I can hardly believe how fast this summer has gone. We have traveled, swam, gone to the beach, ate outside, caught fire flies and basked in the warm sun. As I look back on the last three months, to be entirely honest, it has been up and down. I’m a little type A and I find it hard to adapt when things don’t go according to my plan. What I realized (finally) is that it’s not always about sticking to my plan but rather giving up control of what I can’t… It has allowed me to grow in ways I could not imagine.
Our summer has been about memories, Huck turned 1 year old, started walking and CLIMBING. Ellie swam under water, rode a roller coaster, ate lots of seafood and played every single day. Chris and I traveled to Portugal, experienced another beautiful country and got lost there – an unbelievable long European weekend I will never forget.
We had great times with friends and family, enjoyed the Rhode Island coast for the 4th of July, watched our kids play and laugh, building strong relationships that we hope will last a lifetime. I was able to celebrate my brother’s engagement (to the most amazing person), at my parents house with one heck of a party and lots of love. In the midst of our last low-key summer weekend, I realized how thankful I am for all of the experiences we have, for good corn-on-the-cob and fresh seafood, for long nights and warm mornings, for friends and family who love us unconditionally.
So how have we spent this LDW so far? Kicked it off with our favorite family amusement park, Knoebels! My kids love it, it’s inexpensive and they have rides for everyone – if you live in PA, it’s a must for small kids! We spent so much time there this summer, it was only fitting we were there this last weekend of summer.
We have now just been recovering from this long fun summer, the greatest gift of today was that my kids slept in until 7:30 am, which for as long as I can remember has not happened!
I leave you all with heart full of great memories and the excitement of the new season.