Our summer, in numbers

I think this summer might be trying to swallow me up, whole. Trying to describe it feels too big, words fail me.

Here is our summer so far, in numbers. In no particular order.

(3) pools
(6) lakes
(1) sprinkler park
(2) camping weekends
(2) camping weekends with rain
(1) trip to Mackinaw island
(8) miles biked around Mackinaw
(1) house painted
(1) new car (traded in our 12-year old car!)
(7) nights for Elliot and Clementine at sleepaway camp
(3) nights in Traverse City with Mr Rae
(3) “Grandma Camps”
(10) years old (happy birthday, Clementine!)
(2) board game nights with family friends
(1) West coast road trip planned, yet to come
(?) cousins played with (too many to count)

a few more:

(3) fevers
(1) Lyme Disease scare
(1) case of Pertussis
(1) case of pneumonia
(7) prescriptions for antibiotics
(1) chipped tooth
(5) missed days of sleepaway camp, b/c sickness

Ah, this full life. It certainly feels like too much sometimes. Amidst all of it, though, I feel so, so grateful.

And also I’d kinda like a medal.

8 thoughts on “Our summer, in numbers

  1. My goodness that’s a lot of illness! Glad there have been fun times too. I started following your blog when Clementine was just born! Can’t believe it’s been that long. Thanks for sharing tiny glimpses in f your life with us.

  2. We have the same tent! Eureka Copper Canyon 8! We’ve enjoyed a lot of wonderful camping nights with our 4 kids in it. And we had the same illness, my 8 yr old picked it up when visiting family in Ann Arbor and gave it to 4 of the 6 of us. It was a nasty cold virus that was quite contagious as we also got almost all the cousins sick! Hope everyone has recovered and it was wonderful to see the photos of your summer.

  3. Sounds like a fun filled summer. Similar to mine growing up. I remember fun vacations with my uncles, aunts, cousins, & friends. Those kids are growing up too fast. So glad to hear of your summer being fun & busy. Too soon those kids will be off to college. You & Mr. Rae can have many date nights then. Think of the memories your children & many cousins will have.

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