Summer is NOT Over Yet

So my son informed me a few days ago that there were about 5 weeks until school starts. I mean, I know that he’s super excited to start Kindergarten, but SERIOUSLY kid? Way to be Debbie Downer.

I was really really nervous about what we were going to do this summer. I felt so lucky to have the Big Kid going to preschool three days a week, to have that break when the husband left for days at a time on business, to have a chance to regroup and get my own work done and get the house clean and laundry done and, I don’t know, take a nap or something. (But then again, with the Peanut, who am I kidding??)

But WHAT the hell were we going to DO with ourselves for three months?

I envisioned getting to the end of the day, fried and over it, turning into nasty crazy mom. I pictured days on end of “I’m BOOOOOOORED” and me gritting my teeth to find things for him and the Peanut to do.

It’s been amazing.


There’s been trips to the zoo, the SD County fair, swim lessons for both the Big Kid AND the Peanut (that was a phenomenal waste of money), trips to SD to see BonBon and PopPop, Tahoe with the family for the 4th, and so many fun fun days in between. It’s flown but as I look back to how long it’s actually been, I realize that it’s only been about 7 weeks.


The summer is just a little over halfway finished. Which means there are 5 weeks of summer left!!! And I’ll be damned if I’m not going to enjoy it. Because there is a LOT left to do, and it’s not over yet.


There’s BlogHer, trips to DC, more swim lessons, more swimming at the club, more playdates with friends, more trips to the beach, more bike rides with the family… just more. And I’m starting to panic a little bit that school is right around the corner, that “real school” is starting and the our carefree travel lifestyle is ending…

So it’s time to get our SUMMER FUN on!

And to keep you in the summer mood??? How about a little ice cream????

I am partnering up with some amazing bloggers to give you guys not ONE, but TWO, Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2 Quart Ice Cream Makers… one for you, and one for a friend.

Keep on celebrating summer, with ice cream and sprinklers and pools and all of the fun and crazy stuff that makes this time of year amazing.

Because it’s not over yet!



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  1. Logan Villarosa says

    My friend Erin! She’s a mom of three who is dealing with a move and recovering from an ectopic pregnancy. She is the strongest woman I know and her family could use a little old fashioned fun during this stressful time!

  2. Kellie says

    I LOVE ice cream and nothing is better than homemade ice cream! And thanks for admitting that swim lessons for the Peanut were a waste of money. If I have to hear my cousin tell me one more time how I should have done that for my daughter I’m going to scream. My husband taught swim lessons when he was a teenager so I’m pretty sure he can handle the baby classes. Once she’s a couple years older we’ll put her in real lessons. Thanks for doing this giveaway!!

    • says

      Oh some people and their “my baby learned to swim in our mommy and me classes”. Bull crap. I must admit though, if we had the ISR classes around here I would DEFINITELY put her in them. They are 10 minutes a day for 6 weeks and just help in true survival situations. Let’s be honest, this kid isn’t going to be doing the backstroke anytime soon!!! Good luck!

  3. Ashley Bourgeois says

    Your kids are precious! I hope that beautiful picture of Big kid holding Peanut’s hand is in a frame somewhere and that everyone makes the most of these next 5 weeks. It is amazing how fast the time flies. Thanks for doing a giveaway! (fingers crossed!!) :)

    • says

      Awwwww, thanks Ashley! They are pretty amazing (most of the time). It’s going to be an insane few weeks before school starts and I can’t BELIEVE that my Big Kid is going to be in Kindergarten. I’m pretty sure I just brought him home from the hospital. :-) Good luck!!

  4. Ryan Richeal says

    I would end up giving the other to my mom. She loves trying new recipes ans it would be great for when my daughter visits!

  5. Nisha says

    Gina, because she’s my best friend, is vegan, has a daughter to share this with, and would appreciate it the most!

  6. Christina Hartman says

    I would give the other ice cream maker to my friend Jodi. She has recently developed a deadly nut allergy, and buying ice cream has been difficult. If she couldake her own, she wouldn’t have to worry.

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