summer memories | olive june

summer memories

as we say good-bye to summer, i wanted to remember some of my favorite moments: 

+ strawberry cheesecake blizzards
+ breweries + food trucks
+ boating on indian lake in ohio with the family i grew up next door to | parks' first boat ride
+ beach trips
+ turning a year older in june
+ being able to spend celebrate my sister's birthday with her 
+ roadtrips
+ saturday mornings around our house; billy holiday, cinnamon rolls and this candle (love) 
+ watching parks in the pool- he's always so happy splashing
+ trips to the farmer's market
+ iced coffee and fresh flowers
+ a 'girl's weekend' with my forever friend, renee 
+ celebrating friends' new marriages 
+ mommy + me yoga class and walks 
+ campfires and s'mores
+ morning coffee + watching parks swing in his lil singlets swing on our back patio
+ organizing and purging more things in our nest 
+ getting to spend an entire week with my brother in august
+ watching fireworks
+ stopping at every lemonade stand i saw

despite the weather this summer in the carolinas being beyond hot; like really hot. with no relief. it was maybe (probably) a favorite yet in so many ways; probably because it was my first one as a mom. yesterday the weather was cool and crisp ... and you better believe i put on the chunkiest sweater in my closet and enjoyed my first pumpkin beer in two years. so glorious. {the beer was called gorgeous by noda brewing company | brewed right here in charlotte} today, we are introducing parks to his first official 'game day!!' i grew up cherishing college football and i hope he does as well. go buckeyes!! oh, the memories made in ole' columbus town. they are some of my very favorites. 

i am participating in the blogtember challenge with bailey jean
i have already loved discovering new blogs and sweet people - just three days in. 
hope you all had a memorable summer; one to remember


  1. Replies
    1. thank you so much!! means so much. i can't wait to check out your space

  2. Your blog is so sweet! Loving reading what you've been up to this summer and can't wait to continue reading!!

    1. awe, thank you so much! you just made my day. <3 have a great weekend!!

  3. It has been beyond hot here in Texas as well! I turned a year older this June (hello, 30s!). Boating, fresh flowers, fruit desserts, girl weekends, and beach trips all sound so fabulous!