Sunday, August 23, 2009

Friend Makin' Mondays - They're Back!


Amber over at {ae filkins} is taking on the challenge of hosting Friend Makin' Mondays while Kasey takes a little blogging sabbatical. I think we've all been missing FMMs, so thanks, Amber!

Today's topic is our top 10 favorite things this summer. Being a working Mom, sadly, my schedule doesn't change too much during the summer. But having ChellBell out of school has definitely been a good break for her and our family. Here are some things I will miss now that summer has ended along with some of the fun things we've gotten to do.

1. Late night swimming

2. Snow cones

3. Not having to wake ChellBell in the mornings (no need to bribe her with pop rocks -- she has gotten to sleep in as late as she wanted!)

4. Long days of sunlight

5. Not having to rush through dinner to get homework done

6. No school zones on my way to work in the morning

7. Fun concerts with ChellBell -- Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato

8. Fireworks at Grammy and PawPaw's house

9. Celebrating ChellBell's 8th birthday

10. Our family trip to Sanibel Island -- definitely the highlight of our summer!

Goodbye, summer 2009! It has definitely been fun!


Join in the FMM fun by going here to sign up! What is your Top 10 Summer List?

18 comments:

  1. Summer goes by way to fast these days!!! Does time speed up when you get older?!? Glad you had a fun summer, now it's time to get excited for Fall...I love the changes in seasons!!!:-)

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  2. What a great list! I agree with Tanielle.. the summer goes much faster than it did when I was a kid!

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  3. What a great summer! I'm jealous of your vacation!

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  4. Great list!!! So, Pop Rocks??? Didn't know they were still available. We used to put them in our mouths and then drink coke. An Orthodontist's nightmare. ;)

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful summer. I am with you on the school zones...they really do slow things down!

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  6. school zones!!! ahhh!! i totally feel you! i got a new job and hadn't experienced them until i drove to work today (which just so happened to be back to school) .. yeah, NOT A FAN!

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  7. Sigh.

    I only wish my kids slept in. :)

    Happy FMM!

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  8. sounds like a good summer! I think I will have to find a snow cone!

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  9. Loved your list! I understand what you mean about being a working mom and our summers not really being that different.

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  10. I love late night swimming :)

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  11. I forgot about snow~cones! Yummy!

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  12. Not having to rush through dinner to do homework--great one!! And not having to drag Maddie out of bed in the mornings--that one should have been at the top of mine!!

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  13. Sounds like you had a great summer!

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  14. What a fabulous list.
    I also love not waking Trey up in the morning. He is always happier when he gets to wake up on his own. I also agree about the love of snow cones. Wild cherry is our favorite snow cone.
    Have a great FMM!

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  15. I missed the fireworks this year but will for sure catch them next year- sounds like a great summer! Oh and your pup is extra cute too, I think they are cute because of all the naughty stuff they do lol

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  16. You had a wonderful summer!!! I am glad that we were able to spend some of that time with you as well!

    ~Becca

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  17. I love your list. Since I couldn't participate in FMM yesterday, I think I will do a list of my 10 faves over Labor day weekend. School doesn't start here until Sept. 8 so we have a couple more weeks.

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  18. That is a list full of wonderful Summer fun!! I'm definitely going to miss the longer days most of all.

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