Tuesday, June 17, 2008

10 Things I LOVE about Summer Vacation!

and I am so ready for it! Alex and Aric finish exams and have their last day on Friday, everyone else finishes next Monday! What does that mean to me??

1. Not having to get up at "0'dark thirty" every morning to make 8 lunches

2. Not having to drag tired kids who are much like their mom and are NOT Happy Morning People out of their beds every morning.

3. Not having to listen to the morning fights by said Not Happy Morning People about the constant Hot Water and dry towel shortage that plagues us daily!!

4. Not having to chase them out the door as the bus is sitting at the end of the driveway... or better yet having to chase the bus down so as not to have to drive to East Lyme at 6:30 to get a grumpy teenager to his first class on time.

5. No more homework, research papers, projects, book reports etc...

6. No more worrying about bedtimes!

7. BEACH TIME and LOTS of IT!!

8. Sleeping late... understand anything past 6:30, I consider LATE!

9. Hanging by the pool with the kids and their friends.

10. My house being busy with activity all day long... I love having the kids and their friends here!

I could go on all day, but can you tell I am so ready???

Today, we have our Annual Maroon and White Football Game at the High School. It marks the end of Spring Football... we are celebrating with a big cook out for the team and their parents after the game! Stay tuned for pictures tomorrow... it is always a great time! The game is kind of a teaser for what is to come... football season is right around the corner and anyone who knows us, knows how BIG that is in our house! The Youth program starts August 1st and the High school towards the end of August, but right now we are planning away for the season.

We also leave for the beach for a weeks vacation in a week and a half! I absolutely can't wait! A whole week with the beach right out our front door! We have a house rented and Ben's birthfamily will be joining us for our annual summer get away. This will be the 6th year that we have doen vacation together and it is something that we look forward to all year long!