At first, I was nervous about this post. In my mind, Ian and I had a low-key month after all of our June travels. Then, as I shuffled through my videos and photos I realized I couldn’t have been more wrong. While we didn’t break out our passports in July, we filled our days with mini adventures around town and snuck in multiple trips back to Madison.
July started with a bang. Literally! Our Fourth of July was spent being surrounded by friends on the lake. While I love taking a dip in the water, roasting marshmallows, and sipping on a cocktail, there is one thing about the lake I hate – mosquitoes. I had the unfortunate luck to be bit right on my eye. Being slightly allergic to mosquito bites, my eye promptly swole shut and Ian had to run to the store and buy me an eye patch. Needless to say, I ended the holiday weekend looking very fashionable.
Next on the agenda was a family wedding! My cousin said “I do” and arrived via helicopter to the countryside reception. I don’t think anyone can top her grand entrance! The evening was filled with tear enducing speeches, delicious food, and dancing.
Once we were back in Milwaukee we were ready to take advantage of all of the summer events! First on our list was Bastille Days. You might think we had our fill of french culture during our trip to Paris, but you would be wrong! When I saw this event pop up on our calendar I was more than excited to shuffle my way through a crowd to grab a Nutella crêpe and snap a picture with the miniature Eiffel Tower.
Another event that made it’s way to the top of my priority list was Ballet Beat. The Milwaukee Ballet puts on free performances around the city during the summer and I was lucky enough to catch their final show. This very well could be my favorite event of the summer!
The following weekend Ian and I packed our bags and headed back to Madison to attend a Mallards game with my family. We made the most of the family weekend by playing lawn games and driving around the farm on the 4-Wheeler.
Our month came to a close sitting on a hill listening to music at the Skyline Music Series. The silver lining of packing up your life and relocating to a new city is discovering special events such as this. I couldn’t get over how beautiful the Milwaukee skyline was as the sunset during the concert and I felt myself bursting with gratitude. I feel lucky to live in such a beautiful place.
Want a deeper look into our month? Watch the short video below that features one second from every day in July!