How To Have The Best Summer Ever
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By Jennifer Lebo
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Greetings from the land of chaos!  I write you from the pit of insanity, as we are moving into a new house this week.  We are up to our eyeballs in boxes, and we are pretty exhausted, but we could not be happier!

In all the wonderful chaos of our move, I have most certainly been letting my blogging slide, as well as my family portrait project, but that's OK!  Life is about progress, not perfection, and today is a new day to do great things.

I did want to share with you a little nugget of advice for summer fun.  How to have the best summer ever.

Now I could have said busiest, because for us it's been about that busy.  And you might call this post lame because the answer to this is so simple, but sometimes life is that simple.  Not easy, but simple.

How to have the best summer ever?  


And that's what I'm doing today.  I'm enjoying today, as the chaos awaits, as the little ones still sleep, as another gift of a day presents itself.  And I'm sharing with you today some of the other insanely wonderful days we've had this summer.  

Here's a recap of what our clan has been doing:

We began with a road trip across the country.  We meandered through Iowa, where we stopped at The Field of Dreams (after watching the movie with the kids).  We ended our road trip at Grandma and Grandpa Lebo's house, where we rested and enjoyed some down time in Northfield, MA.  We also celebrated the hubby's birthday a little early with a trip to Boston and a Red Sox game.  The icing on the cake was having our MinJae with us.  MinJae and the kids consider themselves siblings, and it was a great way for Scott to celebrate his 50th!

We enjoyed heading back to my alma mater, Colgate University.  This is something I hadn't done in 15  years, and had obviously never done with the kids.  We also camped for the first time as a family, and did so at Niagara Falls!  Go big or go home!

And to cap it all off, we spent a weekend celebrating the love of my baby cousin, Kara, and her now husband, Jake at their wedding in upstate New York.  It rained during the ceremony, but that just made it all the more beautiful.  She was the most beautiful bride, and it was the most fantastic wedding!  We all danced and danced and laughed and hugged and just enjoyed being together.  I didn't get a lot of photos that day.  I was too busy enjoying my family!

So far, this summer has truly been one to remember!  How about you?  What have you been up to this summer?  Are you enjoying lazy days of rest and relaxation, or living in the excitement of big events?  Whatever the case, I hope you've been having a wonderful summer!

Now... those boxes aren't going to unpack themselves, so I'm out!  Happy Summer!



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