August and (so far) September have been full of different events. I have had a blast, but I am glad to have today for a little relaxation.
We went camping the first part of August and it was so nice! We got a different spot this time that had a bit more shade and it was so perfect. Whenever it got hot, we moved our camp chairs to the slow moving river right beside our campsite. It was nice to pull out a book or magazine and be able to dip your feet into the nice cold water. We even brought out a card table and played some games. I learned to ride a little baby motorcycle and the right way to cut a watermelon. It was a great time all around.
Later on in the month, we spent some time up at Molly's grandparents cabin. It was a good time and I really enjoyed being able to be there with great friends. It seems like our time to see each other is few and far between these days so it was nice to have some uninterrupted girl time.
September first brought a very eventful day for us. We started out the morning in Logan for our second year of Man VS Mud. I wouldn't peg myself for someone who enjoys something like that, but it really is quite a blast. Getting all covered in mud and doing the obstacles is quite a challenge and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I did get quite the bruise though. I slipped on some tractor tires and have just barely started clearing up from that.
Later that afternoon, we headed out to Sugar House for my sister-in-law's pig roast. I think that the idea of the whole thing is kind of disgusting, but it is a good time to get together with friends we don't see often and spend the day socializing. We made a punch that everyone said was to die for so that was good too.
I spent Labor Day, and the evening before, at work for one of our annual races. It is always such a pain, but it seems to pay off in the end. I'm really grateful to have family who want to help, which makes the process move along smoothly.
Then the state fair came to town and I spent a fun filled evening there with a whole bunch of my friends. We go to see the animals, the sideshow freaks, and ride some rides. Well the rides and freaks were kind of pricey this year so we just went down the giant yellow slide instead. Molly rode the mechanical bull and I fell down some bleachers. (ouch) Fun was had by all.
Yesterday was another jam packed day. My family had a breakfast/lunch party in Sugar House and it was fun to get together and see everyone. Then we had to get home quick to head up to Logan for the demolition derby. This has become a tradition for us, and I really enjoy it.
The fall at Man VS Mud compounded with the fall at the fair has made me a bruised mess. I think I will spend today resting from all of the fun we've been having and icing my leg.