Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Thunderstorms & Rainbows

Yesterday we had some nasty weather in the early evening. Nothing out of the ordinary...Summer is Maryland is somewhat similar to when we lived in Florida. It get really HOT and then thunderstorms in the afternoon. Only difference is that in Maryland the heat doesn't last. We get breaks where it will be low 80s! It's wonderful!

So yesterday the high was in the 90s and then we got some NASTY thunderstorms. I was afraid that our gorgeous weeping willow was going to knock down our power lines. Thank GOD it didn't! But after the storm had passed I noticed that the back of the house was sunny and it was shining through the front and across the street. I immediately thought there could be a rainbow. I opened the front door and low and behold I was RIGHT!!!

It was actually a full double rainbow...but it's difficult to get a picture.

Since we have lived here I have seen 2 rainbows. I don't really remember seeing so many before in my life. Either I just didn't notice them, or there just weren't any. I don't know why, but I feel like whenever I see these rainbows they are a sign. A sign that we are very blessed and lucky to be in the house we are in.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Drinking and painting...

So last nite I went to paint nite and became an artist!
Paint nite is basically a nite when you go out with your friends and drink and learn to paint a piece of art! It is so much fun! I had wanted to do one for a while and I'm so glad that I did it! There is absolutely no requirement to be an artist! I am not good at painting, however, when someone walks you through every step, it's easy! Super Easy! I was nervous at first, but once i realized I could do it, the nerves were gone. Anyway, here are some pics from the nite.

I mixed my colors

the progression
all 4 of our paintings
I highly recommend doing paint nite. I know I plan on doing another one!

Have you ever done something like this?

* Paint Nite did not pay me to review this...I just loved the experience and wanted to document it.*

Monday, July 7, 2014

4th of July 2014

Wow that 3 day weekend went by fast! I don't have work part of being a teacher! But J does.

4th of July weekend was a blast this year! My sister-in-law's grandmother always has a big party on the 4th and we are lucky enough to get invited! So we headed up there in the afternoon and had a ton of fun! There is always an awesome spread of delicious food, games, and spending good times with family!

After the party we came home, J cut the grass and I sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather! Then we decided to get the fire started :)

and of course we made s'mores!

As the sun went down our neighbors started the firework show! it was awesome...the local park that normally has fireworks by us cancelled them this year because of construction. I was really disappointed when I first found out, but once the neighbors started shooting off their fireworks I was happy!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Welcome to my world...

I've decided to give this blog thing another shot. Let's see...this is my 3rd attempt. Hopefully it will be my last! I really enjoy writing and blogging! The past couple months have been a whirlwind for me, and I hope to use this blog to document my life. I want to have a place to write down my thoughts, and things that happen in my life. I also enjoy meeting new people and making friends, so hopefully this will happen through my blog! Follow my blog with Bloglovin a96332b440702b0974f92fe4e8bd9955b71bb7224ce43a57fd