A Look Back at Summer 2015

I am one of the many that is still in shock that summer is over. I love summer. I live for summer. No, I don’t like the heat and humidity, but I am one that definitely needs the sunshine and I love to wear sundresses and to be outdoors. I also like fall, so summer ending is kind of bittersweet. But here is a bit of a recap of my non-book life of the summer….

My summer started with a road trip to the headwaters of the Mississippi River. 21911_10204488406991833_2857101522474177153_n11231154_10204489337575097_4638290156094751640_n

We were at the state park for the wedding of Jake’s best friend from college, which also kicked off the summer of weddings quite nicely. It was fun to go back up to where I had vacationed as a kid. Fun to relive some memories. Note: I did not cross the Mississippi this time. It was a bit chilly for that.

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There were some work related adventure to be had this summer. I kicked off my summer with kids on a day long field trip, followed by an evening of preschool graduation festivities. Did I immediately pass out after getting home? Yep. I also, maybe like a week later, got to take some of the kids strawberry picking. FIRST TIME ALERT! I had never been strawberry picking, and those were the most delicious strawberries I have ever had.

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I finally was able to take a few boating trips with my mom and her husband back home. I was never home to do that last summer and before that I just never had the time. I love boating. So relaxing. I also was reminded that living without AC is the worst, but if I can make my own popsicles I should because they are PERFECT for helping you cool down.

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WE GOT TO GO HOME FOR THE 4TH OF JULY!  And since the 4th fell on a weekend this year we were able to make it for the hometown festivities on the 3rd as well. It’s always fun to be back home and to remember why I love so much to be in a small town. One day I will be back guys. It’s just not time yet!

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I went to my first ever game at Miller Park. And thankfully the Twins won that game! I really enjoyed my experience at their park. It was just fun. Also, my first experience tailgating, even though we basically downed a couple beers while walking to the stadium. It still counts right? No…probably not. I should probably experience real tailgating.

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My little sister moved to California. I may have cried a little bit (but I think there were some other life factors going on there) but it was fun to hang out with her before she left. Her excitement was contagious, and I am really pumped to see where this takes her. That was the last time all of us have been in the same place since AT LEAST Christmas, and now we wait until next Christmas when we are all together again. Yes, I am the oldest. Yes, I am the shortest. The tallest is the youngest. It’s weird and I just really want to gain a few inches (and I’m not that short guys…my brother is just freakishly tall).

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I mentioned weddings right? Ha I had TWO MORE in August (and I have one more on Friday!). The top one is one of my best friends from high school. I am so happy for him and his wife and wish we could hang out more often. The other wedding was for some friends we have made in Wisconsin (GO US! MAKING FRIENDS!). Both weddings were SO much fun and both weddings were so tailored to the couple getting married. I guess as a kid I really didn’t pay attention to the details to see if the weddings fit the couple, but all of the weddings this year have fit the couple and all of the couples have looked happier than I have ever seen them. Also, I got to introduce Wisconsin to the Dolphin Dance, and I started a craze clearly. 🙂

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All in all, this summer was a lot of fun. It definitely flew by, but I am ready for all the wonderful things that fall brings, and I am ready to finally enjoy it.

Anyone else have some awesome memories from summer?

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