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.

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6 thoughts on “Summer, I Hardly Knew Ye

  1. Cath says:

    Have a great break! I cannot think of any better place to unwind, or to really think deep thoughts, have good talks and reflect, than when at the beach. I’m not a great fan of beach swimming, but there is just something about that regular splashing and lapping noise, that beautiful blue-green colour, the salt air… ahh. I’m jealous. Make sure you go for a long walk on your own at dusk. Looking forward to seeing pics when you get back!

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  2. Monica says:

    Megan, you are going to love it at the beach! I am so glad it is working out for you to go and we will look forward to seeing you this weekend! Safe travel – Monica

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  3. Angie D says:

    I planned our (only) vacation of the summer for August with the sole purpose being that we would have something to look forward to all through June and July. And it’s almost here!! ::squee!::
    Your trip sounds absolutely delightful and I’m sure it will be a fun and relaxing voyage. Sitting and staring rank right up there, if you ask me. Have fun!!

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  4. martha68 says:

    i grew up in south FL and most of our first 20 yrs. of marriage were either there or in JA so i can vouch for the relaxation of beach vacations (as long as one wears sunscreen of course)as well as rejuvenation of the mind and soul. those vacations are great for reading, some water (but not too much), calming waves in the background, and beach breeze. time at mickey’s world tends to be exhausting and expensive. i think you’ll enjoy the beach. hope the trip goes well:) m

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  5. Margaret says:

    I believe in you! The healing power of the ocean will make it worthwhile. Also, there’s nothing like home after a family “vacation”!

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