Music To My Ears . . . Summer Vacation | Southern York County Pennsylvania Newborn & Family Photographer

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Today I am thankful that summer vacation is almost here. I enjoy when my kids are done the school year (don’t get me wrong I will be happy when it is time for them to return to school, too). I am lucky enough that my job allows me to be flexible with my time so I can do some fun things with them, and my oldest if fully capable of helping me out with the younger two. I love music. Last year, we made a playlist for the car for our adventures. An adventure is code for a day trip that will generally lead to me saying let’s take the back road and getting lost. Getting lost is my way of teaching my kids problem-solving and keeping their minds sharp over the summer (that’s a lie because the truth is I have a terrible sense of direction).   I still have the playlist saved, and I am hoping we either come up with a new list or we simply add to the existing list. These are just a few of my favorite songs from last year-

1. Bruises (Train)
2. Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty)
3. I Knew You Were Trouble (Taylor Swift)
4. Little Talks (Of Monsters and Men)
5. People Are Crazy (Billy Currington)
6. Boys ‘Round Here (Blake Shelton)
7. Pay Phone (Maroon Five)
8. Summer Girl (Jessica Andrews)

I can’t wait for some more adventures and more summer memories. I can’t wait to live in the moment for this summer and get lost. My oldest is in high school, and she’ll probably have a summer job next year. And before I know it she will be gone. And, the reality is that I know that I will redefine the summer vacation for where we are in life and they will still be great, but as with every new milestone in our family it is kind of sad, too.

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