Summer Wrap Up and Kids Back to School

Oh my gosh!  Where and how do I even begin this?  I have taken a very long sabbatical from the blog world.  Here’s the deal,  summer was coming and I knew we had some vacations planned.  I was killing it at Pure Barre going pretty much six days a week and actually challenged myself to 30 days in a row {completed} while hitting over 300 classes.  I wanted to write and share updates on life and healthy living, the kids, food and all my Pure Barre badness, but instead just unplugged.  This mom needed a mental break from technology writing {Instagram doesn’t count as writing}.  Summer consisted of a nice ten days relaxing in Cabo San Lucas, water aerobics, stair running {that ended after the second, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, and educating myself on how many ways to drink rum.

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Spending a week in South Lake Tahoe was the way we wrapped up the summer.  My home away from home forever.  I can’t get enough of that place.  Kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking and poolside lounging {while again enjoying those rum drinks}.  Living life and enjoying every moment is my mantra.  Embracing the simplest moments is so important and I truly don’t think that we all really do that.  When was the last time you unplugged?  Moms, we need our down time and we do take advantage by getting to a workout class, heading to the salon, making time for a spa day, shopping, etc.  But we are still on the go right?  I mean that is not really considered unplugging.  I mean literally shutting it down, stepping away from the technology.  Why not?  What could go wrong?  Are we really missing anything that important?  How did we function before all of this?  We left messages on voice machines and checked them.  We knew how to manage and locate someone if there were an emergency.  We had actual conversations with one another using our voices not our fingers via a phone keyboard or computer.  Listen, I am not knocking technology.  I happen to love it.  Without it, I would never be able to record my favorite shows on DVR, I wouldn’t be able to shop with a click of the button and have something brought right to my door step, II wouldn’t be able to capture the moments with my kids and have them so easily accessible to watch over and over via the computer or t.v.

So summer has ended the kids are now back in school.  I am now at that stage where both are in high school and that means one pick up and on drop off all at the same time.  I have made it, all those years and I can see the light getting brighter.  I dropped them off and sent them on their way with an over zealous “I love you, have an awesome day you guys”, “so proud of you both”! with the response “love you too mom” under the breath of two most likely annoyed and embarrassed teenagers.

Every intention was for me to get dressed and head back to the barre after dropping them off.  My routine was going to get normal again and I was on a mission, my mind set was there, I was totally pumped up … YES it would be all about me each morning and I was ready!  Unfortunately my body had a different plan, the kids went back to school and this mom went back to bed.  I guess I still needed to stay unplugged for a while longer.

Happy back to school for all you moms out there and a huge thank you to all of your teachers. 

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  1. Fiona Fayker says:

    Sounds like you had a dab summer, Lynda.

  2. Fiona Fayker says:

    *fab* not dab!! Lol!!

  3. Nice to see you back! We all need to take a break sometimes. The kids grow up so quickly don’t they!?
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  4. I too took a break for a week. I went to the beach and just relaxed

  5. Looks like a great place to spend time with the family!

  6. Welcome back! Sounds like you had a lovey Summer – time spent with family is super important, I’m glad you had a good time. 🙂

    P.S. I would like an education on all the ways I can consume rum. 😉
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  7. Your summer sounds amazing! I am glad you were able to unplug and connect with your family. It’s so important!

  8. Sometimes completely unplugging is just what the doctor ordered. Sounds like a great break and some awesome memories made!

  9. Unplugging and enjoying the simple moments is so important and so hard to do! It sounds like you had some amazing vacations this Summer 🙂
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  10. that sounds like a fabulous summer! And I agree, it’s so hard to unplug but so necessary.
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  11. Wow, I am impressed with your capability to unplug for the entire summer. I’ve gotten pretty good about shutting down in the evenings, but I’ve still got a way to go before I’m unplugged for extended periods of time like that. How awesome to connect with your family and be there 100%!
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  12. last week, I took some time off too and didn’t write a single blog post. Sometimes, it’s necessary but it’s also important to reconnect afterwards.
    Great to meet you. I’m visiting from the blog hop.

  13. Sounds like a great summer! It is always so nice to take some time away to unplug and change up our routines in the summer (or any time really!)
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  14. It sounds like you had a great summer, and I definitely agree that it’s important to have that downtime and really enjoy what’s around you vs. being tethered to your computer screen! Hopefully your kids are having a great school year so far!
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  15. Nice to see you back Lynda! I am so glad you had a great summer! It is so good to take a much needed break sometimes and I hope you had a great summer! I totally agree with you that enjoying life’s simplest moments is so important!
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  16. It seems like you had such an amazing trip, Lynda! South Lake Tahoe sounds like a place definitely worth a visit!
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