Good morning! Happy Friday, Happy June, and Happy Summer! May is always a busy month here with birthdays, holidays, year-end school activities, and outside prep for summer. It passes in a blur, and suddenly, things slow down a bit, and we realize...It's June!!!! Time for coffee on the porch, less structured schedules, abundant fresh fruits and vegetables, early afternoon swimming in the lake, and after-dinner rides with drippy ice cream cones.
As I typed those things we look forward to each summer, I realized every single one is also a happy memory from my childhood. I remember my parents enjoying their morning coffee on our screened-in side porch, long summer days with Bob Barker and The Price Is Right and kickball in the yard after dinner, fresh strawberries and corn on the cob, jumping off the dock into the lake, hoping for waves from passing boats, and piling into my Dad's truck with ice cream cones for a ride around town.
I love that, intentionally or not, I am sharing the happy days of my childhood with my own family and, in turn, keeping my parents and grandparents connected to us forever. So, this summer, do what makes you happy. Do the things that bring you and your family joy and peace. If slathering on sunscreen and heading to the pool or beach every day is what you love, enjoy! Heading to the ballfield after dinner to watch your kids play? Great! You may prefer to stay in during the heat of the day and watch movies and play games. You can. Without feeling guilty about it. Do you never tan and have white skin all summer? Me too! Be proud! Eat the ice cream, take the nap, and say, "No. But thank you." to any get-togethers, BBQs, and picnics you want to skip. It is your summer, my friends! Enjoy it! You are creating moments and memories. Make them yours.
You know I have to sneak this in here, right?!
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends.
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