just like that, it's officially summer

And on this "official" kick off to summer day (happy Memorial Day all!), there is so much to look forward to in the coming months...
1 the watching of parades and fireworks  2 a beach weekend and boating 3 deck nights and bulb lights 4 strawberry/cherry/peach/raspberry/blueberry picking to hold us over all winter long 5 frequent visits to hersheypark and exploring their enormous water park 6 bbq's including Matt's grilled sweet corn and lots of mac and cheese 7 farmer's market visits 8 soaking in the pool with the kids and ice pops and white wine 9 ice cream shops near and far 10 fairs! 11 pedicures as often as I can get them 12 hiking and getting these kids out in the wilderness as often as possible 13 cape cod family vacation right on the atlantic ocean 14 fire pits and s'mores and cocktail wienies 15 sunsets and star gazing

The summer of 2016, you're gonna be a good one!