Just like June, July came and went fairly quickly. I guess that is how it goes when you do not have an agenda to fill. When I envision a perfect summer, I envision almost exactly what our July looked like. (I know that I hate it when other bloggers say stuff like that, but I now know that it can be true! In the past, our summers were fun but not without a lot of sibling stress and the stress of no schedule. This year, everyone got along and went along with the no-schedule ride.)
July included visits from lots of friends and family, which meant lots of floating in the lake, playing behind the boat, and lemonade stands, .
We also made a couple trips up to the mountains where we kayaked the Green River in Saluda, NC (by kayak, I mean float in big tubes that look like kayaks-no real skill involved) with friends who visited from Florida and hiked with local friends in DuPont Forest.
The kids had camp again this month. Parks and Nick headed off to scout camp where they repelled, biked, swam and had a ton of adventures. Parks also went to sailing camp with some friends. Sawyer participated in a costuming camp where she helped make the costumes for the play “The Crucible,” in our town theater. Sims headed to the mountains to climb outdoors for a week.
In between all of this, we simply enjoyed the pool and the lake every moment that we could. It was hot and the water felt amazing.
And last but not least, I celebrated my 40th birthday with my family on the last day of the month!