Thursday, August 30

Coney Island Beach

 

Savoring Summertime

With Labor Day (and my Birthday) approaching this weekend, its time to officially wave good-bye to Summer.  As this season closes, I'm busier than ever as I plan home-pre-schooling curriculum for Zion, gear up to lead the Manhattan MOPS group, and try to implement some big changes in our diet for September.  I feel as though I'm stuck in a whirlwind at the moment, unable to escape to a place of peace...and quiet.

Quiet doesn't seem in the cards for me at this point - I've got my in-laws coming this weekend and we'll be taking a fun road trip to Vermont, Martha's Vineyard and Mystic (again - I love it so much there)!  It will definitely be an adventure considering we'll have 4 adults and a toddler packed in a car and doing 2 hours stretches of travel.  Zion will get to have her first ever Ferry ride, we'll visit a huge Farmer's Market in Vermont (hopefully stocking up on delicious Maple syrup).  I can promise one thing - it won't be quiet but it will definitely be a fantastic adventure!
When I look back on this Summer it has been one of the most busy and stressful I have ever had.  A lot of days I haven't had the true joy that I usually feel when it comes to this time of year.  We've made some sacrifice-: Jerry decided to study and take his CPA exam (effectively sucking every last minute of downtime away to studying), and I've done some major learning about God's plan for my life: hint - it's not running a blogging business.




At the same time, I have had some of the best moments this Summer - and this adventure to Coney Island Beach with Zion was one of the biggest highlights.  We just had the best time together - from playing in the sand, to floating in the waves, experiencing the thrill of an amusement park for the first time, enjoying Nathan's on the boardwalk, and delicious Ice Cream - everything was just wonderful.  It is a day that I will forever treasure in my heart.  Zion was just so happy - the entire day!


What are some of your favorite memories from this summer?  I asked a few of my lovelies to share theirs with me as we collectively move forward into Fall.  :)  I really love what they shared.

Have a favorite Summer memory you want to share with me?  



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6 comments:

  1. Devon RiesenbergAugust 30, 2012

    I loved seeing these pictures on IG...they tell such a perfect story of childhood and the bond between mother and daughter. I love the close-up of the ice cream! I LOVE Martha's Vineyard...so jealous you'll be visiting soon! What are your go-to curriculum sites for Z's homeschool??

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  2. Thanks sweetheart! I am really looking forward to getting away this weekend. :) I love my in-laws too so it should be a great time had by all!
    As far as curriculum goes - I will personally be using ABCJesusLovesMe.com for most of my lesson plans and structure. I'll be incorporating other ideas from Pinterest, and doing a lot of excursions/hands-on type learning. I'm still working it out. I'll try to post when I get a chance.

    <3 <3

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  3. Great pics, looks like you guys had a lot of fun. :) We're probably going to squeeze one more vacation into the summer too, or at least a day trip to the beach and boardwalk!

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  4. Have a great weekend sweetie! <3

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  5. I love trips with the kids for a day of fun together. :) Some of my best memories this summer were from days spent with the boys doing fun activities- baseball games, beach trips, splash park and just enjoying them. Have a great road trip. We will be heading to Maine in just a few short weeks. loooong road trip with a 3 year old and 16 month old should be interesting but I can't wait to see the Maine coast!!!

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  6. The Pioneer Woman has a great homeschooling page on her blog. Not sure if it's what you are looking for, but thought I'd share. :) http://thepioneerwoman.com/homeschooling/

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