Summer Almost Over

Hi and Happy Wednesday!  How is your summer going?  Ours has been great but has gone so very fast.  And now it is almost over. I have mixed feelings about that.  On the one hand, I am sad that our lazy mornings and our summer fun will end.  On the other hand, I realize we need our routine and our normal activities to keep us motivated and going.

We spent half the summer in North Carolina working on items for the family business and the other half at home both working and playing.  We enjoyed time to shop, eat out, have visits with friends and family, had time to swim, enjoyed frozen yogurt and ice cream, and much more.  We have stayed up later than usual and slept in.

Ian read seven books for the library’s reading program and enjoyed that very much.  I too have read a few good books this summer.  We also have enjoyed a few movies at home, riding bicycles, favorite summer television shows, games, and a service project with our church’s vacation Bible school.

Ian has learned a lot more this summer about Pokémon.  He enjoys the cards and the cartoon or anime as it is also called. This summer for the first time in a while, he wanted Pokémon cards and Warriors books instead of sets of Lego elements.  Our boy is growing up.  Also, Ian got his first computer. He was thrilled and has been enjoying it.

We didn’t have any big trips this summer, but plenty of down time and plenty of family time.  We enjoyed pizza at a favorite place at home, enjoyed free pie after dinner with a dear friend, went to the Star Wars themed baseball night for our minor league team (before school got out), and Ian has had time to play with neighbors and other kids.

We have worked on math online programs and ideas for a writing journal cover to get us in the frame of mind for school.  And, we are reading and trying to get to bed earlier. This morning, however, we slept in really late. That was great but I know those days are nearly finished.

This photo is from years ago at the beach.  We didn’t make it to the beach this summer.  I always love to go but it just wasn’t possible this year.  Perhaps next year will work, or the following year.  We will have to wait and see.

As our summer winds down, I remember to be thankful for:

  • Our house at a cool temperature
  • Ice cream treats
  • Star Wars movies with a boy who knows more details than I do
  • Swimming with Ian and Kirk
  • Mornings when we don’t have to go anywhere
  • Mornings or days when we don’t have to get ready
  • Extra time in our pajamas
  • Hours to read a great book
  • Word finds and coloring books
  • Our active VBS and church’s missionary team
  • Laughs with family and friends
  • Meals with family and friends
  • Prayers with family and friends
  • Listening to details about Pokémon from a sweet boy
  • Hugs and time to cuddle
  • Photos of friends, families, and adventures

I wonder how much more fun we can cram into what we have left of the summer.  I am not sure but am looking forward to the challenge.  God Bless and have a great rest of the week and summer!