Sunday, June 20, 2010

10 Randoms.... First Day of Summer.

So we spent our first weekend in the trailer.... and I have to admit, our maiden voyage was a success. The kids had a blast... and so did the big kids. I love summer, and even though we get very little of it here in good ole Alberta, I love every minute we do.... So, here is a list of ten things I love about summer.... (and I am also going to throw in a couple things I don't like.)1. Eating outside. I love it. I love bbq-ing. I love sitting on the deck and eating there. Food just tastes better when you aren't in the house eating it.2. The boat. We named it Kimz Rage when we got it, because, to put it mildly, I was PISSED that he bought a boat without even talking to me about it. Now, I can't imagine a summer without it. We have spent so much time on the water with such good friends, that I refuse to ever give that up.
3. Long days, and late nights. Even though it is harder to convince the kids to go to bed by 8 when the sun is still shining, I love the daylight well into the late evening. Feels like you actually are getting a few more hours in the day.

4. Air conditioning. I love that convenience. I espeically love that we have it in our house too.

5. No schedule. After Avery started preschool, our freedom to pick up and leave whenever we wanted disappeared. She will be in two full days next year, and that will really put a crimp in our freedom, so, I am going to enjoy every day this summer that we don't have something scheduled.

6. Cold beer on a hot day. I don't think even an ice cold glass of water tastes as good as a cold beer on those really hot days. I don't know why... but I love those days.

7. The beach. This sort of goes hand in hand with the boat, but I love a day on the beach. Who can argue with sitting in the sun, soaking up the Vitamin D, and watching the kids get braver and braver with each centimeter of water that they submerge themselves in.
8. Getting a wee bit of color. I am not that girl anymore.... You know the one. The one who would bake herself in the backyard all summer. I don't want that for my skin. I have seen too much of the damage the sun can cause. That said, I also like a bit of color in my face. It just proves that winter really is over.... It also proves you didn't waste your summer indoors.

9. Combining 1 and 6 on a patio..... cold beer, eating on a patio, and people watching. Nothing better than that.

10. Shorts and flip flops. As soon as the snow starts to melt, I put on my flip flops. I hate socks and shoes. I am not so crazy to start wearing shorts at that same moment however. I need the temps to be in the high teens before I get that crazy....

And now for the two things about summer I don't like.

1. Getting into a vehicle with leather seats, and wearing shorts, and burning your legs.... and then 20 minutes later, your legs then stick to the seat because EVERYTHING is hot.....

2. That summer is over too soon.

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