Saturday, September 25, 2010

Jon and Kel Plus Twelve's Summer Premier and Finale

I felt Summer Come.

I felt it come while walking barefoot on hot pavement. I said to jon, "It's summer. We do summer!" He smiled and asked for a definition. I simply explained we are summer people. Summer makes us happy. Winter makes us sad. We don't do Winter. We do summer. He simply agreed with my declaration and said "We do do summer."

I felt summer stay.
I felt it while laying on the grass at night. I felt the cool and the warmth that only summer can place upon a night.

Jon and I did summer. Although it was different and slightly wrong to not be in Moses Lake, Jon and I managed to hold summer in our hands and squeeze tight.

Jon and Kel Plus Twelve Summer Season Clips:

- Finishing our place and feeling it become our home.

- Pretending the Pool at our complex was my pool back home.

- Watching my Brother get married to Mal and having the family all together for the celebration.

- Having a wonderful weekend with my Froommates.

- Spending 4th of July week with Jon's parents: eating yummy food, Canasta, and them buying us everything we looked at!

- Spending hours at The Farmer's Market oohing and awing and lovin the creativity.

- Becoming slightly obsessed with Grilled Corn on the Cob. Butter and Salt completes me.

- Falling in love with Peach Smoothies.

- Spending a night listening to an old favorite, Secondhand Serenade.
- Discovering Sammy's Pie Milkshakes. It's real pie!

- Making it to Washington for a short but very lovely weekend which consisted of Addy's baptism, good conversation, good food, laughter, games, and the Marble Family Reunion.
- Getting swept away into So You Think You Can Dance.

- Finally passing my test and getting a $1.50 raise. I felt like this.

- Both Expanding our domesticity ( I made Apricot Jam and Jon cooked for me!)

- Getting to spend some good time with Brandon and Mal since they are only 20 minutes away! We love it.

- Picking up a new show: Covert Affairs. Has enough suspense and intrigue for Jon and has no sick weird killing stuff for me.
- Lunch Break Dates. Best part of my day.

And then...
I felt summer leave.
I felt it leave when school crept in and kidnapped my husband. Our endless days of nothing and everything are over. The clock's hands have been released and they're ticking and tocking all over our sunshine. However Summer was polite and sentimental, allowing us the proper goodbye. It went something like this...
Stepping onto a boat
Jumping into green
Popping up on the wakeboard
First try. (both rocked it)

It was the perfect goodbye. So Long Sweet Summer.


  1. You made jam?! Who are you?! That's amazing.

    I'm sad we weren't part of each other's summer.

  2. Its about time that you did a good update. I was finding out more about your life from reading Ike and Linh's blog! Boating does make a complete summer for sure--too bad I couldn't do that this year. love you, Dai

  3. Ok so I wasn't going to comment on this because I have a reply to like every bullet but then I remember that everyone likes getting comments so...

    Speaking of your pool, remember when we went to Moses Lake and the summer came with us even though it was almost october? AND YOUR MOM FELL IN THE POOL????!!!! Best weekend ever.

    Froomate reunions are the best. And now a tradition.

    Butter and salt should be your middle name. And lime.

    They have a sammys in rexburg now too! We just went but Travis was too nervous to try a pie shake so we went with a regular one instead. Oh and here they have teamed up with the Cocoa Bean and created cupcake shakes!

    We didn't get to watch SYTYCD. SAD face. No tv is sometimes a bummer. :(

    WOOT for getting a raise!

    Kiss the ninja? Hilarious!

    You made jam? That's slightly incredible. I made jam with my mom but actually all I really did was pick the raspberries and then she made it. Ha.

    I love Brandon and his wife is adorable!

    I can literally hear the words 'no sick weird killing stuff' coming out of your mouth. So great.

    I miss summer too. :( Way too short this year. But at least now we can wear cute fall clothes right?

    Speaking of this weekend! And being together!!!

  4. I agree with Betsey.. I read this post last night and said to myself... no court, don't comment. You always comment on Kelsey's posts. However, I have things to say as well. Mostly, I agree. We do summer. I wish we could ONLY do summer. (hence... the reason why i love az!) Froommate reunion was amazing. Sammy's is the best, especially pumpkin pie cheesecake shakes. I loved when we went to your house and your mom fell in the pool and I cartwheeled off the jet ski. AND.. YAY for making jam!!

    also.. I miss you already, even though I just saw you.

  5. Kelsey, you make me want to do a summer do-over. Next summer? I'm going to do summer.

  6. I LOVE Covert Affairs....well mostly I love me some Auggie...but the show is pretty sweet.

  7. I LOVE Grilled Corn with loads of butter and salt.

    And congrats on the RAISE!!!! WOOHOO! One huge monkey off your back. Not only do you get the raise but you get to the keep your job. EVEN BETTER!