Thursday, June 27, 2019

10 Things I Love About Summer

Summer, I've said it over and over, but summer is my favorite! And this year it has felt like it's taken forever for summer to really show up! Now that summer is here, I have the itch to do everything summer all the time!  Today felt like a good day to share my 10 most favorite things about summer with you!

1. Relaxed schedules. I don't think I have to elaborate much on that. It's a pretty common answer for summer time. Not having to feel rushed to the bus in the morning, not having to get a sack lunch ready for school, letting the kids sleep in or stay up a little later at night...it's all so heavenly to me.

2.  The weather. I know, it's hot, and in our area, it gets pretty darn hot. But I enjoy the heat so much more than the cold. No one has fun being cold, even if you're a winter person you're having fun when you're bundled up and warm. The feeling of not having to bundle up just to take out the trash, or for anything else, makes me really happy. 

3. My garden area. I used to hate yard work, but the older I get the more I like having a pretty yard, with a functional garden. Plus I love teaching my kids about gardening!


4. Having my kids home. I'm one of those moms who cries when it's back to school time, and not happy tears. I mean, I love my kids having a schedule and making friends and learning and all of those things, but I really love having my kids home and being able to do fun things with them. I don't love my house being a reck, but I do love it when they have friends over and hearing them play and have fun.

5. Summer runs. Yes, again I know it's hot, but I love doing evening runs and morning runs in the summer. I love waking up and having the sun already starting to come up. I love watching the sunset in the evening while I run. And, I love that I don't have to layer to run.


6. Swimming. I'm not much of a swimmer. I love being by the pool and watching my kids swim but since being a mom, it's just not quite as appealing to get all the way in the water with 10+ kids  (we swim with cousins) splashing around you. But I do love watching my kids swim, and to be honest, when I do get in I never regret it!


7. Summer food. Bbqs, ice cream, fresh produce...it really can't get better.

8. Being outside. Being stuck inside is miserable. I love that in the summer we can enjoy being outside whether it's in the back yard or in the mountains. I love being able to enjoy the fresh air and the sun because it really recharges me and makes me feel happier.


9. Camping! It's definitely one of my favorite things ever. There's something about getting to a campsite and setting up camp that just makes me feel so happy.  It's like when you're a kid and playing house except for its real life!  Figuring out how to cook food, keep things clean, and exploring is just part of summer that I love.


10. All of these things can be wrapped up and labeled "making memories" because that's what it really comes down to. Some of my favorite life memories were made in the summertime. Times I spent with family and friends doing things that we love.  I love that nothing has changed about making summer memories now that I'm a mom. I love watching my kids love summer too!

What is your favorite thing about summer?

What is your favorite season and why?

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