It's July, and it.is.Summer. For sure. This morning, I dragged Emily to water aerobics with me (not really dragged, the girl has been a fish since she was 5 years old) and at 8:30 the water felt quite chilly. After 20 minutes of running, doing jumping jacks, cowboy kicks, and ski moguls (the only kind I can do is under water), it had warmed up considerably. That's outdoor swimming in Colorado. No matter how hot the days are, the mornings still feel cool and the water is a bit chilly.
Yesterday, in celebration of the first day of July, I made homemade lemonade and we went out for ice cream after supper. I cleaned out the freezer, and stocked up on hamburger patties and brats and popsicles. I made room in the fridge for fresh strawberries (so cheap this time of year!) and pineapple (so good on the grill!).
The Rockies are in a slump -- so it must be July!!
Happy Summer, everyone!