Summer Holidays 2018 Recap

Summer Holidays 2018 Recap

Summer has flown by and school has started in our neck of woods, and hopefully the blog can emerge from woodworks too! It’s been way too long since I’ve consistently written – in part because of summer schedules and in part because of injury and not wanting to whine about it. So maybe instead of a weekly recap, this should be a season recap of the summer holidays! So let’s see what we did over summer … 

We ended the school year with a wonderful Mommy and daughter trip to Disney and the other kid had a great solo trip to Colorado for the Science Olympiad National Competition.


We spent every single day possible in the pool!!! Thank God for InstantPot and 5min dinner prep while I was watching the minions at the pool. 


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We started our summer with the minions doing their kids triathlon events. The PeachKids is a great event put on by Georgia Multisport and is small and the perfect size for new to triathlon kids. Minion 1 (who at 12years old refuses to be called that anymore and would rather be called Ms. FauxRunner) discovered the effects of racing without proper training, and the younger one *almost* podiumed.

Kids Triathlon

We did our summer swim league with some of minion2’s swim friends and she had a ton of fun. The older minion  too FINALLY came out of her shell towards the end and would say hello to other girls instead of standing there awkwardly.

Ms. FauxRunner ran the Peachtree Road Race 10k with me and dad. We were both injured (she had a bad treadmill fall and shinned her legs a week before) and took it slow. She appears to have had fun until she couldn’t take my continued antics (in my defense, it’s the Peachtree – a 10k 4th of July party on the streets of Atlanta!) and finished on her own.

We hiked quite a bit to prepare for our summer vacation trip, including hiking in my favorite North Georgia Mountains at the Approach to the Appalachian Trail.

That brings us to our BIG trip of the summer – Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks! That is a post (or two) on it’s own but here’s a teaser photo of one of the most gorgeous places! 

Grand Tetons

Now that summer holidays is over and we are back to routine and I’m back from injury (fingers crossed), I can start writing more and not neglect this little corner.

These are some of the weekly linkups hosted by great bloggers. Check out some of the posts in the linkups.

Meatless Monday – Confessions of a Mother Runner and A Whisk and Two Wands
Tunes Tuesday (first Tuesday of the month) – KookyRunnerRun With No Regrets and RunSteffRun
Tuesdays on the Run –No Guilt LifeMCM Mama RunsMarcia’s Healthy Slice
Running Coaches Corner – Running on HappySuz LyfeCrazy Running Girl and Coach Debbie Runs
Friday Five 2.0 –Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness
Weekly Wrap up – HoHoRuns  and Taking the Long Way Home

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  • Kimberly

    Wow, I can’t believe that your kids are back in school already! Kids here don’t start back again until after Labor Day, but they just got out of school in late June so I guess it all evens out.

    Love that your kids are into fitness at such an early age – that’s amazing! I wish I was like them when I was younger!

  • Darlene Cardillo

    Love hearing about your summer.
    Isn’t Yellowstone beautiful. I went years ago and need to return.

  • wow you all have already started school! Way to make the most of your last bit of summer vacation

  • Sandra Laflamme

    I love that your kids did a triathlon! I need to get my kids into doing some races!

  • The Accidental Marathoner

    What a fantastic and fun-filled summer you have had! I can’t believe school has started for you already. My son starts back (college) in about 2 weeks.

  • What a summer!! I love your 4th of July outfit 😉

  • Michelle@Running with Attitude

    Sounds like a great summer! I can’t believe your kids are back in school already – mine are just wrapping up camp this week. Hope they have a great school year!

  • Briana MatMilesMedals

    Looks like a great summer! That pic of your mini floating in the donut is everything.

  • You had some great holidays! I love all the different adventures. I can’t wait to hear more about Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. I’m already wanting to go back!

  • Jennifer Pug Pug

    Welcome back! It looks like you had a fun summer! Love that picture of your little one sleeping in the donut tube – isn’t that just summer in a nutshell? Hope you are injury free and ready to take on the fall!

  • De Bolton

    Wow! What an awesome summer. We have a few weeks until school begins and have a couple more things planned. It was a really good summer this year.

  • What a fun time with the family! I love all of your running outfits! Your minion and Ms. Fauxrunner are doing great in their events, it must be exciting to watch them grow and progress!

    It seems that Yellowstone is the place to go in the summer…I need to plan a trip!

  • Chaitali Shah

    Sounds like a great Summer! I love that national parks photo, it really is beautiful.

  • Kathryn Thayer

    Wow, you all had a great summer! You visited some wonderful places and made lots of great family memories. I can’t believe that summer is already wrapping up!

  • sounds like a great summer Smitha! can’t believe you guys are already back to school!

    grand tetons and yellowstone ARE amazing. can’t wait to read more about that trip!

  • Esther McNary

    School is getting back in session next week! I think the kids are ready to get back to a more normal routine!
    Summer has def been very busy!
    I have always wanted to run the PeachTree race!

    Ohh I want to see more about the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone! That is a part of the country I have not visited before.

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