For now, let me just update you on my summer. . . .
>>>> I took some painting classes . . . .
because my friend and I bought a ton of Groupons. Good thing I love to paint!
>>>> I enjoyed a couple of pool parties . . . .
>>>> I went to the Ohio State Fair with my mom . . . .
I had never been to the Ohio State Fair, and I had a BLAST. Of course I enjoyed food, pet a cow, saw the infamous butter cows, and got to spend the entire day with my mom! Later that night we went to a concert at the fair - The Beach Boys with John Stamos. We were too far away for me to get any good pictures, and I learned that I can NOT take selfies, but it was still a GREAT time. If you ever have a chance to see The Beach Boys - go!
>>>> I went to the farmers market, and harvested lot's of veggies from my garden. . . .
- Top pic of green beans are from my garden, along with the head of lettuce at the bottom.
- Middle picture is a random creation I made one night that turned out fabulous. Recipe will follow next week.
- I completely copied off of Stephanie's idea and froze corn on the cob to eat this winter. To see her instructions, click here.
>>>> I participated in Make-A-Wish "Walk For Wishes"
>>>> And finally, I turned 31 on August 4th.
It was a Monday, and I went to work, but I did enjoy a nice lunch out at a local Mexican place (I never go out for lunch, so this was a treat). I bought myself an awesome red velvet cupcake (in the pink box), and I had a few drinks with my best friends (including one pink birthday shot).
My sister's birthday is August 8th, so just like every year, my family decided to celebrate our birthday's together. It was a real treat for me, because they came down to visit me, instead of me heading home. My dad even did all of my yard work for me :]
We then enjoyed a night out on the patio at one of our favorite restaurants. It was party on the patio night, so there was a band, and I surprised my sister with a cake and balloons. It really was a fantastic birthday celebration, and I was so happy to spend it with my family.
So, what have you been up to this summer??