Our Summer, 2017

With Labor Day weekend less than a week away, and being back to school for nearly a month now, I feel like I can call our summer over. #allthetears  😥

Summer is my jam. I love it more than any other season, even more than the one magical month that is Christmas. I never used to feel this way. Honestly, I spent most of my adult years despising summer. It wasn’t until I had “older” kids that I realized just how amazing it is. It’s a break from life, a break from text books, a break from monotony. It’s long days at the pool, tan lines, books read, late night ice cream, and abundant sunshine.

Life is better in the summer!

But every good thing comes to an end and today I am calling the summer of 2017 a wrap.
Here’s a look at how our summer added up.

13 Weeks of Bliss

50+ Trips to the pool

9 Trips to the skating rink

1 Overnight trip


Her hair is AMAZING 😂! • • • #crazyhairdontcare #curlyhair #emilyelizabeth #sundayfunday #weekendvibes #static

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100+ Rainbow loom creations made in 3 weeks

1 House sold

9 Years of Marissa & 10 years of marriage celebrated

12 Books read

65 Hamburgers grilled

13 Walls Visited on 1 Wall Crawl

2 Outdoor movies watched

7 Swimming classes attended.

9 Days of VBS fun

15 Balloon animals.

6 Acres of land purchased

37 Trips to the brand new library

3 Michaels Make n’ take classes

5 days spent at 3 car events

1 Trip to the dirt track.

17 out of 30 items crossed off our summer bucket list


Fly, fly, my little butterflies! • • • #JoplinProud #thebutterflyeffect #butterfly #wallcrawl #mural #wallart

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The summer of 2017 was another amazing summer.
What was the best part of your summer?

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38 thoughts on “Our Summer, 2017

  1. Awww you summer was amazing!! LOVE the butterfly wall! And that is a lot of burgers grilled!! Sorry it’s coming to a close but girl…PUMPKIN is the prize…Pumpkin!!! LOL!! Bring on Fall and keep the summer memories fresh too!

    1. I guess when the pool is 2 miles away and the library is 1, you go a lot. That is the one thing I love about “small town life” I can be nearly anywhere in 10 minutes time.

  2. I agree! School has a way of forcing us out of summer, doesn’t it? So now, I’m (maybe a little too) anxious for fall. I love how well you guys do summer, though. You guys packed in so much and I know y’all must have made a million + memories. I love that static picture of Emily! So fun.

    1. It really does. It kind of makes me hate that we go back so soon… but once the pool is closed what’s the point?!?! This summer was so good to us.

  3. Amen! Summer really is the best. You guys sure packed in a ton of fun. I love all the roller skating, looming, swimming and sweet memories you made together. Can’t wait to see what new adventures you’ll have planned for next summer. PS Your hamburger stats are impressive!!

    1. Haha! Well we ate them once a week at least. Marissa could seriously eat them every day though. Next summer. Oh my goodness. That is so hard for me to wrap my mind around. SO much is going to change before it arrives! Eeeekkk!!!!

  4. Yay for one heck of a summer. You guys kicked butt and had a blast. I loved following along. I know your fall is going to be amazing too.

  5. Our summer was pretty rough and the #momguilt has been intense. I am so happy yours was fantastic as summers should be. I guess now it’s time to start cooking with pumpkin? 🙂

    1. Not every summer is going to be perfect friend. Y’all have had quite the year. I am praying that the start of school turns a new page for you. Hooray for all the pumpkin things.

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