The art of Summer

Summer 2018 has been one of the s best Summers of my life. I read an article in May that my bestie Kokoa posted on her Facebook “We only have 18 Summers” This article moved me so much. I’ll be honest I never really under how to “Summer” I work and just figured a couple trips to the pool should cut. It’s not that I don’t think about fun.. it’s just that I’m a work-a-Holic and I focus on everything else and fun well if fun happens.. it happens. Which is why I’m thankful for Kokoa… The queen of Summer!

After reading the article, my own personal journey of stepping out of my comfort zone and seeing Kokoa’s beautiful summer picturesI loved seeing her and her mini me Harlyn having fun all over so-cal.

I mean these people know how to SUMMER!

So I stopped internet stalking my beautiful friend and her family and decided to SUMMER! I don’t have a whole lot of time or money so I went to “google university” and googled free summer activities. Kokoa also added me to a group and low and behold SUMMER ACTIVITIES. I really thought about the fact I only have 6 summers with Brooke and 16 with Christy

That’s just not enough for me😩I can’t get back the boring summers of the past but I can make steps to make the best of the time I have. I’ve dedicated Thursday nights during the week to summertime!

The first Thursday was after work I was exhausted and honestly I thought I had made a huge mistake 😂😂 I worked all day and was just phoning it in but then I looked around and saw all these smiles

Brooke was happy to be out the house and playing with Harlyn. I was happy to be out of the house and seeing my friend

I talked to Kokoa more in depth about summer because I’m just in awe of her summer. She told me

“I always tell people its a time when everything slows down. No school, no dance or sports, bosses are nore lax because they want to spend time with their families so they take very little issue with you spending a little extra time with yours. Summer is the season of vacating and even if you never leave your town you can take a mental vacation from the rigors of life. Talk about lifes sweetest reward! Summer isn’t just for children…cold margaritas on hot sticky nights with friends, impromptu date nights because things are open later and hello…everything is free…movies in the park, concerts in the park, festivals and more! Summertime is lifes pat on the back for a job well done”

That’s sooo true! Summer is about fun’

Running at the park!

Impromptu dates at the park

The Summer Concert series at the park has been a Godsend. I’ve planned little meals and snacks even though I work I’m excited just thinking about the hours of laughs and love I’m going to experience.

This is has been one of the best Summers of life! I still have so much left to do but I’m so glad I read that article back in May. It just gave me such a different perspective of life. Time is so precious. Our children are only with us as family for 18 summers then they go to college, they make friends, they do their own thing. Summer gives you just a little bit of time to savor that. I’ve also a chilled glass of wine taste better in the summer!

Summer is life’s bat on the back for hard work, I’m relishing in it. I’m enjoying it. I’m enjoying the love I’m seeing radiate from my family. Im enjoying the new friends I’m making. I’m enjoying every sticky, humid hot day of summer. Summer is like life.. it’s as beautiful as you make it. Summer days are yours to cherish, summer nights are yours to make memories!

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