We had no concrete plans this summer. The kids went camping with their grandparents. We went to Comic Con. But for the most part, we stayed home…
It turned out to be our best summer yet!
One evening, we were out getting food when we saw flashing lights being whirled into the sky. We drove over to see what they were. It was a man selling these cool light toys, that you fling into the air, out of his car in the parking lot. We bought three and left. This was probably our best purchase of the summer! We ended up going to the park many nights and watching the lights soar in the dark.
There is something about being at a park at night. Magical. Eerie. Dangerous? I do not know, but it was so much fun to swing in the dark.
A road trip just for pie.
Swimming. And more swimming.
Nights out with friends (pictured with Holli and Kerri).
Lots of yummy fresh fruit. These strawberries were the best from a local fruit stand. The woman selling them told me the key to preserving your strawberries is to lay a paper towel in a large baking dish. Do not wash your strawberries! They will deteriorate faster. Place them directly on the towel in a layer. Place another paper towel. Repeat. End with a paper towel on top. Refrigerate. We bought a lot of strawberries. This worked great!
Our summer was truly relaxing and fun (which is why some of the pics are so bad. Sorry! No good camera when we were being spontaneous). I could not have planned it better. What did you do this summer? Are you sad it is over? What was your favorite part?