*spent the 4th of july hiking in letchworth with amazing friends and my furry little pup. while i didn't see fireworks, i did see plenty of raging waterfalls and beautiful sights.
*a backyard unveiling, complete with a barbecue (sausage for the meat-eaters), boxed margaritas and a bit of hot tub acrobats.
*pool days and sunshine.
*long, stressful days at work. our office is seriously short staffed and very disorganized. hence why monday-friday is very long and very stressful. some how though, we manage to have a good time.
*running club started. and i'm officially not running as often as i should be.
*brewfest in vermont and a trip to ben & jerry's. loved the hippie-fest on the lake so much, that i'm already making plans to visit in the fall.
*was so inspired by the local breweries with fantastic beer- and decided to attempt batch numero dos of a homemade brew (remember our first, successful batch?)
*i started a trx class. i'm obsessed and seriously wondering if i could actually be an instructor one day.
*paddle boarding and drive-in movies- resulting in a beautiful day on the lake with friends & a 4am night cap.
*i started an improv class. main goal: to improve my public speaking. secondary goal: to spend one night a week laughing my butt off.
*office nightmare. after a fantastic weekend, we walked into ankle deep water and a "raining ceiling." needless-to-say, we've been working from home while the place is under construction.
*speaking of which, i've realized i have a love/hate relationship with working from home. i love being home, being able to make lunch, sitting in the space i worked so hard to make but on the other hand, i hate not being around my coworkers & have no excuse to walk to starbucks or grab lunch.
*my garden is exploding & i can't wait to start enjoying the fruits of my labor.
whoa. i knew it was a busy month, but man- i actually managed to pack quite a bit in. august is looking equally as crazy. some good news, a. will be home in september (!!!)- so now in addition to everything on my plate, i'll be squeezing in some nesting & getting ready for his return. i'm really looking forward to these next couple months!