Summer! My favorite time of year. I'm wondering if I will think that after the boys are grown. I just love the flexibility to do fun things when school isn't in session. We had a great July!
David and Brennan headed to Mississippi for the 4th of July weekend while Thomas and I stayed in town because of his work. The restaurant is especially busy during holidays. Here are Brennan and Daddy looking at a tank in town.
I got to see Laure, Peter, Kate, and David and their friends in Louisville. The Browns were up to explore the caves. We met up in Louisville for a wonderful dinner at Mussels & Burger downtown.
David got back in time to see the fireworks and attend wine club at Eric and Cindy's!
Then we lit some of our own sparklers and waited for Aunt Shelly, Danielle, and Natalie to make their way to us.
Brennan loved all the attention from the girls
Especially the walks
They truly get me!
We stopped by Hotel Indigo to see Miles
And completed the Where's Waldo activity with the downtown merchants. We always love it when the Bretheims visit!
We had a few rainy days in a row so I took the boys for some day trips - including a day of Duck Pin Bowling at Fountain Square
And a quick trip to Mississippi so Thomas and I could see the family too!
The boys with Grandma Carolyn
Brennan and I were at Kroger when what drove by, right in front of us? Had to stop for a quick photo.
We attended a block party downtown. Look how grown up they are?
Brennan drove us around town quite a bit in July. He has his permit but doesn't get his license until April 2018.
David and I had a GREAT time exploring the Kentucky Bourbon Trail with Mike and Renee. A perfect summer day in Kentucky!
The Art Museum at the 21c Hotel is a must see.
And please don't worry about Bailey. He had an awesome July as well. Here he is, begging for something.
His regular perch on the desk where I work on the computer and he can look out and growl at the walkers. This time, a cat showed up on our front porch and he was HOT about it.
Loves to be petted by his brothers, but always wants to have his eye on Mommy.
More driving with Brennan (Mom, photos again?)
An awesome night at Cabaret at the Commons with my friend Amber. This time Kyle Dean Massey (from the tv show Nashville, several Broadway shows...) was our guest and he was incredible.
And then we went on a family trip for just a couple of days before school started. Seven years ago Grandma Nan and I took the boys on a Circle Tour of Lake Michigan. Two highlights were the 450 ft. dune at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Mackinac Island. We returned this time with Dad!
Quick stop through Notre Dame on the way north.
Sleeping Bear Dunes was a hit!
The hikers climbing up. The boys have been wanting to do this climb for 7 years!
They made it with Dad! All the way down to Lake Michigan, and all the way back up!
We spent a day on Mackinac Island as well.
We had to recreate 2 photos from 2010 and 2017!
They thought it was funny to cry by the Town Crier sign in 2010. This year, they didn't think I was as clever.
And, the start of Thomas's senior year - first up - Senior Portraits!!