Friday, July 25, 2014

life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.

Have you ever had one of those days? You know, one of those perfect, special days? A couple of weeks ago, I did. My boyfriend planned out this entire day for us. Why? A few months back, I made a declaration that this summer would be the best one ever. I didn't know that it actually would be - but that was the goal, anyway. We are halfway through the summer now....and I don't know if it is the best ever, but I am doing my best to get out there and have fun!

Which is exactly why this day was so special. We started it off by going to Jungle Cat World, which is basically a small zoo a half hour away. It has tigers and lions, monkeys, birds, bunnies, and a bunch of other animals. It wasn't a huge place, but I had a lot of fun there. You could get pretty close to the animals and there wasn't a massive crowd of people there. It was nice! The highlights? The bunny rabbits! I have always wanted one, so I just spent a lot of time looking at the bunny cage. They were so cute.

After our time at Jungle Cat World, my boyfriend took us to a hiking trail. Now, I'm not a super outdoorsy person...but it was fun anyway. (Minus the eleven bug bites I got. Yikes!) We followed a trail, took some pictures, and my boyfriend even picked me a flower. It was different for us. So, that was really nice. We stopped to take this picture on a bridge about halfway thorough - and it always makes me smile.

To finish the day off, we headed to the local RibFest. I don't actually eat ribs but my boyfriend does and he enjoyed them. The line ups were massive everywhere, so we didn't stay too long. But it was a nice way to end the day. Then it was back to his place to watch our favourite TV shows.

I don't know if I'll have the best summer ever - but days like this make it seem possible.

What have you been doing this summer? Is it your  best one yet?

xo Shannon


  1. very nice blog, great design!

  2. Sounds like the two of you had a great day. Cute pics Shannon. I love your dress Shannon it's beautiful and you look so pretty and happy, you two look so happy together.
    Happy Friday

  3. Love the animals. You're beautiful!
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  4. Hoe the rest of the summer too will be great. A positive attitude always helps.

  5. I bet you will have the best summer ever- you can make it possible if you believe it! x

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  6. I'm glad you had fun, looking as gorgeous as ever!!
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  7. So cute! Lucy

  8. cute cute!!!

  9. You look lovely Shannon and sounds like you guys had a wonderful day! The bunnies are adorable! I love zoo trips too!

  10. Loving animals so much!! You look really pretty <3

    xoxo Iren

  11. You look so pretty. Love the stripes! :)

  12. hehe those animals are super cute :) though it's a little sad that they are all caged up :(

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  13. nice post dear,
    lookn pretty :)

  14. lovely pic of u n ur boyfriend
    I hope u get to spend many more beautiful days together

  15. Nice dress girl!