Ginger Snap Crafts: reflecting on our {intentional} summer

reflecting on our {intentional} summer

Today is the first day of school for my kiddos.
Such a bittersweet day for this momma!
I have one starting kindergarten & one starting high school!
I’m not sure which one makes me more teary eyed!
Oh how I love having my kiddos home & being their mom!
It’s the best. job. ever.

I absolutely LOVE summer time, too.
I don’t like to see it come to an end.
Each summer we have a summer schedule posted on the fridge.
A summer calendar all filled up with what we are going to do that summer.
We don't want to miss a thing!  This summer was no different!
We had such a great time!  So much fun!
One of my first blog friends was Melissa from The Pleated Polka Dot, and I LOVE this post.
She wrote about wanting to make sure her kiddos had an {intentional summer}.
"An {intentional summer}
just means that you plan for things. 
You make fun things happen."

I love that! Making fun things happen.
Making fun summer memories.
Making sure we do everything that makes summer so special!
I have really treasured every moment of our {intentional summer}.
Here are just some of the fun things we did this summer.
{Just click the picture, & it will take you to that post.}

how to make water bombs a tutorial from Ginger Snap Crafts

cousin camp schedule

watermelon lemonade

TCBY frozen yogurt and national Hammock Day

flip flopswater blob

cookies kids I love summer

summer journals

giant bubbles tutorial

So here’s to having an {intentional} fall, too…
& then an {intentional} winter & spring
& then it will be summertime again!  Yay!

Making fun things happen, making memories
…that’s what it is all about!

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  1. I'm like you...I love having my babies here at home, and I dread sending them off to school. :( I wish it could be summertime all the time! Looks like you guys had a great one. :)

  2. Me too! I love having my boys home for the summer. I also had my oldest starting high school last week, although over here in Scotland I think we start high school a little earlier than you do - aged 12.

    We also had an intentional summer, although without realising that's what I was doing :0)

  3. Such a sweet post. My son starts school tomorrow and, yes, it's bittersweet. I love being home with him and the summer justifies the SAHM decisions (not even teachers get a summer off, really).

    On your situation, I'd be crying for the high schooler - times are tough as a teen these days, I think.

  4. I hope your kids had a great start! We still have a couple of weeks left.

  5. Looks like you had a great summer! I have one starting high school on Monday and I feel like you do ... I'll probably cry when he gets on the bus. They grow up a little too fast.


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