ONE more week of summer vacation left in Florida!
Is it good? Is it bad? or sad? I think I am ready to get back to our routine. Funny enough, the girls are really excited to get back to school ASAP. I’d like to think it’s because they also miss the routine, but it most likely has to do with seeing their friends.
Summer – the season Vs. Summer – the vacation
Now, although I have absolutely no control over our school/vacation schedule, I have decided to try my very best and extend the vacation “mood” as long as possible. I’ve been
over-analyzing what it is about summer vacation (other than the no-school part) that makes us feel so, well, summery? In our family’s case it’s the pool, beach, more casual meals, and plenty of relaxed family time.
So, thanks to our fabulously extended summery South Florida weather we’re going to try to celebrate summer – the season – as opposed to summer – the vacation. We’ll try to make it to a pool or a beach on the weekends and for our everyday routine, we’ll try to make time for casual family time and infuse that relaxed feeling into our meals. Here are some brilliant recipes I found on Pinterest:
Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Sandwich - Source: exPress-o blog
Chicken Mango & Brie Quesadillas - Source: Chatelaine
I’d also like to be more practical and experiment with make ahead meals so our evenings can be dedicated to more talking, playing and laughing, and less chopping, cooking and cleaning.
“43 freezer meals in 4 hours” – Source: TheKtchen (yes, that’s how it’s spelled)
Finally, I think it will be fun to simply shakes things up a bit with little unexpected surprises:A whimsical outdoor setup – Source: tumblrCoffee table with seating on cushions - Source: PinterestA bright and fun Bandanna table runner (so easy!) – Source: Country Living
I can’t wait to see how my little experiment works out! Do you have any “cease-summer” anxiety? I’d love to know how your family handles the end of summer. Leave us a comment below
Keep having “sunny” fun!