It is fall. And not just because the calendar says so, but because we have golden rod up here on the mountaintop as far as the eye can see. When we played outside yesterday, I made the kids wear hats atop their shaved heads. I suppose it's time to say farewell to another summer and all its fun.
We clocked many an hour in the backyard with our own various water-type fun
The dogs and kids got spoiled since Uncle Jonny was living with us three nights a week.
We celebrated Father's Day for our best dad and grandpas in the whole world
We celebrated the fourth of July
We made an ambitious family trip to visit a local cavern and learned an important parenting lesson about taking small children into places without easy escape routes
We helped celebrate our baby cousin on the way with Cara and Bruce when they were able to visit all the way from Washington state! And Mimi got to squeeze all of her grandkids and great grandkids into one pic!
We enjoyed the company of our extended family at our reunions
We spent the day having fun, celebrating Abba's birthday, and playing games at Abba & Chum's Horseshoe tournament. Where we also helped collect food to be donated to the local food bank!
We went to the Bedford County fair with the Fiore crew and ate snow cones and saw a lot of animals
( #fiodercrew on instagram)
We visited Living Treasures zoo with the Burghs and had lots of fun feeding the animals and singing "I Like to Move It, Move It" at the lemurs.
And we took a 7mile walk into the woods to take the dogs for a swim and set up Brandon's trailcam.
And I turned 30! After my pre-birthday surprise mania (including SCF weekend, a surprise party, and a thirty years tribute video!), I still had my actual birthday which included a cookies-in-bed-breakfast delivered by Greyson, lots of flowers, cheering on the Valley athletes (and our coach) at the Rally in the Valley community event, and then a sleepover in Allentown PA with Brandon to see Kipp Moore/Toby Keith play at the Allentown fair (which also included an upside down fair ride which was hilarious)
And now we are headed into our favorite season of all. Already visiting more fairs, cheering on our favorite football teams, and pulling out our hoodies and closed-toed shoes. Happy Fall to you all xxxox