Summer 2022 / I want to remember.

Every single year, I say this same thing about summer ending. I never want it to end. Summer is my most favorite season and I’m always sad when it starts to get cooler. I love taking a look back at the summer season, so we can always remember the fun things we did, the places we went, and how we felt.

And so here we go, Summer 2022…

I want to remember the day I quit my job to stay home with my kids.

I want to remember how hard it was at first to quit my job, mentally.

I want to remember the first time Huxley took a ride on the boat; he fell asleep from the fresh air.

I want to remember joining the pool, and how many times we went. Best money well spent.

I want to remember Hadley joining the swim team and loving every second of it.

I want to remember the look on Hadleys face when she got Huxley to fall asleep by rubbing his hand.

I want to remember going to our school festival and how much fun Hadley has with her friends.

I want to remember how much Kevin enjoys coaching softball.

I want to remember summer camp, and how much Hadley enjoyed going every day.

I want to remember I enjoy planting flowers every spring in our front yard.

I want to remember Hadleys first swim meet, and how nervous she was and didn’t want to miss any of her events.

I want to remember Kevin umpiring girls’ softball. He did it as a part time job, temporarily, but he enjoyed it so much he just might do it every summer. We loved watching him umpire, it was fun to watch the older girls play some ball.

I want to remember giving Hadleys softball team and assistant coaches little goodie bags at the end of the season.

I want to remember going to the pool for dinner, and swimming until it was bedtime.

I want to remember how many times we went to the Zoo.

I want to remember how many times we went to visit Kevin at the firehouse after we went to the Zoo.

I want to remember celebrating Natalie turning 15 years old! These kids grow up so fast.

I want to remember Kevin sending me “just because” flowers my first few weeks after quitting my job.

I want to remember Hadley helping pick out some flowers for the front yard.

I want to remember Kevin being the godfather to Graham.

I want to remember Huxleys first time wearing the baby life jacket and not crying one time! All smiles.

I want to remember the first time Huxley swam in the lake, all smiles again!

I want to remember how happy Hadley is in any body of water.

I want to remember going to the pool during a weekday with Kevin, sweating our assess off, and Huxley took a nap in the baby tent.

I want to remember taking the boat on the river and having the best time.

I want to remember Kevin surfing on the river and taking a photo with Great American Ballpark in the background, and Huxley just chilling in his lifejacket.

I want to remember Hadley tried surfing and wakeboarding all by herself on the river! She didn’t get up, but she tried a few times and wasn’t scared!

I want to remember going to the Reds game with the kids, and friends from the firehouse.

I want to remember the swim team awards banquet, which was really just a huge pool party after dinner.

I want to remember having a neighborhood movie night on our front yard. Blow up movie screen. Best purchase.

I want to remember figuring out the Zoo has rooms for breastfeeding mothers, so we went even more after finding that out!

I want to remember how excited Hadley gets visiting Kevin at the firehouse. She almost always gets a popsicle every time.

I want to remember how relaxed I felt at a friends pool during the middle of a Friday.

I want to remember Kevin and Hadley doing fireworks together in the driveway, because we saved the big scary ones for Dad.

I want to remember Brady flipping Hadley off his shoulders in our neighbors pool. And Hadley cat sitting for them.

I want to remember Brady and Natalie wanting to hold Huxley.

I want to remember how much care Kevin puts into our boat.

I want to remember celebrating Kaiden’s birthday, and Hadley having a ball playing all the games outside.

I want to remember the few times Kevin went with us to the Zoo.

I want to remember going to the library and doing the challenges they had for kids.

I want to remember going to the Delhi Skirt game, and Hadley jumping on every bounce house.

I want to remember Hadleys soccer team winning their pre-season tournament and every girl on her team got a medal because they won FIRST place!

I want to remember how much fun Hadley has going to school before it starts and finding out who her teacher is.

I want to remember the first time Hadley gave Huxley a bottle.

I want to remember how much Kevin and Hadley love to go bowling. The one time we went this summer, the a/c was out and it was sweltering in there.

I want to remember celebrating Graham turning one years old.

I want to remember getting Hadley a fresh haircut before school starts.

I want to remember going to a new park.

I want to remember how much Hadley really loves soccer.

I want to remember going to dinner with one of Hadleys friends from school.

I want to remember going to the Back to School Bash by myself, and still having fun.

I want to remember buying the Moms on Call book and loving the results so far.

I want to remember Hadley getting “temporary” pink dye in her hair.

I want to remember getting Huxley baptized.

I want to remember how great of an idea it was to have the baptism after party at our pool.

I want to remember Huxleys Godfather flew in from Texas to be there.

I want to remember flying to Florida the day after Huxley got baptized.

I want to remember being so nervous flying with Huxley.

I want to remember laughing so hard Labor Day weekend at the lake.

I want to remember getting Hadley ready for school, putting her name on all the supplies.

Summer is over, and it was one to remember.

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