Summer, I Hardly Knew Ye

I know, I know, it sounds a tad bit dramatic. But seriously, WHERE DID OUR SUMMER GO? In my defense I really didn’t think I was over-planning the summer. Even still, here we are smack dab in the middle of July and I’m not sure what I have to show for it.

The girls are in VBS this week, and on Friday we leave for a family vacation to a Florida beach. The girls have never seen the ocean before and we plan to make the most of it…by staying firmly put right there on the beach. Some families may feel the need to go to that famous Mousetrap and spend a couple of month’s worth of income in doing so. Not us! No, we’re borrowing a friend’s beach umbrella and her sand toys and staying with two different families on the way out and two different families on the way back. The beach condo was arranged for us by our friend Monica and it, too, is free. (Thanks again, Monica!!). We just have to get there and get back.

Crossing our fingers on that one.

I have some serious plans to sit and stare. We will stand in the sand, splash, and select seashells. We will also read, play Bananagrams, and probably go see Up and Harry Potter while we are there (it is supposed to rain some next week, but we will not be deterred). I am seriously looking forward to this.

But when we get back… poof, the summer is basically over. Craig’s school starts back unbelievably early. I don’t think we will match him this year (we tried last year, but failed then, too). I need a solid week (maybe two) to get my planning in gear and prepare, so I’m thinking third week of August. Here’s hoping. But that’s just one month away. Wah.

Anyway, consider this my attempt at reminding myself I have a blog. You might rather wish I wouldn’t.