgeous weather we have here in Phoenix. Then I'm going swimming.

This is Nate's sister, her hubby and four kids, and Nate's brother. Notice the kid in the orange, Cameron, as far from the fire as he could get. He was terrified. Then yesterday we were at their house and Cameron asked if we could do the fire again. Kids have 2-second memories. Anway, in this picture we are making s'mores, a common occurence at the Kolbaba household. (S'mores ingredients are in our food storage supply. Only the necessities, right?)

I joined my first giveaway!

Which is funny cause I don't have any kids, but everyone I know is pregnant so these could be great shower gifts.

Ice Cream Social Frock Giveaway!!!!
Roosters-N-Rickrack Pinafore GIVEAWAY!!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Gimme a J!!!......Gimme a U!!!!.........

Is this year really halfway over? July is a great month to be thinking about what I've done for the first half of the year, and what I plan to do for the second half. It's like a mini-new-year for me! I don't ponder on that too long, though, because July is a marathon month. All important dates are in July. Nate's birthday is the 3rd, mine is the 22nd, our anniversary is the 19th and my favorite holiday of the year is on the 4th. There are at the very least 5 other family birthdays in July as well. Gladly we don't live in Utah or we would have to celebrate the 24th, too! It is an exciting, expensive, whirlwind kind of month. We hardly notice that it's 117 degrees outside and that gas is $4.10 a gallon. :) Will that stop us from driving to the Grand Canyon tomorrow? No! Because July is the month to never hold still, to celebrate daily, to go see the sights!

I guess mid-year resolutions will have to wait until August.