Enjoying the Last Remaining Moments of Summer

In less than two weeks I will be back at school – but as a teacher this time, not a student or a substitute! And while I’m anxious to be in my classroom teaching, I’m also really enjoying my last few weeks of summer vacation. I’ve been out enjoying friends, family, and Fort Collins trying to make the most of my last week-and-a-half of “freedom.”

Last weekend, I helped host a baby shower for one of my very best friends, Kelsey. It was certainly hot, but such a fun time! I organized onesie decorating, which turned out to be completely adorable.


I also got to spend some time with this adorable guy: my nephew Oliver!

Tuesday and Wednesday were wide open because I didn’t have anywhere to be – not even work! That means I had two full days off for a little Fort Collins staycation. Ian and I spent time relaxing and enjoying our awesome little city. We hiked halfway up to Arthur’s Rock – we didn’t make it quite to the top because we started too late in the day and Ava was way too hot. She stopped every ten minutes to lay in shady spots. Oh well! Next time we’ll start in the morning before the afternoon heat hits.

We spent the afternoon sampling beer at New Belgium and Odell. I was surprised how crowded both breweries were on a Tuesday afternoon!

Wednesday morning, we took Ava over to Horsetooth Reservoir for a little swimming. We found a nice little cove perfect for encouraging Ava to get in the water! We wadded around in the water, too, despite a little sign warning us of danger underwater (and my usual resistance to breaking any kind of rule…).

I have more fun planned the next week-and-a-half. I want to make the most of the summer and sunshine so I feel ready to be back in the classroom!


2 thoughts on “Enjoying the Last Remaining Moments of Summer

  1. Aw…look at Ava, the little explorer. Why would they discourage you from wading? What did they dump in there, jagged glass? Weird. I’m glad you’re having fun. Can’t wait to see you!

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