I can’t believe tomorrow is SEPTEMBER!! Can you? Summer always flies by, so I’m not sure why I’m always surprised. In this best of summer post, I’m sharing the highlights of the last 3 months. As I gathered up pictures, I realized this summer has been so busy. We’ve covered a lot of ground among the 4 of us. So here goes…

Best of Summer 2017

June
I started the summer by finding a penpal. You can read about that here.
Best of Summer 2017

Our friend Julia invited us to the lake for some food and relaxation and the celebration of her birthday. Always such fun with we get together.
Best of Summer 2017

We were sad to get the news that Rob’s best friend from high school passed away suddenly. Rob did a beautiful job speaking at the funeral and he was also asked to be a pallbearer.
Best of Summer 2017

I enjoyed a week of being a bachelorette, while Rob and Drew and Alex all attended Boy Scout Summer Camp.
Best of Summer 2017
At most summer camps, Wednesday night is family night at this is the night when Call Outs for Order of the Arrow (Boy Scout Honor Society) occur. Scouts are voted in by their fellow scouts as worthy be a part of this prestigious group. I went up for Family Night and was excited to see the Alex was called out that night.

While the guys were gone I enjoyed a week of peace and quiet. One afternoon after work, I headed to on of my favorite stores, Tuesday Morning. When I was headed to my car these crazy clouds were lurking overhead. Needless to say I got drenched!
Best of Summer 2017

Drew was back all of about 2 hours before jumping in the car with Caitlyn and her family and heading to Disney for the week.
Best of Summer 2017

For Father’s Day, we went up to Atlanta to see the new Braves Stadium and watch the Braves play.
Best of Summer 2017

July
Rob cousins Sara eloped to NYC earlier this year. Sara and her new hubby, Philip threw a nice party for everyone to celebrate their new marriage in Baton Rouge, so we headed to Louisiana for that the first weekend of July.
Best of Summer 2017

Before the party, we cooked Jambalaya out at Uncle Rick’s house. Caitlyn got her first try at cooking over an open fire. She did great and the Jambalaya was awesome.
Best of Summer 2017

We loaded up on fresh shrimp and crawfish before leaving Louisiana. We also got some delicious Boudin balls.
Best of Summer 2017

After leaving Louisiana we headed to Gulf Shores for the 4th of July. You can read more about that here.
4th of July in Gulf Shores

Scouts held their Annual Chill at the Lake. We enjoyed chilling at the lake with our scout friends.
Best of Summer 2017

Alex went on an adventure of a lifetime enjoying nearly 2 weeks in West Virginia at National Jamboree. This is a huge Boy Scouting event that happens every 2 years, where 30,000+ scouts attend.
Best of Summer 2017

Rob and I were invited to a wedding in Huntsville, AL. Great food, fun site-seeing, and a beautiful wedding! What more could you want out of a weekend?
Best of Summer 2017

Drew went with Caitlyn and her family to the beach for the weekend. It looks like they had lots of fun in the sun.
Best of Summer 2017

August
August was back to school time. Alex started 8th grade at AJHS.
Best of Summer 2017

Drew started band camp for the Auburn University Marching Band
Best of Summer 2017

Although, I don’t have a picture for it Rob’s sister, Maria, and family moved into town.

The addition to my building at work was completed over the summer and opened for the first day of classes on August 21st.
Best of Summer 2017

We enjoyed time in the North Georgia Mountains the weekend before the eclipse. That Monday, we were in the perfect location for 100% totality.
Best of Summer 2017

Since my sis-in-law and family livee in Auburn now we got to attend the Cub Scout Pack 29 Survivor, which was an event that we came up with to promote our pack as a back to school event back when we were in the Pack. It was fun being back with the little guys and seeing this tradition live on with my nephew as part of the fun.
Best of Summer 2017

And this is what Daisy did all summer…
Best of Summer 2017

I hope your summer was blessed as well! Hoping you have a wonderful Fall.