It’s been too long since I’ve sat down at my computer to write about life. I guess that’s because life has kept me on my toes for the past couple months. The 10 weeks of summer vacation have been a whirlwind full of road trips, backyard picnics by the pool and time spent with family – all of which have flown by too fast. But like my 6-year-old always says, “Time flies when you’re having fun!” And I couldn’t agree more.
This summer was a special one for our family. For the first time, my hubby stayed home this summer instead of working at his part-time job to supplement his teacher salary. Other than his couple trainings and Aubrey’s few weeks of camp, we were all home all summer. Sure there were moments when we each longed for a little bit of elbow space and when the bank account started to look a little low, but we got a gift that few families receive: we had an entire summer to just be together.
We took a trip to Michigan, visited Mickey in Orlando and watched the sun set on the west coast. We roasted marshmallows in the backyard, made homemade ice cream and cooked out by the pool. We watched movies, played board games and set up forts in the living room.
But summer vacation is winding down. My husband returned to work yesterday, and my eldest is participating in her final week of camp. New school uniforms are hanging in the closet, and the school supplies are packed and ready for meet the teacher on Friday.
Despite the ominous cloud weighing over our household today, I am determined to make our final weekend of summer vacation a weekend to remember. But after filling 10 weeks full of fun, I am running low on ideas.
What did you and your family do for fun this summer? Are there any must-visit destinations that are somewhat local?
Hope you had a great summer! Good luck to you and your kiddos on the upcoming school year!Tags school, summer vacation | Category Uncategorized