Monday, June 27, 2011

One of the Best Purchases Ever

Oh. My. Word. It is hot. Let's just get this out on the table. I hate summer here. It is soooo hot. I almost threw up walking from church to our car. Ugh. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it.

OKAY! Now that I got that out, let's move on.

The pool. The only saving grace in our backyard. Sadly the sun has shifted and our pool receives NO shade until about 6pm. If you haven't spent a summer here in the desert you really can't appreciate how intense the sun actually is. It is bright and hot and blazing. You practically need sunglasses to look out your windows from inside the house. So even though the pool will cool you off, the crazy, crazy sun will send you running for the house. I have been known to go swimming in a t-shirt, a hat, AND sunglasses when I go in in the middle of the day.

Well, low and behold, we made one of the best purchases ever. It is no where near big enough, but I will take what I can get! Easton and I hardly stray from the protective shield of our new umbrella. This thing is pretty awesome. It has several different settings and the arm can swing all the way around so you can really manipulate the shade.

Oh I just can't wait until the monsoons arrive. At least then there will be some clouds...



5 comments:

leslee aka mom aka nana said...

oh my....well God bless umbrellas! will be there in little more than a week and am thinking i need a better pair of sun glasses and a hat! and maybe i'll bring an umbrella to swim with! where is grandma leona's hat umbrella when you need it? can't wait to hug you all...and then we can complain about the sun together!....and least several times a day!

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking of that umbrella hat. I think one a little bigger and you could have shade where ever you go!!! Thinking of you in the heat while I am here in the damp mugginess. Love from The Great Marshmellow.

Anonymous said...

Fish like the shade as well, do you think any will move in?
Uncle Bubba

The Raudenbush Family said...

I think I'd die there. seriously. This umbrella deal is pretty cool though. Hope you are able to get outside more now that it's there!

Rachel said...

i want to hang out in the shade of an umbrella with you...as long as we had an umbrella in our drinks too!