As much as I’d like to tell you that I took an unanticipated break from blogging because I’ve been too busy hanging out on docks in Hawaiian shirts…that’s not quite the case. A few things arose that I had to attend to, plus this is right about the time that work gets a little hectic, what with the end of the government fiscal year approaching and all. But, I did squeeze in some fun since I last posted — I swear. I took a five-day trip to New Jersey and a few beach days. I’ve even got the day off today (but only because I worked on a proposal until 2 am last Tuesday). It was a decent trade-off though — the weather’s gorgeous today, but it was about 102 last week. =)
I’ve got another long weekend trip planned for Thursday through Sunday, but my goal for this month is to settle back into my regular posting routine. I’ve got tons of photos and stories saved up for both my blogs, so I hope you’ll stop by again soon!
A week or so ago, we were lucky enough to experience some absolutely gorgeous days in the upper 70s/low 80s, which is practically unheard of around here in the summer. I’d been trying to for weeks to figure out a flattering way to wear this sleeveless trench, and finally settled on a layered look with a lightweight ditsy floral shirt and an easygoing chambray skirt. It was the perfect outfit for the perfect day — I wasn’t too hot, and this outfit carried me easily from day to evening when the temperatures dropped into the low 70s.
Do you like my floppy beach hat?
These photos are from a day my mom, J and I spent at the Norfolk Botanical Garden over Memorial Day weekend. I’ve been in Virginia Beach for almost seven years, and there’s still so many places around here I haven’t visited — this being one of them. I’m not normally much of a flower person, but the gardens were gorgeous, and I got some great photos.
I would totally post those photos, except I’ve been so busy out enjoying the summer festivities around here that I haven’t really felt like spending time inside on the computer… =)
I’m actually the furthest thing imaginable from a southern belle, but I kind of felt like one walking around the botanical garden in the sweltering heat in this girly outfit and huge hat.
What a perfect weekend it’s been…full of gorgeous weather, delicious food, friends, family and fun. =)
Jimmy Buffett on Thursday, the Norfolk Botanical Garden on Friday, an all-night cookout on Saturday, a graduation party and a birthday dinner yesterday, a peaceful moment at the POW-MIA Flame of Hope Memorial this afternoon, and tonight we’re headed to the new Beach Movie Bistro to see The Hangover Part II.
I hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend, too!