#FridayFive: 5 Things I Did This Summer

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Time for another Friday Five link up with Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?, Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, and Mar from Mar on the Run. This week’s topic is 5 Things I did this summer. What a fun topic, especially as we get back to the grind with school in session and Labor Day approaches. Who wouldn’t want to reminisce about their summer adventures?

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So what did I get myself into this summer?

  1. Celebrated my friend and her future little boy at her baby shower.
    It was a beautiful and intimate shower back in June. She got a wide variety of gifts and necessities to make her life as a mom a little bit easier. Great news came almost two weeks ago when she gave birth to her little boy and named him Grayson.
Congratulations to my dear friend and her husband on the birth of their little boy!

Congratulations to my dear friend and her husband on the birth of their little boy!

2. Picked strawberries at a local fruit farm.
One day after work, Gabe and I drove out to a local fruit farm to pick strawberries towards the end of the season. There were still plenty of sweet strawberries on the vines waiting to be picked. We enjoyed strawberry shortcake more than once!

Such a beautiful color!

Such a beautiful color!

3. Went camping for a bachelorette party.
This was a first for me when it comes to bachelorettes but it was fun! We set up tents, cooked over a camp fire, hung out by a lake and just had a blast.

One last photo before heading home after a successful bachelorette weekend.

One last photo before heading home after a successful bachelorette weekend.

4. Traveled to my favorite state, Colorado.
Our friends got married on Aug. 1 in a small town called Salida about 200 miles southwest of Denver. It was a quick trip out to Colorado, but we tried to make the most of it when we weren’t busy with wedding things. I now can’t wait to go back and hope it’s sooner rather than later!

We took a minor detour up Loveland Pass on our way from Denver to Salida. The views were amazing!

We took a minor detour up Loveland Pass on our way from Denver to Salida. The views were amazing!

5. Visited Avalon, NJ for the 11th annual girls beach weekend with 6 of my college girlfriends.
We’ve been going to the beach at least once per summer since the summer after our freshman year of college. Some of the beaches we’ve hit include Dewey, Seaside Heights, Ocean City, Virginia Beach and most recently, Avalon. It’s always a fun weekend and for most of the trips we’ve been lucky and had great weather.

This about sums up our friendship!

This about sums up our friendship!

It was a fun summer, but it’s not over yet. Well, at least not officially until Sept. 21. I do have one more beach trip scheduled, as well as my friend’s 30th bday celebration up in the Finger Lakes before it’s officially fall. I’m definitely looking forward to both trips.

The students have returned to campus so it’s gotten quite busy around town. I definitely don’t miss them when they’re gone for holidays and the summer, but they do bring a great deal of energy back to the area.

What have you been up to this summer?

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