It's true, though and you know it. It's been painfully quiet here on the blog but since my blog centers around my life, not my life around the blog, that's just the way it's been this summer. I'm still here, I still read your blogs, I even leave a comment or two, but posts have obviously not been a number one priority to me lately. But since I've never wanted this blog to run my life, feel like a job with deadlines or anything else other than a fun hobby to motivate me to actually practice photography and also to chillax with you amazing people, I guess it's okay.
So, I do have exciting news but that news is for another post. For now, here's just some slightly random, slightly purposeful photos of how I spent my Saturday. Remember how my family does Christmas in July? Yes, I know, we're just so cool like that. This year was our 3rd Annual Christmas in July celebration, complete with highly un-holiday-ish hamburgers with our gift exchange following the meal. And yes, we did Christmas in July in August, gotta be flexible with everyone's busy schedules, right?
The last two years we did desserts as our exchange theme, but we decided that this year we wanted something a little less overkill on the sugar, so Stuart came up with the idea of snack mixes. Each person secretly picks out a recipe, lets the Facilitator (me the last two years, Katheryn this year) know their ingredients, the Facilitator buys it and then we each make our delights in "secret." Or a secret as you can get in a two bedroom house with 7.5 people living there (I just counted myself as a .5, since even though I don't live there, my spirit still hovers over like a protective and slightly obsessive guardian angel).
And then...we do a white elephant style gift exchange of our carefully guarded and painstakingly wrapped items. This year mom got my snack mix and I got Scott's delicious concoction of cheesy ranch snack mix. Yumby.
Me waving "hi!"
The ingredients to my snack mix of delight.
Can't be in the kitchen without some tunes to inspire motivation!
Sweet tea is my right hand man.
Walah! Now there's a snack mix of another color! Chex cereal, pretzels, Reeses puffs, peanuts and m&m's liberally coated with white chocolate. Yes, I'm sure it qualifies as a snack mix. :)
Stay tuned for a post with my exciting (at least for me!) announcement. :)