Friday, December 19, 2014

The Not So Lazy Days of Summer

It is so cliche' to say, "Where has the time gone?"  But, it's so true. The Summer has flown by.  We have had such fun, busy days, and I can't believe they are coming to an end.  

One of the highlights of the year for our family is our local Balloon Fest.  We anticipate this weekend all year.  We have never really been a "grab a lawn chair and watch the world go by" kinda couple.  The sitting would drive my husband batty.  He's a get in there and do kinda guy.  Which is really great because our family gets into all kind of fun situations!

We are balloon chasers, well, not officially.
 We watch where the balloons are launching from and follow along in our car.  The views we get of the balloons floating through the countryside are so pretty.  When they start to land, we park and run to see if they need any help.  Which they often do!

One year the balloon we happened to watch land didn't really have a full crew.  They adopted my husband and oldest sons as their 'weekend crew'.  We were able to go back with them to the Fest as official members.  We had an amazing seat for the Glow that night.  

Here are a few pictures from this year's 'Balloon Chase.'  These pictures were from a Sunday Morning before church.  We don't usually chase balloons in suits!

We were able to spend a day on the boat with Grandma and Grandpa.  This is really one of my favorite things to do... spending time near the water is so peaceful.

We discovered the 'Swinging Bridge" thanks to a tip from a friend.  This time of the year it is a bit buggy, sticky and weedy.  But, so worth it!

Of course you can't have a great Summer picture round-up without a few trips to the park! 

School is right around the corner for us.  The Littles have started doing a little here and a little there.  Our 'official' school day is September 8.  We have one more family trip coming up...we can't wait!

How about you? Have you started school yet? 


  1. Wow, that balloon chasing is a neat experience for the whole family! I shutter when I think of going up in them but am mesmerized every time I see them. Glad you had a wonderful summer and may your home school be blessed this upcoming year :)

    1. Thank you JES, we did have a great Summer! We are looking forward to starting our lessons and getting back into a bit of a routine :)