Summer is good.
But in this house, summer is glorious.
For two school teacher parents and two school-age boys, summer around here means nine weeks of "What do you wanna do today?"
And because we did not go on any possibly life-altering trips this summer, we had a lot of time to sleep in, stay up late, and just play.
This summer was...
...camping and surfing
...first-time-ever Zoo Camp
...boat days with friends
...spontaneous baby turtle sightings
...finally getting the big projects done
...family water park days
...brother bonding over penguins
...never too old for matching birthday drinking shirts
...summer bucket list ice skating
...growing up on the beach
...surprise manatee visitations while SUPing
...finally shooting hoops in the front yard
We are ridiculously lucky.
We know this.
But we also know that life's too short to just play for one season.
So, in an attempt to celebrate what's coming instead of mourning what's ending...
This Fall will be...
...back to healthy(-er) eating and gym mornings
...the blessed type-A sense of calm that comes with routine
..."This Is Us" new episodes
...using Thursdays as an excuse for wine
...using Fridays as an excuse for Happy Hour
...Epcot Food and Wine trips
...one more go at Disney in the RV
...the holidays (Halloween is right around the corner and before you know it, hello!...it's Christmas!)
...falling asleep on the sofa by 8:45
...looking forward to the weekends to go out and play!