Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Things We Didn’t Do This Summer

(Look at me!  I’m here!  I’m blogging again!  I hope people actually check and see that: I’m blogging again!)

So.  I had these grand ideas about my Summer Schedule.  It was going to look a lot like previous years, with Summer Bingo and a calendar of planned events and daily themes.  I was going to start…just as soon as school got out.  And then I was going to start just as soon as we got back from our trip.  Wait, no, I’ll start as soon as we have a new week.  Or maybe I’ll start in August.  Yes!  August…month of Summer Schedules. 

And it never happened.  And it was Oh! So Lovely.  AND! I didn’t go crazy and no one’s brain turned to mush and we kept busy and happy!  We swam a lot and played with friends a lot and went to the lake a lot and went to camps and hosted visitors and had birthdays and rode bikes and napped and read.  (And fought with our siblings and had a messy messy house and gained too much weight and lost our tempers because our kids were in our faces a lot.  I mean, come on! That’s a lot of time with a lot of kids.)

I miss it already.  And I’m planning on reliving it here on the blog over the next few (7-8?) posts.  Here are some sneak peaks:


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Ashley C said...

I'm glad you're back! I enjoy your blog. :)

Nurse Graham said...

Love the sneak peek and I'm so happy to see you blogging again.

Melissa B. said...

hey maybe i will blog again too so you can see what I did this summer:)

Lauren in GA said...

Oh, honey. Don't you worry your beautiful self about it. I check your blog all the time. Like several times daily, even.

I am glad you had a lovely summer. We experienced some of the same things, "sibling fights, messy house, weight gain and lost tempers" and I miss summer already, too.

That picture of Faith and Seth with their mom made popsicles is adorable.

Lauren in GA said... that Seth on the bike? The helmet fit is cracking me up!

Cami said...

I'm glad you enjoyed yourself anyway...:)
Sounds like living in the present to me.

Annemarie said...

Welcome back, friend! Our Summer was much the same and it was one of the best we've had. Only problem...I photographed none of it.

Lesa said...

Sooooo glad you are back! Bring on the summer update.

Adrianne said...

I'm so glad you're back, because we're incapable of regular phone calls. Love the summer visitors, wich I was one of them! and did Gabe get the Aaronic priesthood or is he super advanced? :)

Can't wait to catch up and plan a visit there soon.