I will be real. Usually at this point in the summer, I’m all for the kids going back to school. Typically at this point, I’m way over the fighting and complaining. However, this year I’m not there yet. I don’t know if its just the different dynamics of my the kids at home now, or if its that they are different ages so the didnt get on each others ( or my) nerves the same as the have in the past but, this summer has gone by way too fast!
So I don't know that I heard the dreaded “I’m bored” once this summer. This could be that there wasn’t time for that to happen. We are often busy in the summer. We start with basketball camps running the entire month of June and then lead into family reunion in July with usually only a few weeks to get things back under control house wise, go through the the closets and make room for school shopping and then the county fair is here and BAM school is back in. ( super long run on sentence feels like my summers normally lol) This summer wasn’t a ton different but it felt very different.
This weeks blog is dedicated to this years memorable ( in a good way) summer. In the comment below please tell me about your summer. I want to know what you did and where you went. Who knows, maybe I’ll plan a trip to some of your favorite places and feature you in a future blog post. Anyhow, lets re-cap my amazing summer.
June: Like I said, BASKETBALL and more basketball. June for my family means you are either playing roughly 40 games this month, or watching about 80 games of their siblings games. Its exhausting, exciting and fun. We travel to different areas and cram as much in as we can.
I also managed to squeeze in a Wedding, a styled shoot, and 2 extended family sessions, fathers day and my daughters 7th birthday and we were so busy there was no time for boredom. So here are some highlights from June this year. I loved each of the families I got to work with and always love watching these boys play ball together.
Then of course July Rolled right on in without much warning or time to catch our breath. This year our big family reunion was held over the 4th of July weekend so we packed right up and headed off to Arizona which of course mean stopping at a few places on the way like Petrified Forest National Park, the Grand Canyon, and Flagstaff for car repair ( and Bearizona). We had a great time with family and then we headed home for more basketball, a trip to Antelope Island, Great Basin National Park , a few trips to the lake, my youngest sons 13th birthday, my oldest sons 20th birthday, and then it was over before I knew it. Here is a taste of what July was like for us.
August isn’t even quite half way over but its been full of amazing things too. We started out the month with a fun trip to the Meadow hot springs to play in the water, some more swimming at the lake, a trip to the county fair, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and a hike to Kannara Falls. Here’s to the first half of August.
Summer had been amazing and while I’m super sad that school starts tomorrow, I guess that will give me more time to plan my next adventure. Don’t forget, to let me know in the comments what some of your favorite things to do and places to go.