I decided to simplify my memory roundup a bit this month. I’d love to hear what you think of it! Here’s what I did in July of 2011:
- Several books about canning
- The internet – lol!
- Inception (mind-bending & fascinating!)
- The Hit at the Hale Theater in Orem, Utah. Such a fun play!
- Noises Off!, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, and The Music Man at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah. My husband and daughter also saw The Glass Menagerie, while my son and I stayed back in the hotel. We loved all of the plays we saw!
- The Proposal (cute, but predictable chick flick)
- Tons of fireworks on the 4th of July. Utah legalized a lot more types of fireworks and everyone pretty much went crazy around here!
- Cars 2 which has a mediocre storyline, but absolutely amazing animation. I actually enjoyed it, and my kids loved it!
- Harry Potter 7.2 – the last Harry Potter movie. Even though the movies never quite live up to the books for me, I have to say that I just totally enjoyed seeing this, and I loved the movie series as a whole. It was fun to watch those kids grow up with each movie, and I will totally miss them now!
CELEBRATIONS, HOLIDAYS, & GIFTS:
- 4th of July party with 6 other families. We each brought at least one dish to share and our own meat to barbeque. Everyone brought fireworks and we also brought diet coke & mentos which were the hit of the party for the kids!
- No birthdays in July in our world, but we did get together with hubby’s family for a late birthday celebration dinner for him. His birthday was at the end of June, but with everyone’s busy schedules, we didn’t make it out until July 22nd.
- We went to 2 weddings; one in Logan, Utah and another one in downtown Salt Lake City. So happy for both of the couples!
- My daughter went to a 5 day camp and had a wonderful time.
- Hubby and I went out to sushi with another couple. Of course, I didn’t eat any sushi (ewww!) but I enjoyed some veggie tempura and potstickers.
- Our family was invited to dinner at a friend’s house for a wonderful turkey dinner. We also watched Brian Regan Standing Up (we never get tired of him), had homemade ice cream, and homemade cinnamon rolls.
- I went to lunch with my college roommate who I only get to see about once a year. We had so much to catch up on that lunch lasted almost 4 hours! It still wasn’t enough time! I really miss her and love to visit with her.
- My daughter went to a day camp program called Especially for Youth. She loved every minute of it!
- Steph came to my house for a few hours while she was in town. It was fun to “work” at the same table as her, but we didn’t get a lot done because we had too much fun visiting.
- Our family traveled to Logan, Utah and stayed 2 nights. I took my kids through my old haunts at Utah State University (I spent my first year of college there), and we had a wonderful breakfast and visit with a family friend and his sweet wife. We also went to a wedding reception for a dear friend.
- My daughter and I both sang (with a group of girls and ladies) at my friend’s funeral. That was really emotional, but also neat to be part of the tribute to her life.
- We had the family of my friend who passed away come over for dinner. Her husband, 4 kids, and her parents all came over for Sunday dinner. We ate spaghetti (choice of alfredo or bolognese sauce), salad, garlic bread, Pioneer Woman’s chocolate cake, and ice cream. We played games on the Wii and got out lots of toys and board games for the kids to enjoy. We also took dinner to them on the day of her funeral. We brought Taco Soup and homemade cookies. Another friend brought them cornbread and chips & salsa. They had lots of family there so we brought enough to feed 15 people.
- Our family traveled to Cedar City, Utah for 5 days to enjoy the Shakespeare Festival. What a treat! We had a lot of fun together and it was probably our best trip yet to the festival.
- We bought a little firepit for our backyard and one night we went out and roasted marshmallows and starbursts (sounds strange, but they are good), and made s’mores. We just sat around and played games with our kids and had such a nice time. Good memories!
We bought a swingset for our backyard. Not just any swingset though, it’s one that even grownups can play on! Here I am having fun on the swings.
I’m eating better and feeling better because of it. I’ve lost a total of 8 pounds.
- Power Scrapping bundle collab with Wendyzine.
- Finished my 2nd annual summer blog tour
- Co-hosted 3 episodes of The Digi Show (Craft Closet of Broken Dreams, Katie’s Little Sweatshop, and Keppermint & Patie)
- Wrote for The Daily Digi
- Scrapped 12 Digi layouts (each one is linked to where it appeared online).
+ 1 more not pictured
So Long July. Hello August! Feels good to get my roundup done!
P.S. the font I used for the roundup titles is shadowed serif available for free on dafont.com.