Summer Snapshots

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Summer is winding down. Let's all try not to shed any tears over this. Growing up, we always took a family vacation in August. So, without fail, as July winds down I start getting antsy to travel. A few weeks ago on Instagram, I posted some thoughts about traveling after I'd hung banner in my son's room. Let's get started. Here's a few photos from the summer. 

I went to a photography workshop at Bench led by Trisha Hughes from Eat Your Beets. It was great to gather with a group of people who share a love of photography.

Made our way to Kansas City to see The Rolling Stones. Mick Jagger still has all the moves and the best collection of sequined jackets on the planet. This was the first overnight trip for me away from all three kids. It was time. During the 24 hour visit, we had BBQ at Q39, stopped for brunch at Blue Bird Bistro and shopped at Westside Storey. We also made our way over to the East Bottoms neighborhood to hit up Urban Provisions and The Local Pig. The Local Pig made us wish we'd traveled with a cooler. Also, writing this just reminded me that I bought some Kansas City Canning Company Meyer Lemon Lavender Shrub that needs to go into a cocktail ASAP.

Our neighborhood puts on an amazing fireworks show. We literally sit in the driveway and there are fireworks from every direction. I was able to catch the first big one at just the right time. Not pictured: my third child running towards me covering her ears.

The kids managed to survive a walk through Platte River State Park. We're trying to prep for a Colorado adventure but man, we've got a long ways to go on that one.

A Midsummer Night's Supper was a farm to table pop-up dinner hosted by local chefs Timothy Maides, Timothy Wallace and Maria Rica Evangelia. It was a delicious celebration of summer and friendship that took place at Big Muddy Urban Farm in the Gifford Park Neighborhood. You can check out some beautiful photos of the event taken by Anna Finocchiaro here

One of my favorite things about summer is going to farmers markets. I frequently visited the Omaha markets and the Haymarket in Lincoln. And if I'm in Lincoln, I'm always down for checking out the Kitchen Sink Cookie Company. Their Salted Nut Roll cookie has my heart.

We visited the Omaha Balloon and Wine Festival this past weekend. The weather was perfect and the kids had a great time. Check out the last photo. I had to add it because it made me laugh and honestly, isn't that how most group photos actually turn out?

Cheers, everyone! Let's enjoy the last few weeks of summer.


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