Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Today is Our Last Full Day of Summer

Realizing I had written a post on Our First Full Day of Summer, I thought I should maybe reminisce for a minute or two.

School starts tomorrow. High school has been thrown into our mix, as well as that thing of, like, where your baby goes to kindergarten. Check it out, all those When The Kids Are In School projects might finally get some love. Maybe.

Our summer was really great. Provo opened a new Rec Center, and we were there almost every day - if not just one of us, then most or all of us, either together or with other people. Indoor pools will certainly make it the go-to destination of the school year. I recommend going first thing in the morning, before other people get there and make it all gross.

We went on a Pioneer Trek in Wyoming. That? Was crazy. The wind at night blew down half of our tent, while we were sleeping, a handful of times. We had to dress in pioneer clothes. We had to pull heavy handcarts up hills and across trails and through creeks and it was not easy. It was about 100 degrees in the heat of the day, and there was no shade. I'm glad we did it.

I ran Ragnar. Darin went to Hawai'i for five days. I went to Florida for eight hours. I went to Ohio for 38 hours. My kids and I were in a video. My 11YO went to camp for 5 days. My 14YO went to camp for three days, and then another time for six days. My 14YO and I went camping for 4 (5?) days. I ran some other races. We ran a 5K as a family (except the youngest 2). I took voice lessons. 11YO joined a swim team. 14YO had cheer practice most days at 6:am. My brother and his family came for a visit.

We used our Seven Peaks passes one time. Just one. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: that place smells like a foot.

Just as predicted: a full summer. Not saturated, but full.

And now, even though it's still summer, we're starting school. We didn't get new school clothes BECAUSE IT'S STILL SUMMER. Also because H&M is opening up here really soon, so we'll just wait for that.

As for the price of school supplies, I don't even care anymore because HIGH SCHOOL FEES. Gag me.

There's one more thing that happened this summer, and I'll tell you about that tomorrow -- it gets its own post. It's a big one.

Oh, I almost forgot: for the first time ever, we're having a Back-To-School Family Theme For The School Year Theme. It goes like this: How Many More Sleeps Until June?

Off to make a paper chain...

5 comments:

Josh Bingham said...

As someone who works in retail, I totally don't get the whole back to school clothes shopping thing. Everyone is lined up, in over crowded stores, buying huge stacks of denim and long sleeve t-shirts and sweaters. It's 100 degrees, y'all!! And will be over 80 degrees for at least the next month or two. My kids will be going to school in the same ratty t-shirts and shorts they've been wearing all summer (we'll try and pick out the clean ones.) I always laugh at the kids on the first day wearing long sleeve shirts and sweater vests and dripping in sweat.

Lisa said...

Awesome summer! Just right. I like "full, not saturated..." I had topher GUESS how much school fees, lunch money, school supplies and a couple of new school clothes (again, it's still summer, we didn't go crazy--think socks and a pair of jeans) cost this year and he guessed A THIRD of what it really was. Good times. :)

Lisa said...

Awesome summer! Just right. I like "full, not saturated..." I had topher GUESS how much school fees, lunch money, school supplies and a couple of new school clothes (again, it's still summer, we didn't go crazy--think socks and a pair of jeans) cost this year and he guessed A THIRD of what it really was. Good times. :)

Kacy Faulconer said...

Love this.

That Pioneer Trek sounds awful.

Julie DeMille said...

I HATE school fees (one in HS, 2 in jr. high). My baby goes to 1st grade, which means, the WHOLE day to myself. Still not sure what I'll do.
You had a great summer, sounds like you need a rest!