Summer is officially here, and I welcomed it with all sorts of activity. The month of June revolved around a family vacation to the Ozarks. We met good friends that we haven’t seen for a few years and watched our kids go down the same waterslide at least twenty times per day (no joke).
Then I returned home to find out I finaled in a writing contest. Woohoo! This final was for my newest book that I’m still in the process of drafting. *insert panic here as I scramble to finish the crazy thing*
Anyway, back to the point of this post…I’ve decided to devote this month’s report to all things vacation. So here it is in 200 words or less.
TV choice: My friend Kelly and I snuck in some Food Network while the dads took the kids fishing. Rare quiet moments.
Book choice: I took two books…Sweet Waters by Julie Carobini and For Better or For Worse by Diann Hunt. Both were perfect vacation reads.
Biggest celebration: My daughter’s first birthday. I’m still in denial that she’s really one year old. *sniff*
Favorite memories: Playing late-night euchre matches, in which the ladies won the majority, thank-you-very-much. Watching my son have a blast swimming with his new friends. Helping my daughter face her fear of water and snuggling with her afterwards.
Moment that made me feel like a real writer: Meeting my editor from Ungrind in person! She’d just moved to the Ozark area a couple weeks before our vacation. She and I had a great time chatting while entertaining our kids. And wouldn’t you know…We ended up at the Christian book store. (That sweet baby in the picture is hers. Mine was hanging out in a stroller.)
Do you have any summer vacation plans? Any favorite vacation memories to share?
(Be sure to come back on Wednesday for a bonus post this week! I’m joining the ACFW Conference blog tour with a fun Top 5 List.)