The sun has been a friend these past few weeks, and with summer comes less productivity than we’d like to admit. (I completely blame the season, with further proof from last year found here and here. ) While we still find time for mini projects that keep us busy, productive, and happy, I can’t help but feel unsatisfied with my own to dos and lengthy lists. Taking advantage of the big city outside of this tiny casa only perpetuates our procrastination, and although Scott (my calm, cool man) has no problem soaking in every minute, I, on the other hand, am slowly learning to fully enjoy those 2 days at our week’s end.
To speed up the learning curve, I’ve taken to documenting those off days (along with Scott and a few friends to prove we were there, too), and I’m realizing that it’s a-okay to slow down, drink up (holla), and kick some city ass. This past weekend was especially fun, as our close pals Kelly, Donny and baby Corbin came in to share a whirlwind few days of fests, beach weather, and hang time. (To view the slide show, just click any image below.)
With so much this proverbial home-outside-our-home has to offer, we’d like to get in the practice of sharing snippets in a sometimes feature, The Week’s End. And maybe we won’t get out, we’ll sleep in too late, and eat too much – and that’s fine, too (why, hell-o, holidays). And of course we’d like to know: how’d you spend your last few days?
I LOVE THESE SUMMERTIME PICS!!!! and Kim, are you wearing shorts?!?!?! (kind of a necessity in this heat; i’ve been living in them this summer) love those on you too, esp. with your sparkly belt! ;) where are you and kelly on that trampoline? cute, cute, cute!
Thank you! Jill, can you believe it? I bought 2 pairs of shorts this summer. I was afraid to wear them at first, but the heat has been nutso lately!
The trampoline is at the end of our street. They just opened a new park! We were having a blast jumping until a 5 year old told us that we were “too much weight”. Ha!
I spent the last two days at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals! Fun fun fun fun. Sun, beer, and bikes!
Puppy X2!! Where the hell is this? I need to visit this insanely happy with beers dogland. Good for you having all this fun!!!
Hi Jen, a large chunk of these photos were taken at Tour de Fat, an annual festival in our neighborhood put on by New Belgium brewery!
The shots of the beach appear to be south of the city. Don’t you guys normally go to the beach near The Drake?
Dave, good eye! We tried a new beach off of Lake Shore Drive on the south side of the city this time. Less crowded, but the sand was much rockier. Still a great time!
your beach photos are so soft and colorful…really beautiful!
Kimberly, That trampoline photo of you going bonkers made me have a weird flashback to that cool, old, and I think now defunct art gallery back in Cincinnati… Why can’t I ever remember the name of that place? You know, the old factory building with about 77 different, odd sized rooms and scary staircases I thought I was going to fall down every time I walked down them. And why was there even a trampoline there in the first place?!
OMP, it was called the Mockbee or the SS Nova. It had 2 names, and I was never really sure why, but we just called it the Mockbee. It’s one of my favorite places in all of Cincinnati! It’s too bad it will never really be the same…
OMP- To add to what Kim said, the trampoline was there when we attended the rockin’ NYE party in 2001 or so. Along with the half-pipe, dozen or so bands and DJs, art installations and 55 degree temperatures due to the lack of a proper heating system. Man, the Mockbee was amazing…