So, I guess fabulous summer is pretty much over.:( Everyone's back in shool, the cold weather seems to have hit early, and the slew of fall family birthdays are upon us. It makes me so sad! I love summer! It is my favorite time of year! I have decided that I definitely live in the wrong place, because I wish I could bask in the heat all year long- I hate being cold and I get cold very easily. I am already dreading the thought of the 9 month Utah winter ahead, stuck home in a blizzard. I told James that if our families would all come with us, I would pack up and move to Hawaii! Or at least St. George. Even though there is so much more work to be done in the summer months, life just seems easier. During summer, we head out for ice cream or to play outside at 9 pm; in the winter we're ready to crash by 9. We can go where we want, when we want, because we don't have to dig our way out of our driveway. There are just so many more activities to do during the summer months. I made a list of fun things I wanted to do at the beginning of the summer and we checked them off one by one. This summer was so much fun for James and me since Isabelle gets so excited to do things, and everything is so much more exciting because of her! We have treasured every single warm night spent gardening, playing on the swingset, gazing at the stars, watching fireworks, riding Papa's tractor, and eating ice cream. Every year I ask the same question as my cold weather anxiety sets in- why can't it just stay summer forever? Here are a ton of pictures of our summer in the slideshow above (I can't figure out how to put it under this post)!