With fall officially starting this evening, it’s time to say goodbye to summer. I love the weather and the colors of fall. Yet when the summer is over, I always feel sad to see it go.
Summer is for fun. It’s for vacations and beaches and late nights. Everyone is young and alive in summer.
Well, this summer my family and I had two great vacations. Disney opened the summer and Ocean City closed the summer. In between our vacations was camp and baseball.
Below are my favorite pictures from summer. Feel free to tell me your favorite picture or to link up to your own favorite summer picture.
Ms. MMK and SJ on the boat to the Magic Kingdom.
BR & SJ walking hand in hand through Adventure Land at the Magic Kingdom
The MMK’s with the Magic Kingdom in the background.
SJ in his sombrero staring out the plane window on trip back home from Magic Kingdom.
BR and I at Yankee Stadium. Jeter had 2 hits!
The family on our porch in Ocean City.
SJ at the Ocean City beach. Summer has worn him out!
Ahh, goodbye summer. See you in 9 months.
I was a late adapter to smartphones. I saw people constantly on their smartphone and wondered, “What are they doing?” I saw a woman on the bus who feel asleep holding her smartphone on her lap as if it were a child. She might as well have caressed it and said, “how sweet.”
Yet adapt I did. I got a smartphone after tiring of hearing my students teasing me about the stone age. Besides, I wanted another option for those long tedious bus rides.
However, I promised myself I would not use be one of those people who is constantly checking his smartphone. Communication and information does not have to be instant. In other words, the smartphone would not be my third child. The children I have keep me plenty busy.
Our recent family vacation to Disney World was the most significant trip we ever took. Each of us was excited to go. While flipping thought the radio stations on the way to LaGuardia airport, we heard the song by American Authors. The chorus came on:
Oo-o-o-o-o-o This is gonna be the best day of my (Oo-o-o-o-o-o)life My li-i-i-i-i-ii-ife Oo-o-o-o-o-oooooo This is gonna be the best day of my (Oo-o-o-o-o-o)life My li-i-i-i-i-ii-ife
At that point, SJ said, “It’s true. Actually, it’s going to be the best week.” Yes, we were excited and the bar was set high.