What a whirlwind of a summer! Just like every year since I was in school, July and August fly by like a bullet train. Tomorrow is August and we hope to be able to hold on to each day the month has to offer by cherishing the little moments. Our summer has not been overly eventful, but many little things pile up until the days are full. Swim team is now over, which gives us back 3 hours of each day and allows us to sleep in a bit in the mornings. We've been doing lots of reading in our house (both mama and boys) which sends us to the library each week. We've gone to a drive-in, been to Kings Dominion and Grandma's house for lunch dates, spent a week at Bible camp, and had a steady flow of play dates. Through my church calling I've been able to help out with a Youth Celebration our church put on where 1300 Mormon kids got together to put on a dance presentation for the community. For months they have been learning all kinds of dances and finally they were able to put it all together. There has also been normal stuff like piano and chores, and video games, and the olympics! Much of what I had hoped to get done with the kids has not yet happened, but when I look back at my summers as a kid, what I liked best was that they were not structured, but allowed me to wake up each day and plan whatever I wanted. So we may pack a few things in to our August, but if we don't get to everything on that list it doesn't really matter as long as my kids are having the time of their lives. I hope they have the same happy memories.