July and August proved to be fun months for our family. We savored the summer, spending plenty of time outdoors and enjoying new adventures.
Happy birthday, America! My favorite part of the holiday was watching fireworks from the back of Nathan’s truck. We loaded up lawn chairs and snacks, and we drove to a perfect spot at the edge of town to watch all the neighborhood fireworks shows. The boys loved all the booms and the colors. So much fun.
High temps meant cool-offs at the pool. Both of the boys love the water, so going to the pool was definitely a favorite summer activity.
Another favorite summer activity was visiting all the local parks. Sometimes we packed a picnic lunch or a snack and made a morning of it. My job (which I started in July and which I love) is flexible, and that meant I could schedule fun outings to the pool or park.
County fair season is one of the best seasons of the year! There is all kinds of fun things to do and see at the county fair. This goat cracked me up, so I had to capture his friendliness. We got our fill of delicious fair food, cute animals, parades, and 4-H projects.
We are so thankful to have the Henry Doorly Zoo (also known as the world’s best zoo) close. During one visit, the boys were all about seeing the polar bears. And they were quite entertaining that day. We watched for awhile from above, and then we worked our way to bottom to see their antics some more. So fun! The zoo is an incredible experience. If you ever find yourself in the area, you must visit.
So my sister moved back to Nebraska to start her graduate program at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It just so happened that we were out shopping shortly after arrival, and look what we found in the checkout line at HomeGoods. No digging through large barrels was required for this all too perfect display. Our names right next to each other!
July and August brought more storms, although they were less severe. I captured this photo on the way back home from the grocery store. For a short moment, the sun was shining and it was raining at the same time. The orange pictured above was so intense the sky appeared to be on fire. I love Nebraska!