Wrapping up Our Summer

Now that it’s officially fall, I decided it was time to share all the snippets of summer that didn’t make it onto the blog in the past few months.  Enjoy the photo dump (and excuse the iPhone photos!).

In June, we celebrated our nephew’s 3rd birthday with a pool party at Stephen’s parents’ place.  I was sure to snap a photo of the gorgeous landscaping Stephen’s dad Joe planted himself.  I think we need him to come help us with our yard next!

Pool Party 2 Heard Landscaping

Here’s the birthday boy himself!

3rd Bday

Wouldn’t you love to spend every afternoon out here?

Pool Party1

All summer long, we fought allergies and staph infections with our yellow lab Molly.  On the advice of our vet, we switched her dog food, stopped feeding her treats, got rid of any flavored bones or toys, and have been giving her lots of baths.  I think we finally have things under control.  Poor girl!

Anybody out there have a puppy with allergies too?

Molly Dog

Over the past few months, we picked up a couple pieces of furniture for Stephen’s office. The chair he’s so handsomely modeling is a Herman Miller Aeron chair in practically perfect condition.  We found it on Craigslist for $75, which is a steal compared its retail value.  The little round end table was a $30 flea market find and is a makeover waiting to happen!

Desk Chair End Table

We’ve passed on a few gorgeous pieces of furniture as well.  Here’s a mid-century desk in amazing condition that we totally would have snatched up for his office if it wasn’t $600.

Mid Mod Desk

Switching gears to work for a minute, a few weeks ago I received a referral to list some land in Winslow, AR – about 30 miles from my office.  I definitely felt like I was heading into the boonies as I got closer to the property.  There were cows everywhere I looked – I even saw a spontaneous bull fight break out in the middle of the road!

Winslow Cow

The drive was totally worth the view though.  83 acres of rolling fields, perfect for livestock, and views for miles!  Gorgeous, right?

Winslow View

Ok, back to the fun part.  At the beginning of August, we went to a gorgeous wedding of longtime friends of ours.  The festivities were held in a beautiful barn in downtown Fayetteville.  We had an amazing time and were so happy to share their special day.

Wedding Ryan and Jenn

Six years ago, Stephen was in a band with the groom and two guys in the photo below. Over time, a couple of them moved away and they all moved on to other music projects. There’s nothing like a wedding to bring people together, and it was great to see them all together again!

Artificial Son

Now that it’s officially fall, it makes me just a bit nostalgic for the long hot days of summer and getting to see old friends.  What part of your summer will you miss the most?

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