Are Some Summers Better Than Others?

IMG_8311 There have been some summers where I have looked back and felt like we did nothing, went nowhere, and saw no one!  Just a blur of hazy days and hotter nights.  This year I made a vow to myself, I was not going to let the summer just pass us by.  I was going to make it a special one for my girls.  My goal was to try and make each day count. 

Here’s how it went… all too quickly.

Countless laughs and giggles in the sun.


Never enough hours splashing in the pool.


Too many popsicles and indulgent meals.  Is there such a thing?

Road trips!! To Niagara Falls, Toronto, New York City, the Beach and the Lake. NiagaraFallsPicSummer2012CNTower


Precious time with family and friends. 

Quiet time with good books, and playtime discovering the wonders of dirt with the cutest of nephews.


Parties and late nights, celebrations with old friends and new.


September already??  I’m not ready for summer to be over, but am so thankful for what can only be described as the fastest, most adventurous summer of our lives. 


The pool is still open and we plan on squeezing every last drop of fun and sunshine our of summer before the cool of fall takes over and demands sweaters and nights by the fire. 

The good news, the end of summer does mean it’s time to start planning a winter vacation!

Feeling warm, blessed and happy.  I know I’m lucky to have had such a wonderful summer and hope to carry these memories in my heart for many years to come.  Hope your summers were equally as wonderful.

Happy Labour Day.  xoxo


  1. Wow looks like you guys had a great summer!! =)

  2. Sounds like a perfect summer 🙂 Glad it was a memorable one for you and your family! ♥

  3. You really DID have a great summer! Love the photos and I especially love your memories.

  4. happy labour day…and summer will be here again before we know it…looks like yours was packed with fun and beauty…

  5. Stephanie, what a perfect summer you had. These are memories that you will all remember for years and years.

  6. Is that you doing the hand stand? – oh wow!

    Look slike you had a great summer and I bet it will be a good winter too – enjoy all the seasons 🙂

  7. Happy Labour Day! It looks like your summer was fun and went by too fast. 🙂

  8. Wonderful photos! It sounds like you had a wonderful summer, too. You recharged your batteries and are ready to have a wonderful winter as well.

  9. I’m glad you’re hanging on to summer for a little while longer!

  10. You make me so excited for summer to start. Must shave my legs in anticipation!

  11. I am not ready to let summer go. I actually joined Murray in his tears when we left the lake yesterday. Such great memories, though!

  12. I feel the same way. I struggle with the end of summer just as much as the kids do!! Sounds like you had a great summer.

  13. Summer’s over!!!! Wahhhhhhhhh!!!

  14. COOL !!
    I may have seen you in Niagara Falls. (I was there four (4!!) times yesterday!!)

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