Summer So Far: A Little Life Update

Friday, July 16, 2021

 It's been a while since I've done a life update!

Summer is in full swing and busy, busy! I've talked about this with a few people, and we all agree... doesn't it feel like this summer is extra busy and flying by? It feels as if everyone's on overdrive after a year of not being able to do much at all (myself included). It's really telling, I think, the ferocity with which we're jumping back into life and socializing with our people after having that taken away from us for a bit. Clearly, we missed each other.

Anyway! Though I don't do these often, so much has happened already this season, I wanted to pop in with some behind-the-scenes at the Tuckers', and some summer highlights. Before we know it we'll be back-to-school shopping so before that begins, allow me to revel in all things popsicles, water, and tiny (sweaty and sticky) girlfriends. :) Along with lots of inflatable pool time and swimming in our amazingly generous neighbors' pools (my girls would swim all day if they could!), plus swimming lessons and play dates with friends, oh! and a week of art camp which the kids adored!, here are a few things we've been up to...

We've been taking lots of walks (thanks to our rescue pup, Max!)

C "bridged" from a Daisy to a Brownie -- what a strange Girl Scouts year it was! But we're excited to see what the next (hopefully in-person) year holds.

Our library does a kids' story time each week and the special guest readers have been the principals at the various elementary schools in our town. So fun!

We celebrated Fourth of July with family at a BBQ (wearing my red, white, blue...and pink!)

My second baby turned FIVE! I can hardly believe it. In true 2021 style, she had multiple celebrations: her actual birthday during which she had art camp and - her favorite! - swimming lessons, a family party full of pizza and cake, and a friends party the next day featuring... Mister Softee! Did you know you can rent the ice cream truck for parties? So fun!

My cousin, aunt, and cousin's son came to visit from NY! It was the first time we'd seen them since before the pandemic and it was amazing.

Steve and I booked a trip to celebrate our belated 10th (now belated 11th, lol!) wedding anniversary in... Savannah, GA! We're so excited. This will be our first real trip without kids since having the girls (we've only done an overnight) -- we'll be away for three nights and the girlfriends will be having a blast with their grandparents! If you have been to Savannah and have any recommendations, I can't wait to hear them!

I turned 24! Ok, ok... 34. ;) I have to say, I mostly feel 24, only with some more wisdom. So that's a good thing...right? It was a great birthday (on my favorite day of the week - Friday!), and even ended with a rainbow. You can read my birthday post here.

What have you been up to so far this summer? Is time going at light speed for anyone else?

So good to "catch up" here in an informal way. And, by the way, I've been showing up on Instagram quite a bit, so if you'd like to come visit me there... I'd love that! 

Have a beautiful weekend, my friends.


  1. Sounds like you are having a wonderful summer! Enjoy your trip!

    1. Thank you! We're so excited for a little adventure! :)

  2. Happy belated birthday again! You always find the cutest tops. It looks like it has been a busy but good Summer so far!

    1. Thank you so much, so sweet! It's been a good one for sure! xo

  3. Happy belated birthday! it sounds like you have been having such a nice summer! It's a shame you didn't get to enjoy these things with covid but so nice you can enjoy them again now and things are back to normal!

    Hope your week is off to a great start! :)

    Away From The Blue

    1. Thank you so much! It's been such a nice summer - we're thoroughly enjoying it. :) So glad you stopped by!


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