Last week we spent the week camping with my husband's family - there are 40 cousins on that side of our family! We were only home for a week after our baseball trip, and I spent most of those days cleaning and packing. We camp a mere 9 miles from our house, so we end up taking everything and the kitchen sink with us. Honestly my camping list is 7 pages long!
and completed the corresponding job. There were a couple of easy things like entertaining the baby and some computer time just to keep them moving.
Coming home feels wonderful - mountains of laundry, piles of dirty dishes, cluttered counters, filthy vehicles, empty refrigerator, and way too much stuff to do before I can do the crafty things I really want to do. But the memories the kids have with their cousins are more than worth the work preceding or following this annual camping trip.
Now, I have many plans for these last few weeks of summer - more getting my house ready for the school year than running kids all over the place (at least for a few weeks)! I am just about ready for the structure and consistency that a school schedule will bring, but for now we'll enjoy these last couple weeks - relaxing, swimming, organizing, crafting, non-routine, friends, sleep-overs, etc. Just easing back into life at home!
How will you spend these dog days of summer?
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