Summer in Review

I’ll say it too – “It’s fall!” I have now had to turn my heater on and wear a coat at night. With the changing of the season, a challenge has been thrown out by my friend Erin to tell about your summer.  Here are a few highlights:

May – Grandparent’s Anniversary
At the end of May my maternal Grandparents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. I was able to design their party invite for my sister and aunts who were coordinating the event. The best part was flying down to Texas as a surprise! Amazingly enough it worked, those that knew in the family didn’t accidentally let it spill. Oh, how I miss my family!

June – Sister, her husband and his family come to visit
My sister, her husband, her mother in law and her husband’s brother all came up at end of May and left in that first week of June. We visited all kinds of places but to me the most interesting was Mt. St. Helen’s because i had not been up there in my 3 years of living in Oregon (yes, i realize Helen is in Washington). Second was getting to the top of Multnomah falls, never made the hike all the way up before, the river that becomes the long water fall is gorgeous. Again if I was good at the picture thing i’d post some.

July – First Wedding Anniversary
Yea! My husband and I returned to our favorite hotel to celebrate. If you want to read more about it Clicky.

August – Life
I’m not sure that we did anything too exciting in August.

September – Life again
Yeah, again, I think we just worked and lived and made a quick trip to the coast which we had not done since July.

Dog  Summer Activities:
We had the dogs in Obedience 3, off lead training and hand signals. I work with “Z” the female and this was her first go around. I think she did okay but I need to work with her more outside of class. We also did agility training – jumping over hurtles, going through tubes, walking on platforms. That was so much fun! Z is good and very fast at it but a little stubborn about jumping over the hurtles.  

That was our summer!

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4 Responses to “Summer in Review”

  1. Erin Says:

    Uh Valerie…
    You got MARRIED?!?!?!
    Well, congratulations first of all. 😉
    Second of all… WHAT?! Not that I can’t believe it, but yeah, I can’t believe it.

    You’ve been up to a whole heckuva lot in the last few years since we spoke. Like… getting MARRIED!
    Wait ’til I tell Rhonda. 🙂

  2. Violetkey Says:

    Erin, you’re too cute! I can’t believe it’s been so long between chatting! I got married 7/22/06 to the guy I met right after I moved here. I aslo graduated with a B.S. in graphic design in june last year. Those are the 2 largest events that have happened. No, kids, so you didn’t msis that one!

    You’ll have to let me know Rhonda’s reaction, lol.

  3. Erin Says:

    Rhonda’s reaction? …
    You now have a new lurker. 😉

    I’d love to see some of your work in graphic design, or any other projects you’ve been messing around with, artistically. I just loved that coffee shop package you showed me last time we visited. So cool.
    So… show me something else.

  4. Rhonda Says:

    Here I am!
    Think how long it’s been since we chatted!
    I too would love to see any of your work. I love checking out Illustration Friday. I find great artists there. I also like reading Vonster’s site. They are linked on my blog. Don’t like giving too much personal info on blogs but wanted you to know I’m here!


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