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The End of Summer

Today is the last day of summer vacation for us.  Tomorrow Aiden starts 2nd grade.


It seems that summer has flown by, but when I think back to early June it seems so far away.  As a kid I used to obsess over how many weeks I had left until school started again.  Only 10 more weeks!  Oh no, only 6 more weeks!  Only 17 more days!!!  I always loved school, I loved buying all new school supplies every August.  But the thought of saying goodbye to summer always bummed me out.  I wanted it to last forever (who doesn’t?). 

So the ending of our summer has gotten me thinking.  What have we done this summer? Have I given the boys a fun-filled summer that they can write about in a ‘What I Did This Summer’ report?  Well, Friday I was uploading pictures to the online storage site I use and my question was answered. 

Looking back on all of those pictures, I saw all of the awesome, fun, amazing things we did this summer!  Did we go on some amazing week-long vacation? No, but we filled our days and nights with a lot of great things! 

Here is my photo montage to the Summer of 2013!IMG_0031





Wow, I think we had a pretty awesome summer!  And this doesn’t even show all of the park play dates we had, all of the family bike rides, all of the time we spent outside enjoying the nice weather. 

I think we did the Summer of 2013 up right!

Here’s to a GREAT 2013/2014 school year!



  1. I can't believe that y'all are still on summer break! Crazy. Kids here have been going at for 3 weeks now. Y'all are some slackers! Haha! Looks like a great summer. Big summers for us lady. I gotta baby and you got one on the way!!

  2. Looks like a fabulous summer! My favorite picture is the one of both boys conked out in the backseat. So cute! Here's to a wonderful fall (and 2nd and 3rd trimester, too)!

  3. Looks like a wonderful summer, filled with such great memories for your boys!! They will have a lot to write about. Good luck to Aiden tomorrow!

  4. Layton started school today - while I don't think I am ready for the school stuff to start again, I am more than ready for Fall - so I guess I will take it, lol. Looks like y'all had a wonderful summer!! Next time you come to STL we are definitely meeting up! Are families seems so similar - your boys remind me of my boys =) Looks like y'all are blessed beyond measure! Love it =)

    1. Our* families ... LOL whoops!

  5. Your family was super busy making some great memories this summer!!
    The boys will have LOTS to report when they're asked what they did. :)

  6. We visited Henry's Kindergarten teacher yeasterday. She asked him what he had done for the summer. He said, "We went to the fair." He left out Disney World, the zoo, camps, Grandparents, family reunion, etc. I can't believe they forget it all so quickly!!

  7. I hope the first day of school goes well!
    It looks like you had a FUN filled summer.

  8. Those are some great memories to look back on and cherish!!!

  9. Aiden is going to rock 2nd grade! When does Brennan start pre school?

    Just wait until next summer when you have another baby added to the mix.

  10. You all have had a great summer! Aiden will have lots to tell his friends in second grade!