Saturday, July 3, 2010

Summer's half over already???

Hello, July! The holiday weekend has always seemed like the unofficial half-way point of the summer, and I just can't believe it's here already. I kind of feel like our summer is just getting started! Every summer, I talk about making a list of things I want to do before the warm weather disappears, and a day at the beach is always near the top of that list. Whether it's the shore of Lake Michigan, the beach at Crystal Lake, or one of our long treks north to Cedar Campus, there's something about spending some time on the sand that makes it really feel like summer.

Here's a look at two of our beachy moments from the past:

Drift Away  by Graham Like The Cracker and By Becca
Gold Rimmed Alpha by Trixie Scraps

Drift Away by Graham Like The Cracker and By Becca
Stash Staples Solids paper pack 1 by Britt-ish Designs

And just so I stop talking about it and actually write it down somewhere, here's my summer activity wish-list:
  • a day trip to Lake Geneva (we found a really fantastic beach last year - can't wait to go back!)
  • a few trips to the zoo (must make good use of the membership we purchased)
  • a day on the Lake Michigan shore. We wanted to do this last summer and never got around to it, so it's a carryover from last year's wish-list.
  • a trip to Portage Park pool (Mike's old neighborhood pool)
  • a neighborhood fest or two, complete with ice-cream cones and pony rides.

What makes it feel like summer for your family? I'd love to hear about some of the fun things you have planned for the second half of the season.

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