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Saying Good-Bye to Summer

Saying Good-Bye to Summer

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Trust me, saying good bye to summer is not something I WANT to do. I am a well known warm-season fan! I normally don’t like to start thinking about the obvious signs that summer is coming to an end. That the days are not as long as they were, the air not as hot. When we go outside in the morning there is dew on the cars and play toys that doesn’t go away quite as quickly as it had been. The leaves are starting to turn (although this year it is from lack of rain as well as fall approaching) Until last year, I tried NOT to think about those things.

Last year my daughter went to school for the first time. So we got caught up with ‘summers almost over’ and ‘almost time for school’. Fall was something we knew was coming, the calendar marked it. It is the same this year, we know school is going to start in a couple weeks, the annual Renfrew fair will be coming to town….all indications that summer is over, and fall is approaching.

This year however, I am not sad to see summer go. We’ve had a great summer, I don’t think we could have asked for more heat (actually the opposite, we could have used a little cooler and more rain!) and beautiful weather starting early in the spring and following through. As a family we have played outside lots, I’ve ran, watched our daughter start t-ball, swam in the water more than usual, had our first go at trying to grow our own vegetables (trying being the key word there lol), spent time with our family and friends at cottages, weddings, get togethers. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed the summer.

I also have things that I am looking forward to this fall, big things. I am excited for what the newly launched Ottawa Valley Moms will bring this fall – all the possibilities. I am also turning 30…which I think I am ok with (right now anyways ;) ). I WILL run my first 10k race and the things I look forward to the most, I am going to Paris! I’ve wanted to go for years and years, and I am finally going this October for 10 days. Then there is always Halloween, which is one of my favourite holidays.

So this year instead of being sad that summer is coming to an end, and clinging to it as best I can, I think I will enjoy what is left of the amazing weather we have had, and be ready to let it go once the first red maple leaves start falling. Think back fondly on the memories we made, and look forward and be positive, my words to go forth with. More good things are to come, and more summers to be enjoyed. :)

Are you sad to see summer go, or do you welcome fall?

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  1. Adrienne Friday - 24 / 08 / 2012 Reply
    I agree with you, Crystal! It's been a great summer weather-wise (except for the lack of rain) and we've had such wonderful family time with our three little ones as well as lots of extended family (which included a family reunion on the ocean to celebrate my grand-parent's 60th wedding anniversary!). Like you, however, I am very much looking forward to fall and all that it has to offer. Fall is one of my favourite seasons as I feel that the new school year brings a fresh beginning. Sorta like a new year. Plus, Ottawa typically has great fall weather. I always look forward to pulling on a sweater and playing in the leaves with the kids. And you have much to look forward to with your trip to Paris- I lived there for 3 years and miss it dearly. You're going to love it!!
    • Crystal M Friday - 24 / 08 / 2012 Reply
      Hi Adrienne! Thanks for your comment, the anniversary party by the ocean sounds lovely! I have to admit, I love pulling on a sweater when the weather chills some too ;) That is amazing that you lived in Paris for 3 years! I've wanted to go for as long as I can remember, so am really really looking forward to it! Any tips, please let me know! :)
  2. StephanieS Friday - 24 / 08 / 2012 Reply
    We've had a lovely summer - family fun wise, but I'm excited for the cooler fall weather to come. Not a fan of the summer we just and humid - nor is my dog! It's been so hot for him that there were quite a few days all he did outside was his business and right back into the AC he went - us in tow! Doing my 5km walk or my 20km cycle will be MUCH easier....CAN'T WAIT! :) Oh...and Saunders haunting season is quickly upon us!! Yippy!!
    • Crystal M Friday - 24 / 08 / 2012 Reply
      I am with you, I love the summer, but those days where you are just sitting in the SHADE and are sweating, ya...that is toooo hot/humid for my liking! I always look forward to Saunders Haunting Season as well! Halloween is my fave holiday next to Christmas of course ;)
  3. ClaireMak Saturday - 25 / 08 / 2012 Reply
    We've had a terrible summer ( weather wise ) we live the the UK, and as I write this we are having torrential rain and thunder storms. My 4 year old son is sat hiding behind a cushion lol. We've not stopped the weather spoiling our fun, and having 3 children it's nice to get them out and active. Loads of play dates at local parks, trips out with our bikes and scooters, we've done so many great things. I love Halloween too, one of my favourite times of the year :). I love this blog, even though I'm not from Canada, I really enjoy reading your posts, and I've been watching Erin and willow for a while too :) Love from Claire from the UK :)
    • Crystal M Saturday - 25 / 08 / 2012 Reply
      Wow, we have been the complete opposite here in Ontario. Almost drought like conditions, hardly any rain. Glad to hear that it hasn't stopped your fun this summer though! Thanks so much Claire for reading our blog/website! Nice to have international viewers too! Although our main target audience is the Ottawa Valley, it is a site for all moms/women and it is great to get your insights as well! :) When I go to Paris in October, we are going to be doing a day trip to London, so will be closer to your neck of the woods then too! Can't wait to see your beautiful country! :)
  4. ClaireMak Saturday - 25 / 08 / 2012 Reply
    Crystal hope you have a great time in London, it's a fab city and plenty too see and do :)
    • Crystal M Saturday - 25 / 08 / 2012 Reply
      Thanks so much! I've never been, so am really looking forward to it! :)

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