Monday, June 23, 2014

First Summer Weekend

How I spent the first [official] summer weekend: 

I sat down at the computer in the morning and realized it was the first official day of summer. #SummerSolstice2014 

Sent out this tweet, with the sun shining through the window behind me:
...And thought to myself, "What am I doing sitting here inside and at the computer???" 

I told the kids to get ready, because I decided to take my own twitter advice and we're going outside to play!!! 


I had them pack stuff for the beach and told them to bring extra clothes. I secretly packed a tent and some camping gear (just in case). And we took off. We spent a great afternoon at the beach. And it was our first time ever camping (and yes, it took us a long time setting up the tent - we won't get into that. I'll just say it's nice that we had friendly neighbors who happened to be camping experts). 


We had bought a bunch of camping gear years ago, and we just never did put it to use. It was doing no good collecting dust in the garage! It was time. We weren't completely prepared - forgot flashlights, chairs, bug repellent and some other essentials, but oh well. It was super fun! 

Outside our tent, this was our view:


 And this is the view we woke up to in the morning.



What did you do over the weekend?



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14 comments :

mary ann said...

we flew a kite in the park =)

Brenda Brown said...

We took a trip to Toys "R" Us and let my daughter shop till she dropped.

Vanessa said...

Sounds lovely! We just relaxed and the kids helped me in the yard :)

Jazmine Brown said...

That sounds fun, sounds like the perfect way to start the summer weekend.

Natalia Khon said...

Awesome day for the kids! I wish I had a good story about my weekend :)

Christine Graves said...

WHat a great way to spend the day!

Erica D said...

Looks like you had a great time. I spent the weekend going out to the movies with my sis, having a bbq to celebrate world cup, taking a stroll through the park and spending the evening outside on the deck drinking homemade sangria!

-Erica
http://diaryofatrendaholic.blogspot.ca/

sara said...

sounds like a perfect time!
gorgeous view!
yay for expert neighbors! (:

katiecupcakes said...

What a beautiful view!! And awesome way to start a morning :)

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

I love that you brought camping gear, just in case - and then used it! So fun.

Jamie Sherman said...

Sounds like so much fun! We spent time with family and just had a nice time doing not much of nothing!! It was so needed! :)

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

Love the morning view!

Memories for Life said...

That's great, I'm so glad you got to to camping! I didn't get out much over the weekend, but I did get out and go golfing yesterday...something I haven't done in about 5 years!

Miss Val's Creations said...

So spontaneous! I'm glad your first camping experience was a good one! My family never went camping but it really seems like it would make for the best memories and bonding.