Y’all. I’m back with one of my favorite features ever – Old School Blogging. And this time I have the honor of co-hosting with Elaine from Miss Elaine-ous Life. Fun stuff!
I hope you’ll link up – old school blogging is the best blogging!
What was your favorite thing you did alone this summer? Our trip to the beach was one of my favorite things we did. We didn’t have the stress of a night in a hotel (we stayed in a condo) and we had pretty amazing weather during the whole trip. The toddler loved the pool, and he tolerated the ocean as best he could.
What was your favorite thing you did as a family this summer? See above? No, really. We took a lot of trips. The zoo, camping, beach. We tried to fit it all in, and we did just that.
What books did you read this summer? I’ve read SO MUCH. I’ve read Tempting Fate by Jane Green, The One & Only by Emily Giffin, multiple books by Kristan Higgins. I also read Hands-Free Mama. I’m currently starting Dark Hope by Monica McGurk. I’m excited about all of the books!
What do you WISH you had done this summer? I wish we’d had just a little more downtime. I know I overbooked us to begin with, and we had an excellent time all around. I’m glad that we did some back to back trips so it DID allow us to be home a couple of weekends.
What movies did you see this summer (if any)? I think we’ve only seen one new movie this summer, and that was this past Saturday. The husband and I were able to see 100 Foot Journey (and I loved it!)
Where did you travel this summer? I’ve been to Atlanta and as a family we’ve traveled across North and South Carolina. Outside of those areas, we haven’t traveled too far.
What was your favorite treat (as in dessert) this summer? Ice cream. And more ice cream. Oh and watermelon. And one last one – s’mores. My boy had his first s’more this summer.
What did you celebrate this summer? In two-ish weeks, we will be celebrating my son’s third birthday! Otherwise, we’ve been celebrating summer.
Did you grow anything this summer? I grew a most excellent garden…mainly consisting of tomatoes! I somehow planted TEN tomato plants. We had a ton of cucumbers, several jalapeno plants, as well as yellow squash and zucchini. I now have bell peppers coming in. (Herb-wise, I tried my hand at cilantro – and failed – and I was successful with basil, mint and most recently parsley.)
What is a favorite post (if you blog) that you wrote this Summer? I finally hit publish on the day of the layoff. It’s been in draft mode since last September. A long time coming. It’s not the most uplifting post, but considering it happened a year ago next week, it felt good to get it out.
What is a favorite photograph that you took this summer? I took some amazing sunrise photos. I had one of them printed as a 16×20 through a deal on Shutterfly. It’s now hanging in our guest room. Best decision ever.
What do you want to do next summer? I hope we get to take a trip outside of the Carolinas. And I also hope we have a bit more downtime.