Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Summer 2011 Recap

So September 23rd is officially the end of Summer.

This depresses me dearly.  Because ever since I started working full-time seven years ago, summers haven't been the same.  But luckily even with my 40+ hour weeks, I've had a pretty fantastic summer.  So here we go, in photos.

Summer started at the Cape, at Stephanie's brand new house, only a mile from the beach where we had fun with the most beautiful sunset.
 I ran a 5K with my blogger friends and PR'd.  Taking 20 seconds off my 5 year old previous best time.
 And I had fun, the most important part in racing : )
 I traveled to NYC to hang out with some of my favorite bloggers.  Oh and I also ran a 10K.  And PR'd by like three seconds.
 I celebrated and helped plan my companies 43rd Anniversary Party!
 And participated in the biggest flip cup game ever assembled.  Yep, I work at an amazing company : )
 I headed back to the Cape for July 4th weekend.  And sloshed around in our slip and slide game of fun.
 Celebrated some 30th Birthday Parties.  First, Meg's with Minute-to-Win-It-Games.  If you've never played, I suggest you do this at your next gathering!  So much fun!
And secondly, Melissa's.  One of my oldest and dearest friends!
 Enjoyed countless CSA pickups at City Hall.
Met countless babies, including Gretchen's adorable baby boy and Remi's baby girl.

 Ran lots of laps around Lake Waban in Wellesley.  And captured some gorgeous photos!
Ran a half marathon with Becky in the pouring rain.  Eye opening experience for both of us.  Apparently it's necessary to train for the half-marathon distance : )
 A week later I ran another half with my friends from college Lindsay and Theodora.  Learned another valuable lesson- it is not easy to break 2 hours without training for it : )  But I also learned how important it is to care more about friends performances then you're own.  Lindsay broke 1:50 and Theo broke 2 hours!
Finished the summer with a trip to Chicago and Nebraska.  I love the midwest. 
 Spending time with my family is always the best part of going to Omaha.
And on 9-10-11 we went to a wedding on the Cape.  I love Cape Cod.  Kendalle and Steve got married   at a small chapel and we all celebrated at the Dennis Inn.  Below are all the girlfriends and wives of Dave's best guy friends.  I'm glad I've become close with these girls : ) I still need to recap this wedding.  Trust me, the food was outstanding, it deserves a post of it's own!
And lastly, Dave and I ended summer with a trip to the farm to go Apple Picking.  We now have countless apples.  Apple Crisp soon perhaps?

Stay tuned... I'm also going to recap the best RECIPES of the Summer.

What was your favorite part of the summer? 


  1. It's apple month for Seasonal Potluck if you need some inspiration!

  2. Absolutely love this. You have so much fun and are surrounded by so many friends!!!

  3. Looks like you had the perfect summer! My favorite part was countless trips to Maine. And all the outdoor meals!

  4. I'd say you had a pretty fabulous summer. I still need to get to Lake Waban!

  5. Hope autumn brings just as much fun as summer! (We already have two gtg's planned, how could it not!)

  6. What a great re-cap~and a great tribute to your summer. Can't wait to see what comes next in your life! You are a very inspirational person, keep on writing!

  7. Love the recap. I am going to miss summer too. My favorite part was getting to hang out with all my friends and traveling to NYC frequently!

  8. What a fabulous summer! I loved this recap, and hope fall is just as amazing :)

  9. you had such a great summer between the PRs, the learning / bonding experiences through races and of course, Cape Cod!! fun recap and photos!

  10. Beautiful recap and pics. I loved being outdoors and on the water as much as possible.

  11. Looks like you had the most amazing summer! I need to get to the Cape one day.

  12. Definitely finishing my 3rd year of medical school!

  13. I am going to miss summer too! It feels like such a blur. My favorite parts were the 2 weeks of vacation in Maine, the races I ran, and finally being able to quit my job :)