Thursday, May 19, 2011

the days of summer

Since graduating from college, summers have been a mix of barbecues, long bike rides, ladder golf of the dock with my brothers and - notably - juggling my ever changing schedule in order to wring out every day of goodness possible, hopefully when it correlates with the people I love. This year, for the first time in eight years (no need to do the math, I'll tell you how old I am in a little bit) I have a taste of summers without school once again.

And I am loving it.

I am loving seeing two movies this week with my hubby - at the cheap seats no less. King's Speech and the Adjustment Bureau, both of which I really enjoyed

I am loving having a leisurely afternoon to go to the library and sign up for a gym and cut Christopher's hair without the time constraints of school work.

Granted, he will study (quite a bit) this summer but for now I will love every minute that we have together.

And I am loving looking forward to this:
Eva's cabin summer 2008 ... aka "where it all began"
and this:
more of these kids? Yes, please!!
and also some of this:
Crooked Lake =)
In other news, we are headed to MN on Friday for a jam packed weekend of visiting and celebrating it up birthday style. I turn 30 at the end of the month and we will party (aka seeing tons of people that we love) in Rochester and in Hastings. Chris has a super (HUGE) secret birthday surprise gift planned for me. I have actually stopped asking him what I think it is - 1) because he says I haven't been anywhere close to getting it right and 2) he says he wants it to be a surprise and so do I. But I am glad that he told me about it ... it has been fun getting all excited for it. And I will patiently wait ... until Friday that it =) If you are part of the acquisition of said gift, let me give you a shout out: Thank you!

Wishing you beautiful days of summer with people that you love.


Gina Marie said...

I know what it is! (you should read that with that annoying sing song voice kids do when they tease each other). :) Wish we could be there to celebrate with you, but we'll be there soon enough. We're also looking forward to said reunions of children with aunt and uncle (and siblings with siblings). Less than 3 weeks!

Life With the Lopez Family said...

So excited to see you this weekend! We can't wait to celebrate you!!!

Rachel said...

Gina, I think that EVERYONE knows what it is! SO excited to see all of you this summer!
Ann, I am so glad that I get to meet Annika and spend some time with your family this weekend!
love you ladies!