Guys – something amazing happened this Summer — we had fun — and I stepped a bit away from this here blog. I did, however, start posting all kinds of photos to my Instagram stories as a way of ‘photo-blogging’ my way through the summer months!

In case you aren’t following me on Instagram (which, why aren’t you!?), here’s our Summer in Insta-stories:



I worked out a LOT.

We visited the farmers market often.

Adventures at the zoo!

We spent a lot of time eating samples at Costco.

My children had a blast at the YMCA — both while I was working and while they
(well, specifically, Ari, was in swim lessons!).

We went to Kentucky to visit my parents.

We celebrated my nephews first birthday!

We took a BIG family vacay to Hilton Head!

Basically, all of these pictures and I’m all “OMG I can’t believe it’s nearly September!” And now we have exactly ONE WEEK left of Summer break before our new school year starts. I’m absolutely going to make the most of this week and get one more ‘hurrah’ outta Summer! 😉

Summer 2017 — you kinda rocked. 

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Tanvi Rastogi August 28, 2017 at 8:24 am

Looks like your summer has been an adventure. It was great seeing your kids cute and fun pictures. 😀



Christie August 28, 2017 at 10:04 am

Great pictures! Your family is adorable and I loved the fireman costume!


Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome August 28, 2017 at 11:53 am

WOW! You’re not kidding – you had FUN this summer. I love that. I also love the idea of capturing your summer in pictures. What a wonderful way to remember 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


Belle August 28, 2017 at 2:18 pm

Your summer looks so much fun! I loved looking at the pictures!

Belle | One Awesome Momma


Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms August 28, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Looks like you are having such a fun summer! Lots of tasty treats and fun adventures here!


Vanessa Sokic August 28, 2017 at 5:10 pm

So fun! Love how you shared your summer through your stories!!


justine August 28, 2017 at 7:13 pm

I loved following all your families adventures this summer! sometimes I prefer looking at pictures over reading! enjoy every single moment, Rachel!!! <3


Jordyn Galan August 28, 2017 at 7:28 pm

I LOVE your planner where did you get it!?


Emily August 28, 2017 at 8:49 pm

How fun! I love Instagram stories, because I don’t feel like my picture has to be perfect to share it. Glad you enjoyed your summer!


jehava August 28, 2017 at 9:06 pm

What a super fun summer! So awesome!


Kelly August 28, 2017 at 10:35 pm

You guys CRUSHED this summer! Also, you are my workout hero. How much did you slay it this summer???


Yvette August 29, 2017 at 5:32 am

Gorgeous photos! Looks like you had a blast!


Lindsey August 29, 2017 at 3:58 pm

Looks like you had a blast! So many amazing adventures! Your children are blessed!


JeeYoung August 29, 2017 at 5:06 pm

Such a fun summer!!! Love me some lululemon, you’re my inspiration!! We love traveling to Hilton Head!


Robin August 29, 2017 at 8:12 pm

Good for you for taking some time away from work this summer – I did the same thing, and I don’t regret it for a minute. I lived life a little more fully for the last month, and I came back feeling refreshed and ready to get back to work. Also, I love that photo you took of the sunflowers in the crates – so pretty!


Kate August 29, 2017 at 11:07 pm

So fun! Looks like y’all had an amazing summer!


Cecilia Harvard August 30, 2017 at 10:01 pm

So many wonderful photos! Also it’s totally needed to step back every once in a while.


Stefanie August 31, 2017 at 9:05 am

It looks like you had such a fun, busy Summer! You went so many places! XOXO


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