Graduation is over, the kids are out of school, the days are longer, freshly cut grass and charcoal grills fill the air. It is officially summertime! How did it sneak up on us so quickly? Generally, we put a lot of thought into making summer plans. This is especially true if you have kids, otherwise you risk them spending weeks cave dwelling in your home and getting lost in an abyss of video games and other things that don’t matter.
And, I guess that’s the point, how do we make this summer matter? We want to make memories that count. But it’s tricky because you have to fill the spaces in between with the ordinary and the epic! The best way to define this idea is to do things this summer that will make you feel nostalgic in the future. And so, with that in mind, we begin to throw together our “last-second” summer. There’s just something about being spontaneous. Embrace that adventurous free spirit that is contagious and the rest will take care of itself.
So when Labor Day rolls around and you look back at the last few months, we hope your days were filled with lazy naps in hammocks, sticky fingers from working the lemonade stand, movies and concerts under the stars, entire afternoons spent at the pool, hiking, biking, fishing, rafting and soaking your feet in icy cold rivers. Don’t you dare miss a show at Red Rocks or forget to bring your guitar to the campsite. Book a last minute flight to the beach or rent an RV and take a road trip. Paint rocks, volunteer your time, start a new sport, find yourself alone in a Zen state at the Botanic Gardens. Do something outside of your comfort zone. Whatever you do, don’t let the summer pass you by without feeling anything but a sense of contentment and bliss.
We hope your summer is full of moments that memories are made from.
Your neighbors – Sam & Shaleen DeStefano