Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Tale of Two Summers you all read about Julie's summer-and what a great read!  So many fun adventures!  

Let me give you a little background on us.  We started our fantastic friendship when Julie was oh so fortunate to get assigned to my Kindergarten room for student teaching!  We had a blast together and our friendship has only grown stronger!  Fast forward to now and we are still lucky enough to be working together.  Julie is a fantastic Second Grade Teacher and I am the building principal.  EEEKKKS lots changed since our introductions years ago!

So why do I share this info with all of you?  Because as close as we are friend wise---we live quite different lives.  See Julie is in that magical place in life where she gets to travel and live life only controlled by what she feels like doing at any given I miss my twenties.  Me, on the other hand, I am in that 40 something phase that is totally dictated by my children's schedule, carpooling, and dang I am tired by 9 at night!  Hence the post title: 
Tale of Two Summers. 

 Remember all of the exciting journeys Julie shared--here is my summer:

I have three amazing children!  A set of twin 17 year old girls and a wacky and wild 11 year old boy.  My girls are my athletes, my little man is a theater buff!  

He played the prince in our community theater play Rapunzel.  It was a great show and we were all super proud!

While Julie was jet-setting around the good ole USofA I spent wonderful days, at home, enjoying the simple pleasures of life.  Now don't get me wrong--I LOVE being home but MAN I would have sure loved to tour Salem with Julie!!!  At least I got me a great shirt witch shirt--thanks Julie!

OK--Not gonna lie I impressed myself!  We host my husband's family reunion and I---yes I--made this trifle!  If anyone is interested I'll share this simple and absolutely delicious recipe!  It was all the talk of the reunion!

The latest adventure was had by my son who spent a week at Boy Scout camp.  He had a blast, not counting a few homesick moments.  Don't let the outfit fool ya---he is one ornery boy:)


OH WAIT!!!  AND I puppy sat my parent's dog.  Yep almost as exciting as Julie's summer adventures!

All joking aside-I loved my summer.  Though I would not mind a little flashback into my foot loose and fancy free twenties--I adore my boring old family life.  The vastly different lives Julie and I lead just makes our friendship all the more fun!  And now that I am a principal we love to share the highs and lows of our positions.  How lucky are we to have each other!!!!

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