I started the month with two of my dearest, bestest girls visiting, and we had a great time!
We went to a rodeo dance to celebrate 4th of July weekend!
We ate at Hugo's a million times! (mid-bite! haha)
We watched the 4th of July Parade from Hank's Dad's place! They always invite the "old folks" to come from the senior center for these choice seats. It is soo adorable to see them all waving flags and cheering, right in the middle of the action!
Suki and me hoola-hooping!
Hank and his Dad!
That night Sarah, Hank and I watched the fireworks- it was such a fun time!
It was a summer of Amber Joy! She was home all summer and I loved every last bit of it. This picture makes me laugh everytime- it was such a funny moment.
We took the new houseboat out for a week, and it was a lot of fun! We go to Lake Powell often, and always have the best time. Hank and I both love the water, and the houseboat literally feels like we're on a house! Hank's mom and step-dad always fly their plane there, but we elected to drive a car so we left a day later and met them.
top level- relaxing on morning one!
good moooorning! :)
so many float toys, YES!
Hank jumping off the top level
I haaate this part- the machine that puts the waverunners into the water is so scary to me.
speedboat being towed by the houseboat, being followed by the waverunners! What a parade!
boat breakfast! Always cereal for us!
In July I had a lot of fun nights out with my girlfriends in Phoenix!
my sister and I got more work done on our sister tattoos!
and of course in Prescott too!
We spend so much time outside in our beautiful town!
Mid-July I took another trip to NYC to spend time with Emily!
Here I am, fresh off the plane!
outside the speakeasy we had a great time in!
We ate the best food (here is the macro platter at Souen)
Babycakes cupcakes! Stoked!
red velvet from Magnolia Bakery...SO good.
When I got home from NYC, Hank and I left for San Diego for Comic Con! We go every year. Hank is a serious Japanese vinyl toy collector. It's always fun to see friends and hang out!
On the road-
view from our beautiful room
After the convention we came back home to Prescott, so I could start getting ready to start work back up in about 2 weeks.
I started getting my classroom ready-
our wedding was featured in magazines!
I went back to work! :)
I got stoked on Hank getting back from tour!
I went to the movies,
We had more girls' nights in Phoenix!
annnd for some reason I ate a LOT of tabouli in August, haha!
Thanks for sharing part of my 2009 with me! I will be back with the final installment next week! xoxo