Steve and I just got back this afternoon from taking a little overnight trip. His parents are at the lake this week with some of his aunts and uncles and we actually kind of crashed their vacation! haha Steve just wanted to see his relatives while they were so close by (since they live in Mississippi!) It was a nice get away, even though it was really short. We did a little hiking and visited some beautiful waterfalls in Tallulah Falls, Georgia. But it is SOOOO hot here. It's hard to stay outside very long because the humidity is so high it's just miserable.
Here we are in front of one of the waterfalls. I obviously didn't know we were going hiking and I didn't wear the right kind of clothes or shoes!
We hiked up a trail to an overlook and this was the view from there! We were HIGH up!
Our house is pretty quiet this week since Ashley and Laura are at the beach with my brother and his family. And tomorrow Lindy is leaving to go up to New Jersey and New York with her boyfriend's family for a wedding. So I guess Mark will be all by himself with us for a few days.
He is lifeguarding this summer and today he came home so tired and sunburned. I hate for him to be out in this heat. It can make you so exhausted. I kind of fussed at him a little bit for not sitting under an umbrella!
All summer I have been praying these ten weeks off would be very restful for me and that when school started back, I would feel energized and excited about starting something new. At the beginning of the summer, I wasn't sure if that was going to happen. But now I am only about a month away from going back and I can tell my mind is starting to get in gear again. I got a text today from the grade level chair at my new school inviting our team over for a potluck dinner at her house so we could start thinking and planning together. When I saw that, I really got excited about meeting some new people and getting new ideas and motivation!
I have been very blessed this summer. I have gotten to go to some really fun places, get lots of sleep and rest, excercise, and eat healthier. (This is what I made for a snack today with some fresh basil I bought!)
I've also gotten to read a few good books, get some projects done, and spend time with friends and family. All these things have helped me get an attitude adjustment and get back in the right frame of mind, so I'm thankful for this time of year!!
I still have one more realllly fun trip coming up before school starts back, but I will tell you more about that later!! I hope you are staying cool and enjoying summer, too!