Summer is officially over, so naturally it's time to post photos from early July. Oh, well. There's something deeply wonderful about ruminating on the warm memories of the last few months as we salute summer goodbye this Labor Day week. As C.S. Lewis said, "A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered." Ah, he always makes me feel better. The Wolf family is (in)famous for sitting around and recounting the highlights of an experience immediately after it has happened. So here are my highlights (not so immediately) from our Independence Day trip to Lexington, Kentucky, where all TWELVE Wolves celebrated together. It was kind of perfect, filled with wildflower picking, soybean field traversing, frisbee throwing, cupcake eating, firework gazing, book reading, and conversation making. Also, if you can't tell, there are three kiddos who have the rest of us wrapped quite tightly around their chubby little fingers.
the WHOLE family (minus baby james, sadly) ventured up to lexington, kentucky, to celebrate the fourth of july with our dear sarah and jeremiah this week! we got to see that growing baby bump, visit one of our favorite families (the sizemores!), and eat lots of free yogurt. not a bad week.
i have been officially addicted to ale 8 (kentucky's signature soda) since my first visit to lexington. jay doesn't hate it either!
we watched fireworks from sarah and jer's new land with a bunch of friends. when the sun set, hundreds of fireflies began glowing in the wheat field. so gorgeous.
besides owning wheat fields, sarah and jer also own four (and counting) yogurt shops called orange leaf. so naturally we took a yogurt tour of lexington and visited every location in town. not a flavor was spared.
we drove through bluegrass country to eat at this fun restaurant, windy corner market, with all the families.
all good things must end, as they say, so we had a family brunch at a local restaurant called doodle before heading back to our homes around the country. i suppose it's really a good thing when you're sad to leave your family!