Even though classes for me started last week, I wanted to give a recap of my summer shenanigans. This weekend still felt summer-y with the fair, the warm weather, and of course, Labor Day (even though I didn't do anything for Labor Day). This summer I was able to accomplish a few things for my bucket list as well, which I'll highlight. While a lot of my time was spent working two jobs, I still managed to embark on exciting adventures.
How was your summer?
I read over 50 books this summer. I almost caught up with the TV show Supernatural (one more season left until I'm ready for the fall premier) and I finished watching the final season of Psych. :((( I saw a lot of exciting movies! And I finished Camp Nanowrimo in July, as well as writing a lot towards stories and such.
|My date for friend's wedding. :)|
Second, my brother got married this summer. I know! C r A z Y! I was in the wedding as a bridesmaid, which allowed for me to cross off my bucket list of "be in a wedding." It was a beautiful wedding too. And I got to lightsaber fight into the reception. Now that's just stellar.
|My sister, my new sister, me|
At the beginning of the summer, a few girls from church and I made "bubble snakes." It's a simple bubble-maker using a water bottle and an old sock. We used food coloring in the bubbles to make pretty colors. It was awesome. We tried to see who could make the longest "snake."
|My friend Hannah & I, bubbles, my friend Rachel, my friend Erinn|
|It's dog. It's a book!|
One of my job's this summer was working at my college's library. While shelving books and helping patrons are important AND fun, we had a lot of other creative things to do. We were the library superheroes! We made superhero characters using a create-your-own superhero generator on marvel's website, and we hung them up on a bulletin board to decorate. At the end of the summer, we had a Batman display because of the 75th anniversary of his comic. And we also dived into making creative art out of old, discarded books. :) Summers at the library are always fun and I look forward to working there again next summer.
I went to two amusement parks this summer and encountered dinosaurs at both as well as roller coasters. I am definitely a ride warrior. ;)
|No, don't touch the T-Rex!|
|Penguins at the Zoo|
I went to the zoo with my best friend, which is another item on my bucket list: go on a date to the zoo. It was a smaller zoo, but it was just right. After eating a small picnic-type lunch, provided by him, :)))) we went around to all the exhibits. It was a hot day so a lot of the animals were laying around in the shade. Even so, I think it was a day well spent and hope we can go again sometime. :)
|Captain America: Snake Woman!|
I "child" sat a handful of crazy boys. We played video games, watched movies, and of course, made LEGO creations. I think my is quite spectacular in its own special way.
|Before I breathed powder sugar.|
This past week, which was technically no longer summer for me, I went to the local fair. And I tried deep fried oreos for the first time! (another item on my bucket list) They were interesting, but I think I liked them. :)
While I cannot list every single exciting thing I did this summer, I think these highlights are the most noteworthy. Let me know how your summer was? Do anything fun? Or did you just spend the long, warm days reading and daydreaming...?