Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Let the Sun Shine In!

I am not ready for summer to be over yet!!! Are you? In hopes of prolonging that summer time feeling, I made this card in response to the Gingersnap Creations "sunshine" prompt. It uses a tinted vintage fragment I made earlier this week.  That's my mom on the left, with some of her girlfriends from nursing school, sometime in the 1940's in Galveston, Texas.  
On to the waning of summer, we have about three weeks left before the kids go back to school.  This week is the last week for Jr. Lifeguards for Clara and work for Henry.  Next week, we'll spend a few days at Lake Tahoe and then there's a week to get ready for back-to-school.  Sigh.  I don't want it to end. . . 
Things I'll remember from this summer:
*World Cup Fever
*Henry's All Star baseball team making an unexpected run at the state championship
*Clara going to Jr. Guards, in charge this year of packing her own lunch and supplies and even occasionally riding her bike
*Having my brother and his family visit, making the 4th of July more fun and festive
*Clara visiting my family for two weeks - learning to sew, do laundry and cook with my sister; visiting Six Flags and the beach and shopping at several different malls with my brother's family
*Teaching twice a week for seven weeks - hard, but hopefully worth it in the long run
*Henry going to his first "job" and learning to drive
Things still to do:
*Have a relaxing vacation at Lake Tahoe
*Make appointments for the doctor and dentist for the kids
*Finish summer reading
*Get new carpets, redo Clara's room and work on fixing up the backyard (hmmm. . . not sure there's any hope on getting this one done before school starts! LOL!)
How will you remember this summer? And what's still left to do?


Amy said...

I'm remebering this current period of time as a time of change. We are having to adapt and be creative and positive and so far things are going ok, I'm sincerely hoping that by the time summer reaches us we'll have more space and less chaos!

Mommy2CVC said...

LOL! She did not go to several malls or Six Flags with your brother. I love him, but he's not fun like that. Poor Clara probably learned that her aunt loves to shop! A little too much and we didn't even get to take her to all the malls or places we wanted too. We loved having her and hope she enjoyed her stay and getting to hang out with her cousins.

scrappyjacky said...

That's a pretty tall order to get all that done,plus holiday, before school starts!!Our school holidays have only just begun,so a few weeks yet, though they are much shorter than yours I think.
I wish summer was never over...I would be happy in a climate that was always warm....and only rained at night!!

Elizabeth said...

You have a nice list of memories to get you to the holidays when you can make more memories!

Sian said...

Well our summer weather has been so poor this year that when autumn arrives I don't think we'll notice much difference.

I like your list very much, it's a wonderful way to crystallize the best bits of the summer and has got me thinking about a list of my own.

Anonymous said...

The year I retired, my son pointed out that I now had "endless summer." To some extent that is true, but in Rochester the weather is definitely better than it is any other season, so I'm always sorry to see it end. I love your list and think I'll make one of my own. Good layout idea, I think.

Carrie said...

Pretty! I will remember this as the summer of bugs, lol. Sad but true. Still heading to State Fair next week & the beach yet!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Love how you tinted the central image! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Sunshine Challenge!