What was your favorite thing you did alone this summer?
I read a lot of books. More than I have in many years and although that is only thing I am doing alone these days, it’s one of my favorite things.
I think it’s been all the talking.
Because Giovanni and Jacob are growing, they are also becoming articulate (as much as 6 year olds can be). I love talking to them about life, death, acting, rummy and how humans act.
The other thing I’ve loved as a family is getting to know other families. Most specifically our new friends The Kelly’s. Our time spent with them, laughing, talking, parenting has made some of my favorite summer memories this year.
And of course I’ve loved all our time with my Mom and George before they move to Georgia. I feel so blessed to be able to spend time with the people I love the most.
(more in the TBR pile too…which makes me happy)
What do you WISH you had done this summer?
Read even more and written more. I also wish I had sat in the sun when I had the chances and just daydreamed more often.
We did see Maleificient in the theatre and Rio 2 (a hundred times) at home. Nothing else, we simply didn’t have time, but that was fine with me.
Where did you travel this summer?
The Jersey Shore and the 2 miles to the Community pool, but those places make me very happy.
Ooh, I rediscovered the Choco Taco.
I am not a huge fan of ice cream but every once in a while I like to have a little waffle cone, a little crunchy chocolate and vanilla ice cream made to look like a taco.
Other than that, our grocery store has started teasing and tempting me with individual cupcakes on a table at the front of the store.
I have fallen in love with their Banana Cream Cupcakes. YUM.
What did you celebrate this summer?
Our niece Amanda’s HS graduation and acceptance to Ohio State.
Our niece Victoria’s place on the dean’s list at PSU!
And my mom and George bought a house in Savannah Georgia. (More on that later)
Did you grow anything this summer?
Are you effing kidding me?
(Oh you’re serious? Sorry. )
Nope. Not in the traditional sense but I think I am “growing a backbone” these days. (Not a bad thing!)
What is a favorite post (if you blog) that you wrote this Summer?
I had a few:
But this week I had two I’m so proud of hitting publish on:
Marriage Material (on Mommy-Miracles #writingvows series)
About how “Once Upon a Time…” took me a little longer than most people.
and this one from earlier this summer:
A guest post at The Writer Revived about my relationship with my mom in this moment.
What is a favorite photograph that you took this summer?
This one…on the 4th of July. As one Facebook friend said:
“I see their grown up faces in this picture. I see them in college!”
And so do I. This picture, more than most, captures the mischief in Jacob’s eyes and the brotherly berth Gio normally gives him.
I love this shot, I love these boys.
Here’s another one that makes me smile: Mommy’s boys.
Well outside of hoping we’ve won the lottery by then and are vacationing near George Clooney on Lake Como?
We are all looking forward to (and sobbing sometimes too) my parent’s move to Georgia.
I hope to spend time in Savannah next summer, hugging my mom and getting to know her new home state.
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HAPPY SUMMER! (enjoy every moment my friends!! XO)