Thursday, May 10, 2012

Summer, summer, summer time!

I am actually looking forward to the summer this year.  It isn't to say I wasn't last year, but it was sure hard to really enjoy it, what with my Grandpa's illness, me being pregnant, and our weekends being booked pretty much the entire summer.  But this summer?  From what I can see we don't have any obligations in our way!  And that's just the way we like it. 

I have a whole bunch of things in mind for us to do.  Granted, Aubrey isn't necessarily old enough to enjoy some of the traditional summer activities, like going to the zoo or to a ball game.  (That'll be for future summers, of course.)  But I'd love to take her to parks, take walks on the canal downtown, and maybe for a dip in the pool.  I have no doubt she'd look adorable in one of those cute little baby swimsuits.

A winery near our home hosts weekly symphony concerts on its lawn and offers pizza for picnics in the evenings.  I so wanted to go to one of these last year, but the not being able to drink wine thing and attending something at a winery...didn't sound like so much fun.  But I am convinced we will attend at least one of these.  With Aubrey or maybe even, dare I say, a date night?  How nice that would be!

In July (July 9th, specifically), we celebrate T's big 30th birthday.  And we are doing that with our very first family vacation.  This year we will be traveling to the great city of St. Louis, Missouri.  We will be there for four days, and we don't have any real plans on what to do.  We're there to explore and have fun as a family.  It'll be an adventure, just the three of us.  And I can't wait. 

I also look forward to those small things - cookouts, fire pits at night, lazy days...well, I hope there will be lazy days, but I do have an infant on my hands, so we'll see about that.  But regardless, I am looking forward to a nice, relaxing summer! 

We'll be kicking it off with a day trip to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, sometime on Memorial Day Weekend.  I must show Aubrey the campus where she will be attending college, after all...enjoy the down, maybe a trip to the winery and one of our favorite restaurants.  And enjoy some beautiful weather on an even more beautiful campus.  It'll be a great way to kick off the summer.   So......

Let's get this summer started right! 


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  1. Your summer plans sound great!
    My own summer will start off with a bang and end with a bang, but the rest is just trying to beat the heat! :-)

  2. Sounds like great summer events! The symphony on the lawn sounds fun (not that I like symphony music that much, but the outdoors in the evening listening to ANY kind of music is heavenly) -- and the pizza!

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  3. So fun! I love how summer is always filled with so much promise. My husband is currently expanding our back patio and planning on putting in a small fire pit, so I can see us sitting out there for many a night. He'll make me do it after all this work. ;)


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