Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Summer 2011: Looking Back

School’s starting, leaves are on the ground, and I detect a chill in the air. Yup, fall’s here. And we have a GREAT summer to look back on (I’m eating the last of this summer's blackberries, picked yesterday by Steve and B, as I type). Here are our stats for Summer 2011:

Miles flown: 5304

Tubes of sunscreen used: 6

Serious sunburns: 1 (Steve’s, obtained while boogie-boarding in Hawaii. For our next trip, we’re packing long-sleeve rash guards.)

Boo-boos kissed: 38

Boo-boos requiring stitches: 0, thank goodness

Soggy beach towels at the bottom of the stairs most nights: 4

Pounds of berries consumed: 21 (That is no joke. My girls are bonkers for berries.)

Swimsuits worn out: 2 (1 for each girl)

Parks explored: 12

Home projects completed: 5 (including painting the front door, staining the deck, and pressure-washing everything in sight)

Businesses launched: 1 (My talented hubby's basketball skills-training business Steve Jacobson Hoops)

E-books released: 1 (Ready, Set, Sleep: 50 Ways to Help Your Child Sleep So You Can Sleep Too, by yours truly)

Pet injuries sustained: 1 (Little Sylvie's broken leg. She's now healed and back to her pesky, adorable self!)

Prize-winning veggies grown: 0

Tasty veggies grown: plenty

Hours spent in the backyard: Too many to count

We spent as much time outdoors as possible, and I sacrificed quite a bit of work time to spend more hours with my sweeties. I know I made the right choice. Work will always be waiting, while summer (like our berry season) is gone in a flash.


Amy said...

Sounds like a great summer!!

Kimberly said...

We throw our soggy towels at the bottom of the stairs too. :) I still can't believe summer is coming to an end. I love the long days but I am excited for crunchy leaves and snuggly fires. :)

truf said...

What a great season of experiences and hard work, along with some outstanding playtime!!! Congrats on all your accomplishments!!