Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Whirlwind Summer 2016

 The summer started with sweet friends and strawberry picking...
We fell in love with a home in Evansville and decided to list our house to see if it would sell. 
It sold in 3 days after 3 offers!
 We started the packing process in between trips, park dates and summer fun!
 These kiddos kept growing up and Bauer continued to be his chill, happy self :)

We celebrated Father's Day with the most patient, faithful & goofy dad.
 and even got to see Dado, my dad and brother Sam on stage together at Southeast!
 Vera's curls kept growing, giggles louder & personality even bigger!
Her birthday flowers bloomed right around her 3rd birthday!
 We went blueberry picking in Owensboro with friends 
while Vera had special time with grandparents.
Patrick and I celebrated our 8th anniversary with a little Louisville getaway to the Seelbach.
 The kids got their final swings in at our old home...
 and enjoyed summer sports camp at the Y! 
JR- Baseball & Vera- Gymnastics :)
Then we drove over to Kiawah Island for a big Garcia family vacation over July 4th!
So much fun & joy with all of the cousins- we had so much to celebrate! 
Lots of swimming, laughing & yummy food & a special day trip to Charleston
I could have spent all day looking at the beautiful southern architecture- 
but it was humid and HOT, so the morning was enough ;)

Then we had two days to unpack, wash and repack before flying out to California.  
The house was already packed and ready to move, so why not travel from coast to coast ;)

We attended the NACC and my dad planned an amazing week as president-
remarkable sessions and lots of memories made in Anaheim!
Knotts Berry Farm rides, Vera throwing up in the hotel hallway, Bauer smiling the entire flight, afternoon naps in the hotel, kids in the front row of For King & Country concert,  Downtown Disney (remote control cars & princesses!) In & Out Burger at midnight, airport exhaustion and laughing way too much with friends from around the country!

We flew home late Sunday night and closed on our new home the next morning!! 
Thankfully we had some time to move over and get settled before handing off the keys to our old house. That was one LONG exhausting week, but after lots of hard work and help from friends, we were moved in and out of boxes pretty quick.  I love decorating and organizing everything out of the boxes in a new fresh place- so this was the fun part for me!     
 We broke in the house with several parties and lots of friends, even from Texas & California!
So many sweet memories already made- feels like home!

This summer sure has been one for the books!
We might have eaten popsicles for breakfast (in bed!)
Hung artwork quickly on walls with thumbtacks...
 found random treasures in the garage & had tons of help from my mom decorating!
Patrick was confused with why I brought an old mailbox inside ;)
oh and we bought a kitten (still can't believe we did that?!)
but what a sweet sweet summer it was.
My heart is so grateful. I love this little family of mine!

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