Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Summer!

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It's hard to believe that today is the first day of summer. This year is flying by quicker than I can blink!

The past three summers have been horrid with all kinds of drama or situations that took our time and attention. This summer I am determined to focus on my family and just have FUN!

My children need to have a summer where they can actually do something other than pace around the house and the yard.

So here are my plans for this summer......

► Emily going to camp for a week in July.

► Stephen going to adventure camp for a week in July. He will be roughing it by backpacking in the Adirondack Mountains.

► Nathan is marching in a parade and helping out with the town carnival run by the fire department.

► Trip to the New York Aquarium & Coney Island beach and boardwalk.

► Hiking on the Appalachian Trail.

► Trip to a local lighthouse by the Hudson River.

► Taking Emily & her friends rollerskating one day in the next few weeks.

► Trip to visit inlaws and spend the day at an amusement park.

► Renting a cabin by a lake for a week. (Praying for this one as $ are tight)

► Local lake & beach for a barbecue.

► Lots of home barbecues with friends.

► Berry picking (okay, I think this is fun but I'm not sure about anyone else)!

► Trip to ocean one day.

I'm sure I'll think of some more. I think it's going to help to have a written plan. I actually am looking forward to this summer for the first time in a long time. I want to celebrate summer this year!