BACK TO SCHOOL: SUMMERTIME TIP

August 19, 2013
Even though I went to college THE DAY after graduation, I still had some time between summer semester and fall semester to enjoy the summer, and I got to take the summer memories with me. One of the best tips I can give you is this:
Don't spend spend so much time looking forward to the beginning of school that you forget that there's still one (two, three, whatever) weeks left of summer break.

No one in our family is starting school this year, but it still affects us (mostly because everyone else is and none of them will have time to do fun stuff anymore), so we're soaking in the summer-time sun and fun while we can. Here's what we did this weekend:

We played in a couple of bounce houses (for maybe 10 seconds each)
We met (and pet) a 14-foot python and a hungry tortoise!
We also met Captain Jack Sparrow on his ship, The Black Pearl, and Leo the Lion of Real Salt Lake!
Well, I was excited to meet Leo. Maybe Chelsea will like him more in a couple of years.
And then, on our way home from the BBQ, we saw an estate sale and met two fine cowboys, a bounty hunter and a giant roadrunner!
But this is why we REALLY stopped.
Can't stand in the way of a man and his love for cars!

My point is, be spontaneous and willing to step out of your comfort zone. Maybe you'll learn more about life and about yourself. Be willing to try new things and make some memories. I always get excited for the first day of school,  but when January comes around and the snow is almost more than I can bear, it's the summer memories that keep me warm (CHEESE!) Keep it real!

-Sue

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