How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Did you ever have this assignment when you first went back to school? I have. And I feel like I have to do it again after the summer I’ve had.

We started the summer with a 2.5 week vacation home to Canada to visit with family. Every year we make the trip so our kids can get a good dose of Canadian culture and spend time with Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents and friends. It’s always a good time!

Not the greatest picture but it gives you an idea of where I come from. Flat, fields, big sky, and beautiful.

When we got back to NY it was time to finish packing up our house and move. But we didn’t go far. Only one mile away! That mile took an awful lot of work! Now that we’ve been here 1 month, we’re mostly unpacked, sort of settled and not at all decorated. But at least we know where all the necessities are! We did manage to do some painting so at least there is color on a few of the walls! Hopefully it won’t take too long to decorate once we get to that point.

The nook in the girls bedroom. One kid wanted green, the other wanted turquoise so this is how we made both happen. You can just see the blue on the little walls, but the rest of the room is actually that blue. I love it!


My office! Painted and ikea furniture built. Yet to be unpacked and decorated. But so far, I’m in love with my new space!

We didn’t want the summer to turn into all work and no play for the kids so we made sure to put some of the unpacking/decorating on hold until the cooler weather sets in. Our friends invited us to Medieval Times and since we’d never been, we couldn’t resist going! 2 hours in traffic later, we pull into the parking lot only for my oldest to look out the window and say, “Wow, that’s a fake castle.” I couldn’t stop laughing! Good thing the show was entertaining and the food was delicious.

Go Red Knight!!

We love being outside in the summer and didn’t want to miss any nice days by hanging out indoors. Two of our favorite things to do as a family are hiking and geocaching. Luckily, we’ve been able to do both this summer!

One of the beautiful Hudson Valley views we’ve hiked to.

This lake was too gorgeous! Lily pads and lotus flowers everywhere!


How did you spend your summer vacation??


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  1. nancygoldberglevine says:

    Heather–I spent most of my summer vacation working, writing and reading, plus taking care of thngs for my parents.

    1. Heather says:

      Nancy, sounds like you had a busy summer! Hope you found some time to relax too!!

  2. Eileen says:

    spent mine finishing a home renovation/addition. I can say that I am officially done as of last Friday and now I get to enjoy. I can’t believe that Labor Day weekend is coming up soon and that college football is starting too. I can say that every chance I got to go to my outdoor neighborhood pool I did. I took a book with me and after my laps I read. It was so enjoyable.

  3. Heather says:

    Eileen, reading by the pool was on my to-do list this summer, but we didn’t get as many pool days as usual due to activities and weather. My book is still waiting to be read! Sounds like you had a wonderful summer!

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