I am the accomplishment type. I wanted to use this summer to catch up on all the things I didn't get to do throughout the year. As far as this summer goes, I thought it would be the perfect time to increase my mileage and get lots of long runs in. I thought it would be the perfect time to work on my speed a little. I wanted to catch up on all my magazines and I have quite a few house projects that I wanted to tackle. But this is what really happened instead.
This is the summer that....................
My mom and I took a Cruise together. 2010 was the last time we took a cruise that was just her and I.
I learned I will never take Baylee for long walks on the Rail Trail again. The Island is more her speed.
I finished 3 books! For me this is awesome because I love to read but haven't read for pleasure since we started this blog!
I spent LOTS of time with Baylee in the pool.
Baylee's story got published. I had to submit a dozen photos for this article and I have to say I'm not real pleased with the one they chose since there were so many cuter options ( like the picture above). I guess that's my fault though since I could have more of a say in it and I really just forgot about when it was going to be published.
I hiked Bushkill Falls and saw some amazing waterfalls and also hiked Ricketts Glen and Trough Creek State Park.
I spent time with Family at the Lake House and had a fabulous time on the Proud Mary dinner cruise.
Baylee and Belle rode in the boat for the first time. We've only bee talking about bringing them for years. I think they had a good time.
I had some beach time.
I drove my Pappy in the Fourth of July Parade ( and met some famous softball players, the REAL ones from that old movie A League of their own).
I ran one 5K race each month and placed in my age group for the first time and again for the second time!
I learned how to use a pressure washer and got such satisfaction from seeing how clean our deck became. I had no idea it was that dirty! I washed everything else I could!
I did finally paint some of the trim on our house.
I got a summer wardrobe update from Golden Tote and finally took some dress clothes I no longer wear to a consignment store in town.
I worked my way through the Starbucks Frappe menu...lol
I had my first experience with a meal delivery service.
I saw what may be the largest Elvis guitar!
So perhaps I didn't accomplish everything I wanted to do but I had a really good summer and I enjoyed just being in the moment. Sometimes making memories is more important than accomplishing a task. -M
What memories do you have from this summer?