We have a tradition in my family to go to the Orem Summerfest every year. We went on Saturday. This year is the first year it hasn't been raining since Tom and I have been married. It actually felt like summer! We did all sorts of wonderful summer things.
|Telisa and I rode the ferris wheel.|
|Telisa rode "the Tornado"|
|and "the Sizzler"|
|and... this ride.|
|Tom and I watching the parade.|
Telisa is growing up. She was riding the teenage rides more than the children's rides. Tom and I enjoyed taking pictures. I also loved looking at all the merchandise being sold and the artists displaying their work (I hope someday I will get to do that). I bought a hat! We all watched the parade, then we waited in long lines for fair food and had a two different booths run out on us. But at long last we ended up with a funnel cake (mmmmm), some free cotton candy, a soft pretzel, and some steak and everything nachos which were very salty but yummy. Last, we watched the fireworks. Tom tried his hand at firework pictures. I think these were successful, and I am trying to figure out which one to put as my new desktop.
Ahhh, summer! I am determined to have a wonderful summer. I get to teach a summer math enrichment class this week. We are going to have fun and learn at the same time. (Just like regular school, right?) I am hoping it will still feel like mostly vacation time. Class gets out at noon, and Tom can come pick me up around 3, so that means I have the fantastic opportunity to do some lesson planning for next year. This summer I will do a lot of art, especially painting. (You can check out my art blog for updates.) I also want to do a lot of cleaning and organizing. We've been living in our condo since October, and we still have a few places of our house that are consistently messy. I think we need to get a wardrobe, something to help organize bathroom supplies, and something to help with the top of my closet. Lastly, I would love to replace the laminate and carpet in our kitchen area with tile. If I can do all of that this summer, I will call it a super success and save the cruise for another time.