Monday, September 5, 2011

Big Fat Fail

I can't believe summer is over. :-( I don't feel like I did any of the things I wanted to. Here are some of the goals I set for myself earlier this summer:

1. Take Lucy to the beach
2. Take Lucy to the zoo
3. Go tubing down a river
4. Go to Michigan's Adventure
5. Take Lucy to the children's play area at the gardens


Since I'm not going to be working much this summer, I've decided to set some goals for myself.  Otherwise I'll just spend all summer on facebook.  My first goal is to scrapbook Lucy's entire first year.  I have 4 pages done so far.  Haha.  I'm also challenging myself to read 10 books this summer (summer defined as the weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day).  

Well, we did take Lucy to the beach twice. Once to Long Lake and once to actual Lake Michigan. You know that story.

And I did take Lucy to the zoo on $1 day.

We never went tubing or to Michigan's Adventure - mostly just because those things cost money.

Justin and I really did try to get Lucy to the gardens, but we just could never work out our schedules. We might still go if the weather stays nice and we can find a day we both have off.

As for the reading and scrapbooking . . .

I read 7 books. Not too bad. And it was a good mix of fiction, non-fiction, Christian, and secular.

The scrapbooking was my biggest fail. Apparently I didn't realize what a huge undertaking it was going to be. I got to the day we brought Lucy home from the hospital. Lol. I'm really rethinking scrapbooking at all. I've been thinking more and more about just doing everything digitally. I get good deals on photo books sent to me all the time.

Last summer was so much fun while I was on maternity leave. We spent so much time with my family and had so much fun. This year kind of pales in comparison. My siblings and nephews are growing up and all over the place, so it seems like we're never all together anymore. Luke moved to Florida.  Libby had a boyfriend and a job all summer. Ty got his license and turned into a teenager who likes his friends more than his awesome family. No one had any money to do anything fun.  I don't think we even had one family day at the pool. :-(

At the same time, it was nice to hang out with my little family a lot this summer.  Lucy and I also enjoyed hanging out with Kelly and Presley a lot.  And let's be honest, I did spend a fair share of my time on facebook . . .and Pinterest.

I'm sad to see the warm weather and lazy days go, but ready to get back into the fall routine, to start making some money as I go back to work more consistently, and even to start making those cozy chilis and stews and burning my fall candles. So, summer, it was nice. See you again next year. Feel free to come early!

3 comments:

  1. I only scrapbooked Orion's birth through coming home from the hospital. After that is all in regular albums. I plan to do the same for Desmond :)

    Sorry you didn't get to do everything you wanted, but you still did some fun stuff! And don't worry, you can still squeeze a lot in before it gets too cold out!

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  2. This year kind of pales in comparison. My siblings and nephews are growing up and all over the place, so it seems like we're never all together anymore. Luke moved to Florida. Libby had a boyfriend and a job all summer. Ty got his license and turned into a teenager who likes his friends more than his awesome family. No one had any money to do anything fun. I don't think we even had one family day at the pool. :-

    WELL SAID!!! Next year I DEMAND!!!! more family days..... No more oh I'm to busy!!! and way to make me tear up as I already did praying with my boys tonight that this was a great summer we did do a lot of fun things together and I loved every minute of it and as I was saying I pray that you guys will have an amazing year and that you will let God work in your lives this year I was all but holding back the tears. I don't want to send them off tomorrow. I don't want to get back into the swing of all the crazy school brings!! Man aren't we a bunch of depressing sisters! :)

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  3. Hey Sadie, are you familiar at all with the Project Life format for scrapbooking, by Becky Higgins? I have more or less transitioned to scrapbooking my life that way and with a mix of her products and other stuff. I have come to find the traditional approach much too demanding, and have been having a LOT of fun with this system since my wedding in June. Check out these sites if you're interested:

    Becky Higgins: http://www.beckyhiggins.com/products/

    Ali Edwards (I'm using the products much more "loosely", and take a lot of inspiration from the way that Ali is doing it): http://aliedwards.com/2011/08/project-life-week-thirty-three.html

    Blessings! <3 Catie

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