I think this last weekend was the last unofficial weekend of summer. Actually, the weekend started out like summer and ended like fall.
I took this picture this morning. I had work overnight last night :( and was freezing and wearing two hats.
It was perfect weather for the beach too. Hot. The sand felt like it was on fire and we were humored by my nephew who was afraid to step off the beach blanket and burn his feet. This was fine because then he snuggled up on our laps.
I dipped my baby toes in the water. Matt laughed when he saw this picture, all my friends make fun of my stumpy “baby toes”.
Saturday my sister and I went to Naperville’s Last Fling. I have fond memories seeing bands perform at the Carillon park and have been wanting to go back for a couple years. I had this vision of how it was going to be. It’s a late summer evening, so it would be cool enough to wear a sweater, blankets covering the sloping park towards the stage, and I was thrilled to find out that the Gin Blossoms, one of the first bands I ever saw live, would be performing there. Flash forward to reality and the actual day of the event.
It was raining with lightening and thunderstorms. We debated even going, but we had already bought tickets and we didn’t mind getting wet, we just didn’t want to get struck by lightening standing in an open field. I imagined that we were going to be 2 of 50 people that actually showed up but it was surprisingly packed, probably thousands of people there. Poi Dog Pondering opened up and they were a very energetic and lively act. We brought our raincoats and had to zip up a few times. It was annoying though how everyone else had the not-so-brilliant idea of bringing an umbrella and then we couldn’t see anything over them. Fortunately it cleared up enough and the umbrellas came back down.
Sunday it got chilly, but the sun was out. Matt and I went for a walk in the morning and I took this picture of a blue mustang parked in a back yard. I love walking through alleys. Front yards are always kept so sterile and presentable, but backyards are where the real personalities comes out.
Then on Monday (labor day) Matt and I went to a cookout at his parent’s house. Later, since it was labor day and there are always huge sales, we went shopping for a new couch. I can’t find what I want at all in stores, but I could never imagine buying something online. It’s hard enough trying to find something in the style AND color that I like, but comfort is equally important. When I’m going to spend as much as I am on a couch, you better believe the stars should align to have all three elements in one magnificent couch, or better yet, couch and love seat combo! If you have any couch buying knowledge or tips, I’d love to hear them.
All pictures were taken by me on my iphone and adjusted in instagram.