Friday, August 12, 2011

Summer Fun

Summer has always been my favorite time of year. This summer was full of fun here at the BME hive. My sister and her family come out to visit from Missouri every year. I'm talking a long visit, like a month! It's a whirlwind when they're here! I get to become a local tourist. :)
This year they came out at the beginning of July. We were busy almost everyday! Lots of fun evenings just relaxing too, of course. It was great to see our kids having so much fun together.

(My kids with their cousin in the middle)

We all made a trip up to Santa Barbara for a couple days. It's not too bad of a drive from here, about 2 hours. We visited the SB Zoo, went wine tasting (Oreana and SB Winery), swimming, dinner, and walked along the pier...and that was only the first day! The next day was a bit more relaxing building sand castles at the beach and swimming in the pool at our awesome hotel, the Harbor View Inn. I just wish we could've stayed longer.

(our private patio view)

(my mom and I wine-tasting, beach, zoo, and swimming with the kiddies)

The day after we got home we went to Disneyland. Always fun! After that we had to slow down and concentrate on Renegade Craft Fair. My sister and I shared a booth this year. It was wonderful seeing some familar faces visit my booth and great to meet new friends. The fun thing about Renegade is bringing spinning out in the open and educating curious people. I hope I inspired more than a few people to give it try!

(my newest wheel! a Spinolution Mach II)

1 comment:

  1. I love the pics! Gavin had a blast with his cousins, and I had fun at Renegade with you, even if I was super sick! Can't wait to do it again next year :)