Summer is officially here, and there was no time for acclimation around this joint. As many of you out-of-staters know by watching the news...Idaho is hot, hot, hot, and having flood warnings. The sun just came out a beaming, and decided to melt off lots of our mountain snow caps at a rapid pace. However, I never understand why people EVER build a house on a flood plain....can we say not the smartest peanut in the turd? Up side, makes great rafting trips. White Water!! Gonna have to take advantage of that here soon.
Usually it is never this hot before Memorial Day weekend. This makes me cringe, since I am not a big fan of triple digits...let alone coming early. Every year when the triple digits come, I beg my hubby to let us move back to Alaska where I grew up. Where if it gets in the high 80's it makes the news. That is my kind of place. He always says no.
We had lots going on, work and fun. House projects, two going away parties, barbecue..etc. This weekends was full of many "firsts of the season".
1. First time had to break out the sunscreen. My tow head children are skin cancer risks.
2. The first time we got to break out the swimsuits. Chloe was pretty cute in her bikini. NO not the 5T one..I know you were asking.
3. The family pool was opened two weekends early...usually the in-laws open it Memorial day.
4. First Croquet and Bocce Ball games of the season.
5. First barbeque's parties to attend with first deviled eggs consumed.
6. First sun burns
7. First time to turn on Air Conditioning.
Here are a few pictures of the fun in the sun going on's:
Some of the hard work in the sun:
Finishing the last of our fence project (the drive way) from last summer. Finishing landscaping: Did all last weekend. Planted over 60 bulbs, 4 hydrangea's, few other low growing vines. A few of my flower beds
My hubby did a AWESOME job on our fence, two gates, 2 huge drive in, swing gates, over 800 board feet. We are trying to get our house all finished so we can move. Just have a little more landscaping to do in the backyard, and two rooms in the house. Hopefully we can get it all done and move on! Hope to build a new house by next year. It will be hard for me to move, since this is where I had my babies.
It is also graduation season....so I would like to take this time to let you all know that YES I am available for commencement speeches...I can also bring my own cap and gown if needed. Just in case some of you were wondering.......
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