Thursday, May 4, 2017

Summer Plans

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Gabrielle Here:

It finally feels like spring in central Minnesota!! I don't know about you, but I'm ready for warm weather, pretty flowers, and bright blue skies. Every day my children remind me how many days until school is over. Only sixteen more days and summer vacation will be here!!!!

I took my boys on a bike ride today! It was beautiful!
That has me thinking a lot about our calendar and all the things we hope to do this summer. I'm very protective of our family time and make sure we have plenty of it. I don't like to crowd our calendar, but things start to pile up so quickly! The kids will do Vacation Bible School, swimming lessons, a week-long play, and Bible camp for the girls. I plan to host two writers retreats, one at a historic mansion nearby, and the other at my house with Erica (we're working on a fun project that we'll announce soon). We have a couple family reunions, a camp out or two, and a week-long trip to Ohio in August where I'll participate in the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat (we're making it a family road trip with my parents in their RV and we plan to visit my uncle when we're in Cincinnati). I hope to take the kids to a few historic sites (some in Erica's neck-of-the-woods!) and maybe a museum, if we're lucky.

In between all that, we manage to spend a lot of our time swimming and boating in the river behind our house, and at several lakes nearby. We also play golf, go to the drive-in theater, and host many family-friendly gatherings at our house. It's our favorite time of year and we try to enjoy it to the full.

I can't wait for summer vacation! What about you? Do you have any special plans? Are you taking a trip? What are your favorite childhood memories of summer vacation?

Gabrielle Meyer
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  1. We're actually leaving tomorrow morning for Florida. We'll be there for 10 days. It's our kickoff of summer! Then we have a family campout at our house for Memorial Day, the kids (3) each have a week of Bible Camp, my husband and son are going to the College World Series in Omaha for 5 days, a weekend or two of camping, and a week of family camp. We live on a lake, so we will also do quite a bit of boating & swimming! Summer...My favorite time of year!

  2. We have an RV and love to visit different parks and camp sites. Last summer we took a two week long trip to Key West with two other couples. We had a three RV caravan all the way. We had to move my mother in with my husband and me and it looks like we won't be going anywhere anytime soon. She is no longer able to stay by herself. I'll be vacationing this year via a book.


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