Oh hey look - it's the middle of July and I've been doing a million things this summer and blogging has NOT been one of them. Oops. So, allow me to sum up my summer thus far with a series of selfies...because the internet needs more selfies.
This summer began the same way every summer for the past 6 years has - with a few days at the beach with some girlfriends! I taught with this fabulous group of ladies for less than one whole year about 6 years ago, but we really clicked. Every year since, we've kicked off summer with 2-3 days staying in Ocean Pines, MD at Michele's (3rd from the right) beach house. It's a great way to start the summer and something I look forward to every year!
The day after my beach trip - I flew to Colorado. I actually drove from the beach to the airport without even going home. My parents asked where I'd like to visit them during the summer, and Colorado was my first choice. I think it's my favorite place in the world.
We did a few hikes (no mountain lion sightings) and enjoyed my all-time favorite beer (Vanilla Porter) straight from the brewery at Breckenridge Brewing Company!
Family hiking selfie!
Summer has included regular date nights with my favorite guy, and often our friends, too!
We've spent some time on the Susquehanna River enjoying the beautiful weather!
Dan and I took a quick 24-hour trip to Wisp Ski Resort in Deep Creek Lake, MD for one of those things where you listen to the sales pitch and they pay for your hotel. We're returning to Deep Creek in August for a few days with his daughter and a few of his friends and their kids!
The day after Deep Creek, we hopped back in the car and headed to the northern part of PA, where we toured the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. We spent a few days at a cabin up there in the woods and enjoyed hiking, playing games, splashing in the stream nearby, and just hanging out. Dan's parents then took the granddaughters (all 3 of them) further north to visit Niagra Falls for a few days.
The best thing about this summer is that it has included Dan. We've enjoyed lots of nights hanging out with friends, tons of laughter, and so many smiles! Life is always an adventure with this guy by my side - and I'm loving every minute of it!!