With less than one week before the kiddos start school, I’m kinda sad that it’s over! We didn’t do crazy travel for baseball this summer, but I still somehow managed to log only 12 hours of work over the past 9 weeks! I also realize I didn’t manage to blog much. At first I thought maybe it was because we didn’t do much . . . but then I browsed through the photos from summer and realized it was because we were always doing something
My summer recap in pictures – and a few words (it is me, afterall!).
Cowboy came home! And Duma spent a couple days sitting there watching him, wondering what the heck was going on
Our awesome friend let us borrow her horse, Angel, for the summer as a pasture pal for Cowboy until we got in the groove of this whole horse at the house thing. It didn’t take them long to become friends and learn to relax together. Love watching them from my office window. I’ll probably love it even more starting next week when I’m actually sitting at my desk working during the day!
Dude played baseball with a local high school team (his school’s team merged with another for the summer). He’d been working on pitching through spring, and his coaches gave him a shot. He did AWESOME! Here he is getting one of his many strikeouts (he either strikes them out or walks them – something we have to work on for sure).
We spent the first week of summer break up in Breckenridge. It was a nice relaxing time! A bit of a bummer that it rained almost every day, but we still made the most of it and had fun.
We tried to do some hiking, but there was still a bit too much snow at the higher elevations.
Princess had a friend join us for half of the week while Dude wasn’t with us. They were both really good sports about the weather and the cold and snow
While were hanging out in Breck trying to hike, Dude spent the week at Woodward at Copper Mountain for snowboarding camp. He had a blast!
Princess joined a summer swim team. She had a great time! We really liked the club . . . they coaches were awesome and she learned a lot about improving her strokes and entry into the pool. This is the first meet. She dove off the blocks, but still needed to work on her angle of entry (first one in the water is not a bonus here). By the end of summer she was rockin’ the dive entries!
We bought a truck to pull the trailer that we bought to transport the horse Our rig is complete! I think. Horse people keep telling me horses are a lot like tattoos – some sort of addiction 😉
Princess rode Cowboy in their first parade! They both did great . . . most of the way 😉
Princess started taking Western lessons in addition to her English Jumping lessons. She and Cowboy went to a small low-key English and Western show. The more you know, the more time you get to spend with your horse
Dude left us for a week and went to summer camp in Yellowstone for a week with the Scouts. He was the Senior Leader on the trip. He had a lot of responsibility, but also had two of his buddies for support. They had a great time!
The kiddos ditched us for a long weekend and went to MN to hang out with Noisy Grandma and Monster Grandpa. They had a blast with awesome seats at the Twins vs Yankees game.
They spent a day at the lake with my Aunt and Uncle having a blast tubing.
And learning to water ski!
Nice tan, Dude!
Hubby and Dude spent a week in Northern MN at the Boundary Waters Canoe Area with 6 others from the Scout troop. Canoeing, fishing, camping, hiking . . . they had an awesome time!
Princess and I spent the week together going to movies, riding Cowboy (lots!), hanging out, shopping, and doing whatever else we felt like doing for the entire week. Including lots of rides in the Audi with the top down, making giant skid marks on the pavement when a dump truck pulled out in front of us as we were heading toward a green light.
And last but not least, Dude got his permit! He’s officially allowed to drive out of the driveway He’s doing well! Now to make it through the next year so he can get his license and I don’t have to be in the car with him all the time.
School may be starting, but that does not mean summer is over for The Boedies. Dude is playing fall baseball with a club team that we’re very excited about! Princess is starting her show jumping season this weekend. Hubby and I are looking forward to some relaxing nights on the deck with a beer in one hand some food in the other