It’s hard to believe that August will be here in just a few more days. It’s been hot here in Central Florida this summer, but we’ve had enough rain to keep things looking green. The garden planted in the spring has helped stretch my food budget this summer. We’ve eaten countless salads from it. I’m going to plant some more tomatoes in the next couple of weeks and perhaps some more lettuce, too.
All of the Crepe Myrtles in our yard are in full bloom. We have both pink and white varieties. Eventually it would be nice to add some purple and red varieties as well. We’ve mixed in a lot of fun this summer. Last weekend my hubby and I spent an evening with with one of the couples’ Sunday school classes from our church. We ate supper at a Japanese steakhouse and then played glow-in-the-dark miniature golf. That was a first for me. The putt-putt place was inside a mall, and all of the props glowed in the dark. It was definitely challenging, but I think I prefer the regular kind of putt-putt on a course where I can actually see the hole I’m aiming for. 🙂After we finished golfing we stopped by a restaurant for dessert. I’ve been staying away from sugar lately but decided to splurge on our date night. Hubby and I each ordered a brownie sundae. Talk about a huge dessert! We could have split one, but where’s the fun in that? 🙂 We really enjoyed the fellowship with good Christian friends. Bookworm spent two weeks visiting my dad. All of the kids missed her, but I think Lil’ Nut missed her the most. She hasn’t let Bookworm out of her sight since she came home.
Hopefully we’ll get away for a mini-vacation later this week. I’m ready for some R & R. 🙂 I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Nancy M. says
Looks like a special time! And that brownie sundae is sooo big! Have a blessed and wonderful week! -nancy
It’s so good to hear from you again and to know a bit of your summer adventures. Those brownie desserts are huge! Enjoy the rest of your summer.
sounds like you’ve had a nice summer…..:) i just realized that one of my kiddos starts school next week. can’t believe how quickly the time has gone.
WOW…that dessert is HUGE! but it’s great to indulge once in awhile isn’t it??
I LOVE your pic of your yard..so pretty.
Praying GOd’s blessings on you as you have some R & R…we leave soon too and I am really looking forward to just soaking up the Word while soaking up some sun…..it is very humid in NYS right now..at least where we live and I am spending way too much time indoors because of it..hopefully Cape Cod will be cooler 🙂 After I post my devotional for the day I will be off the blog for about a week…see you later in August! 🙂
CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART says
At one point this summer, our yard looked like it had died but it is looking some better now. It has really been hot here on the Texas Gulf coast this year.
I am so glad that you have had a wonderful summer. The dessert does look good. I hope your mini vacation brings a lot of sweet memories for you and your family. connie
A mall nearby us has a similar golf setup, but we’ve never played. I’m bad enough at mini-golf that I really don’t need to added difficulty of not being able to see, LOL!
Your dessert is making me drool a little… I might have to whip up some brownies and surprise my family with a sundae in order to satisfy this craving now! 😛
Glad you are enjoying your summer! :o)
Rebekah Tastet says
Looks like fun! I enjoy spending time with other church couples as well.
Your picture of crepe myrtles is so nice…I never really noticed them when I lived in Florida (over 20 years ago). But the last time I visited family there, WOW! they were everywhere, how could I have been so blind? They are so refreshing to me.
By the way, I found you through Ladies of Grace and enjoyed my visit with you.
How fun! And I am all about sharing but really … stay away from my chocolate 🙂