Monday, July 12, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday - What's Kept Me Busy This Summer

This time of year is definitely one of the biggest perks of being a teacher!  My summer's are usually pretty busy.  I'm half way through my summer and things have finally started settling down.  So my top ten list is all the things that have kept me busy so far:

1. Camp Rocks

2. Brown-Looney-Thornton Reunion
     We haven't all been together in years.  They are very dear friends and we had so much fun spending time together.

3. Performing Arts Camp
   This is kind of like a vacation bible school but cooler!  The kids take performing arts type classes (drama, dancing, singing, acting, set design, etc) and work all week putting on a full length play that they perform at the end of the week.  Amanda and I taught several classes.  They were...uh...interesting.
This was our clowning class.  We loved it and the kids in it.  They cracked us up!
This class was a choreography class to one of the songs in the play.  This picture is crazy (kind of like the kids in it!).  The kids did really good with their choreography, but Amanda and I turned our backs for literally 5 seconds to discuss something and we turn around and they are literally climbing the walls.
4. Making my own deodarant
   After reading this post, I decided to try it out for myself.  I have to say that I'm happy with the outcome.  I left out the sea salt that she added, though because I don't sweat that much.
5. Movies
    I don't get out to see many movies unfortunately, but my old roommate and I (with her husband) went to see Date Night.  We loved it!  We laughed the whole time. 
6. Blueberry picking
   This was definitely a first for me!  My sister and I decided to go pick blueberries at Mercier Orchards and we loved it!  What we didn't love was the scorching temperatures.  Oh my gosh, it was so stinkin' hot!  The blueberries were delicious and they were huge!!  My little niece ate more than we picked.
7. Beach trip!
   It's not summer to me without a trip to the beach.  Our family goes to the beach every summer and we have been for over 20 years.  We always go with another family who I considered to be my extended family. 
8. Lots of pool time at my parent's house
So that brings me up to today.  I've got about another month left of my summer and still more stuff to do:
9. Two baby shower cakes and birthday cupcakes for my niece and nephew.
10.  Another possible mini vaca with one of my old college roommates!

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Leigh said...

Sounds like all the ingredients for a great summer! Speaking of which, I'd never thought of making my own deodorant. I might have to try that.

oh amanda {impress your kids} said...

Stace, you're so fun!

Mandi @ It'scome2this said...

Megan looks like she only has one leg in the blueberry picking picture!

mom said...

The deodorant thing is definitely "interesting"! Where was Evan in the "blueberry picking"? Megan does look like she only has one leg in that picture☺! You CERTAINLY DO keep yourself busy every summer!!! It makes me tired just reading all that you do!! See you at the pool☺

Love ya, mom

Lauren Kelly said...

What a fun summer!!! :)

SpitFire said...

:D It looks like you and Amanda had an absolute blast! :) I wish I was home in GA right now so I could go blueberry picking too. My mom-in-law in SC was blueberry picking too. Yum!

Audrey said...

I'm impressed with the homemade deodorant and inspired to try it myself (as soon as I use up my drugstore-deal Degree)! :)

Hope the rest of your summer is just as fun!

The Messy Mom said...

Busy, but fun! You probably have a much nicer tan than me with all the outdoor activities.

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