Thursday, July 28, 2011

We are off to Chicago... enjoy: a little cooler temperatures, chicago-style pizza, time spent with family, a wedding celebration, and our last getaway before our summer comes close to an end.

Enjoy this last weekend of July!

Monday, July 25, 2011

We welcome this last full week of JULY!!

We enjoyed a hot weekend of grilling, floating in the pool, buying concord grapes, chocolate cherry bread and a beautiful assortment of tomatoes at the farmer's market, watering the yard, and grilling some more. All while sweating through more 100+ temperatures! 

Caprese kabobs- a light, yummy treat!

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."
-  Sam Keen

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dog Days of Summer

I think the entire country is experiencing more than usual hot weather this summer and Tulsa is included in this heat wave. We have had 16 days of 100+ degree weather just in this month of July. The forecast today is no different- heat index readings in the afternoon between 105-110 degrees. 

So how does one get through this heat and stay cool?

Get up with the sun, enjoy your morning walks and water the yard all before 8:00am.

Stay inside all morning and afternoon and create in the studio with Pandora playing in the background. 

Find recipes like the one above, Lemon Lime Slush Cups, to make for a cool and delicious evening treat!

Set up the sprinkler and fill up the baby pool so our furry friends stay cool too! Rosie LOVES it!

Daydream about crisp fall days and all that comes with this favorite season of mine that will hopefully be here before we know it! 

Hard to believe this was 6 months ago in Tulsa- almost 10 inches of snow and below freezing temps! 

How are you surviving this summer heat?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

4th of July

Breckenridge, Colorado really knows how to celebrate our country's independence on the Fourth of July! The day is filled with lively entertainment, free activities for all ages and one festive parade. You have to get your chairs set up down on Main Street early in the morning before the entire town is lining Main Street cheering on the bicyclists racing in the Firecracker 50. 

The parade is filled with local businesses, firefighters, floats, dogs, water gun fights, a trailer pulling fresh snow from the top of the mountain with people throwing snowballs, and even families celebrating family reunions. All of it promises a wonderful parade!

Once the parade is over, we enjoy walking along Main Street- dropping in shops and looking at everything that is decorated in red, white and blue. The past several years we have lunch on the back patio of Kenosha which overlooks the gorgeous mountains. It is a true American lunch- a cold Breckenridge Brew, hamburger, baked beans and fries. We always leave stuffed!

We then head back down Main Street to watch the local firemen and little kids spraying one another with their water hoses- so much fun for the kids to get wet and the adults to watch them squeal! :)

At this point everyone is ready for a nap or some quiet time to read up in the cabin from a fun-filled morning before heading back down to lay their quilt out on the lawn at the Riverwalk Center to listen to the National Repertory Orchestra perform a patriotic concert followed by a fireworks display. 

It really is a wonderful way to celebrate the Fourth of July in beautiful Breck! Filled with memorable moments throughout the entire day. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Breckenridge Blooms

Breckenridge, Colorado has a vast array of wonderful flowers. From luscious hanging baskets, flower boxes, the state's columbines, bright orange poppies, and then of course the wildflowers. Each year I look forward to enjoying these beautiful Breckenridge blooms!

can you believe this hanging basket?


 wildflowers on our hike

 poppies are everywhere!

flower boxes throughout Main Street

Hope you enjoyed them as much as I do!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Two Years

Today is Blake and I's 2nd Anniversary! I can't believe it has already been two years! I look back on July 11, 2009 with so many warm and wonderful memories filled with love, family, friends, celebration, and one HOT day!

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Blake! I'm excited for our 3rd year!

All photos from LSD Photography- she is amazing!