|Bayfielding with my friends|
besides the activities that I ADORED doing, was all the company that I got and the places that I visited. There are a few of my favorite peeps that I missed out on this summer, but I have great hopes for another time soon. My friend ,Callen, pops to mind almost first. I try to get together with him, one of my oldest (as in longest in duration, or years I've known him...... um, yeah, I will stop here while I am ahead) friends once a summer since I hunted him down on Facebook. I'm still thinking it could happen this fall!
|Pedis with Rose and Emily!|
|And final product!|
|Aunties Linda and Ruth, plus uncle Dave. All my dads siblings- aunt Cathy is off to the side in blue|
|A few cousins I haven't seen in forever! Rose, Debi, Kurt, Theresa and Karla|
|One of my favorite pix of the summer, and a sad moment for both of us|
|A quick coffee and visit with Bonnie at Caribou Coffee|
Next, I did my fantastic trip to Denver with the Mad-English teacher, where I managed to meet one of my internet friends totally by accident and got to walk and talk and hug my dear dear friend Lori and her adorable girlies.
|On the plane|
|My lovelies - Lori, Bridgid and Brianna.|
|Hanging out with Leland on my last day in Denver- I seriously covet his selfie stick! :)|
Then there was the best EVER visit up HERE from my friend Cheri in July- SO awesome!! And in there was a stop at Jon's house again, with a stop at my sister's on the other end of that visit. And a second Ella encounter in one week. It was SO amazing.
|Stayed the night with Jon and Sarah after picking up Cheri!|
|Cheri and Debi at the Pixley Dam|
|Kayaking with Cheri and Adam|
|Greggy and Gramma|
|Sarah and Greggy resting for a moment|
The last section of the summer involved a lot of the Mad-English teacher and our quest to kayak all over the north, my sister visited me up here, Jon and Sarah were up here again as well, plus I got to see my former coworker, Jen for the first time in over a year.
|Not sure, but I think a certain Jennifer is mocking me!!! Lol|
|My sweet friend Jen, who I finally got to see after a year!|
|School friends, past and present!! Jess, Sheila, Paula, Adam and Jen|
|Vibrant! No actual pic of my new friend Keith- sorry!|
There were other miscellaneous kayaks with friends, and weddings and bike rides as well, which just added up to a whole lot of good summery times. My birthday week was chock full of guests and visits and kayaking, which about did me in, but I had a GREAT time!
|Rose and Emily at Houghton Falls|
|Birthday Dinner- the elusive Mike and the equally camera shy MA|
|I got to see Karen this summer!|
|Never see this lady enough! Love hanging out with my dear friend Cat.|
|Kayaking with Annette and Carol- didn't get good shots of them- they are elusive!|
Connecting with my friends and family is surely the most joyful part of all...