Summer Recap

Awe man it's September already... where did the last half of summer go? And I haven't blogged since July - sigh - August archive will forever be a black hole of nothingness. (no back posting for me - cheaaaaaaaters!!)
As recompense here is a list (in chronological order) of the top #10 things we've done (and taken pictures of) since I fell off the blogosphere. 

#1 I had a birthday - in the midst of my Summer CRASH German Course one evening not pounding in vocab words was a welcome break. Pete took me to a french restaurant around the corner - we had to order the Ratatouille, in honor of the new Pixar Movie.

#2 The Mystery Insect Infestation - Something was biting Pete (not Julie), and inspired a top to bottom room cleaning, we washed everything - every piece of clothing we own - documented here...

#3 A fun summer evening, complete with baking letter shaped cookies for dessert. This picture was taken after we had succeeded in breaking the letters in all the key recognition locations.

#4 Our good friends the Formicas moved to New York (Their very interesting blog: WE MISS THEM!!!! Lots of friends gathered to say goodbye.

#5 Our good friend Doug Sauder preached at PBCC! What a treat.

#6 We've been married a whole year now!!! We celebrated by taking a trip to Napa - Camping, wine tasting, spa-ing :

#7 Two families of friends moved to the Pacific Northwest this summer: The Ballouns and the Fairbanks. Here is a pic from the Ballouns going away.

#8 We finally sat down and organized our wine cooler... Here is Pete in oenophile heaven.

#9 Jess and I had a lovely evening in downtown Campbell. We treated ourselves to desserts at a cool restaurant don't worry, we still have half the dessert menu left to explore if anyone is up for it :)

#10 Pete moved closer to his dream of official wine industry member status whilst pouring wine for Picchetti this summer.

We've had a busy blessed summer - thank you Lord! Now... on to the Fall!


Naomi said...

I'm so glad you have that helmeted picture of you guys framed and placed over your bed! in fact, you should try to get that picture framed and placed in as many of the rooms in your house as you possibly can; it's very, very nice!

and sorry about the bugs.

RU said...

YES_ I CHEAT! In fact, I just finished back postings from the weekend get away :) Its gotta be on the actual day :) Loved reading about your summer... Uh, I think German class is a great excuse for no August postings. You had NO time to post with all the foreign language work :) Plus you had house-guests for a month!!

Erin said...

Thanks for the update. Sounds like a great summer!

Krista said...

Wow! That is an amazing amount of wine. I am very impressed. :)

Frogs Mom said...

Woohoo! We made the list!

And cheating is well, for ..

stef said...

Awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing - looks like you guys had one amazing summer. Brooke sent me that sermon Doug preached and I really enjoyed it! Enjoy the wine :)