Wednesday, September 9, 2009

SPT—How I Spent My Summer Vacation


We had a merry-go-round on our school playground. It was a fast one and when a sixth grade boy pushed, it was downright thrilling. The toes of your shoes would get holes in just a couple of days if you dragged your feet to slow it down. It didn’t take long to learn to keep your feet up.

There are no merry go rounds in this town, but if there were that is where I would have taken today’s Self Portrait Challenge: “How I spent my summer vacation.” For me, this summer was like the big boys were pushing—it was fast and exciting. It included:

a trip to Washington D.C.—going to West Point graduation—having Ande home from college—taking Grace to the temple—welcoming Ty home from his mission—celebrating Abe and Grace’s wedding—sending Ty back to the Academy—spending a week in Seattle with Cali and Ray— serving jury duty—attending Laurie’s funeral—taking two online classes—gardening the garden—having family visit (nieces, nephews, brother, sisters, sister-in-law, brother-in-law)—and living regular life . . . with the added bonus of the kids being home more often.

A time or two I wanted to slow it all down, but that wouldn’t have done any good; there was so much momentum it was just smarter to run faster and try to keep up. What a great vacation—very little rest, but very rejuvenating.

7 comments:

Kay Scott said...

Sounds like a perfect summer to me!!

Ande Payne said...

The thing I like most about this post is the picture, mostly because I know you drew it. Would you like to know how I know? Because it looks like the pictures you used to draw for me when I was little. That's how.

Kim Sue said...

I enjoyed reading all about them! love your cute polka-dot skirt and ponytail :o)

melanie said...

Love Ande's comment! You have had a summer full of fun. And I'm so glad you've posted about much of it.I love life through your eyes.

lelly said...

is it okay that i vicariously rode your merry-go-round this summer? i loved keeping up with the paynes and their summer adventures!!

michelle said...

I love Ande's comment, too!

This post is helping me to see that it's not such a bad thing for summertime to not be very relaxing...

Courtney said...

phew! what a whirlwind of FUN FUN FUN! sometimes it good to be so busy, you know?!