We could not go, but my parents did. This is the town in Austria that my family is from, and where many of my relatives live. My parents were there with my mom's siblings for a family reunion centered around my grandpa's 80th birthday.
This is the farm up on the mountain that has been in our family for over 300 years. That little house has so much history! My dad proposed to my mom on that lower balcony on the left front, overlooking the city at night.
Our girl turned seven this month.
She loved the cake my mom made her.
My mom always puts up the cutest decorations. This was My Little Pony themed, rainbow and all.
Blanket made by Gammies....
I love seeing the expressions on the birthday kids' faces.
I love how parties allow us to have good conversation...
and family time.
And yes, the food! Don't forget the food!
I've taken up making bread. It's AMAZING bread, from this guy's book.
Our oldest had her drama camp in July. She was on stage crew this year and learned alot.
Basil looked luscious and....bouquet worthy this month.
Our little one reading Little House on the Prairie
The rain. Oh the rain. It rained everyday, pretty much all day the entire month. This meant moisture for our garden, but a little too much of a good thing. Everything was (until today) overgrown, buggy and producing like mad. I ended up losing my cucumbers, probably to downy mildew, my watermelons have not produced because of aphids, and I had to take out my tomato plants today, even though they were still producing. The hornworms finally came in and I had about 5 other species of feasting bugs, making the plants look crunchy. Because I want to do winter gardening starting in about 6 weeks, I wanted to take out any disease carrying plants to get ready for next season.
My garden explorers. They are always finding some kind of "Charlotte" (spider), lizard, frog, or butterfly.