Wednesday, August 12, 2015

What I Did On Summer Vacation

Well, the day is here!  It's our First Day of School!  Our uniforms are clean, our lunches are packed and our pencils are sharpened :)

In honor of this exciting day, I thought I'd answer the classic first day of school question, "What did you do on your summer vacation?"

Well, we beat the heat in the water.  In both splash pad and pool form ;)



We lounged... 


... and laid...


... and all took some ridiculously good naps.



We partied, ate, crafted and explored through some of our very favorite books...


... and apparently we spent a LOT of time at the grocery store :)



  
 We wore cute monograms...
  


... and lots of red, white and blue.

   

 I hosted a shower...


... finished a mini makeover of our bedroom and office...


... and moved Griffin to her new big girl room.


We watched both the boys (enthusiastically) perform in church musicals...



... and spent many evenings cruising the golf course.





We spent LOTS of time with friends...





... made LOTS of memories in Colorado...


... and ate LOTS of ice cream :)





Here's our summer in just about 3 minutes ;)


 Getting to spend summers with my kids is a huge blessing that I definitely don't take for granted.  The quality time can't be beat and even though I crossed off about 2 things from my "Summer To-Do-List" I wouldn't change a thing.


25 comments:

  1. Your blog is my favorite! Love the video!

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  2. I love your little video!!! You have such a beautiful family!!!!

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  3. I LOVED LOVED LOVED your video!! You did an awesome job. Can't wait for your year in review video! :-) Have an awesome first day of school!

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  4. Aw, yay!! Have a wonderful first day!! We loved getting to see you this summer!! Xoxo n

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  5. The McAnally's OWNED summer! Well done mama! :)

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  6. Aw!! Great post, friend!! I loved hanging out with you guys this summer!! Hope you have an awesome day back!!

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  7. You guys had an awesome summer! Thank for sharing it with us. I felt led to pray for you and your kiddos this morning, hope you all have a wonderful first day back to school!!

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  8. I love that picture of your little girl on 4th of July with the dog. That pose reminds me of a little girl I used to see in an old advertisement...but I can't remember the product...it was an old, old advertisement. She also reminds me of Shirley Temple.

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  9. Awesome video!! What a precious family!

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  10. Fabulous! Love the video! That was a lot of fun in the summer. Hope the transition into the school year goes smoothly.

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  11. What a great summer! Here's to a fabulous school year! (I start back on Monday, prayers for us all!)

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  12. You are so blessed to be able to make memories with your children during the summer instead of going to work every day while the children are still sleeping. I wonder every summer morning, "WHY DIDN'T I LISTEN TO MY MOTHER AND BE A TEACHER?"

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  13. Your children as so lucky. You are one special Mom!

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  14. We started school last week too and I have reflected on our summer and I can honestly say I am so glad I work a job where I can spend as much time with them as possible during school breaks! That quality time is something I hope they remember for years to come!

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  15. Your summer wrap up is the BEST! What a great summer you had!!

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  16. Loved that video! It has been fun keeping up with your summer! Hope you all have a great school year!! :)

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  17. Happy 1st day of school! Good luck to you, Luke, AND Mason today :-)

    Also, I thought of you when I heard this parody about teaching - https://youtu.be/sqCTVb8HWYk

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  18. Your family is adorable! Those kids are so lucky to have you for their Mom. What a happy and balanced life you lead. I am so impressed!

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  19. What a great summer! LOVE your video and that song! Your sweet family is just adorable! Happy School Year!!!

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  20. Perfect summer!!! Hope your first day of school was great!!!

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  21. Super cute video and super cute kids! Mason dancing put a huge smile on my face.

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  22. Thanks for sharing that beautiful video...precious!

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