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Summer Wrap Up

I’m not a fan of Summer.  The heat, bugs, lack of schedule all send me tumbling towards insanity.  This Summer was different from any other Summer I’ve experienced.  My children have been in daycare from the ages of 12 and 6 weeks.  When school began, they went to camp every day.  This year we switched things up.  I worked out a deal with our neighbors and agreed to split some of the weeks: two weeks off and one week with four boys.  That one week made it intense.  The week was filled with noise, laughter, wrestling, potty humor, and pure boyness.  We also filled the rest of Summer with music, camping and lots of family and friends.  The Summer of 2015 felt exactly what I’ve imagined Summer would feel like: fun and exhausting.

The video is also bittersweet.  It shows the last two visits with a friend who is no longer with us.  Those two seconds hurt, but it’s a good reminder to not let the Fun only remain in the Summer.  I want to take these laughs and spread them through the rest of the year.  I’m going to take these seconds as a reminder to visit/hug/laugh and love my friends and family as deeply as possible.


Hey Fall!  You’ve got a lot to live up to.  You’d better bring your A game…

One Second a Day :: Summer 2015 from Erika Ray on Vimeo.