Summer is coming.
I can taste it, I can smell it,
I can hear it, I can feel it,
I can see it coming down the way.
It's coming to bring us great joy,
Coming to brighten our days,
Coming to relieve us of our pain.
Hot summer afternoons,
Popsicles melting in the sun,
The smell of chlorine overwhelming.
Cool summer evenings,
Sitting under the stars,
Life just perfectly right.
Days spent at the beach,
Outside in the swing,
Laying out in the sun.
New summer movies to see,
Sleep overs to enjoy,
Camp outs to anticipate.
A time to see the world,
See your own back yard.
Imagine what your future holds.
Through all of the laughs and the fun and the sun,
The baseball games and afternoons at the park,
We don't have one complaint, not one
Our summer has finally come.
I wrote this earlier and kind of liked it. Not my best work, but I think it effectively represents my feelings for this upcoming summer. I am so excited for this summer, you all have no idea. It's going to be an amazing one.
I'm spending a week on the beach with my youth group. We have an exciting week of Vacation Bible School to look forward to. I have an amazing boyfriend, who I plan to spend quite a bit of time with. I just lost a significant amount of weight and feel pretty good about myself. Mom, Kaitlyn and I are to take a mini-road trip to Cincinnati for the weekend; while mom attends a conference Kaitlyn and I get to play in the indoor water park all day. At some point in time I'm going to have a "I haven't seen Sarah since Christmas" party and have some friends I don't ever get to see anymore over. At some point Kaitlyn is supposed to take me camping with her.
My summer is packed, and I couldn't be more excited. If you throw in a couple days here or there with my family that lives the next county over and all of the summery things we like to do (spending afternoons in the park, barbecues, some sort of Fourth of July celebration) this summer can barely contain it. I couldn't be more ecstatic.
I walked around our yard yesterday with my camera and took some pictures of different things. (all of the good pictures can be seen on my Flickr page, and there is a link in my sidebar.) It was so nice just to get outside and it not be cold or raining. To stretch my legs and my photographing skills a little bit... you all can't even imagine. It was so wonderful. And yesterday evening as I was swinging out back I could smell honey suckle in the evening air. Nothing lifts the spirit more than the smell of honey suckle, I think. It's the sweetest, most pure, most summer-like smell there is. (And sucking on it, oh boy. Who doesn't love to suck on honey suckle? :D) It was wonderful.
Have I mentioned that I'm excited for summer?