Friday, May 10, 2013
Finish the Sentence Friday: A Sizzling Summer!!!
Finish the Sentence Friday: This summer I plan to....
Janine's Confession of a Mommyaholic hosts the Finish the Sentence Friday blog hop each week. I have participated on the weeks that I can find the time. I really enjoy her uncompleted sentences.
This summer I plan to enjoy the heat! Spring and winter were cold and not great in the weather department. I love hot weather, so I will really enjoy that. So bring on some nice, hot, summer weather and let it stay around until late fall.
This will be my son's last summer at home before he moves away to college. Having had three other children move away to college, I know it changes them and you never have the same relationship again. They mature, and they don't seem to need their mom as much. I am still very close to all three of them, but the relationship is different than before college. They are just so much more independent and have lives of their own. So this is my last summer with my son before that happens.
He and I have always had such a great time together. We enjoy so many of the same things. He loves to travel and he loves history.
This summer we plan to spend some time doing more of our family history research. I want to go to some of the places my family members lived and get pictures. My son is excited about doing this with me. I wish we could afford another long trip overseas, but with college costs that is out of the picture.
My son and I have always spent time running around the country in the summers for travel baseball. He is saying that he is not going to play this summer. So, unless he changes his mind, there will be no travel baseball this summer. We have traveled the last 10 summers, so that will be so different. He doesn't want to play college baseball. He wants to go to college and double major in International Studies and History. He plans on staying and getting a Master's too. He wants to do some study abroad programs. He has very definite plans and baseball isn't included.
My husband used to travel with us, but when he changed jobs he didn't have the time to go away for most of the summer.
So my summer is going to be different, maybe even better. My grandsons will still be playing baseball in the summer, so I can get enough games just hanging out with them.
I hope my summer sizzles!! I have lots of fun places to go to. There are restaurants I want to try. I have been looking forward to going to the Hofbrauhaus in Newport, Kentucky, right across the river from Cincinnati. My son and I ate at the Hofbrauhaus, a german beer house in Munich, Germany a few months ago and we want to see if the Newport one is similar. The German one was great!! And I have lots of family history in Cincinnati. Killing two birds with one stone !
Lets get through the end of school and graduation so we can get to summer! Hope you all enjoy your summer! Do you have any great plans? Share!!!